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Old 04-27-2014, 05:57 PM
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Where I live they use husky because we have a high number of sled dog cast offs, and off spring so it's a catch all term really, because they type is really anyone's guess, it could be sibe, mal, Alaskan, Akita, really anything with a fluffy coat they will use. And northern spitz confuses people.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:11 PM
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I guess I need to stop saying Dobie lol.
I will continue to say dobie no problem.

Kind of funny to me that people get annoyed by these lol I don't care what nicknames people want to use.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:58 PM
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Anybody else have nicknames for their breed that they hate?
"Hate" is too strong a term. And it's not slang, but the actual (English) name of the breed with which I've always had issues ...
the "Black Russian Terrier."

With at least 17 breeds used in its development, and only one being a terrier (the Airedale, which was one of the secondary breeds used), why they chose to call these guys "terriers" is beyond my understanding.

I actually prefer one of the alternate "slang" names; I think it's not only more descriptive, but more propos ...
the "Russian Bear Schnauzer".
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:11 PM
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Like, "I have a collie"? WHAT KIND.
um.... This one might be kind of hard bc Collie is actually the name of the breed. Rough & Smooth are variations within the Collie breed but they're both the same breed(Collies) and can be breed together(and often are).

Now a Border Collie IS a different breed. But it's still collie or border collie. Saying smooth or rough collie is kinda like saying black/yellow/chocolate lab... They're all the same breed.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:51 AM
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Just read one now. Iggy. I couldn't for the life of me think what it was so I googled it and it's an italian greyhound.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:24 AM
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Just read one now. Iggy. I couldn't for the life of me think what it was so I googled it and it's an italian greyhound.
That one I actually knew! Not sure why since I've never owned one, but I picked it up somewhere.

The more I read this thread, the more intense my dislike of the word "pibble" becomes. It just sounds gross lol.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:20 AM
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It's always heeler with the farmers and horse people. ACD with more just dog oriented people I guess?

Hate the word pibble. What's wrong with pittie?

I always say dobie. Guess I don't care if that bothers anyone though lol!
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:30 AM
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I say Dobie and Dobe.

I say Pittie and Pit (although Pit is typically followed by "mix").

I say Rottie.

I say Husky (in reference to a Siberian Husky, never any other breed.)

I say Lab.

I say Golden.

I say Chessie.

I say "IG".

I guess I don't understand why people take offense to Dobie, Pittie/Pit, or Rottie....it is the same to me as saying Lab/Golden (Pit) or Chessie (Dobie/Rottie). You shorten it to one/two syllables and ad an "ie" to the end to help it roll off the tounge. Don't know what the issue is?

Same with Husky. If I want to clarify that it is an Alaskan Husky, I say...Alaskan Husky. Kind of like I say Collie for a Rough/Smooth Collie, but when I want to say Border Collie I say....Border Collie.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:52 AM
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I say Dobie and Dobe.

I say Pittie and Pit (although Pit is typically followed by "mix").

I say Rottie.

I say Husky (in reference to a Siberian Husky, never any other breed.)

I say Lab.

I say Golden.

I say Chessie.

I say "IG".

I guess I don't understand why people take offense to Dobie, Pittie/Pit, or Rottie....it is the same to me as saying Lab/Golden (Pit) or Chessie (Dobie/Rottie). You shorten it to one/two syllables and ad an "ie" to the end to help it roll off the tounge. Don't know what the issue is?

Same with Husky. If I want to clarify that it is an Alaskan Husky, I say...Alaskan Husky. Kind of like I say Collie for a Rough/Smooth Collie, but when I want to say Border Collie I say....Border Collie.
Yup.

Except I say iggy, not IG.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:29 AM
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I guess "Dobie" is too cutesy for a lot of people, me included. You don't see people calling GSDs "Sheppies" or Malinois "Mallies" .... cutesy doesn't fit some breeds, IMO.

ETA: If we're adding 'ie' to make breed names easier to roll off the tongue, why aren't Chows called Chowies, Great Danes aren't called Danies, Pugs aren't called Puggies?

I don't know. As I said, it's a peeve of mine.
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