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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. 
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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~
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nitalla Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shydogs are an amazing Species Ash! I always admire your work :)
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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. :)
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RodobagheadDN Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
a;lskdjf;lkjdj yyyeeesss
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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?
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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!!! *_*
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Baileelou Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's precious <3
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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
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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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