I was walking Zeus at a nearby playground, and a young girl (about 12) and her mother came up to see Zeus. The girl asked what kind of dog he was. I said a blackmouth cur. She said she's never seen one in dog shows before. I said that they weren't an AKC breed. The mom smiled and said, "Oh, so he's a mutt. If it's not in the AKC, it's a mutt." Then they walked off before I could say anything. Now, I couldn't care less what these people think of Zeus. But that attitude amazes me. And what's sad is that she's not the only person I met who thinks that way. I know it's only ignorance, but it still bothers me. Anybody else encounter anything like this? Or have any ideas as to what I can say to people who think that way?