Petz Dictionary

Here you can find a list of common terms, words etc used in the world of petz! If there is a word in the PC that you have heard several times but do not understand, email me and I can tell you what it means, if I know :) This list was originally at: If there are any new terms, that I am missing, please email me.

AC - Short for Adoption Center. Also Allley Cat.
AAC -AAC -- Auto Adoption Center
Adoption Application - You will sometimes need to fill out one of these to apply for a pet that you would like to adopt.
Aptitude - A type of trial for catz, held by the Petz Kennel Club.
Appy - Short for Application, see Adoption Application.
AXE - A program used to hex petz.
Aussie - Short for Australian shepherd.

.BMP -- type of picture, not allowed due to large file size
Babyz - Another game by PF.Magic, where you take care of babies.
BBL - Stands for "Be Back Later".
BC - Short for Babyz Community or Border Collie.
BMD - Short for Bernese Mountain Dog, a hexed breed.
BMG - Short for The Breedmakers' Guild, a club that registers breeds made by selective breeding (more about selective breeds under "selective breed").
Bob, bobbed - Petz that have had their tails "cut off" by hexing. The japanese bobtail and the desert lynx have natural bobbed tails.
Brb - Short for "Be right back". Bump -- means one is "bumping" up their post to make people see it; mostly done on Adoptions and shows; often done with infamous [image] icon
BW, B+W -- B&W Shorthair

C - Short for Calico
Cali - Calico
Call name - Your petz short name, what you usually call it.
Ch - A title that stands for "Champion" that is applied to a pet that has won at least 10 pose show points.
Champion - A pet that has reached enough points to be counted as a show champion, either via pose shows or kennel club shows.
Checksum - When hexing a pet file it's important to keep the checksum, the "size" of a file, the same. When hexing breed files, you do not need to worry about the checksum, but the length of the file must still be the same (if you add bytes, you must delete as many bytes somewhere else in the file etc)
Conformation - A type of show held by kennel clubs.
Cropping - Giving a dogz that normally has hanging ears standing ones, using hexing, such as putting great dane ears on a dalmatian.

Dali - short for dalmatian.
Dali pose - a pose where the dog is looking at the camera, showing its whole face. For dogz, in shows, legs aligned, head facing you and aligned with front legs as much as possible
Dane - Short for great dane.
DKC - Dogz Kennel Club, a kennel club for dogz owners that hold shows and other trials. For dogz, in shows, legs aligned, one eye showing on head, good carriage of head
Double texed - A term used to describe a petz that has several textures, read more under 'textures'.
Downloadable - A pet or item that can be downloaded directly from a website.

EPCPS - Perhaps the most famous petz site ever, when it was still running! EPCPS (which was originally known as CDAC) was the first site that ever posted hexed breeds for download (the chinese crested for Dogz II).
Eye patch - A petz that has been hexed to have a patch, consisting of one or several spots, around its eye.

Flares - Petz that have had their legs hexed to be bigger and fuzzier, giving the impression of flares on the legs.
Floppy - May be A) a dog with hanging ears or B) a great dane with hanging ears.
Freebie - A pet that you can adopt without having to define a reason for doing so.

GCh - Stands for Grand champion. A title applied to petz that has won at least 15 pose show points.
GS - Short for german shepherd dog.

Halfie - A hexed pet with a spot formation giving the appearance of a bi-coloured pet that is one colour on the right side, and one colour on the left side.
Hex - Altering breeds, pet files, toys etc, usually in a special program. Hex editing requires experience and knowledge, but there are many tutorials that can help you, and it's not as hard as it may seem at first. Hexing is officially breaking copyrght laws, but Ubi Soft has stated in their Instruction books for Petz that they do not mind this.
Hexed ancestry - A petz with hexed relatives, e.g a hexed mother.
Hexie - A hexed petz
Hex coloured - A petz that has had its colours changed in a hex program.
Hex Workshop - The most common program for hex editing.
Hound - A selective breed that bear resemblance to a dali/dane mixie - something like a dane, but with hanging ears.

Inbreeding - When members of the same family are bred together.


JB -- Japanese Bobtail
JFJ -- short for JinxFoldJulie
.JPG -- type of picture, allowed but distorts image and is often not liked for shows
JRT -- Jack Russel Terrier



Leppie -- Leopard Shepherd, a hexed dogz breed from Moonoracle
LMAO - Stands for "laughs my ass off".


Meez -- Siamese
Meez Pose -- special siamese pose
Meezer -- Siamese
Meezer - nickname for siamese catz.
Meezer pose - See siamese pose
MGCh - Stands for Master Grand Champion. A title that is applied to petz with at least 20 pose show points.
Mindscape -- creators of Petz 4 and Babyz
Mixie -- Mixed Breed
Mods -- Moderators. Those nice people who help take care of the board. 
MPC- Meezer Pointed Calico
MPA- Short for My Petz Adoptions. MPA's are petz that were previously owned by the site owner, but are now up for adoption.
Muttlie -A hexed breed, resembles a small, smooth-haired sheepdog.
Muttly - See Muttlie.

