NOTE- This is a completely updated version of the guide. It will include most every country made into a pet form. It in NO WAY is intended to reflect the country or people. This is purely a crackish creation. More breeds will be uploaded along with a sick guide of their maintenance, training, etc. Some major things have changed. A special danke to KayosHybrid for helping me develop some of these breeds. Be warned once this can get crackish if you read the original version. Some improvements:

-Each breed will have its own chapter for easy access

-Longer descriptions

-Face lifting the care, how too, breeding, etc

-Now available with tail and ears

-The animal is older

-More clear training

-Better organization

-Ability to be modified is greater.

-Alphabetical Order

- Breeds now named their country instead of human name


-NEW: Altered how petalia came to be. Instead of them being "pre-existing" they are now a creation of man. Yes, back to the original explanation for 'Petalia'. This change was made in order to be bettered suited fro a new fic which has a Petalia in it.

- Scale indicating grooming requirements, training difficulty, power, size, how good with children/family, Health, and female birth rate ratio in female/male format [ie- 1/40 = 1 female to 40 males, 20/1 = 20 females to 1 male.]

- New "Rare" and "Developing" breeds. These are countries which are popular minor characters or ones someone requested in a review.

-Finished Major breeds. Only minor changes from here on out to breed profiles

-More updates to come with training your pet, care, breeding, etc!

And as always if you enjoy it, please review it! Also, I'd be happy to know which breeds you'd take up or what you would do with a petalia.


Introduction and History:

Petalia are a humanoid pet which developed separately from humans. It was first found in only a few places of the same breed and type. The Asian Petalia, African Petalia, European Petalia and the offshoot of the European Petalia, the Slavic which gained genes from a variety of its own original blood plus European and Asian. The animal was recently developed and is a man made creation. Some are referred to as "Ancient" which merely means they were the first to develop, both publically or secretly.

But what makes a Petalia different form a human? The brain is the key to this unique pet. Although very human like, the patterns of thought were modified to create certain personalities and character traits. When the pet first came out, there was much controversy over the rights of the animals. Where they truly animals or human? Debate still goes on. Laws regarding their protection, rights, and treatment are still under "construction" and many modern countries have little laws regarding them.

As breeding of these animals increased, most countries decided to fund several "studs". Some countries funded a stud for each state. Countries which did not have states often funded one large national stud. Stud farms were give requirements for what the government or citizens deemed in demand. The original types of Petalia were mixed, purified, or selected to create the breed. Currently there is almost one breed per nation.

As the breeds became distinct some were drafted for military use and fought in wars. While others developed sports around the Petalia. More and more the Petalia became a very in demand pet. With the boom of population also came many homeless Petalia and there was a "Great Petalia Culling" which happened about ten years after Petalia first became popular. So many "fad" owners had acquired such vast numbers that they could not handle them all. Most were abandoned or dropped in shelters which drained state and government funding. Abandoned Petalia posed a threat to humans and were hunted down. This incident prompted many laws to be made regarding Petalia.

Human traited Petalia are more prone to abandonment and are rare as they seem to carry more health problems. Almost all Petalia now have tail and ear genes. The ear genes look, work, and feel like cat or dog ears were created to improve hearing and pinpoint the location of sound. The tail which helps display emotion and balance on fours takes on a more dog like shape. Tails have fur, not hair and almost always are "sword" shaped or spitz type. The breed standards had to be altered because of these genes as coloration of tails and ears can differ from fur and hair color.

In present day, Petalia have two types of body hair. Hair on the head which is like human hair, then fur which is soft, silky hair found on the body, groin and tail/ears. Some breeders try to reduce fur so the animals will not bother those with allergies as much. Others have increased female Petalia births, as Petalia rarely birth females it is vital to have enough to make the next generation.

The number of original Petalia when they became suitable for pets was only a few thousand. Now they number in the millions with many options to choose from. The perfect pet can be found.