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AMjoie Dog Breeds: Part Two -- Large Dogs (Two Dozen)

by amjoie Posted 14th May 2009 at 10:27 PM - Updated 20th May 2009 at 6:10 PM by amjoie
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Most of these large dog breeds used to be on the AMjoie Virtual Life website, which sadly no longer exists. I have had requests to put these breeds online, again. So here they are. (Some have been added, and some are updated. So you may want to check out the changes and additions.)

I have not shown photo comparisons to real breeds because I do not believe the Sims 2 game gives us the right tools to even come passably close to approximating a real breed. So I have made my breeds to please my own eye. Some are from my imagination and some were inspired by a real breed, but do not come close enough for me to call them by an actual breed name.

Edit: Despite the fact that my other pet submissions were accepted without comparison photos, this time I was told I had to show photos of real breeds. I did not use photos when making my breeds, and I made no attempt to make my breeds look like "real breeds." Nevertheless, in order to make these breeds available to you, I was told to give "comparison" photos. They do not compare, because they were never intended to compare.

The rar includes the following breeds:

Border Herder; Bruiser; Dobi in Black/Tan and Chocolate/Tan; Firehouse Dog; Giant Schnauz; Goldie; Lass in Dark and Light; Racer in Silver and Tan; Rolf Setter; Rouge Setter; Standard Pood-L in Apricot, Black, Blue, Blush, Champagne, Chocolate, Cream, Silver, White; and Wolfiehund in Liver and Silver

See the required images below -- and here is an extra one just for fun.

(You must have the pink color unlocked in your game for my dogs to be correctly colored. If you haven't done that, yet, see instructions in the comments section below.)

PLEASE NOTE: I use Nurse4Kitties default pet eye replacements. They are available at MTS2. Without this default replacement in your game, my breeds will not look right.

These breeds go into the PetBreeds folder of your game. If you find you like my breeds better than the Maxis/EA breeds, it will not hurt your game to remove the Maxis/EA breeds you do not like so that my breeds show up more often in the random adoption slots or as strays.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 Pets

This is a multi-part download:

Please also download my AMjoie Dog Breeds:Small Dogs Part One.

And please check out my AMjoie Wilds Breeds, AMjoie Cat Breeds, and AMjoie Lady and the Tramp with Friends Set.
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AMjoie Large Dogs (Two Dozen).rar | All large dog breeds are included in this RAR.

Size: 219.4 KB · Downloads: 7,245 · 14th May 2009
219.4 KB 7,245 14th May 2009
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 14th May 2009 at 10:55 PM
I'm digging your versions way better than the maxis ones and love the alt Doberman you did.

"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."
-Thomas Edison
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#3 Old 15th May 2009 at 1:50 PM
Default How to unlock the Pink color in your game ...
Make a copy of the kissingpoints package from the LockedBins folder of your game. Put it in a safe place. Now, unzip the attached file of the kissingpoints package I have attached, and put it into the LockedBins folder of your game. Let it overwrite the one that was in there. You will now see all of the unlocked colors, including pink.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip (34.4 KB, 228 downloads)
Description: unzip and put into the LockedBins folder of your game

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 16th May 2009 at 4:00 AM
You might not have used reference photos for your breeds..........but they are fabulous and have EA beat! Wonderful creations. And thank you so much for making them available here. :D
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 6:06 AM
You've done an outstanding job!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 15th Sep 2009 at 5:15 PM
amazing work on all of these...I'm grabbing them all...thank you!
Test Subject
#7 Old 1st Nov 2009 at 6:51 AM
Of all of the poorly-made uploads of Dobermans, collies, and Goldens, yours are by far the best! I commend you on each of the breeds-- they adhere perfectly
Test Subject
#8 Old 27th Jun 2010 at 2:21 PM
Ha Ha! Pretty puppies! Just kidding, but seriously, HOLY COW THEY'RE GORGEOUS! I can't even figure out how to make a decent looking golden and you did this?! I am SO jealous of your mega-skills. Thankyou so much for brightening my day with your wonderful creations!
Field Researcher
#9 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 4:04 AM
Thank you so much! I have a collie with floppy ears kind of similar to the one you made, so this is perfect!
Test Subject
#10 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 10:26 PM
Looks great! Thanks for making this available!