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Old 11-05-2009, 09:49 AM
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Default What breeds have your dogs been mistaken for?

These threads are always worth a good laugh

Let's see...

Rylie has only been called a "teacup chihuahua."

Chloe has been called a husky puppy and a jack russell terrier.

Tucker has been called a yorkie and a pomeranian... and someone argued with me at Pet Supermarket about how his snout is "much too short to be a chihuahua, so he must be a mix" .

Rory has been called a golden retriever, a borzoi, an aussie, and the latest one is a springer spaniel. Two women walked by us a few days ago and one said to the other: "what breed is that?" The other women answered "springer spaniel." lol.

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Old 11-05-2009, 09:58 AM
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Maddie CGC .:. Cocker Spaniel .:. 13 y/o
Bailey CGC .:. Shetland Sheepdog .:. 6 y/o
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:00 AM
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hmm, lets see...

Vixie is a Pomeranian...because "chihuahuas dont come with coats like that, and shes too stocky to be a chihuahua"
Ive also been told shes a mix because she has long hair, papillion mix, pomeranian mix and even shitzu mix!

Dodger, hes a pappillion, he has to be with all that long feathering on his vixie chihuahuas these parts cant be long hiared, and if hes not a pappillion he has to be a mix because chihuahuas are all short haired, fine boned and skinny!
oh its also been INSISTED hes a teacup...(hes only 3lbs so is on the smlaler end of standard) to which i replied...actually i leave my teacups home in the cabinate!

Rosie is a german shepard puppy...depist us telling mistaken folks "actually shes now almsot 3 years old so we can be absolutly certain shes NOT a german shepard...we can also introduce her to the parents...and they still wont have it...shes got a sable "saddle" so MUST eb a shepard puppy!

Ruby is a poodle...but not just any poodle...a neglegted poodle with its hair straightend...shes white...shes "fluffy" in certain spots therefore absolutly HAS to be a poodle...even if i tell them differently...
and forget it if i mention chinese crest im corrected, because those dogs are ALWAYS hairless and ALWAYS ugly...

Jasper...well folks dont know what jasper is...
hes aparently not ugly enough to be "one of those things that always wins the ugly dog contest"
so ive been told everything from terrier to poodle, all say that he has a "skin condition" that makes his hair fall out...or that i shave him...
the best one though...
hes an African Wild(or painted) dog puppy...because hes got those huge ears and the splotches of black and white...

thats his SKIN folks! if i tell them hes a chinese crested....IF they belive me they are blown away, then insist the person i got him from scammed me because hes "not got the right face, they all have dangling tounges and buggy eyes.
the few that actually belive me and are open to it are amazed at how "pretty" and elegant a crestie face realy is!

charlie...well hes never a problem, hes got floppy ears therefore hes a cocker spaniel...
aparently the "nicest looking american cocker" anyone has ever seen...and its a travasty he was neutered because hed do amazingly in the ring...

we always thank them...then explain that he actually doesnt look like breed standard because hes an american x english and a puppy mill rescue...yes hes a very handsome dog...but he doesnt fit either the american or english standard!

I wonder if other dogs think Cresties are members of some weird religious cult?

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Old 11-05-2009, 10:07 AM
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Bruzer (a pug) - mistaken for a pit bull. Seriously.
Daisy- (Great Dane) mistaken for a "bird dog"

And it always cracks me up when people call Gunnar a "K9".
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:18 AM
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Capone's been an APBT for as long as I can remember. He's got a big head, so -DUH- he must be a pittie! I just stopped arguing. Seems people thing I'm trying to get out of something and pass him off as something he's not. What hacks me off is because they think he's a pittie, they're spooked by him?

So, if you see an APBT that weighs around 115-120#, beware! He's be known to lick the faces and sniff the pockets of his victims. Also, hide your children. He hates them and will run them down. Once he's got them down, it's terrible.... that's right, he GUARDS them!!! Oh, the horror.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:19 AM
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well as we all know, I own a Basset Hound... oh yeah, and a dachshund.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:19 AM
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Mine are corgis lately.

Let's see... chihuahua is most common. Then pomeranian. Sheltie. Pekingese.

My favorite is miniature collie or miniature border collie. I don't know where that one comes from. Summer is a toy collie and Mia is a toy border collie.

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Old 11-05-2009, 10:21 AM
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Ares was called a "Swiss Valloond" (Swedish Vallhund).

A sweet old man kept insisting that Tyr wasn't a Malinois, he was a "Police Dog" (saying it as if it was a breed).
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:27 AM
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Romeo has gotten Papillon & Pomeranian pretty often. Nobody ever guesses chihuahua :/

Kenya gets wolfdog pretty often or long coated doberman lol

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Old 11-05-2009, 10:39 AM
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Except for when he was a wee pup, most people know what Caleb is. Back then, people would ask me if he was a Lab or a Golden. However, I almost fell over this past summer when two boys told me they had a white Pitbull , too.

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...Kenya gets wolfdog pretty often or long coated doberman lol
Years ago we had a Siberian/GSD mix that a bunch of people thought was a wolfdog.
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