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Old 06-13-2013, 12:31 PM
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Not many wrong breed guesses. I'm positive Charlotte is mostly Pit Bull with maybe some Cur thrown in there, but everyone has their opinion as to what she is, and given she was found a stray, I don't argue much.

Most people know what Ma'ii is, but I had one lady ask me if he was a Staff mix.

Uuuhhhhhhhhh.......
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:45 PM
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LOL!! Same here.

The Weirdest thing happened to me at a street fair a few weeks back, a lady came up to me and started petting Fleetwood, and casually asked me "is he a golden retriever?"

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I waited for the punch line, or something, but... She was dead serious.

Anyway, I get a lot of people telling me about how great their old Doberman or shepherd was, or just start taking guesses on what he is, and then they ask me "what do you think he's mixed with?".... And occasionally of people try to tell me that his "breeder" ripped me off and sold me a mixed breed. Because he's definitely a German shepherd mix.

One of the weirder guesses was border collie/Dalmatian.
We had a Beauceron(sp?) come into our store and another customer loudly exclaimed "It's a Doberman with fur!" lol
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:17 PM
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I would live to see a Beauceron, but when identifying the breed I always look for the double dewclaws
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:45 PM
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We had a Beauceron(sp?) come into our store and another customer loudly exclaimed "It's a Doberman with fur!" lol
Haha!!!

I had a guy last year at a parade we were watching, from across the street, yell at me "Hey!! Your Dobe needs a haircut!!"
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:19 PM
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I wish there was a pill or a treatment for ignorance/stupidity of the mainstream human race :/
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:33 PM
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I don't think it's ignorance or stupidity lol there's lots of things out there that have lots of variety If you aren't into dogs, you will just assume it's a particular breed you identify with! Sometimes their guesses are silly, but it's only because we know& love our breed so the differences are huge!

I prefer when people ask 'Is she a so& so?' and the only thing that bothers me is when people tell me I cannot possibly be correct about the breed. Ohhh she's not a Vizsla, I've been wrong all along! She's a Lab. Thanks for correcting me so violently!!
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:34 PM
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I wish there was a pill or a treatment for ignorance/stupidity of the mainstream human race :/
I don't think that's quite fair. I mean, I know we all have these threads to joke around about what people have said which is all fun. But not everyone is going to be into dogs like us.

I mean, the amount of cars I can identify can be listed on one of my hands, the knowledge I have about fishing is limited to what I learned when my dad took me out as a kid, my parents talking geek sounds like another language to me, when my boss talks any type of sports to someone I'm trying to figure out if they're just making things up.

We all have our special interests and that's great and yeah, sometimes people can be a little scary with the things they ask but I think it's a good thing to remember we're not smarter or above those people because there is a good chance I have and will ask a question they deem incredibly 'stupid' and obvious about something they are passionate about.

Reminds me when I was at my first disc dog club meeting and I was asked what discs I have. My answer? "A couple green ones and a white one that turns purple in the sun...."

They all laughed and were a second away from patting me on the head like an inept but slightly amusing toddler.

There is always going to be stuff I don't know and it keeps me humble but I would like to think it's not lack of intelligence.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:43 PM
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Yeah, I don't expect most people to know what kind of dog I have. To most people, a dog is a dog is a dog. The vast majority of people are not dog enthusiasts like most of us here tend to be.

Sure, it might get old after a while to answer the same question over and over again, but rarely do I think the person is stupid (except for the choc Lab/Doberman comment... that was a little dense lol).

It never makes me angry when somebody doesn't know what my dog is, or gives me false information regarding my own breed. Sure, it might be frustrating sometimes if the person is being rude about it and acting like a know it all, but whatever. Such is life.
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LOL!! Same here.

The Weirdest thing happened to me at a street fair a few weeks back, a lady came up to me and started petting Fleetwood, and casually asked me "is he a golden retriever?"

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I waited for the punch line, or something, but... She was dead serious.

Anyway, I get a lot of people telling me about how great their old Doberman or shepherd was, or just start taking guesses on what he is, and then they ask me "what do you think he's mixed with?".... And occasionally of people try to tell me that his "breeder" ripped me off and sold me a mixed breed. Because he's definitely a German shepherd mix.

One of the weirder guesses was border collie/Dalmatian.
Oh dear! No one every really confused Gipsy with another breed. I mean... everyone knows what a lab looks like.

With Zora... it's already starting! Awwwww Your Rottie/Dobe/German Shepherd (WTF, GSD?) Puppy as a Rottie/Dobe OK. I can see how some may confuse... but a GSD? O.o
Most people don't know what a beauceron is anyway.
"Oh what breed is your puppy?"
"A Beauceron"
"A what-a-whata?"
"A beauceron or Berge de beauce!
"Oh is that one of those new breeds?"
"No, actually it's a breed that has been around for years and is well known in France!"
"Uhhuh, sure. I say modern new breed" -.-
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That is the cutest face ever.
Thank you! I always found her exceptionally adorable.
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