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Old 06-27-2009, 10:40 PM
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Default Petfinder dogs mislabeled many times?

Been reading here and wondered if others have found dog breeds MAJOR mislabeled on Petfinders.

Beardie cross? Does that look like a beardie at all to anyone?
Adopt a Bearded Collie: Scamp: Petfinder

Collie mix?
Adopt a Collie: Laddie: Petfinder

In list said Cairn Terrier, ion details see says mix but I dont see much Cairn?
Adopt a Cairn Terrier: Toby 3: Petfinder

BTW find all adorable just wish someone would pick closer breeds in some cases.
Other day saw a dog labeled chihuahua that looked pure GSD to me
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:45 PM
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I have see alot of dogs on petfinder that are mislabeled like the dogs you posted and it really bugs me.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:49 PM
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Whew not just me.. sometimes think gee this dog would have a better chance of finding a home if it was correctly identified and labeled type wise... Not that I can identify all breeds in dogs by any mode... but sometimes the wrong label major sticks out...
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:06 AM
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Nope its not just you! Yeah I totally agree with you.

This kinda thing although not the same also really bugs me.
Adopt a American Bulldog: ROCKY: Petfinder
CLEARLY a Am Staff yet look what he is labled as.
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:12 AM
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Am wondering if thats in attempt to get the boy a forever home avoiding the staffie label?
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:20 AM
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The 'beardie" is shaved - it may very well look like one with its coat.

The collie mix looks like either a collie or sheltie mix to me; it's exactly how I would have described it.

Scruffy little terrier mix - may as well pick Cairn I guess.

I've seen some pretty off labels, but those aren't ones that bother me.

There was a similar thread recently, and I posted an explanation for some of it from a rescue's perspective. Sometimes it's just a bad guess or a mis-hit (I've seen some that clearly the person hit the breed above or below the target one by accident), but there is a lot of reasoning behind the breeds that are chosen.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:23 PM
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Am wondering if thats in attempt to get the boy a forever home avoiding the staffie label?
I'm sure it is but I do not agree with it, they are 2 different breeds and I think he is probably a purebred Staffie.
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Nope its not just you! Yeah I totally agree with you.

This kinda thing although not the same also really bugs me.
Adopt a American Bulldog: ROCKY: Petfinder
CLEARLY a Am Staff yet look what he is labled as.
In that defense, they have the dog labeled as an AB mix. Considering the modern day AB has APBT back in it's genetic make-up, it's quite realistic to think that should an AB be mixed with another bully-type dog, that that dog could be the end product.

Identifying "pit bull" breeds is almost impossible to do when trying to do some from one another.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:30 PM
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sometimes they mislabel them on purpose to increase the views by more desirable types or to protect them from local ordinances.
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:44 PM
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I agree the collie mix most likely has collie in it. The others could go lots of ways, and not near as off as some others I've seen!
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