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Arcanine with pups by LaSpliten Arcanine with pups by LaSpliten
Arcanine
"Canis Lupis vulcanis"
Height: 5-7ft
Length: 6-8.5ft
Weight: 600-800lbs
Call: a series of growls, howls, barking and whimpering
Diet: mainly carnivorous, but will eat some fruits, such as pecha berries
Range: high mountains and forests, often found near the calderas of active volcanoes. Mainly in the Kanto region.
Relatives: closely related to houndour/houndoom, other relatives include vulpixes/ninetales and eevees (including their evolutions)

Arcanines are actually an altered form of the growlithe. This happens because of a slight change in DNA caused by a stone with weak radioactive properties (fire stone). After exposure to a fire stone, a growlithe's body mass dramatically increases and it grows more hair. These stones are on rare occaisions found in the high mountains where the arcanines and growlithes live.

Arcanines and growlithes, like most dogs, live in family oriented packs. The arcanines are respected by the rest of the pack and are considered the alpha dog. If the pack is attacked, the alpha dog defends its family with a variety of physical and elemental attacks.

Growlithes and arcanines have a gland in their throat that produces a hydrocarbon slurry. This can be sprayed out their mouth, which causes it to pass a tiny, heat-producing spike that ignites the slurry. This attack can be a stream (known as flamethrower) or one large burst (known as fire blast). Younger dogs tend to have thicker slurry that comes out in flaming clumps, which is an early attack known as ember. Though they do not learn it on their own, growlithes and arcanines can be taught overheat.

The fur and skin of growlithes and arcanines does not burn because it is covered in a flame-retardant fine powder. The throat and tongue are extremely thick compared to other dogs. Owners are urged not to bathe their arcanines and growlithes unless with a special dry shampoo, or else this powder may be temprarily lost and their fur may burn.
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pennypenny123 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Wow that's UNBELIEVABLE!
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LaSpliten Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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WolfSpirit23 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
wow looks so nice!!!

how did you colour this?? looks so beautiful!
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mea-uzimaki Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
OMG! i luv it XP thanks for all the info on Growlithe and Arcanine
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Silverbirch Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Cool description, too.
I'll enter it, then!
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Slades-Apprentice Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
Okay, I'm SO sorry I didn't comment on this earlier! I got distracted and forgot to come back to it.

OMG, this rocks! I love how you did everything, from the pose and the little pups to the background. This is very well done. Thank you for drawing it. :3 :hug:
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wasabi-kick Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
also, your rendition of growlithe and arcanine have them being a lot less chubby than i'm used to seeing them. Nice to know they get a better workout in your world ^_^
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NUTCASE71733 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Wow, awesome pic and incredible description. It was as if you had an actual Arcanine to study to come to this conclusion.
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Zurite Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
I like the background. :)
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LaSpliten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a really hard to do background. Thanks :)
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