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Old 04-23-2009, 08:47 PM
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Mutt owners do you call your dogs the full breeds they are followed by Mix

Or do you call them one of those cutesie made up names?


Normally I call my mutt a Jack Russell Mix but I'll be honest there are times I have called her a Jack Chi or a Chiackador (I made that one upas a joke it made people double back and gave them a good laugh and then I went on to tell her story...being on death row by age 6 weeks and how lucky we were to adopt her, back when I thought she was a lab, jack russell, chi mix)

My grandparents have a Bichon Friese/poodle mix and at times I'll admit I've called her a Bich-poo.

Anyways normally I call them the full breed followed by mix but at the same time sometimes i catch myself (I try not to say those cutesie names because I don't agree with breeding of designer dogs but I slip sometimes)

What do you do?

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Old 04-23-2009, 08:57 PM
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I always call them by whatever mix they are, if known. If not, I just say mix. I refuse to use a cutsie name. Ginger's former owner wrote down 'poochi' most of the time, where I refuse to do that and instead call her a poodle/chihuahua mix. Or just poodle mix if I'm in a hurry
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:59 PM
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If its there is a very prominent breed or 2 in the mix, ill say "dalmation mix" or w/e it is
otherwise i just say mix.. making up cutesy breed names encourages the crazy designer dog breeders
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:59 PM
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I have no idea what Sierra is a mix of so I just call her a Mutt, or a Canadian Bitzahound (Or as Drmom came up with and is in my sig, a Petit Basset English Coonhound)

Snowpuff, my childhood dog, was a "malti-poo". I called him that until very recently (not because I thought it was a breed, simply because that's what he had been called when we got him and it stuck). Now that I know better I refer to him as a maltese mix.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:00 PM
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I called Max a Shar-Pei/Lab/Great Dane/Pit bull we think mix I KNEW he had Shar-Pei in him so I could have said Shar-Pei mix but he acted nothing like a Shar-Pei so it seemed like I was favoring the wrong breed in his mix, so I just said all the guesses I've had on him.

I will never ever call any mix a designer dog name because I feel that many people see that as acknowledging them as actual breeds of dogs, which they are not, they are mutts and should never be considered a breed of dog. I don't refer to dogs whose owners call them by designer names as those designer names, if it's a Puggle according to the owner I will always address it as a pug mix or pug/beagle mix.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:05 PM
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I call Sophie a Labradoodle. Used to feel funny about it but that's what she is.
Trust me, whenever I have said lab/poodle, people will always correct me with..."oh, you mean a Labradoodle".
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:14 PM
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Lucy's such a mix, I have no idea what she is. When people ask, I say she's a mutt, possibly an aussie-border collie-chow-spaniel?

Honestly, I don't see a problem with the cute mix names. (With the people who over breed them? Yes. With the names though? No.) My aunt has two cockapoos, and our friends have a golden doodle. That's what they are, so I'll call 'em that.
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Most people think that Jack is an adolescent Lab and always comment on how cute my Black Lab puppy is...

Sometimes I call him a Beaglador, but I ususually just say that he's a Lab mix.
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I don't like the designer names. Some people think they're cute, I think they're obnoxious.
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Ollie in petfinder was Golden/poodle . I've never seen poodle ... more Cheesie .... He's my 1/2 Golden other 1/2 love !
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