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                        Welcome to W O O F! This quaint little shop features dogs of all different breeds, sizes, colors, and much more!
                        Located in a town, called Summerwood, that revolves around these animals, Woof! dogs thrive to be the best (or
                        the worst) of their breed and surrounding doggy neighbors. The people of the town believe all dogs were born and
                        bred to full-fill the requirements of their breed standards, whether it be through the show ring or hard at work
                        within the town. While many of the dogs in Woof! are born and raised to be show dogs, there are those who wish to
                        live a different life in the town of Summerwood and carry out their duties that come with the instincts of their
                        breed. There are also those who chose neither of those lifestyles, and instead, fend for themselves in the streets.

                        Career or not, every dog in Summerwood is taken care of in some sort of way, be it a place to call home, a loving
                        family to nurture them, or simply a good friend.


                        User ImageWhat will your dog choose?


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                        page one
                        Title | Table of Contents | Quick Links
                        News and Updates | Past Events
                        Thread and Roleplaying Rules
                        Frequently Asked Questions
                        The Story and Map
                        Stages of Growth
                        The Breeds of Woof!
                        Careers and Lifestyles
                        Custom Information
                        Breeding Information
                        The Guild
                        Owner's List
                        Good Dogs, Bad Dogs, Very Bad Dogs
                        Staff and Credits
                        Links and Affiliates


                        page two
                        Availability
                        Flatsales
                        Auctions
                        Raffles
                        Games




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              Hey you! Keep up with the times! If you're not sure about what's happening within the shop, this is the place to look and keep yourself updated. This post will be used for all shop related news, announcements, event notices, and general updates. Whether we made some changes to the shop, a colorist is going on hiatus, or an event is in the works -- you'll find out about it here. So be sure to check back to this post regularly to see what's up!

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                May 11, 2013 . Woof! is well past due for an event! So to have a mini celebration and just for the fun of it. This month of May is the Official CC Month (Colorist Choice Month). This means there will be customs and breedings open all month long and since we feel bad for being late it will run on in to the first week of June.
                CC May Customs! CC May Breedings!
                This is not all that is planned, just what is open at the moment.


                May 14, 2012 . Woof! now has a thread in the guild for all dog breed related news! New breeds, changes to existing breeds, or anything else that goes on within the dog world can be found in this thread. Kao will also be using this thread as a way to educate and promote the truth about designer dogs and their negative impact on the dog world in hopes to spread awareness and save some lives. Interested? Visit the thread by clinking on the link - [click here].

                January 08, 2012 . We have recently changed our rules on breeding meaning that we no longer require RPies to get a normal breeding. No fret to those who RP though there are bonuses available for RPing. To get updated on our new rules please check out This thread.

                Also to kick off the new rules we opened a large CC breeding thread, check it out Here!


                December 3, 2011 . Please welcome FireFoxNinetails to the staff as a part time colorist, and congratulate Moxxiie on her promotion to Event Manager!

                November 12, 2011 . The mini-meta has started! Click here to go to the beginning!

                November 10, 2011 . In an attempt to bring a little fun to November, we'll be having a mini-meta RP event! It will last about two weeks. To sign up, go here!


                September 29, 2011 . We'd like to take a moment to say goodbye to one of our beloved colorists.
                Unfortunately, Marzi will be leaving our staff due to time constraints. We love her very much, and we wish her the best with managing her newly busy schedule. Hopefully she'll stay around and roleplay, but she will not have the time available to continue a full-time colorist's responsibilities.
                She has told us that she will be finishing what she owes, so if you have a growth or dog that is owed by her, please politely post it in her certing thread in the guild so it is easy for her to find. Please be sure to wish her well and let her know how much you love her on the way!

                September 12, 2011 . You guys are absolutely incredible.
                As many of you know, FFN and Panda did win the auction in the wee hours of the morning today! I just want to take a moment to thank you guys so much for helping us donate to her charity last minute. I know it was crazy, I know it seemed ridiculous, but every effort counts in an auction like this. Together we raised over 8 million gold for FFN! That's crazy. In short, you guys are just amazing, and we can't thank you enough.
                In other news, October is coming up and there will be another event! It should start on the first, so hold on to your seats and get ready! Also, we are slowly working on getting customs and breedings open. I'm not sure why we've taken so long - probably because we're lazy - but they should start opening late this month or sometime next month. Breedings are roleplay-required, so if you have couples in mind, get together and get some roleplay action done!
                I think that's all for this announcement. Thank you again, and we can't wait until next month to start our event!

