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Andy by GreekCeltic Andy by GreekCeltic
While it may not be canon, Herman and Jacky adopt a kid in their whatayarn AU. They adopt a Kaldel (a shapeshifter, like Jacky!). Kaldels have a form of imprinting and can grow up resembling parents they're not related to, while still retaining some traits of their birth parents. Andy is HYOOGE and looks a lot like a fleshy Herman. His canines are awkward and enormous. Compared to Jacky's (which are sharp looking but tiny).

Now.. about Dogdays. Dogdays is a second generation 'shydog'. Kaldels don't start shapeshifting until around puberty. There is no such thing as a baby Shydog. The form is passed down as a tradition, not genetically. Traditionally Kaldels take the form of their tribe. There is no Shydog tribe, so he takes after momma.

Ashley Lee 2014 Kaldels/Shydog are not an open species, sorry!
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Half-Cast-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dang, I'm feelin his vibe. especially the being "smarter than he acts" part. 
pokemew12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should take that top-right picture and turn it into a 'You Don't Say' Icon xD beautiful work by the way! I love the eyes on his animal form~
nitalla Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shydogs are an amazing Species Ash! I always admire your work :)
Huggleduck Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what a cool design! I really like the design of the character in both his human and in his creature form, and I like the backstory of the species too. The stripe patterns are cool and I like the orange that slowly fades into a gold/yellowish colour. Great style. :)
RodobagheadDN Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
a;lskdjf;lkjdj yyyeeesss
Viant-T Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
I really like the idea that the transformation form is a tradition, not a genetic thing. How rare is it for Kaldels to meet each other in Jacky's generation?
anerolsevla Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw that for the first time, I thought "Yellow Shydog?" but is not, it's soooo nice! Another Shapeshifter!!! *_*
Baileelou Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's precious <3
emeraldgaze Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   Writer
he's so cool. it threw me off for a second, seeing a  yellow shydog, but this is such a cool idea
Andalucian Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
What a cool concept that he take on traits of his adopted parents! His Shydog forms looks awesome, love his toothy grin!
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