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View Poll Results: What do you think of 'pibbles'
I think its great! 8 10.26%
Meh don't care 31 39.74%
I think its silly to try to call them something new 24 30.77%
chocolate covered raisins. 15 19.23%
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:53 PM
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I see dobe or dobie the same way I see 'pittie'. A little cutsie but not an attempt at white washing a breed.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by SizzleDog View Post
It bothers me - probably why "dobie" bothers me.

Granted, I bet all the Chi people will hate me for this but I call them chih-HOO-uh-HOO-uhs.... it makes me giggle.
lol I don't hate you. I think all the funny names people come up with for Chis are pretty hilarious.
Chis, ChiHOOuhHOOuhs, TacoBell dog, Munchkin dogs.. but I think THAT is just harmless nicknaming.
but I think the pibbles thing is more than that.

I say Dobie.. lol my bad. I say Rottie too.. I just like the -IE sound at the end of things, it makes it sound cuter.
I also say Squirellie and Horsey and things like that lol

I have a friend who calls all dobermans "Pins" since Min-Pins are the Miniature version lol
as in "What a cute Pin!"
people usually have no idea what shes talking about but I think its funny lol

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Old 11-24-2010, 07:57 PM
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To me, dobe is fine. Dobie is just a little too cutesy for my personal taste.

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by corgipower View Post
I see it along the same lines of calling Malinois "Melonhead" or calling a Corgi "Bunny Butt". Just a nickname and no big deal.
I agree.

Originally Posted by SizzleDog View Post
It bothers me - probably why "dobie" bothers me.

Granted, I bet all the Chi people will hate me for this but I call them chih-HOO-uh-HOO-uhs.... it makes me giggle.
Why does Dobie bother you? Just curious - I use the term sometimes. I know they are called Dobermans, I am not trying to make them into something they are not, it's more of an I'm lazy and dobie is easier to say than doberman...

Me and my boyfriend sometimes refer to pitbulls as pitti-bulls. He is dying to get one, so it's just an affectionate term. For example, if we were walking down the street and I saw a pittie I might turn to him and say something along the lines of "Look, a pittibull" Obviously not loudly so the owner heard, just a term we use because it's fun to say I suppose.

Meh, I just don't see it as a reason to get my panties in a knot

(Just want to add though... It's different if that's all people know them as or if people are legitimately trying to change the name of the breed... But as a nickname? Nah.)

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:04 PM
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I saw pibble when I am talking in a cutsey wootsie baby voice about how cute the widdle pibble puppy is!

But if I'm just refering to a Pit Bull type, I say Pittie. Pibble only comes into play when I am squeeeing over how cute it is.
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:07 PM
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I actually don't know if I say Pibble. I got scared and went back to the baby lukes page, and apparently I said Pitty, so I guess thats okay?

I say it as a nickname, but then again, I don't own a breed, I own a mutt.
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:10 PM
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I just tend to say pit in real life. I don't think I've ever heard anyone say 'pittie' or 'pibble', just pit or pit bull. Just like I never say 'paps' in real life but I type them.

Eh... nicknames don't bug me too much, really though.

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:14 PM
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I don't know why, but I don't like it... I call them pits in real life.

I don't like dobie... I use Doberman in real life and dobe online.

I hate when people say taco bell dogs or chi wees (cringe). I call them chi-hoo-ah-hoo-as sometimes. Haha.

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:17 PM
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I voted that I love it, but maybe I misunderstood the question? I don't call all pit bulls "pibbles," just mine.....

I call Sally a pibble all the time, for a couple of reasons--first of all it's cute, and I think that she is cute, so it works out well for a nickname. Secondly, she is a generic "pit bull type." She could be a mix or not, and we don't really know, so pibble works well---"pit bull mix" is long to say, APBT or Amstff is inaccurate as far as we know, and if I describe her as a "pit bull," especially in dog circles, I am often told that there is "no such thing." So, she's a pibble or a pittie or a bully breed, or whatever.

As to whether the fact that I call her a "pibble" has any bearing on how I view pit bulls and dog/dog interaction.......Well, Sally does not go to the dog park, nor will any pibble (ha!) I ever own, does not stay out loose with Jack while we are gone, and I have spent tons of time and money (in trainers) working with her dog issues to help me help her be a better behaved canine citizen, so you tell me.......

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:21 PM
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To me "pibble" sounds like you have your mouth full and I get this mental image of somebody slobbering all over themselves going "PBBBLLL." Though like blackrose says, if it's in context of "baby talk," it doesn't really feel as awkward. But just as a word on it's own, I find it unusual, awkward, and annoying. Like "pittie" isn't cutesy enough or something? Weird.

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