What does you dog get mistaken for?

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Everyone knows what Violet is but for some reason everyone just thinks Chloe's a Chihuahua. She's (as far as we know) dachshund/chihuahua. But no one sees the dachshund! To me just looks like a dachshund with up ears! Oh well.
 

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Everyone knows what Dekka is. But it will be interesting for people to know what people will think Schen is.
 

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People know what Bailey is. They also tend to realize that Gabby is the same breed if they're out together. If Gabby is out alone though I usually get asked what she is. Some people guess Springer some guess Cocker. Usually though they don't know. Which is fair.

Everybody knows Diego is a springer.
 

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Most people accurately label Rhys as a 'pit bull' but no one ever says American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier (he's both, he's dual registered). Most people are disappointed that he's full grown and not 100 pounds lol. When he was a young puppy we got Boxer a lot, which makes sense because of his color.

Last night we were in Pet Supplies Plus (we live within walking distance of one) and I was weighing the boys. The lady working the front register accurately labeled him as an Amstaff. I was shocked. Apparently she did conformation for years with Akitas and owned what sounds like a very nice Amstaff back in the 90s. She seemed very knowledgeable about structure and was complementary of his attributes. It was refreshing.

Henry gets everything, poor boy. Some are fairly accurate; he's some sort of hound mix. Others are way off base.
 

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Most people are pretty good with guessing Yorkie, they're usually just thrown off by his size so it's more of a ".... yorkie?" question. I am actually shocked at the number of people who guess Silky Terrier considering they're not really that well-known. I didn't even know what they were until after I had Jackson.

The other one I get a lot is "Look, it's the Toto dog!" (which is a Cairn Terrier) so... I guess close enough lol.
 

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Joey (Ibizan hound)- most guesses are greyhound with upright ears. I've gotten saluki oddly enough and I've gotten Great Dane mix before. Greyhound and large whippet seem to be the majority of the guesses I get.

Bamm (BC mix)- I actually mainly get border collie guesses actually. I've been asked before if he was a coyote/dog mix though.

Cricket (mexidog)- their guess is as good as mine? There's really not much doubt that she is a xolo type mix of whatever, but I get a lot of shepherd mix guesses when I don't see that in her at all. Whippet is another guess I get a lot which probably isn't too far off the mark since I'm sure she has some Sighthound influence in there somewhere. I've had a few people call her a mini Dutch shepherd lol.

Itztli (Xoloitzcuintli)- majority of people don't even know what a xolo is to even guess that so I'm not surprised I get some weird guesses. I've gotten shepherd/lab mix because of his ears. I've been asked if he is a pit mix. Lab mix seems to be majority of the people. When his ears are taped people will ask if he is part Doberman and I've been asked if he is a Dane puppy before.
 

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Juno is usually a boston terrier or a boxer mix. I'm usually pleasantly surprised if they know she's just a straight up boxer lol.

Happy doesn't usually get breed guesses, although in the beginning I had a few people ask if she was a keeshond mix.

Cajun is super easy to guess, I would think, HOWEVER I did hear someone call her a greyhound mix?? lol. Although sometimes I can totally see that in her :p

Can't recall anything on Lucy! If anything they just ask what she is.
 

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Bogart's generally a husky. Sometimes a Malamute. Twice a Malamute/GSD (never a husky/GSD). Mostly just "Whoa."

I don't know what Josie is, but all guesses are generally in the same range as my own (pit bull/pointer, maybe hound). Once, I got "Is that one of them dogs with the strong jaws?"
 

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Siberian Husky. I want to say that it's the tail, and it very well may be in most cases, but we get asked this even when he's just sitting down.

 

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Siberian Husky. I want to say that it's the tail, and it very well may be in most cases, but we get asked this even when he's just sitting down.
Trent looks more like a GSD than basically any dog so when I saw you'd replied I didn't think he could possibly be mistaken for anything else.

I was wrong.
 

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No one knows what a Cizsla is on this island unless they know Penn. She has been Lab, Whippet, Greyhound, Weimy, Ridgie, several mix breed guesses, Great Dane puppy, Dachshund and lots of others but those are the most common guesses for her. Poor girly.

I've also had people fight with me saying they know for SURE Vizsla isn't a real breed and I got ripped off by a shitty backyard breeder and I should get my money back. 4 different people have actively fought with me about the breed..
 

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Strangely Meg constantly gets Greyhound, I think because of the coloring. I always wonder if people are just trying to be "politically correct" and not call her a pit bull, so they go with the only other brindle thing they can think of.
Except that when you own greyhounds people are perpetually confused if your dog is any colour other than grey (*cough* blue *cough*).
 

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Now everyone knows Brooks is a Poodle, but when he had a long puppy coat (puppy coat isn't very curly) everyone guessed Goldendoodle. And when I said, no, he's a poodle, I got a loooong glance and then an incredulous "really? I've never seen one with a coat like that......"

Goose doesn't go to public places a lot (stranger danger, so she enjoys car rides, but not so much going IN places) but while some do sometimes get Chow correct, she's a Shar pei mix a lot.

Newt is usually a Poodle puppy.

Nog is a Pug mix a lot....
 
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99.9% of the time we get Collie... even though she is a bit small for one. the other .1% we get German Shepherd puppy...
 

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Lucy gets schipperke fairly often, which is such an uncommon breed that I'm honestly surprised so many people know the name! She is small and black and fluffy, but she's not a schip!

I get border collie a lot too. There may very well be some border in her, but I'm surprised how many people are convinced she is full border collie, since the general public seems to thing BC's must be black and white.
 

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