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Old 10-10-2012, 11:40 PM
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Most guesses I get are pretty reasonable - the common ones are Greyhound, Italian Greyhound, Saluki, Borzoi. But according to some people...

This is a Dalmatian:

This is a Weimeraner (or a Papillon):

And this is a Doberman:

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:00 AM
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It's usually Doodle. Almost always..."what a pretty doodle!".

The following conversation ensued at the IGA (grocery store) a block away though tonight:

Cashier: "Do you have a big white dog?"

Me: "Yes I do actually..." *trying to find my cash and debit card*

Cashier: "He's so pretty! is he a chihuahua? or a corgi??"

That was a first....

But I've gotten Pomeranian, Akita, GSD mix, and "artic toller" before.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:13 AM
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Anteater. They were dead serious. Like really. So I explained that they were endangered Giant Angaraland Anteaters and that I was out socializing them so they wouldn't be as anxious in captivity and we'd have more success breeding them.

Pony. Dead serious on that one too, they didn't believe it was a dog even when I pulled back to show his teeth.

Magical Narnian Llama-thing. This is a pretty close guess to be honest.

Ridgeback. Sounds really off, but for someone who'd never seen one it kind of makes sense. They're groomed so the hair on the back points backwards. He was really sad when I corrected him but seemed to feel better when I told him that it was a good guess, because of the hair.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:40 AM
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I did have someone ask me once how I got my cat to walk on a leash.

Willow is often confused with a pit.

Otherwise the mosst common confusion is either calling the papillons - poms or chihs.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:48 AM
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8 by Buster-Quinn, on Flickr

This is usually a "Kelpie and what else?"
Also a
Sheltie mix
Koolie mix
Husky (understandable - I have even yelled "STOP LOOKING LIKE A HUSKY!" at her before)

Probably the weirdest... "has she got any Basenji in her?" from a sheepdog trialer... who had a smooth BC.

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Old 10-11-2012, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by JessLough View Post
The best was when somebody told me how cute my chihuahua/terrier mix is. This was the animal in question:
We had someone ask what kind of dog our Nubian goat was once. Oh, did I mention he had pretty good sized horns?

You'd think everyone knows what a Lab looks like, right? Well, according to a kid we met at a festival once, Caleb is a pitbull.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Whisper View Post
OMG, I'm DYING @ the ferret.
I am too!

Originally Posted by speedydogs View Post
And this is a Doberman:
And then my mother asked me this morning "What's that herding dog looking puppy in your class?" I thought she meant the scared GSD mix, no "the whippet looking one", yep, .

And yes, we get "Dobie mix" and even "German shepherd" all the time, but 3 times, in one day, at the same Petsmart, 3 different people ASSUMED Enda was a Labrador, and even so recently at a trip to the TSC store someone again thought she was a Lab...cause this is so a Lab right?

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And this is a Yorkie, or a "mini Collie"

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(shocking the only two wrong guesses he's ever had)
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by MicksMom View Post
We had someone ask what kind of dog our Nubian goat was once. Oh, did I mention he had pretty good sized horns?

You'd think everyone knows what a Lab looks like, right? Well, according to a kid we met at a festival once, Caleb is a pitbull.
Someone with Ibizans once told me that her dogs were commonly mistaken for goats.

When I was walking Tully once, someone down the street called out to me "is that a Rottweiler, or a Beagle?" I told them she was a pit bull. Which she isn't, but I figured if they didn't know the difference between Rottweiler and a Beagle, the difference between a pit bull and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier would break their brain.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:53 AM
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So many great ones! I always think it's funny when people guess really specific or rare breeds because you'd think that means that they are familiar with the breed... I also love when people state what breed your dog is instead of asking, I get that ALL THE TIME! "Nice Pit!" "Pit Bull, huh?" "He's small for a Pit Bull." "How big will he get when he's full grown? He's half the size of my Pit!" Or just the all to common, "They get such a bad rap, but Pit Bulls are great dogs if you train 'em right." Sometimes, if I'm tired, I don't even correct people... Keep them coming! These are hilarious!
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:38 PM
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For a while I had a bunch of people asking if Buster was a dingo. Is he slightly dingo in shape? Sure, like most of the herding breeds are.

I wouldn't even bother with the Staffy vs Pit. Its like someone calling Ruby a retriever. Close enough! thanks for not asking if she is part kangaroo (she is though).
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