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Old 10-10-2012, 07:29 PM
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What is the weirdest breed that people have guessed for your dog?


My most common one for Saxon is "Pit Bull." I don't mind it, I just use it as a chance to educate people on the differences between the APBT and the SBT. I have had a few people insist that he's a Pit Bull and I'm wrong, which is annoying, but there's not much I can do about it other than laugh!

Every once in a while, though, I get a funny guess. The most common guess (other than Pit Bull) is Beagle or Beagle mix! I have had 4 people (FOUR SEPARATE PEOPLE) ask if he was a pure bred Beagle! I have also had several people (I've lost count) ask if he was a Beagle/Pit Bull or Beagle/Jack Russell Terrier mix... Have these people ever seen a Beagle?


Beagle


Not a Beagle


So that's my story! What's the oddest breed anyone has guessed for your dog?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:35 PM
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The best was when somebody told me how cute my chihuahua/terrier mix is. This was the animal in question:
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:30 PM
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The best was when somebody told me how cute my chihuahua/terrier mix is. This was the animal in question:
LOL

I guess I've had a chi mix before too XD

I have some crazy guy I always run into when I head into town with Yoshi who is '100% sure' that she is a fluffy pit... Apparently they are super rare XD who knew??
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:47 AM
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The best was when somebody told me how cute my chihuahua/terrier mix is. This was the animal in question:
We had someone ask what kind of dog our Nubian goat was once. Oh, did I mention he had pretty good sized horns?

You'd think everyone knows what a Lab looks like, right? Well, according to a kid we met at a festival once, Caleb is a pitbull.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:46 AM
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OMG, I'm DYING @ the ferret.
I am too!

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And this is a Doberman:
And then my mother asked me this morning "What's that herding dog looking puppy in your class?" I thought she meant the scared GSD mix, no "the whippet looking one", yep, .

And yes, we get "Dobie mix" and even "German shepherd" all the time, but 3 times, in one day, at the same Petsmart, 3 different people ASSUMED Enda was a Labrador, and even so recently at a trip to the TSC store someone again thought she was a Lab...cause this is so a Lab right?


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And this is a Yorkie, or a "mini Collie"


Stumpy man, posing on a stump by ~WelshStump~, on Flickr

(shocking the only two wrong guesses he's ever had)
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:47 AM
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We had someone ask what kind of dog our Nubian goat was once. Oh, did I mention he had pretty good sized horns?

You'd think everyone knows what a Lab looks like, right? Well, according to a kid we met at a festival once, Caleb is a pitbull.
Someone with Ibizans once told me that her dogs were commonly mistaken for goats.

When I was walking Tully once, someone down the street called out to me "is that a Rottweiler, or a Beagle?" I told them she was a pit bull. Which she isn't, but I figured if they didn't know the difference between Rottweiler and a Beagle, the difference between a pit bull and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier would break their brain.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:44 PM
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Goblyn, my SBT (I saw you asked her name in your other thread and completely forgot to reply to it, sorry), is...

A Pit Bull puppy...
A Labrador puppy...
An "I didn't know Pit Bulls were that small"...
Similarly, a "Miniature Pit Bull"...
Pug...
Frenchie...

And the weirdest was in line at a fast food place, I had my Staffy with me and my then 11 week old cropped APBT puppy. Guy at the register asks, "Is that a Doberman Pinscher?" I assumed he meant the puppy since you could barely see her through the vehicle window at the angle he was at and I guess if you squinted just right and missed the fact that she wasn't tanpoint, she could look like a Dobe puppy...maybe. So I asked. No. He was actually referring to my completely natural, small even by SBT standards, Goblyn, who was sitting right there plain as day. The weirdest part really, was that he specifically added the "Pinscher" part of the breed name. Normally when people do that, they at least have a remote idea as to what one looks like.
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The best was when somebody told me how cute my chihuahua/terrier mix is. This was the animal in question:
Ok, that has mine beat! At least they guessed the same species!


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Goblyn, my SBT (I saw you asked her name in your other thread and completely forgot to reply to it, sorry), is...

A Pit Bull puppy...
A Labrador puppy...
An "I didn't know Pit Bulls were that small"...
Similarly, a "Miniature Pit Bull"...
Pug...
Frenchie...

And the weirdest was in line at a fast food place, I had my Staffy with me and my then 11 week old cropped APBT puppy. Guy at the register asks, "Is that a Doberman Pinscher?" I assumed he meant the puppy since you could barely see her through the vehicle window at the angle he was at and I guess if you squinted just right and missed the fact that she wasn't tanpoint, she could look like a Dobe puppy...maybe. So I asked. No. He was actually referring to my completely natural, small even by SBT standards, Goblyn, who was sitting right there plain as day. The weirdest part really, was that he specifically added the "Pinscher" part of the breed name. Normally when people do that, they at least have a remote idea as to what one looks like.
Goblyn is the perfect name for a Stafford! Love it! What an oddly specific guess to be so wrong!
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I never get weird guesses, but people would come in to grooming or day care and tell us their own dogs were the ODDEST thing. One person brought their dog who looked exactly like a JRT and said it was a chihuahua, and then someone brought in a dog who was like 45 lbs and white and fluffy and said it was a chihuahua....we were like "we thought the appointment was for a chihuahua" and they said "yeah, a long haired chihuahua."

Or the guy who brought in what I'm pretty sure was a purebred german shepherd and called it a Malamute...when I questioned it he said "she's definitely a malamute, it's on her papers, we bought her from Puppy Depot."
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Chinchilla or sugar glider.

Summer used to get Toy collie a lot. Doesn't anymore.

Pomeranian and Chihuahua are the most common. We get shih tzu often enough that it makes me confused how so many people think they look like shih tzus. Same with pekignese.
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