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Old 05-18-2009, 06:26 PM
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From my time in a shelter, it's more like they really do just pick things from a hat. We had one dog listed as an otterhound once. How often do you see otterhounds just running around? I don't know why they didn't list him as a doodle....

And then you get these:

Adopt a Pharaoh Hound: Earl: Petfinder

Where I think they're probably just trying to avoid the obvious. Unfortunately that can come back and bite some well meaning, albeit not well informed potential owners. My cousin had that happen when his 'jack russell' mix puppy from the shelter grew up into a pit bull (which happened to be banned where he lived).
LOL I was paging down reading these thinking that my response was going to be about a Pit bull that I saw at our local shelter that they had listed as a Pharaoh Hound and then WAM! Here is another stupid breed guess from shelter personnel. LOL I can't believe they would even write that down, bad enough to verbalize it.
I went up to the counter at the humane society and said "you know that Pharaoh Hound back there?" and the lady said "Oh yes, he is a cool dog" I said, " I don't doubt that for a second but he is NOT a Pharaoh Hound" She said "we ALL thought he looked like one" I said, "then you would ALL be wrong" At that point she laughed and said, most people do not even know the difference so it doesn't matter. Yeah, until the new owners home owners insurance is dropped or the landlord kicks the dog out for being a Pit Bull. NOT good to lie to people about breeds in my opinion.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:07 AM
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I Hart Gonzo- I have to agree with you on how many people are intimidated and think my two siberians are wolf hybrids. It gets really annoying epecially at the dog park.
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:56 AM
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And then you get these:

Adopt a Pharaoh Hound: Earl: Petfinder
I'd bet money it's an "oops". His profile has him listed as a pit bull mix, and pit bull is right under Pharaoh Hound on the list of breeds. I called my friend on something like that once - she'd just clicked the wrong spot and hadn't proof-read.

I'm not saying some shelters don't pull things from a hat, but I'll hold my ground that a lot are probably doing the sort of thinking I mentioned earlier.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:22 AM
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When Zeus was on petfinder, the shelter had labeled him as a "mastiff mix".
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:27 PM
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This one was listed as a lab terrier mix. At the shelter though they just have her listed as Terrier. I really don't see any lab in this girl and she is a big girl at only 5 months old and I'm willing to bet with the size of her paws and her already being so big that she will be well over 100 lbs. I know there is some Pit Bull in this dog but I don't see lab and I can't quite place the other breed I'm seeing in her

Adopt a Labrador Retriever: Reba: Petfinder



This one is listed as an Australian Shepherd mix.
I can't tell you what she is but I don't see Australian Shepherd. for one she is Brindle. (I'm not sure of Aussie colors but I don't think they come in brindle) And she just doesn't have any of those features in my honest opinion, my opinion may be wrong though

Adopt a Australian Shepherd: Corki: Petfinder

Shepherd/Husky mix. No that is a Carolina Dog/Shepherd mix (in my opinion)

Adopt a Shepherd: Stripe: Petfinder

Carolina Dog (Maybe but not pure)
This dog has some boxer or Pit mixed in.


Adopt a Carolina Dog: Sam: Petfinder


Feel free to disagree or add your imput I'm no expert.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:48 PM
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Here is Sasha (We still don't really know what she is, but the story was when we met with the rescue was that the pups were dropped off with their mom at the pound. Mom was put down, and the pups were pulled by them on the day they were to be put down)
I will tell you the original pound paperwork stated they were Jack Russell Terrier/Chihauhua.

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Here is her sister

Clover's Web Page


Here she is as an adult:


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Old 05-22-2009, 01:52 PM
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Kenya was a longhaired doberman!!! lol
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:42 PM
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Borzoi Golden retriever mix anybody?

Adopt a Golden Retriever: Gabby: Petfinder

Collie Borzoi mix?

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Old 05-22-2009, 05:49 PM
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"Pit Bull mixed with ... could it be Collie ...? Definitely Pit Bull in there though ..."



Yes, that was what someone who worked at PetSmart informed me my dog was! :P
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:58 PM
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"Pit Bull mixed with ... could it be Collie ...? Definitely Pit Bull in there though ..."

Yes, that was what someone who worked at PetSmart informed me my dog was! :P
Yikes!!

That's pretty much as bad as the *several* people who have said (or asked if) Sierra is part greyhound. GREYHOUND!

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