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Old 11-12-2007, 02:21 AM
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Default Are you sure?

If anyone asks me this in Petsmart again, I swear I'm going to stop bringing Eve.

We get the same questions every time we go in:

Them: Is that a Border Collie?
Me: Yes.
Them: How old is it?
Me: 11 months.
Them: Wow, it's really small.
Me: Yup. It's a she, by the way.
Them: Are you sure it's not a puppy?
Me: Yes, I've had her since she was 8 weeks old.
Them: But Border Collies are big. Maybe she's not done growing.
Me: She's not getting much taller, she's just small.
Them: Really? Are you sure she's not younger?
Me: YES.
Them: She's skinny! Do you feed her?

ARGGGGH!!! Just because THEY see 75lb, 24" obese border collies doesn't mean that's all there is to the breed. And yes I'm sure of my dog's age, thanks.

Stupid people.

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Old 11-12-2007, 02:41 AM
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People always ask me if Blaze is a puppy collie. No he is just a very large sheltie/small collie. Not sure exactly what one he is, being a puppy mill dogs who knows. Any way people always assume he is just a puppy and then doubt me. No I have had him for over 4 years so he si not. One lady even argued with me that he was half german shepherd lmao. No he is not. She literally told me I was wrong and he was a german shepherd mix. Ok crazy lady
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:44 AM
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I get the same thing with Spanky. Or people ask me "Are your dog brothers?" and when I respond yes they ask "Are yo sure? The one is so much bigger!" Well if you were so certain they weren't then why'd you bother asking. And I should know. They are my dogs!
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:35 AM
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That woudl be annoying, their probably used to seeing a lot more hair on the pet type BC as opposed to a dog from lines like eve's. She's gorgeous though, love he

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Old 11-12-2007, 04:13 AM
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Yeah... a lot of people are shockingly dumb. And pushy. And annoying. Eve is perfect the way she is!

A lot of people don't believe that Gonzo is alll Border Collie. They think, because he has a medium coat, and funny ears, and doesn't look like a show or pet-bred BC, he must be mixed. And their guesses are the worst. "He looks like he could be part spaniel, or terrier!" HA!

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Old 11-12-2007, 06:50 AM
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i get the same thing with luce all the time. she's only 45 pounds. no, she's not a puppy.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:22 AM
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Sigh, I get that with my border. She is very petite and has upright ears with one blue eye. You have no idea how often I have been told she is a Husky mix. Hello! I got her from a working farm, watched both her parents work, mom full of milk at the time (what a dog). How dare someone tell me that she is not a pure border!
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:25 AM
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Just tell them next time she's a petite ......I think she looks perfect
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by elegy View Post
i get the same thing with luce all the time. she's only 45 pounds. no, she's not a puppy.
I got that down here with Booger ALL THE TIME. Just because shes not a monster pit that has no real conformation like the actual APBT that was around when they were first created does not make her a puppy.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:30 AM
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Yeah, you would think, since she's your dog, you would KNOW how old she is. People crack me up sometimes.

Sadie is lab/border collie mix. She's very tall and people always tell me she has part Great Dane in her. Granted, I have no idea, she could have some from grandparents, but you can look at her and tell she's lab and border collie. She has characteristics of both breeds.
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