                February 21, 2011 . In order to get a little activity while we're catching up, we've opened up a raffle for free semi-customs for you and a partner! Grab a friend and head on over!
                April 1, 2011 . With the opening of the GO Event, more and more people have been taking part in Woof! and the shop's activity has been skyrocketing! With that said, we've finally finished working out the kinks for customs and they are now ready and available, starting TODAY, during the GO Event! YAY! [Click here to get one now and check it out!]
                February 21, 2011 . As some of you may have noticed, all of the shop images have been currently replaced with an image that says "bandwidth exceeded." For those of you that do not know, it simply means that our Photobucket has been using too much bandwidth due to our large and plentiful images, people constantly viewing these images in the guild, or people direct linking. Do not be alarmed! The Woof! staff is currently working on creating a few separate Photobuckets in hopes to eliminate the problem and stop it from reoccurring. With that said, I would like to remind people to never direct link from our Photobucket! Having to re-upload all of these images is a lot of work and not only frustrating to the staff, but our regulars as well. So please, always save the images to your computer and upload them to your own server. Thanks!
                February 7, 2011 . Just wanted to let you guys know that I'm closing down the "Non-SS Certing Thread" because it's no longer needed and looking ugly in my pretty guild >:C Our original intention for certing was for each colorist to have a certing thread, but at the time we started coloring pets, we didn't even have a staff. Now that we do, we would like to direct everyone to the "Services" subforum (first subforum) for all certing related things. Please post your certing requests in the appropriate colorists' thread -- if you do not know who your colorist is, feel free to ask anyone in the main thread for some help. For those colorists who have yet to create a certing thread, please do so as soon as you can before giving out anymore pets to eliminate confusion C: Thanks guys! <3
                January 13, 2011 . Started working on the main thread! With the interest thread reaching over 300 pages, the secret santa event bringing in over 250 puppies into the shop, and the wonderful group of regulars we've collected over the weeks, we are ready to get this shop started! We're still chipping away at the secret santas, so until we finish them, this thread will remain closed -- hang tight!


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              Like dogs, people need to follow rules and commands to keep themselves, and the people around them, happy. We get it. Rules suck. Do we care they're disliked? No. If you don't like them and you're not going to follow them, we kindly point you towards the door over there. Rules are made to keep the shop running smoothly and to make life a whole lot simpler for us owners and colorists. Without them, there would be a whole lot of mess to clean up and a ton of fights to break up. So be good dogs and keep yourselves familiar with these rules, will you?

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                If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all! This is our number one rule! To be quite frank, we're not going to take any sort of bullshit from anyone -- no matter your status with the shop. Opening your mouth is always the one thing that escalates the tension or starts the drama, so keep it shut if you can't say anything nice!
                You steal the artwork you die! Seriously. Not cool. Our lineartist worked hard to create all these dogs and we worked hard to create the graphics. This includes the thread layout -- I've had enough of people stealing those. Not only that, but stealing artwork is a bannable offense on Gaia and we will make sure you're banned.
                Read the whole first/second page! Although it's perfectly acceptable to ask questions, a question you have may already be answered somewhere in the first/second page.
                If drama does happen to break out within the shop or guild, do not jump in! Don't tell the parties to stop, don't add your opinion to the mess, don't say a word! Report it to Kao, DHS, or Kai and ignore it as if nothing is going on within the thread. Usually, when people are fighting publicly, they're looking for the attention of their friends in an attempt to have them join their side. Simply don't and ignore it! You could even wind up getting in trouble for being involved!
                If there is something bothering you and you're angry at someone in the shop or a staff member for whatever reason, there are two ways to handle it - private message the person or ignore them. Voicing your opinion about someone within the thread or hinting through emoticons or words will immediately get you graylisted! Not only that, but it's extremely childish. Don't bring it in here.
                Under no circumstances are you allowed to sell your Woof! dogs! You may hold free contests for them or give them away only! Anyone caught selling their dogs will be permanently banned from the shop!
                Be respectful towards each other! New or old, it doesn't make you any better than someone else, nor does it exempt you from any of these rules. Do not ignore newcomers or make them feel uneasy just because they do not own a Woof! Dog or not, be sure to make the newcomers feel welcome because without them, there would be no new blood for the shop to thrive off of and grow.
                Listen to what the staff members say! Friends or not, do not take their words lightly. What they say goes. If you feel as though a staff member is being unfair or "has it out for you," come to Kao, DHS, or Kai and let us know. Just because they're staff members, it doesn't mean they can't make mistakes and we will deal with the circumstances accordingly.
                Don't assume, it just makes an a** out of u and me. If you have no idea or no business within a certain situation, there's no need to get yourself involved and start throwing around false accusations. Not only does this make you look like a child, but it can make you look pretty darn stupid when you realize your assumptions were wrong.
                Do not beg for a pet or a job here in the shop! This includes private messaging the mule, managers, or owners. You will never receive a pet through begging and jobs will never be offered unless the thread says hiring. That's that.


