Other names for your breed

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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I thought this would be a nice educational thread. I heard someone refer to a teckel a while back and had to look it up to realize they meant dachshund. So I thought we could share other breed names just in case I come across the more uncommon (for the USA at least) names for your breed.

    For Papillons we have:

    Papillon (erect eared)
    Phalene (drop eared)
    Continental Toy Spaniel (Actually the most common name for the breed worldwide as it's what is used by the FCI)
    Epagneul Nain Continental/ENC
    Squirrel Dog
    Butterfly Dog

    So... share away! :D
     
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    Australian Shepherd
    Aussie

    Those are the two most common, though if you dig into the history, they were also called "ghost-dogs" "blue bob-tails" and if you go over to Wales, they will swear up and down that Aussies are Old Welsh Sheepdogs.
     
  3. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I believe squirrel dog is a bit outdated but all the others are still used nowadays just depending where you are in the world.
     
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    babymomma Remembering Casey ♥

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    Yorkshire terrier
    Yorkie
    Broken-Haired Scotch Terrier (The original name, rarely used, but ive heard it used a few times)
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    The bichon frise (my moms dog)
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    is also called the Bichon à poil frisé
     
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    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    Chihuahuas can be called:

    Long coat/long haired chihuahuas
    Short coat/short haired/smooth coat chihuahuas
    Chis

    Chihuahuas meeting the breed standard are commonly called "apple heads."
    Chihuahuas outside of the breed standard are referred to as "deer heads."
     
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    That is really interesting. I am new to Aussies, and I never knew that. Where did the "ghost-dogs" name come from? Thats pretty cool.
     
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    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is most commonly referred to as:

    Toller
    Duck Toller

    But many people used to refer to them as (and maybe still do in Nova Scotia):

    Little River Duck Dog
    Yarmouth Toller
    Tolling Retriever
     
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    Shelties are pretty much shelties, but they used to be Toonie dogs and (my personal fave) Shetland Collies. I actually really wish they were still called Shetland Collies. *sniffle*
     
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    Georgygirl Uffda!

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    planet molosser CASSA

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    Koochee dog Afghani type
    Tobet Kazakistan
    ALabai Turkmenistan

    Central Asian SHepherd dog USA and describing all types under standard.
    Central Asian Ovcharka Russian type
    Aziat Russian nationals

    All correct OVCHARKA dog is incorrect since that means shepherd dog and without the name Caucasian or Central Asian in front of it - it is misnomer often used.

    My own pen Smooch Monsters or dog of the nomads.
    For my cough competition since I dont breed for Russian CAO type they call my dog Buffalo Shepherds even thou I live in Niagara not Buffalo.:)
     
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    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Teehee...

    Mutt
    Mixed Breed
    Heinz 57
    Cross (breed)

    And I'll just for fun throw in Alstation for GSDs.
     
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    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    Pembroke Welsh Corgi aka Bunny Butt
    Malinois aka Melon Head.

    :p
     
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    Goldens = sweethearts !
     
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    The one I hear the most is "Onebigass Dog" :rofl1:
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    Collie or 'Lassie' dog :p
     
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    It seems to have started when settlers were traveling with their blue-eyed Aussies. Legend has it that the tribes wouldn't bother settlers if they had a blue-eyed Aussie, thinking they were traveling with a special protector. The natives referred to those Aussies as "ghost-dogs".
     
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    For the longest time I almost always call Yorkies "Shire/s."

    West Highland White Terriër/Terrier/Terror
    Westie

    Then the generic Little White Dogs, have heard a few people refer them as Christmas dogs but that's nonsense to me.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    lol ive heard quite a few people call them cesar dogs
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    Blah! I rebel against that ;):p Do you know how many times at a show no less someone makes a Cesar comment? I say look in a catalog and get back to me, unless they actually ask what breed they are.
     

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