He's a mali-noise

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  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Was ringing out a customer at work yesterday. She has her dog with, and another customer asks here what breed he is.

    "He's a mali-noise" she tells him. "I thought he was a shepherd mix but then I saw a mali-noise that looked just like him, except he had a black face, so that must be what he is."

    Her dog looked like this.
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    Mali-noise, maybe. Malinois..... no.
     
  2. Shai

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    Super pretty though!

    Whatever he is lol
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    LOL!!!! I LOVE the guesses average people make about their dogs' breeds. One lady told me that her OBVIOUS corgi mix (not a dwarf dog but very Corgi head) was a "dingo." LOL. I was like, Mmk, you're so right.
     
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    About that... lol
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Are malinoise related to yapillons?
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Yep. And German Screaming Dogs
     
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    This is incredibly embarrassing, but for the longest time, that WAS how I thought the name was pronounced :eek:

    And even better, the first time I said the breed name out loud was at a conformation show :eek: Luckily the breeder I was speaking to (she bred/showed Belgian Sheepdogs, I was chatting with her about the differences) was kind enough not to point and laugh, she just said the name in context and continued the conversation. At least I knew what the breed looked like, though.
     
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    I really had to bite my tongue in order to stop myself from saying umm no he is not a malinois. And you are pronouncing it wrong. lol.

    I normally suck at deciphering mixes, so people can be as off the wall as they want and I'll probably believe it LOL. But this dog was clearly no mal. :p I did see a little dog the other day that was being called a JRT mix, but all I saw in her was Italian greyhound and a whole lot of it... couldn't see the JRT.

    I did too the first time I saw it lol. But if I thought I owned one, I'd totally make sure I was pronouncing it right!
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Mal-en-wahhhhhhhhhhh rofl
     
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    People think their dogs are the oddest things...

    We had a dog come in that was a medium sized probably Aussie mix. Tri colored. Looked Aussie-ish. They got her at the pound. Her people were soooo sure she was a Bernese Mountain Dog. They even pointed out a brochure with the breed and said 'see, she looks just like that!!'. Her markings weren't even the same.....
     
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    Like the hip high, tan, german shepherd faced "border collie" that is a patient at our vet????
     
  12. MicksMom

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    But don't you know if it's tri colored it's obviously a Berner? :lol-sign:
     
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    I used to pronounce it like that too, LOL

    But yeah, wow... if you're going to think your dog is a certain breed, it might be smart to do a little research.
     
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    I pronounced it like that for suuuuuuch a long time. I don't remember when I finally heard someone say it but I was ashamed of myself lol.
     
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    Or, as the vet tech wrote down on our chart the first time we went there "Mellonwa" :p
     
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    Oh god, someone told me that they had the "Basenji type Chihuahua" :confused: They said that it's a special type of chi with longer legs and a Basenji head... wtf, right?

    People think their dogs are the weirdest things. I wonder if they get it from other people making suggestions. That dog looks nothing like a malinois.
     
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    :rofl1:
     
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    One lady brought in a black lab and told us it was a cocker spaniel. Alright lady, sure. Lol.
     
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    So, in other words, they spent an ungodly amount of money on either a sadly out of standard Chi or a Chi mix. :(


    Well that's a switch. Usually if anything is solid black they say it's a Lab.
     
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    i was pronouncing it wrong until eukanuba on tv.
     

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