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                Roleplaying is not required, but highly encouraged within the shop! Roleplaying your dogs will give you extra perks! These include faster growths, more babies in a breeding, etc. Be sure to visit the role playing section of the guild to start some plots!
                Remember to keep all public role play PG-13! Violence and mild sexual content is certainly acceptable, but once it starts leading to the birds and the bees, take it to IMs or whatever if that's what you're into
                While this is not an enforced rule, it is recommended that you use a specific color when role playing your dog(s). This eliminated confusion to the other party when trying to deviate between OOC responses and multiple characters.
                Arguments caused by role playing MUST be dealt with through PMs or IMs. Do not bring personal matters into your role playing thread or the main thread for everyone to see. If you cannot work it out between yourselves, contact the managers for help.
                You may role play in whatever tense you're comfortable with, as long as your roleplaying partner(s) understand. Roleplaying in another language is also allowed as long as the other person(s) are able to speak the language as well. And don't think we won't translate it to make sure it's actually roleplay.
                Be sure to respect your role playing partner(s) at all times! Role playing is not all about you -- if your partner doesn't feel comfortable with a certain plot or the outcome of the role play, try and consider their feelings and do not force them into something they don't want to do!
                Dogs that are not cosplays cannot roleplay as if they are! This is unfair to those who paid good money for a cosplay as well as others within the shop. Anyone caught doing this will be put on one of the less rewarding lists depending on the severity of the situation.
                Do not role play another persons dog unless they state otherwise. Also known as god-modding, this is extremely annoying to your roleplaying partner and unfair. You did not pay for or create this dog, therefore you are not allowed to decide its actions or movements within roleplay.
                Role playing pets from other shops in this shop is not acceptable! This is not only offensive to the shop owners, but it could be offensive to other people who may not like the shop you're role playing! People come here to get away from other shops and simply surround themselves with dogs -- nothing more. So please, respect others and keep the Soquili or SoA's to their respective threads.



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              Confused about something? Got a question? No worries, you sniffed out the right post! The information posted below are a bunch of questions, accompanied by their answers, that we often get within the shop to help clear some things up for newcomers. While we certainly don't mind people asking us questions, we'd prefer it if you read all of the FAQ's first before asking us something. If your question still hasn't been answered, feel free to PM a manager or ask your question in the thread!

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                Are Woof! dogs roleplay required?
                Nope! While we highly encourage roleplaying because it keeps the shop alive and active, we do not require that you role play to keep them. You will NEVER lose your dog for inactivity because we feel that's just wrong. For breedings, however, there will be certain "slots" that you can only obtain if you have a certin amount of roleplay between your dogs. This will be explained more in detail in the breeding section, however.

                Is this a natural based shop?
                Hell no! Screw natural based shops, they're so boring! We feel that everyone should be able to express their creativity and have dogs of all sorts of shapes, colors, patterns, and edits. It not only makes the shop more fun, but makes each and every dog unique. This doesn't mean we're against natural looking dogs in anyway. In fact, you probably see a lot of pre-made dogs running around who are based off of their breed standard. It's just that you can only do a yellow lab so many times lawl.

                How can I get one?
                You can get a Woof! through an auction, raffle, flatsale, custom, breeding, or event! If you're a dedicate regular of the shop, a colorist may even give you one for free! If you're polite to others and follow the rules of the shop, other owners may even give you a pup from a breeding or an event. While it may seem hard to get your first dog, don't ever give up.

                Can I have one for free?
                Not when you ask like that! We give away free dogs very often, so if you stick around the thread, I'm sure plenty of chances will pop up for you to get one for free. Also, if you become a regular within the shop, we may treat you every once in a while with a nice doggy surprise for being an awesome thread-goer.

                Do you accept real life money as payments for customs/breedings/etc?
                Real life commissions will never be offered! We feel it is disrespectful to the lineartist, who worked hard to draw all these lines, to receive actual money off of her work. So please do not ask!

                Is there a limit as to how many dogs I can own?
                Nope! You can have as many dogs as you think you can handle. We just hope they don't collect dust, however.

