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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Atropine » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:49 am

I prefer to use pup; I find that "cub" refers more to big cats and bears. For me, it really doesn't sound right with wolves. Even so, wouldn't say either term is universally correct/incorrect - as far as I know, each term can be used. I suppose it is down to personal preference.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Willowwolf510 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:40 am

I prefer pup to cub because cub makes me think of a bear and i thinks wolves are superior to bears.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Blightwolf » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:05 pm

Atropine wrote:IEven so, wouldn't say either term is universally correct/incorrect - as far as I know, each term can be used. I suppose it is down to personal preference.
Both terms are zoologically acceptable but the debate lies in the matter that which term is more appropriate for wolves. I agree, it is down to personal preference, but it's just plain silly how the terms are used - cub is an older term than pup, yet for some reason it is common to say "my dog had puppies" but at the same time people apply it to wolves, as well: "The she-wolf gave birth to five cubs." It doesn't add up. Wolves and dogs are both canids - why a different term is/has been used? Could it be the fact that dogs are domestic and wolves are wild? Maybe that is why people made separate terms for the same animal.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by vladlin » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:12 pm

I say that it should be called a pup because , first of all it sounds cuter
second of all they were (so far) always called pups nothing else
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Crocotto » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:17 pm

Blightwolf wrote:
Don't you mean "cub", Croc? Seems like we're all getting confounded by these terms. XD
No I mean pup, it's a well established fact that baby seals are called pups
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Anyways, ALL members of the Canine family (save for the small foxes) have their young called pups. Calling them cubs is just misinforming people
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by AlbinoWolf6 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:37 pm

I prefer to use pup, to me when people call wolf pups cubs it makes me think of bears. So, to avoid confusion I call them pups.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Jayness » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:28 pm

AlbinoWolf6 wrote:I prefer to use pup, to me when people call wolf pups cubs it makes me think of bears. So, to avoid confusion I call them pups.
Same here, I think that they should keep pup as the correct term. It would make things much easier.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Blightwolf » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:13 am

Crocotto wrote:No I mean pup, it's a well established fact that baby seals are called pups
want proof?
http://www.youtube.com/results?q=seal%2 ... =en&tab=w1

Anyways, ALL members of the Canine family (save for the small foxes) have their young called pups. Calling them cubs is just misinforming people
Are you serious? Baby seals are called pups? That's strange. I've always thought "pup" as an exclusive term for canids... But seals are related to canids, so... I don't know. Although bears are related to canids, as well, yet their offspring are called "cubs". This is bizarre.

Well, fox offspring can be called pups, as well, but isn't the term usually "kit" that applies to baby foxes?
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Willowwolf510 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:51 am

Well... i still think pup.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Alsatian » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:08 am

I always go by "pup". "Cub" is for big cats, bears etc.

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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Willowwolf510 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:17 pm

Pup is the scientific term for baby wolves, i think
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Silverwolf111 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:18 pm

Yeah. When I think of cubs it reminds me of big animals
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Jayness » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:30 pm

Willowwolf510 wrote:Pup is the scientific term for baby wolves, i think
I suppose it is, and I don't think that they would change it.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Spirit900 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:29 pm

I would mostly use the term "Cubs" for bear cubs.
If a dog had offspring, I would most commonly call
them Puppies. Since wolves are related to dogs,
I will call their offspring Puppies aswell.
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Re: Cub vs. Pup

Post by Adalae » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:32 pm

I say pup, I have always used pup for wolves and it annoys me when people use cub: When I hear the word cub I think "bear" not "wolf".
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