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Old April 8 2010, 03:19 AM   #16
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Re: Dog breeding in the age of Starships

*bows*

I try.

I would argue no. Humanoids interbreeding like that has always been a stretch, presuming there are alien sub-subspecies of canis lupis familiaris is asking for a bit much.
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Old April 9 2010, 12:53 AM   #17
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Re: Dog breeding in the age of Starships

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Oh, and I got that pic in an AU. HER name is Ziyal Dukat. Don't think you want that pic. (Even though the reason she has that name is that in THAT AU, Cardassian and Bajoran positions are reversed.)
Nope, don't want that pic after all. Though the Cardassian / Bajoran reversal is intriguing.
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Old April 9 2010, 01:59 AM   #18
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I figured you'd change your mind once you knew her name. Though SHE would say the same of TZ, because HER universe's Tora Naprem is NOT a nice person. Not at all. (Personality-wise, though, the irony is that I see the two Ziyals as close in personality...the differences are a bit more subtle than their parents, but you'd notice.)

Now, on subject...I don't imagine that "dogs" of different planets, however similar in appearance, would be able to breed because I suspect the retrovirus that created compatible humanoids was designed JUST to do that--create humanoids. Other stuff isn't in the plan, I don't think. On the other hand, I think that IF there were any stretches in the various "canids'" DNA that were at all compatible (since in the Trekiverse we have to assume that DNA and RNA are the "universal" genetic information carriers for carbon-based life forms, based on what we've heard on the show), you might see some people on non-Federation worlds do some genetic engineering to bring alien traits into Earth dogs. I suspect that sort of work would be frowned upon in the Federation, due to the stigma against augments, and also the concerns about upsetting the ecosystem.
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Old April 9 2010, 02:06 AM   #19
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Re: Dog breeding in the age of Starships

And, y'know, creating psychodogs.
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Old April 9 2010, 02:07 AM   #20
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Re: Dog breeding in the age of Starships

That was kind of included in the "augments" thing.
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Old April 9 2010, 11:41 AM   #21
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it would have to be a breed that is relatively calm and quiet and doesn't have high exercise needs
Well a simple walk around the outside of deck ten on the Enterprise-D would be almost a kilometre, a fair tour of the corridors would easily be a few miles.

Add a quick trip to the holodeck every once in a while and most breeds would be OK I think.
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Old April 9 2010, 12:33 PM   #22
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Re: Dog breeding in the age of Starships

A fish like Picard had would be the ideal pet aboard a starship...

Spock's cat made more sense than Archer's dog, particularly since the NX-01 didn't have holodecks. Cats are territorial, and provided the owner is high enough in the hierarchy to get his or her own quarters of a decent size, they should do well enough. For a bit of variety, you could always exercise a cat in the Jefferies tubes.
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Old April 9 2010, 01:41 PM   #23
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Any chance to show a video of my dogs. In this video I show all seven of them and mention how they don't take up as much space as you'd think. So maybe a perfect breed for a starship!

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Old April 11 2010, 02:38 AM   #24
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Spock's cat made more sense than Archer's dog
You did mean Data's cat, didn't you?
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