                Can these dogs breed?
                Yes, of course! Breeding is an important part of the breedables section of Gaia and also one of the most fun and creative aspects about it. In most cases, breedings stem from intricate roleplaying plots, which means the shop is thriving. Besides, Kao loves them so much she could do them all day if she had the time =P

                Hey! It's sure taking a long time for my dog to grow. What's up?
                While we understand your frustration, please keep in mind that the colorists have busy lives outside of Gaia and they can't always be on to get their workload done in a timely manner. Even though we make sure our colorists are doing what they're supposed to, we simply cannot control what goes on within their lives. If you're extremely concerned, check the colorist's to-do list or the front page announcements to make sure they haven't posted something about being absent for a bit. If it's been a really long time (few months), feel free to PM the colorist politely or talk to a manager.

                There are so many different dog breeds here! Are they all different?
                Yep! If you continue reading a few posts down, you'll discover the section about each breed, their attributes, their general personalities, and the jobs they do.

                Can I get a custom or a breeding done by [insert colorist's name]?
                If you're looking for a breeding or a custom done by a specific colorist, check the guild or the front page to see if they have slots open. If they do not, please do NOT pester them about opening slots for this is a ticket to the graylist.

                Can I direct link?
                Unless a colorist states otherwise, we suggest you do not and instead, save every stage your dog grows to. Photobucket is a lot less capable of storing images now than it was before, not to mention anything could happen and images could get lost.

                Can I sell my dogs if I don't want them anymore?
                NO! You may NOT sell any pets within this shop, that is stealing! If you no longer wish to own all, some, or one of your dogs, you may hold a free contest, raffle, roleplaying event, or give them away.

                Is co-owning allowed?
                Yep! As of now, you may co-own a dog with one other person, as long as you both agree on the roleplaying rights.

                Can I have a job here? Are you hiring? What about guest coloring?
                Please do not ask us for a job. If we're hiring, we will say so in the title page or under the announcements in the second post. As for guest coloring, the staff will hand select someone for the job -- usually someone who has been with the shop for a long time, is an active roleplayer, and has some artistic skill.



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              So where is Woof! located? How did the dogs get here? Why are they different colors and patterns? Well, that's a damn good question because we have no idea! We're still in the process of creating a story and a map, but we have a general idea of what we want. However, during the life of the interest thread, we will be asking people to share some of their ideas and even create a story for us if they want to. If you're interested, continue reading through the thread to find out more information.

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              Like every living thing, they all go through stages of growth throughout their lives. From birth to childhood, to adulthood and death -- it's the circle of life *queue song* Here in Woof, the stages of life these dogs go through are very similar to any other living mammal. The dogs start off as helpless newborns and slowly progress into adults with different advantages and disadvantages, responsibilities and personalities. Woof! dogs are offered on unisex lines, which means you get to choose the gender of your dog (unless stated otherwise)! To get a glimpse at each stage of growth and a little information about them, read the content below.

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                Newborn
                LOOK AT IT! LOOK AT IT'S CHUBBNESS! Isn't that the most god damned cutest thing you have ever laid your eyes upon? I dare you to say no. Newborn puppies are tiny, helpless, painstakingly adorable balls of fluff that require care 24/7. They can barely walk, barely hear, and barely see, so they rely heavily on their mother and family members to take care of them and protect them. Newborn puppies are vulnerable and can be attacked and killed by almost any other living creature in Woof! larger than them. Newborns also have a tendency of being adventurous, often crawling or scooting away from their babysitter in an attempt to fulfill their curious minds. Newborns need a lot of love and attention to make it through this difficult stage of life. This stage is only available through breedings and sometimes flatsales on special occasions.

                Pups
                Boy do they grow fast! Pups are wild, rambunctious, and looking for trouble -- so be sure to keep an eye on them before they do. Puppies are extremely active; it is in this stage where owners and mother start to train them in their special job, unless they choose otherwise. In this stage, their minds are like sponges, so take advantage of it and teach them everything a dog should know. Of course, be sure to let them play and make friends to improve on social and pack skills to help them later in life.

                Adults
                Oh responsibility! Welcome to the world of adulthood, the prime time in a Woof! dog's life. It is in this stage where your dog has fully decided what path to take in life and will now pursue it in order to make his or her owners and family members happy



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              So you're probably wondering what kind of dog breeds we have here in Woof! Well, we have a lot. Like, 2938474783833 lines. Although all dogs are similar in ways, each breed looks different, acts different, likes different climates, and have different jobs that fulfill their bloodline duties. Below you will find a quick list of all the breeds within their designated group, along with a link to the guild, where you'll find a full profile of each breed.

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                For a more in-depth description of each breed along with their puppy and adult images, please visit [The Dogs of Woof!] thread, located in the guild!



