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Old 07-06-2012, 03:42 PM
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I get all sort of breed guesses for Zuma from chihuahua to border collie. Zinga on the other hand, very few people have guessed they normally just ask. I've gotten one or two catahoula's and a speckling of cattle dogs, except for when we met a guy from Australia who's brother has a koolie, he guessed it right away and I did just about keel over.
You didn't tell me someone guessed Koolie! That's awesome!

The closest anyone has come was smooth BC which was probably what I would guess if I saw someone with a dog that looked like Trav

But I have noticed a lot less people guessing breeds now that I have two that look a like. Now they just go "Is that her baby?" or ask what they are. Traveler though is becoming very insecure about his manliness
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:53 PM
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At the agility trial we had like 3 people ask if Zing was a BC. One person ask if she was an ACD mix. One person who thought when we said Koolie that we meant Catahoula (this of course was also the person who said she could tell whether dogs were going to have good times based on how they were sitting at the start line, and was wrong just about every time ).

There was one person who didn't even bother asking, just loved on her then when someone she knew came over said "Look at the Border Collie puppy!" Erm...k.

Majority of people both at the auto cross and the agility trial when we had Zing just asked though.


Frodo's most common guess is Yorkie. I do not understand this, AT ALL.
My favorite conversation:
Guy: Is that a Yorkie?
Me: No, he's a corgi.
Guy: Oh, so that's a Yorkie and a what?
Me: He's just a corgi, they're a purebred. From Wales.
Guy: ... oh. He looks like a Yorkie.
Me: Okay.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:00 PM
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Frodo's most common guess is Yorkie. I do not understand this, AT ALL.
My favorite conversation:
Guy: Is that a Yorkie?
Me: No, he's a corgi.
Guy: Oh, so that's a Yorkie and a what?
Me: He's just a corgi, they're a purebred. From Wales.
Guy: ... oh. He looks like a Yorkie.
Me: Okay.
Best conversation ever.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:05 PM
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Best conversation ever.
Agreed!

I will never get over the two completely separate people who insisted Strider (the borzoi) is a pit bull because he's brindle. Then proceeded to chew me out for having a pit bull and a baby. It's crazy how hung up people get on color.

Behold! The flattest, pointiest, hairiest pit bull on earth!



Otherwise, people think he and Kaia are greyhounds, unshaved rescue greyhounds (because they shave them for racing! lol), greyhound/border collie mixes (which is a pretty good guess if you've never heard of a borzoi), and afghans and salukis.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:11 PM
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Elsie's breed is guessed wrongly pretty much every time someone asks, but I figure that comes with the territory. She's been a GSD, GSD mix, husky, husky mix, chow, chow mix, fox, wolf, coyote, collie, collie mix...

What baffles me are the people who either argue with me about what she is ("No, Belgian shepherd dogs are much bigger than that. She's a German shepherd.") or the people who accuse me of making it up. ("I've never heard of those... are they real?")
Lol that's exactly how it is with Mira. I completely understand people not knowing what a Flat-Coated Retriever is. In addition to not be all that common, the name just throws people for a loop. Mira's well into her 2nd year now and my dad called her a Flat-Footed Black Lab recently lol.

But yeah it's the arguing thing that gets me. I understand people assuming she is a LabX (though it's always "Black Lab Cross" not just Lab lol) or Golden RetrieverX...we had a GRX when I was a kid who was a dead ringer for a FCR. It's when people argue with me that I just roll my eyes. When Mira was about 6 months old I took her to a local park and had a couple tell me she was a Black Lab Cross...at that time I still bothered to give the real info and said she was a Flat-Coated Retriever...

"So that's Black Lab mixed with what?"
"Uhhh nothing. Flat-Coated Retrievers are another breed."
"Right but they are Black Labs mixed with what?"|
"Another breed as in...their own breed. Not a mix."
*they exchange pitying looks*
"Oh is that what they told you? Yeah she's just a designer mix that's not a real breed..."
"No really Flat-Coats are---"
"It's okay we love mix breeds!"
"But she's...I have mixes...it's just that she's not...oh nevermind."

And that's when my caring about explaining what a FCR is died an agonizing death :P
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:13 PM
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There are some breeds that I don't recognize, but I'd never tell someone that their dog is a breed when it isn't! Most of these people are just so persistant, like you're lying by correcting them! They think it's a Borzoi rather than a BC so it MUST be a Borzoi.

There was someone with a gorgeous Mal at our vet's office a while back, and Ian said "I love your Malinois" or something to that effect. The guy looked so happy that we knew what his breed was. I'm sure he gets GSD all of the time.

Oh yeah, Chloe's also been called a JRT while we were at the vet's office by another patient. I told them that she was a Chihuahua, and they really doubted me. They told me that Chihuahuas don't come in "her color." Well, JRTs don't come in merle so obviously they don't know their breeds anyway.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:32 PM
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"So that's Black Lab mixed with what?"
"Uhhh nothing. Flat-Coated Retrievers are another breed."
"Right but they are Black Labs mixed with what?"|
"Another breed as in...their own breed. Not a mix."
*they exchange pitying looks*
"Oh is that what they told you? Yeah she's just a designer mix that's not a real breed..."
"No really Flat-Coats are---"
"It's okay we love mix breeds!"
"But she's...I have mixes...it's just that she's not...oh nevermind."

And that's when my caring about explaining what a FCR is died an agonizing death :P
Don't you just love conversations like that? I've had a couple very similar ones regarding Dance, haha. Except that those people always assume she's a Golden mixed with something and they too pity me for buying a dog that isn't a real breed.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:01 PM
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I would probably guess that a dog was a bc or bc mix before guessing koolie. There was one very koolie looking dog at the last agility trial I was at and I so wanted to ask but never got the chance. They were from Texas so I thought it might be possible.

I also love the ones I get about my dogs' ears. How did you make their ears so big? (That's a direct quote) I also get asked relatively frequently (couple times a year) if they're cropped... I need to come up with some wild story to explain why they have huge ears.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:07 PM
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LOL, I always get, "Corgi mixed with...?"

"Another corgi."

Or, my favorite, "What kind of dog is that?"

"She's a Cardigan Welsh Corgi."

"You know, in MY day we didn't have these dogs with the fancy the names. We had Labs, and German Shepherds, and Chihuahuas. And Beagles. Now they're getting crazy with these designer dogs."

"Oh, well actually this breed is hundreds, possibly thousands, of years old, but they only entered the states in the 30's." *big smile while my eye twitches*
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:20 PM
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Person: "Awwww she is so cute! She looks like a little fox! What breed is she?"

Me: "Finnish Spitz."

Person: "Oh where are they from?"

Me: "...Finland."

Person: "Oh so it's a Spitz?"

Me: "Yes, a FINNISH Spitz."

Person: "I knew someone with a white one! I think it's called an Eskimo Spitz?"

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