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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%
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:59 PM
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it's also a commonly used abbreviation of american pit bull terrier used by many many knowledgeable breed people, in the same way that lab is used to signify labrador retriever and westie is used because west highland white terrier is a mouthful.

sure it's used incorrectly and inaccurately by some groups. i don't see that as having anything to do with what the breed is or isn't. just because the teevee is calling a mastiff cross a pit bull doesn't make the pit bull not a pit bull.
And I've caught myself doing it, too, but I try to make sure I don't do it unless I'm around people who already know the difference

But, if I'm around people who do not know, I'm very careful to introduce Tallulah as an American Pit Bull Terrier, which often gives me a chance to do a little teaching and monster-myth dispelling
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:03 PM
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Pibble sounds like dribble.... and I can't think of anything that dribbles as being attractive or positive.
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Pibble sounds like dribble.... and I can't think of anything that dribbles as being attractive or positive.
I think this is why I picture somebody slobbering on themselves when I hear it...
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I don't own a pit, but I honestly couldn't care less. I do say it - actually, I type it when gushing over something cute or something, I don't use it in a RL conversation. Just an internet thing for me I suppose - like how I type "Chi" but always say "Chihuahua" in real life. I do say Dobe in real life though!

I do get why people can get offended though. Like I don't like it when people call Dally a heeler. Okay, it's a pretty common name for the breed, but when I think of "heeler" I think of all the ACD crosses I've seen called as just that (not "heeler cross" - just "heeler"). It seems like people use "heeler" as a type, not a nickname for the ACD. I never correct them (because they aren't wrong), and I don't want to seem like a snob, but my dog is an Australian Cattle Dog!
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:08 PM
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And I've caught myself doing it, too, but I try to make sure I don't do it unless I'm around people who already know the difference

But, if I'm around people who do not know, I'm very careful to introduce Tallulah as an American Pit Bull Terrier, which often gives me a chance to do a little teaching and monster-myth dispelling
i introduce my dogs as pit bulls. if people connect their friendly, fun-loving selves with the monster stories on tv, more's the better. if i can cause some cognitive dissonance- the dogs in front of them are not what they see on the television screen- i can make a big impression.

i'm not interested in playing a name game.
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I don't own a pit, but I honestly couldn't care less. I do say it - actually, I type it when gushing over something cute or something, I don't use it in a RL conversation. Just an internet thing for me I suppose - like how I type "Chi" but always say "Chihuahua" in real life. I do say Dobe in real life though!

I do get why people can get offended though. Like I don't like it when people call Dally a heeler. Okay, it's a pretty common name for the breed, but when I think of "heeler" I think of all the ACD crosses I've seen called as just that (not "heeler cross" - just "heeler"). It seems like people use "heeler" as a type, not a nickname for the ACD. I never correct them (because they aren't wrong), and I don't want to seem like a snob, but my dog is an Australian Cattle Dog!
Really? That's so strange to me that you don't like it. I live in the deep South, and I'd never even heard the word Australian Cattle Dog until I came here to Chaz. The breed is either called a blue or red heeler down here. All the hardcore working breeders use the name, even.
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I think there is probably a big difference in perceptions in different regions of the U.S. It's a MUCH bigger deal down here in the south, especially in some regions, than it seems to be in other parts of the U.S.
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We have "heelers" here too - red heelers, blue heelers. Yeah, they're ACDs but very few people call them that. It's weird.
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I probably wouldn't mind at all if everyone called them that! I'm just so used to people calling everything that looks like it could have some ACD in it a heeler. Like I said, it's not even like they're in the wrong because ACD DOES = heeler, I think it's just a snobby me thing.
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Meh, I don't really like it lol. I love the breed but will not call them pibbles.
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