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              What are these "jobs" you keep hearing about? Good question! Every dog in Woof is born into a town which revolves around their dogs and the future of their dogs. From birth, every dog is studied within their breed to see what job will fit them best. As they grow, their personalities and breed standards start to become more apparent. They are allowed to chose the job they want, but must meet the qualification and have the skills to pass the test. For those who chose not to follow in their breed's footsteps, and meet the standards, they must live the life as a show dog and pass down their genes to the next generation. For the dogs who choose neither a job or a show career...they're left out in the dark.

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                Ever see a dog take down a bad guy? Or bring back a wounded duck to its owner? Maybe you've seen a dog guide the blind across the street, or brighten the day of a child in a wheelchair? These are what society calls working dogs. Working dogs follow true to their breed standards and live up to its expectations by competing the necessary tasks to their best effort. Working dogs take pride in what they do (usually) and feel a sense of accomplishment when doing so.

                As a working dog, you choose a labored lifestyle, but it's extremely rewarding. The other dogs and townspeople look up to you as a leader, and someone very brave. You'll often find yourself helping others when you're off-shift, despite maybe wanting to relax and do nothing. As a working dog, you become a role model for the young and old alike, displaying what your breed truly stands for with dignity and dedication.


                Types of Working Dogs
                Hunting Dogs, a career normally obtained by the hound and sporting group, are dogs who use their incredible noses, keen sense of hearing, and other adaptations in order to track down and hunt prey for their human companions. These dogs are quick on their feet, very quiet, and very patient. They are extremely obedient and will follow every command to the T. As a hunting dog, you will often be outside and in the woods of Summerwood, hunting ducks, deer, and other animals found within the area.

                Service Dogs, a career suited for any breed, are one-of-a-kind dogs. These dogs are heroes to the people and creatures of Summerwood. Service dogs assist the blind, the deaf, and the disabled to the best of their abilities. As a service dog, you are trained at a very young age to open doors, turn off lights, un-zip zippers, retrieve all sorts of objects, pull a wheelchair, and even be the ears and eyes of your disabled companion. You are seen as a hero to many dogs and people of the town, especially to the person you dedicate your life to. You are compassionate, patient, and loyal. You sometimes have to make sacrifices in this demanding profession, but you are always greatly rewarded.

                Herding Dogs, a career usually obtained by the breeds found in the herding group, are extremely intelligent and persistent. Herding dogs are required to follow precise commands in order to properly gather and organize herds of cattle or other animals found around Summerwood. As a herding dog, you are constantly outside in the open fields, keeping an eye on your flock for any who may stray away, or be in danger. You must be willing to follow one-worded and whistle commands spot on -- for any slight misinterpretation can cause damage and destruction to the herd. It's a demanding job, but the time spent in the beautiful fields of Summerwood make it worth the while.

                Search and Rescue Dogs, a job often for larger breeds, are nothing less than heroic. These dogs are trained to sniff out and direct their human co-workers to the location of injured or missing people. Whether they were caught and buried in an avalanche, lost within the wilderness, or trapped in a life-threatening situation, Search and Rescue dogs will be there to save them. As a Search and Rescue dog, you will find yourself traveling to many different places inside and outside of Summerwood. Could be the mountains of the surrounding towns, or the local woods -- anywhere is possible. Your job as a rescue dog is tough and tiresome, but the praise and love you receive from the people you save.

                Sled Dogs, a job normally obtained by Akitas or Huskies, are hardy and tough dogs. Sled dogs are required to pull sleds or carts in all sorts of weather conditions. As a sled dog, you are exposed to the elements as you work hard to pull the luggage behind you. You are tough and strong, yet able to follow all sorts of commands. You work well in a team, which you will often find yourself in depending on the size of the job. You will sometimes have to travel for miles before reaching your destination, but your hard work and effort is paid off at the end of the day when you settle down near the fire after a good meal.

                Police Dogs, a job for the larger breeds, are heroic and brave. These dogs put their lives on the line everyday for the sake of mankind and dogs alike. As a Police dog, you are required to go headfirst into dangerous and life-threatening situations in order to catch the bad guy and save any innocent people involved. While you are protected by a bullet-proof vest and the weapons your human co-workers carry, they are never a sure-safe for what can become. You are looked up to as a brave solider and a hero to the people and dogs of Summerwood. You are never forgotten about as you risk your life daily for your family and town.


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                The grace, the beauty, the perfection. Shows dogs are the purest of the pure, the definition of their breed. They are neither trained in a skill or a job, rather put to work in the show ring, showing off their true colors in a test of looks and personality. The show ring focuses not on what the breed was created to do, but the proper way for the breed to look and act -- also know as the "breed standard." If these dogs are not bred to perfection, the risk losing everything they've worked for.

