Petz Dictionary

Abbreviations

Original list taken from All Petz Community, Dianes Kennelz, and Supernova, then updated and revised to add new terms. Any term with a * is now obscure/no longer used.

A

AACAuto Adoption Center, a web site where you could upload .pet files for credits, which you could then use to “buy” new and different petz.
Adoption Application – You will sometimes need to fill out one of these to apply for a pet that you would like to adopt.
AC – Adoption Center or Alley Cat
Alley Cat – Original breed released with Petz 3 (and as a special download for Petz II)
Appy – Short for Application, see Adoption Application
Aussie – Short for Australian shepherd
AXE – Advanved Hex Editor, a hex editor used to hex petz

B

Babyz – Another game by PF.Magic, where you take care of babies
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”)
.BMP – type of picture, not allowed due to large file size
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
C – Calico
Cali – Calico
Chatspeak – Use of R, U, 2, 4 etc. as words.
Corrupted Thread – Can be fully or semi. Does not show correct date or # of posts. Fully cannot be posted in; Semi can. Unknown cause.
CP – Chincilla Persian
Cally – Ally cat/Calico Mix

D
Dali – Short for Dalmatian
Dali Pose – For dogz, in shows, legs aligned, head facing you and aligned with front legs as much as possible
Dane Pose – For dogz, in shows, legs aligned, one eye showing on head, good carriage of head
DL – Desert Lynx
Double-posting – process of posting two posts one right after another, regardless of whether they say the same thing or not

E
EM – Egyptian Mau
e-mail addy – e-mail address

F
furfile – file made by hexer to add texture to a breed

G
.GIF – type of picture, small file size, often doesn’t distort anything (preferred)
GSD – German Shepherd Dog
GS – Variation of GSD, German Shepherd.
Gypsy – a cat with the body of a calico and two colors in the fur. One color should dominate, and the other should only appear on one jowl, one ear, one foot, and one band on the tail

H
HB – Honey Bear
Hex – Hexidecimal (I believe?) editing of a pet, breed, toy, etc. to make something new
Hexer – One who hexes petz, breedz, etc.
Hexie – A hexed pet, normally either hexed by itself (AKA .pet file hexing), or coming from a hexed breed

I
Inbreeding – When members of the same family are bred together.

J
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

K

L
Leppie – Leopard Shepherd, a hexed dogz breed from Moonoracle

M
MC – Maine Coon
Meez – Siamese
Meez Pose – special siamese pose
Meezer – Siamese
Mindscape – creators of Petz 4 and Babyz
Mixie – Mixed Breed
Mods – Moderators. Those nice people who help take care of the board. Wink
MPA – My Petz Adoptions-someone’s personal petz that they have decided to put up for adoption
MPC- Meezer Pointed Calico

N
Non-OW – non-overwriting

O
OS, OSH – Orange Shorthair
Oshie – Orange Shorthair
OW – Overwriting

P
PA – Petz Auctions
Pr – Persian
PC – Petz Community, NOT Personal Computer Wink
P.F. Magic – original makers of the Petz series. Bought out by Mindscape, I believe
.pet file – Your precious pet is one of these Wink
POL – Pick Of The Litter, the best pet from a litter
Prefix – used in shows to show who owns/bred/created the pet. ex. RKC/Breeze’s The Support You Need
.PNG – type of picture, smallish file size, doesn’t distort images
PWS – Petz Workshop

Q

R
RB – Russian Blue
Ruskies – Russian Blue

S
SF – Scottish Fold
Si – Siamese
Siggy – Signature
Smudgie – A petz picture that has been smudged to give the effect of real fur.
Standard Pose – For Catz, in shows, front legs aligned, eyelids even, tail curved toward the body, generally right facing.

T
Tamsin – Mutt/Dalmatian mix with special standards
Tasmin – Misspelling of Tamsin; last time I checked, Tasmin was either an island, or a Tasmanian Devil
Taggy – Tag-board
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.
TPB – The Petz Board; currently closed, I believe

U
UbiSoft – The creators of Petz 5
Ubi GS – The German Shepherd that comes with Petz 5

V

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

X

Y

Z