of or relating to an animal, all of whose ancestors derive over many generations from a recognized breed.
a purebred animal, especially one of registered pedigree.
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How to use purebred in a sentence
Stereotypes about purebreds could affect how those dogs are treated — and thus behave.
To test this, her team looked at the methylomes from 104 purebred Labrador retrievers.To figure out your dog’s ‘real’ age, you’ll need a calculator | Bethany Brookshire | August 12, 2020 | Science News For Students
This means that you need more than 100 purebred individuals in the founding generation.How to Design (or at Least Model) Mixed Dog Breeds | Pradeep Mutalik | July 31, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Are the Brogpas of Kashmir in India really the last bastion of purebred Aryans?
She says the Humane Society would like to enforce spay and neuter laws to the point where there would be no purebred dogs left.
Buying a purebred puppy is the type of discretionary spending that has probably fallen off in recent months and could use a boost.
He bought purebred cows from the B-line folks, and sold them the big, weaned calves.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
purebred livestock is raised on many of the farms in this vicinity.North Dakota | Various
They were bigger than the purebred Kent lambs, and seemed hardy enough.Joanna Godden | Sheila Kaye-Smith
I might stand one or the other purebred, but the cross seems to bring out the worst strain in both.Somewhere in Red Gap | Harry Leon Wilson
"Thoroughbred for a horse, and purebred for a cow," Rose repeated willingly.Dust | Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
British Dictionary definitions for purebred
denoting a pure strain obtained through many generations of controlled breeding for desirable traits
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