                As a show dog, you choose a very pampered and relax lifestyle, yet it still involves a lot of work at times. While some dogs may look up to you and see you as someone of higher power, others may see you as snobby and a goody-goody. You'll often find yourself solely interacting with other show dogs, isolating yourself from the workers and agility dogs. As a show dog, you are dedicated to your life in the ring and fiercely competitive.


                Types of Show Dogs
                Show Ring Dogs are dogs who are born and raised with a purebred label. You represent your breed with perfection as you travel around the world to face competitions. Your life belong to the show ring and you love every minute of it. You are pampered and groomed daily. You relieve the best care, eat the best food, and gain the most attention amongst your human and dog companions. While the life of a show ring dog sounds like the life of luxury, it's not always as easy as it sounds. You are trained daily, often having to repeat certain commands until you preform them properly. You are sometimes away from your family and friends for days on end as you travel to the rings and compete for first prize. While life in the ring can sometimes get exhausting, you show off your breed's looks and personality proudly, determined to bring home the ribbon.

                Breeding Dogs are purebred dogs who dedicate their genes to their breed and pass on their traits to multiple litters of puppies. Breeding dogs don't compete in the ring, yet they mother/father puppies who will. As a breeding dog you will have either one mate, or multiple. While you will not be a breeding machine, you'll more than likely have puppies more often compared to the working or agility dog.


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                The cries of the excited crowd, the look on the faces of your competitors, the smell of victory as you jump through the air, catch the ball, and land perfectly on all four paws -- these are just a few of the many thrills you'll experience as an agility dog. Agility dogs are fast, powerful, quick witted, and natural born champions. These dogs live for the sport and will accept nothing but 1st place.

                As an agility dog, you choose a fun, but hard working lifestyle. Many hours of training may wear you out, but the moment you seize the trophy is the moment you realize it all paid off. Being competitive by nature, you'll find yourself challenging other dogs around Summerwood -- and usually winning. You may not be looked up to as some hero, but your friends and family know you are strong with a good heart.


                Types of Agility Dogs
                Dock Diving Dogs are dogs of speed and strength, born to love the water and the chase. Dock Diving is a sport in which dogs compete in jumping for distance or height from a dock into a body of water by going after a small toy. Their powerful back legs send them off the dock and into the air with great force before the grab the toy and land perfectly into the water below. As a dock dog you'll spend many hours in the water, continuously jumping until you reach your goal.

                Flyball Dogs are super fast and super smart. Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball. In order to win this competitive game, you must be fast and agile as you jump over obstacles while keeping that ball gripped tight. Drop the ball and it's over. As a Flyball dog, you are very team orientated and get along well with others. You love nothing more than going for the goal and bringing your team to victory as you pass on the ball.

                Racing Dogs, a sport often loved by Greyhounds and Salukis, is all about the speed. Racing dogs are trained to do what they love as they fly around the grassy track, chasing a lure that's attached to a string and pulled along by a motor as they jump over occasional hurdles. These dogs live for the chase and will stop at nothing until they catch their prize and cross that finish line. As a racing dog, you will spend a lot of time outdoors and in the fields, playing fetch and just doing what you love to do -- run.

                Agility Dogs are smart and obedient. Agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy -- miss any of the obstacles and it's all over for you. As an agility dog you'll work hard in the course, learning what each obstacles does and how to make your way through it properly. You not only have to know what to do, but you need to do it fast as you race against the clock to win. You'll often find yourself jumping over things or exploring new objects you happen to find around town as your instincts kick in.

                Disc Dogs are extremely agile and extremely fast. In disc dog competitions, dogs and their human disc throwers compete in events such as distance catching and somewhat choreographed freestyle catching. As a Disc Dog, you're able to do flips and twists all while catching the disc at the same time. Sometimes you'll follow a routine while other times you'll just have to chase after the frisbee. You love to jump and chase and you'll often be the first one to catch a ball during fetch -- it's what you do best.


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                While the people of Summerwood strongly believe that every dog was bred for a purpose and should full-fill that purpose (in doing a job), there are some that would much rather allow their dog to live a careerless lifestyle and just be pets. Pet dogs are loved no little and no more than the dogs with jobs, it's just that they live the "easy life" in the comfort of their home.

                Types of Pet Dogs
                House Pets are exactly what they sound like -- dogs that live with their human families in the safety and comfort of their homes. Pet dogs are often spoiled depending on who they live with, but not always welcome amongst their working doggy companions due to their careerless lifestyle. As a house dog you are subjected to lazy days in your doggy bed and the occasional roam around the town.


