Breeding is the producing of offspring, usually animals or plants

* Animal breeding, through selected specimens such as dogs, horses, and rabbits
* Plant breeding, through selected specimens such as trees

Breeding may also refer to:

in science:
* Biobreeding rat, an animal used for Type 1 diabetes modeling
* Breeding back, a breeding effort to re-assemble extinct breed genes
* Breeding pair, bonded animals who cooperate to produce offspring
* Breeding program, a planned breeding of animals or plants
* Breeding season, the period during each year when a species reproduces
* Captive breeding, raising plants or animals in zoos or other controlled conditions
* Cooperative breeding, the raising of the young using non-parental care givers
* Preservation breeding, a selection practice to preserve bloodlines
* Selective breeding, an animal selection practice to encourage chosen qualities
* Smart breeding, a plant selection practice to encourage chosen qualities
* Thoroughbred breeding theories, for horses
* True breeding organism, an organism that produces only offspring with the same phenotype

in media
* Breeding (EP), 2007 album by Dirty Little Rabbits
* Breeding Death, 2000 album by Bloodbath
* Breeding the Spawn, 1993 album by Suffocation
* Dust Breeding, 2001 Doctor Who television series audio play
* Robin Hood's Birth, Breeding, Valor, and Marriage, Child ballad no. 149

in government:
* Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund, equine research within New York state
* Breeding Bird Survey, a government monitoring programs for bird populations
* Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, People's Republic of China breeding facility
* Kartaniya Ghat Alligator Breeding center, government center in Indian

for locations:
* Crop breeding in Nepal
* Geilweilerhof Institute for Grape Breeding, in Siebeldingen, Germany
* Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute, in Geisenheim, Germany
* List of albatross breeding locations, a list of such programs
* Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, in Cologne, Germany
* UPLB Institute of Plant Breeding, at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños
* World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses, an equestrian organization
* World Conference on Breeding Endangered Species in Captivity as an Aid to their Survival, captive breeding organization

for people:
* James Floyd Breeding, U.S. Congressman from Kansas
* Marv Breeding, 1960s U.S. Major League Baseball player

ee also

* Good breeding, disambiguation page
* Inbreeding, is breeding between close relatives
* Inbreeding depression, reduced fitness from breeding of related individuals
* Manners, the unenforced standards of human conduct
* Mating
* Outbreeding depression, reduced fitness from breeding of unrelated individuals
* Provenance, the origin or source from which something comes, and the history of subsequent owners
* Purebred, "cultivars" of a species
* Sex
* Sexual intercourse

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  • Breeding — Breed ing, n. 1. The act or process of generating or bearing. [1913 Webster] 2. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals; as, farmers should pay attention to breeding. [1913 Webster] 3. Nurture; education; formation of manners.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breeding — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Brett Breeding (* 1963), US amerikanischer Comiczeichner James Floyd Breeding (1901–1977), US amerikanischer Politiker Marv Breeding (1934–2006), US amerikanischer Baseballspieler Breeding steht als Name… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • breeding — [brēdiŋ] n. [see BREED] 1. the producing of young 2. the rearing of young; upbringing, education, or training, esp. in manners or social behavior 3. good upbringing or training [tolerance is a sign of breeding] 4. the producing of plants and… …   English World dictionary

  • breeding — breeding. См. скрещивание. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • breeding — index conduct, deportment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • breeding — / bri:diŋ/, it. / briding/ s. ingl. [propr. generazione; allevamento , der. di (to ) breed generare, allevare ], usato in ital. al masch. 1. (zoot.) [riproduzione controllata d animali e piante] ▶◀ selettocoltura. 2. (tecnol.) [proprietà dei… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • breeding — (n.) late 14c., hatching, incubation; also formation, development, growth, from prp. of BREED (Cf. breed) (v.). Meaning good manners is from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

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