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Do people get your breed confused with something else?

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Mad Murphy, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Mad Murphy

    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

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    Just thinking about it..
    A man once walked over to me and pointing at my border collie said 'thats no stabij you know'
    I said 'No hes a border collie'
    Well 'Im just telling you hes no Stabij'

    Now with Murphy I keep getting asked (online because here they are common) is he a spaniel cross? Or a border collie cross?

    But the funniest confused person I ever met was the lady who saw Benny (beagle) and exclaimed 'ooohhh a bagel' the way he looked up at me said it all...
     
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  3. PWDmum

    PWDmum Active Member Registered

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    Yes all the time, we get labradoodle or poodle all the time from people who don`t know the breed LOL
     
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    I'm always being asked what he is but I'm not that surprised. He's a fairly unusual breed. He's been called a small Airedale (which is understandable) and when he was little many people thought he was a large Yorkie.
     
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    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    Jasper's been called an Afghan hound, a deerhound, a wolfhound, a 'hairy greyhound', a Great Dane, a pony, a camel... OK, the last two were from very young children, but two children have called him a cameldog :D

    Then I've been asked if he's a pedigree lurcher, and one man was adamant that he couldn't possibly be a crossbreed because whatever he was he was obviously a very special one o_O
     
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    Well, When I had Bill (a pure, 2 colour basset hound), most people just said it was a fat dog hahaha but it did not bother me at all. But some people hate this situations and cant handle them (I just had a case like this in this forum hahahah).

    Now with zappa, no one can identify him, or say he looks like this or that, but they often say his pretty :D
     
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    People always think Misty is a Labradoodle.
    Once after she had been for a wash and blow dry when she had long hair, she was off lead running about and scared a young girl because she thought she was a black bear cub! :D:D
     
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    Jimbo's a mix of who knows what so we don't typically get these questions ;)
     
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    Flobo Well-Known Member Registered Partner

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    My first dog, Emily, was smallish, curly coated and black and tan, people used to ask me what she was and I used to always say she was a Rotti cross poodle, just because I thought it was funny to see their reactions!! She was a rescue 'allsorts' or Heinz 57 as we used to call them...and she was great:p:)
     
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    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    Everyone knows what breed Olive is, but when i had my little terrier cross bunny people always got her confused with a mini poodle and also a Maltese she was a tibetan terrier cross lhasa apso (white one)
     
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    With a Whippet I do get asked often if she is a Greyhound pup.
     
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    leashedForLife Well-Known Member Registered

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    .

    ever notice that any dog who's B&T is either a Rott or a Dobe?... :rolleyes:

    Even MinPins morph into "miniature Dobermans". :confused: WTH?...

    I was working with a B&T Coonhound one day; he was a shelter-rescue pulled by PACC -- he'd been dumped by his barsteward owner in the fall [when Virginians who run 'deer hounds' cull their packs] & picked up stray by the ACC.
    He was untrained, unhousebroken, about 18-MO, full of heartworm & tapeworms on intake; it's 2-months later, he's HW-free & healthy, & a passerby identified him as a "skinny Rottweiler", & then the man wanted to know "why don't U feed him?!..."
    When did U ever see a Rott with foot-long oval ears? :--\

    I don't expect APOs to recognize a Kuvasz or a Finnish Spitz or an Anatolian or a Tibetan Mastiff or a PBGV - but good grief, ANY Coonhound should be recognizable as a type! :D
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    recognizable in the U-S, that is - i wouldn't expect a Brit to say, 'Ah! - a Coonhound!' at sight of a Bluetick, Treeing Walker, or Plott.]

    - terry

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  13. Mad Murphy

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    When I adopted Oscar there was a small terrier that had just arrived the workers at the shelter described it as a cross west highland white ..I said 'excuse me its a Cairn Terrier' There were puzzeled looks all round and then a rush for the dog encyclopedia ..Then looks of astonishment that this little dog was a breed and not a cross! Ive also met a lady in the park as she was trying to convince her dog not to jump into the pond after the ducks..I laughed and mentioned it must be difficult having a Nova Scotia Duck Toller in in country like ours ( so full of waterways) ..She looked at me with a confused glance and said 'a what? hes a rescue cross lab' Poor dog was every inch a NSDT and when I saw her a few weeks later she said she had been in contact with a club and they had confirmed it.
    She was having a great time doing retrieval work with him. But it goes to show that rescues need very experienced dog people not just eager volunteers because that could so easily have gone wrong had the lady not been willing to go the extra mile for her dog.
     
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    Wow! :)
     
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    A footnote to that post... Its not that I know so much or that other's know so little .. But more that we all know the 'famous' breeds and those common to our area .. Those we dont see are much more difficult. How many people here would know a wetterhoun or a kooiker? Yet here I see them daily..The PWD would confuse me too as Ive never seen one in the flesh, or should that be fur?
     
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    I get asked if he is a poodle. He is actually bichon/Chihuahua cross.
     
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    A child called Jasper a llama a couple of days ago....

    Which reminded me of the man who, when I told him Jasper was a deerhound x lurcher, told me he had a Suzuki once but it kept running off....o_O I assume he meant a saluki!
     
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    A child walked up to my 3 in the summer and turned to his dad and asked to clap the ponies! Both me and my daughter couldn't stop laughing.
    Mine also get confused with greyhounds.
     
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    When we had Travis a black Curlycoated retriever we were often asked if he was a Labradoodle and many children asked if he was a black sheep:D
     
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    Many years ago (probably 40) I had a puppy "show type" Cocker Spaniel. A woman stopped me in the high street and said what a lovely puppy she was and asked if she was an Afgan puppy :eek:. I politely corrected the lady, explaining that she was a cocker spaniel, and the fluff was her puppy coat..
    She grew up to have a nice natural all over smooth coat with easy to groom feathering on her legs. (clipping was never needed!),
     
  21. DixD

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    When Hugo, the sighthound, used to do agility, he was lying beside me at the ringside. A wee girl said to her mum “that’s a very noble looking dog”, but pronounced nobbly, which was a great attempt. So, we call him our nobbly looking dog now.

    The little dog is often mistaken for a Yorkie cross, instead of theNational Dog of Cuba!
     
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