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                Any dog without a career or home is considered an outcast. Outcasts are looked down upon by the people of Summerwood and often shunned due to their lack of a career. Food is often hard to find and friends can sometimes be even harder, but that is the way most outcasts prefer to live. Being an outcast is always a choice -- no human in Summerwood abandons their dogs or rejects a dog who is eager to work. Outcasts are rebellious, independent, and sometimes nasty to other dogs because of their need to survive. Because the people of Summerwood cherish the dog and hate to see any dog die, outcasts can often snatch a meal or two from the kinder people around town.

                As an outcast you sleep on the streets, fending for yourself amongst your outcast friends (or enemies). Some dogs see you as brave and hardy, while other dogs see you as disgusting and lazy. Either way, you take what you can get and love every minute of it. Outcasts are usually quick witted and sarcastic, never following and always leading. Some people and dogs fear you and you take crap from no one.



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              Looking to get your real life dog made? Or maybe you want a dog that's a certain color or has a certain pattern? Well then customs are for you! Customs allow you to choose the colors of your dog, patterns, edits, breed, and much more! All you have to do is wait for a slot to become available, snag it, and tell us what you want. While some people believe customs are extremely expensive (due to experience in other shops), Woof! custom prices are extremely fair and easy to achieve, so have no fear! For more information on how to obtain a slot, links to the colorists' threads, pricing information, etc, check out the information below!

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                To get a custom slot, you must wait until slots are open, or obtain one through a special event.
                While you cannot get unique lineart, unlimited amounts of edits are available as long as the original pose is still apparent.
                Bribes are allowed here at Woof!, but they don't work like other shops. In order to be eligible to bribe a colorist for a custom, you must meet certain qualifications. To find out more about how bribes work, visit the link below.
                Customs for an adult dog is ...
                To find specific prices, visit the prices thread in the guild, which can be found in the links below.

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              Got some puppy love going on between your dog and another? D'awww, how cute! Well, if your dogs are thinking of starting a family of their own, you'll probably want to take a look at the breeding section of the guild to find out how it's done and what you need to do in order to obtain a slot! For some quick facts and helpful links that will direct you to designated sections about breeding in the guild, read the information below.

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                To get a breeding slot, you must wait until slots are open, or obtain one through a special event.
                Bribes are allowed for breedings, but like with customs, you must meet certain qualifications in order to get a bribe slot.
                Depending on your dog's career, the number of puppies you receive in a litter will differ.
                The price for a breeding slot is 15k for a normal slot and 25k for a cosplay slot.
                As a perk for roleplaying, people will be allowed to custom in pups if they meet certain requirements. This requires at least 1 link.
                As another perk for breeding if you provide three links of RP for the couple you get an extra pup added to what ever amount of pups you are rolled.
                To find out more about bribing, customing in pups, and specific prices, visit the guild, which can be found in the links below.

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              Hope you like reading because you'll be doing a lot of it! >>; While the main thread is a good source of information, the guild is chalk full of it. To fully understand the shop, the dog careers, breedings, customs, and everything else this shop has to offer, you'll have to do some reading in the guild. The guild is also a place to roleplay, create journals for your dogs, and much more. For additional information along with quick links to the guild, check out the stuff below.

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                Main Section
                [Welcome to the Guild] - For rules, updates, and information on the staff
                [Guild Directory] - Looking for something specific? Visit the directory
                [The Breeds of Woof!] - Come see all the different breeds of dogs that Woof! has to offer.
                [Contact Information] - Post your contact information for other regulars to keep in touch with you!
                [Stuck?] - If your dog is stuck in a stage, visit the link for help!

                Certing
                [Drop Off Thread] - All colorists will be posting the latest growths and certs in this thread
                [Kao's Certing Thread] - Need your dog certed by Kao? Post here!
                [DHS's Certing Thread] - Need your dog certed by DHS? Post here!
                [Yin's Certing Thread] - Need your dog certed by Yin? Post here!
                [Marzi's Certing Thread] - Need your dog certed by Marzi? Post here!
                [Tigeria's Certing Thread] - Need your dog certed by Tig? Post here!
                [Mang's Certing Thread] - Need your dog certed by Mang? Post here!
                [Moon's Certing Thread] - Need your dog certed by Moon? Post here!
                [Kat's Certing Thread] - Need your dog certed by Kat? Post here!
                [Moxxiie's Certing Thread] - Need your dog certed by Moxxiie? Post here!

