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Mistaken Dog Identity

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JayGee   

I have had the Mals called Greyhounds on a number of occasions

!!!!!

Oh Dear ;)

Yep, doberman cops the same as well. But funny enough, it was also while we had a greyhound, and they would be standing side by side. ????

Yeah LOL! "What's that crossed with" or "What kind of GSD or GSD x is that" is pretty common and I can't blame people for not recognizing what is a pretty uncommon breed but Greyhound does make me giggle.

I remember years ago, I had Jeddah training with Sue Harper. A group of older teenage boys were watching, when finally one got up the courage to approach. Apparently he and his mates were convinced Jeddah was a Rottweiler. I think the black and tan colouring was way more convincing than body shape!! LOL Pointiest Rotti ever! I suppose the general public just can't wrap their head around Mals, they've got to be some sort of skinny, smooth GSD! ????

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JayGee   

a little boy pointed my german shepherd to his mum saying: "look, a horse!"

Haha! Excellent!!

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LisaCC   

a little boy pointed my german shepherd to his mum saying: "look, a horse!"

I've had a few kids point to Nova and say "Look at the tiger"

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angelsun   

My adult Pinschers are often called Kelpie Crosses and the pups most times are labeled as Dachshunds!! The cresteds? Well the hairless gets "OMG..what is it?" and the puff is just another mixed maltese shitzu thing......

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We were at a Father's Day outdoor event today. Dogs were welcome so we brought Chloe.

As we were leaving, this man approached me and said "I've never seen a brown one before"

I was think huh Brown labs not exactly rare!

Then he goes is it a Brown Rothweiler?

Me no she's a lab

Him oh really ,she's big

Me to myself- best put Chloe on a diet but am positive she'll still look like a lab not a Rothweiler.

????????????

I have two labs and one of them is chocolate. I had a man approach me once and ask if my bitch was a kelpie. I said, "No, she is a Labrador. Kelpies are much less stocky and they haven't got the thick tail". He also asked if she's crossed with something.

I also get comments like "I thought Labradors are tall and big" why is yours small? (i.e. about 22 inches at the withers). And yes, I got asked if she was a rottweiler too. LOL

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coogie   

My sister has been asked by a small boy(7ish) if her black GSD is a Dire Wolf. My first thought was how does a kid that little know what a Dire Wolf is. He must have been watching GOT.eek1.gif My two are Shar Pei but are variously called Pug, Frenchie, Bulldog and once the Lilac girl was a Pitbull, I assume because her nose leather is lilac too and they though she was a "rednose." If I say they are Shar Pei the most common response is "oh one of them fighting dogs," said as they take two or three steps back.

I don't try to correct them because they never believe they are a guardian not a fighting breed and they have seen them on Cesar you know.

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pepe001   

Not a dog story, but...

A visitor looked at my parents' Jersey house cow and a group of Fresian calves, and asked, "Is she their mother?"

Umm... They're different breeds, and cows don't have litters.

wish I had a dollar for every time I was asked "when is the foal due" they were looking at my slightly obese gelding?

although I think the winner was the neighbor who asked me why is my donkey mare beating up my stallion? went to have a look and standing there looking at me, were one donkey stallion and one donkey gelding??

how do you explain that to their owner ? He bought them as a "breeding pair"

How did he not see the very large donkey bits???

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pepe001   

Dozer (amstaff) regularly gets mistaken for a Mastiff..

He's got a dark mask so I can understand that part, but he's less than half the size of a Mastiff...

Seems in rescue and rehoming dogs anything of bullbreed is labelled a mastiff or mastiff cross. Especially tan with dark masks. Just look at any rescue pages on the www.

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Not a dog story, but...

A visitor looked at my parents' Jersey house cow and a group of Fresian calves, and asked, "Is she their mother?"

Umm... They're different breeds, and cows don't have litters.

wish I had a dollar for every time I was asked "when is the foal due" they were looking at my slightly obese gelding?

although I think the winner was the neighbor who asked me why is my donkey mare beating up my stallion? went to have a look and standing there looking at me, were one donkey stallion and one donkey gelding??

how do you explain that to their owner ? He bought them as a "breeding pair"

How did he not see the very large donkey bits???

Male dog at the day care I was working at was given a female name - owners thought he was a she for 2 weeks when they first got "her" and then, when they realised, decided they liked the name.

Clearly they don't know what penis looks like - on any species...

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