MC -- Maine Coon

Non-overwriting breedfiles - Hexed breedfiles that show up in the Adoption Center. All you need to do is place it in the right folder.

Oddballz - another program by PF.Magic, where you take care of fantasy animals.
Original breeds - The total of 30 petz breeds that are found in the game when you first install them - the breeds that are not hexed.
OSH - Short for orange shorthair.
OWBF - Short for Overwriting Breedfiles.
Overwriting breedfiles - Hxed breedfiles that overwrite the original breed that they were hexed from. You need to save the original file somewhere safe.

Paintshop Pro - A program often used to make graphics. Shareware version can be downloaded from
Pastels - nickname for the popular sites that were in the PC a few years ago.
Pastoral - Herding dog breeds, such as the collie.
- Short for Petz Community.
Petz Debugger - A nifty little utility tool used to change petz' health, age and more. Link to a site where you can download it is available at my Resources page. 
- the company that originally created Petz. By many viewed as the "true" owner of Petz.
PBGV - Short for Petite Basset Griffon Vendéen, a dog breed that looks like a shaggy basset.
Pick of the litter - The breeder's favourite puppy/kitten in a litter. You might have to fill out a slightly longer form for the POTL, than for its siblings.
POTL - See Pick of The Litter.
PKC - Petz Kennel Club. A kennel/cattery club for petz owners, that holds shows and other trials.
Poodle pose - A special pose that only poodles and poodle mixies perform. The most preferred poodle pose is when the poodle is laying down, looking forward with its eyes open.
Pose - See Show poses.
Pose show - A type of petz show where winners are decided after how good the poses of the petz are. Also look under "show poses".
Prefix - A short word or a few intials that you add to your petz' show name to mark that it's yours, or was bred by you. I usually use NB for instance. Prefixes go before the name itself.
PSP - See Paintshop Pro.


Rc - Stands for Reserve champion. A title that may be applied to A) Petz that has at least 5 pose show points, or B) A petz that has at least 5 points in a PKC show.
Rch - Another way to write Rc, only used among pose show petz.
Resource Hacker - A program used to hex petz. It's quite different from, for example, Hex Workshop.
ROFL - Stands for "Rolling/Rolls on floor laughing".

SB - See selective breed.
Selective breed - A breed that has been created through breeding petz with the traits you want, until all their puppies/kittens breed true (look like their parents). A breed is not a true selective breed until it breeds true. A breed requires 5 generations of "looking the same" before it breeds true.
SGCh - Stands for Supreme Grand Champion. A title that is applied to petz that has at least 30 pose show points. Originally the highest tittle possible, but some people have added more titles over the years.
Siamese pose - A special pose that only siameses and siamese mixes perform. There are several variations, and none seem to be the most preferred, as far as I know.
Sheepie - Short for Sheepdog.
Show name - Most petz are given a special show name, which includes the owner's and/or breeder's prefix as well as a often rather poetic and long name. Petz usually have call names as well. For instance, I have a pet named NB's Always Hurry, her call name, what I normally call her, is just Bee.
Show poses - A special pose that your pet will perform sometimes when you take several photos of it. These are used in shows, and there are strict rules when it comes to how a pose should look. All breeds can pose, but it requires different amounts of work for different breeds.
Skunk stripe - A hexed pet with a spot formation that looks like a stripe down its back, sort of like a skunk.
Suffix - Like a prefix, except that it goes after the petz show instead of before it. Often the words of or at are used, like "NB's Always Hurry" would be "Always Hurry of NB".

TPB -- The Petz Board; currently closed, I believe
Taggy --Tag-board
Tammie - See tamsin.
Tamsin - A selective breed that should basically be a dalmatian with mutt patches. Comes in many variations. It was Star of Starswept who first wrote the standard for the tamsin, though this type of dog is very old, it had never had it's own "name" before.
Tasmin -- Misspelling of Tamsin; last time I checked, Tasmin was either an island, or a Tasmanian Devil
Textures - All petz (unless deleted through hexing) have textures "under the fur", that can be changed through hexing. A hexed texed petz can for example have had its texture changed to another, sometimes they can be very colourful.
Title -- Something you put infront of a Petz show name that shows how many show points they have. Eg. Grand Champion when the pet has 15 or more points.
Transparent - In the PC, mainly a picture with a see-through part, usually the background. Transparent backgrounds can be made in for example PSP.
Trotter - A dogz that is rather clumsy, often falls when you put it down and likes to trot, in other words its movements are similar to sheepdogs.

Ubi Soft - Current owner of the Petz products.
Ubi GS -- The German Shepherd that comes with Petz 5
URL - The adress to a website, mine, for example, is

VIM - A program used to hex petz.
VKC - Virtual Kennel Club

Wildz - Petz files that have been hexed to look like wild animals.
WIP - Work In Progress, term commonly used by hexers


YW - Stands for "You're welcome",



Recreated on 03 November 2005

Updated 30 March 2008