                To-do Lists
                [Kao's To-do List] - Stuff that's on Kao's plate that's she's currently working on
                [DHS's To-do List] - Stuff that's on DHS's plate that's she's currently working on
                [Yin's To-do List] - Stuff that's on Yin's plate that's she's currently working on
                [Marzi's To-do List] - Stuff that's on Marzi's plate that's she's currently working on
                [Tigeria's To-do List] - Stuff that's on Tig's plate that's she's currently working on
                [Mang's To-do List] - Stuff that's on Mang's plate that's she's currently working on
                [Moon's To-do List] - Stuff that's on Moon's plate that's she's currently working on
                [Kat's To-do List] - Stuff that's on Kat's plate that's she's currently working on

                Roleplay Subforums
                [General Roleplay] - Any dog, despite it's career, can roleplay in this section of the guild.
                [Working Dogs] - Roleplaying subforum for all working dogs
                [Show Dogs] - Participate in shows and roleplay your show dog in this subforum.
                [Agility Dogs] - Take part in competitions, win some awards, and roleplay your agility dogs in this subforum
                [Pet Dogs] - Roleplaying subforum for all pet dogs
                [Outcasts] - Subforum for roleplaying all outcasts

                Journals and Quests
                [Journal Subforum] - Looking to set up a journal for your dog(s)? Click here!
                [About Journals] - Please read before starting a thread
                [Quest Subforum] - If you have wanted a custom dog for a while now, but don't have the funds, set up a quest thread and maybe people or colorists will help you out!
                [About Quests] - Please read this thread before starting a quest



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              Looking for your dog's certed image? Maybe searching for a friends'? Or maybe you're just curious to see all the different breeds and pretty dogs we have here in Woof!? Either way, the owner's list is one big list that complies every dog we have within the shop, along with their owner's name, their gender, breed, and certed image. To make keeping track of all the dogs we have here, the owner's list is located on an off-site, which does most of the organizing for us. Click the link below to have a look!

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              Like every shop, Woof! has it's good dogs and it's bad dogs. Those who have not only been an extremely dedicated member to the shop, but helped us out in some sort of way (donating, updating lists, helping with ideas, etc) are put on the "Good Dogs" list. Whenever you see them, make sure to thank them for their help! The "Bad Dog" list consists of people who broke a few rules, or some sort of other offense that wasn't harsh enough to be blacklisted for. People on this list will be punished for a little while, but will still be able to keep their dos. Then there's the "Very Bad Dog" list for those who have simply broken the rules one too many times, have caused drama within the shop, or have done something dishonest and inappropriate. These people are never allowed to return to the shop, will have all their pets taken away, and can no longer post within the thread.

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                Microondas . Not only are you an extremely talented individual who worked hard to create all of this lineart, but you're an awesome friend and regular within the shop. Without you, DHS, Yin, Kai, and I would not have had the chance to create and run such a wonderful shop with a wonderful community. We <3 you!
                Kaimi Kalani . Without you, we would have NEVER of had this shop, our dream shop. Not only did you totally saved our butts in the auction, but you've been an AMAZING person to work with and co-own a shop with. It's not easy just meeting someone and vowing to commit to a shop with people you barely know, but I am SO glad we took the chance and did it. We couldn't have asked for a better partner and a better friend. We <3 you! - Kao, DHS, Yin
                Our regulars . Doods. You guys rock. Seriously. Like, the second we opened the thread we already had the best community ever and we continue to attract such awesome people. Without you guys, this shop probably wouldn't even be in this forum. LOVE YOU GUYS! <3


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                None! Let's keep it this way!



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              If you wanna be affiliates with Woof!, all you gotta do is PM the mule with a banner from your shop and take one of ours! Once we receive the PM and choose the banner that best fits our layout, your shop will be advertised in the next post for all regulars and customers to see. Interested in linking us? Choose from a banner below!

              We only accept affiliate banners that are 200 x 40 to keep the post looking organized!


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              You can't have a shop without some talented artists and managers with good heads on their shoulders! Interested in seeing who makes the shop come to life and thrive? Take a look at the lists below and give them a big thanks the next time you see them!


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                Shop Owners
                Kaimi Kalani
                K a o r u S k y y
                DarkHeartedSorrows

                Shop Managers
                Yin-Bug [head manager]
                Moxxiie [event manager; OL manager]

                Colorists
                K a o r u S k y y [Full Time]
                DarkHeartedSorrows [Full Time]
                Yin-Bug [Full Time]
                Kaimi Kalani [Part Time]
                Marzipanz [Full Time
                Tigeria [Full Time]
                MoonRazor [Part Time]
                Katjive [Part Time]
                mangshra [Part Time]
                Moxxiie [Full Time]

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                Lineart
                Microondas

                Templates
                K a o r u S k y y

                Thread/Guild Layout and Components
                K a o r u S k y y



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