Puppy

About

The VKC Puppies are a charming group of pets who will remain puppies all of their days. Like all the VKC Pets, these little dogs are smart and able to learn and they have all the great features of the adult VKC Pets.

Instincts

  • Basic Positions: stand, sit, down, bang, beg, bellyup, shake, rest
  • Basic Activities: come, getbone, howl, itch, pounce, roll, rove, sniff, speak, touch, wag, wander
  • Other Activities: go, run, on, greet, get (These require you to name a destination or an object; for example, "Fido go Sandry" or "Fido run redball" or "Fido greet Bichon")
  • Owner-only Commands: heel, follow (Follow also requires you to name a destination), hidename, motions, pf, showname, tp (Requires a destination)
  • Special Command: fetch (Requires a redball toy, free at VKC Dog Parks)
  • Pathfinding Commands: explore (requires a range or the word region), hidefrom (you must name someone from which to hide; for example, "Fido hidefrom enrico" or "fido hidefrom [name of another moving animal])", patrol (requires a range or a list of marks), patrolspeed

About Pathfinding

Pathfinding is an amazing new Second Life feature that allows animals like the VKC Dogs to move around without crashing into things. They can find their way around obstacles instead of jumping over them and can find their way in and out of the house, provided the doors are open or if you have a fence around your yard, the dogs/animals will stay inside the yard. You’ll need to keep the gate shut and make sure there are no holes in the fence, of course.

It takes a little bit of work to get your land set up for pathfinding, particularly your buildings. But it’s not difficult by any means and the results can be stunning. You can read more about it on our website and on the Linden Wiki.

Please watch out in the VKC Group for announcements of Pathfinding Classes. If your land is not ready, or if your landlord has disabled Pathfinding, your dog will still be able to work in "Traditional Mode."

To enable the pathfinding mode, say 

Fido pf on

To enable the traditional mode, say

Fido pf off

Special Poses

When you pet the Puppies, you will find that each puppy has her own petting animations. More than that, each puppy has three different petting animations. Setpet is the command that changes the petting animation. You have three options: stroke, hug, and scratch. We will leave it to you to work out which is which and to choose your favorite.

There is another petting animation that stands out from the others. This is an animation that goes on and on, until you stand up. Feeling like you just want to hug your puppy all day long? Well, now you can! Tell your puppy, setpet cuddle and pet her.

The following poses add liveliness and charm to tricks you teach your puppy. They must be used with the command pose. For example, to get the puppy to bow down in the play pose, you would say, "Fido pose play" or "Fido pose play2".

  • beg2, beg3 (slight variations of the beg pose)
  • bellyup2, bellyup3 (similar to bellyup but the puppy holds his head and tail in different positions)
  • down2, down3, down4, down5, down6, down7, down8 (slight variations of the down position)
  • drop (pose to drop a toy or other object from his mouth)
  • play, play2 (slight variations of the play bow)
  • rise, leap, land (this is a trio of poses that are part of the instinct pounce)
  • sit2, sit3, sit4, sit5 (slight variations of the sit pose)
  • stand2, stand3, stand4, stand5 (slight variations of the stand pose)

Color Options

The following puppies are available:

  • Alder Puppy — a beautiful tri-color merle puppy with white socks and blue eyes.
  • Birch Puppy  — a wiggly black and white puppy who seems to be mostly border collie mixed with something else, perhaps several something elses.
  • Cedar Puppy — a scruffy brown puppy who just may have a fair amount of terrier somewhere in the genetic mix.
  • Dogwood Puppy — a charming golden merle puppy with big brown eyes and white socks.
  • Elm Puppy — a friendly two-tone puppy with grey eyes and one white ear tip.
  • Fir Puppy — a lovable rascal, this is a white puppy with a dark eye, a blue eye, and dark highlights on the ear and tail.
  • Geiger Puppy — a prize puppy in very sense, this is a blonde puppy with a slightly dark muzzle and ears.
  • Hickory Puppy — an adorable, scruffy puppy with a cowlick on his forehead.

Collar and Scarf/Bandana

Your Puppy wears both a collar and a scarf (or bandana) when she first arrives in your inventory. You can control the colors of the Puppy's clothing to a remarkable degree. Both the collar and the scarf/bandana have 40 textures built in. You can choose from among these ready-to-wear textures, or you can customize what your Puppy wears.

There are two ways to control what your Puppy's collar and scarf/bandana. You can directly tell her what to wear. You also can cycle through the choices by clicking on the collar or the scarf/bandana.

Example collar commands:

fido collar 03 — changes the collar texture to a rich chestnut brown leather*

fido collar 37 — changes the collar texture to a lovely gold and red woven leather*

fido c-color 192 0 255 — put a bright purple tint on the collar

fido collar hide

Example scarf/bandana commands:

fido scarf 20 — changes the scarf/bandana texture to an attractive purple*

fido bandana 14 — changes the scarf/bandana texture to a bright green*

fido s-color 0 0 128 — puts a dark blue tint onto the scarf/bandana

fido b-color 128 0 0 — puts a dark red tint onto the scarf/bandana

fido scarf hide

fido scarf show

fido bandana hide

fido bandana show

*See the Color and Tint page for the textures.

Permissions

The Puppies not transferable. If you wish to give one or several as a gift, please use the Gift Vendors in our VKC Dog Parks.

You can also send a Puppy as a gift from our Marketplace Store.

Prim Count

Prims: 26

Land Impact: 33 PE

Release Dates

December 2012, Alder, Birch, Cedar, and Dogwood

August 2013, Elm Puppy

December 2013, Fir Puppy

September 2014, Geiger Puppy (available only as a prize in the VKC8B Games)

December 2014, Hickory Puppy

The Geiger Puppy was introduced as a special edition, a prize during the VKC8B Games.