Question for Mutt owners......

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  1. lostshowfan86

    lostshowfan86 New Member

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    Mutt owners do you call your dogs the full breeds they are followed by Mix

    Or do you call them one of those cutesie made up names?


    Normally I call my mutt a Jack Russell Mix but I'll be honest there are times I have called her a Jack Chi or a Chiackador (I made that one upas a joke it made people double back and gave them a good laugh and then I went on to tell her story...being on death row by age 6 weeks and how lucky we were to adopt her, back when I thought she was a lab, jack russell, chi mix)

    My grandparents have a Bichon Friese/poodle mix and at times I'll admit I've called her a Bich-poo.

    Anyways normally I call them the full breed followed by mix but at the same time sometimes i catch myself (I try not to say those cutesie names because I don't agree with breeding of designer dogs but I slip sometimes)

    What do you do?
     
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  2. grab01

    grab01 I'm on a boat..

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    I always call them by whatever mix they are, if known. If not, I just say mix. I refuse to use a cutsie name. Ginger's former owner wrote down 'poochi' most of the time, where I refuse to do that and instead call her a poodle/chihuahua mix. Or just poodle mix if I'm in a hurry:p
     
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    If its there is a very prominent breed or 2 in the mix, ill say "dalmation mix" or w/e it is
    otherwise i just say mix.. making up cutesy breed names encourages the crazy designer dog breeders
     
  4. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    I have no idea what Sierra is a mix of so I just call her a Mutt, or a Canadian Bitzahound (Or as Drmom came up with and is in my sig, a Petit Basset English Coonhound)

    Snowpuff, my childhood dog, was a "malti-poo". I called him that until very recently (not because I thought it was a breed, simply because that's what he had been called when we got him and it stuck). Now that I know better I refer to him as a maltese mix.
     
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    I called Max a Shar-Pei/Lab/Great Dane/Pit bull we think mix :D I KNEW he had Shar-Pei in him so I could have said Shar-Pei mix but he acted nothing like a Shar-Pei so it seemed like I was favoring the wrong breed in his mix, so I just said all the guesses I've had on him.

    I will never ever call any mix a designer dog name because I feel that many people see that as acknowledging them as actual breeds of dogs, which they are not, they are mutts and should never be considered a breed of dog. I don't refer to dogs whose owners call them by designer names as those designer names, if it's a Puggle according to the owner I will always address it as a pug mix or pug/beagle mix.
     
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    I call Sophie a Labradoodle. Used to feel funny about it but that's what she is. :)
    Trust me, whenever I have said lab/poodle, people will always correct me with..."oh, you mean a Labradoodle".;)
     
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    Lucy's such a mix, I have no idea what she is. When people ask, I say she's a mutt, possibly an aussie-border collie-chow-spaniel?

    Honestly, I don't see a problem with the cute mix names. (With the people who over breed them? Yes. With the names though? No.) My aunt has two cockapoos, and our friends have a golden doodle. That's what they are, so I'll call 'em that.
     
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    Most people think that Jack is an adolescent Lab and always comment on how cute my Black Lab puppy is...

    Sometimes I call him a Beaglador, but I ususually just say that he's a Lab mix.
     
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    I don't like the designer names. Some people think they're cute, I think they're obnoxious.
     
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    Ollie in petfinder was Golden/poodle . I've never seen poodle ... more Cheesie .... He's my 1/2 Golden other 1/2 love !
     
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    When people ask me what Archie is, I tell them "Your guess is as good as mine."
     
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    I used to refer to Radar as a rare North Carolina Minkling (Mink is his nickname), but now I just call him a Poodle Thing.
    Argon is a Whippet/Bassett, and I don't know how I could combine those at all. Whappett? Whisett? I sometimes call him my Whippy-Woo, but he gives me such a look of humilation that I try not to do it too often.
     
  13. I don't use the 'cutsie' names. I agree, it only encourages designer breeding/buying. If I say I've got, for example, a "Malti-Poo" and someone thinks my dog is adorable and then they want one too, they're liable to go out and look for a "Malti-Poo" breeder. :rolleyes:

    Anyways, Annie is a whippet schnauzer mix, and I usually just call her a whippet mix. I tell people Sam is a Jack Russel/Beagle mix. I don't really say Emmy is a chihuahua mix, because we really don't know if she's a mix, or just a badly bred chihuahua. Same with Triumph... no idea if he's a shih tzu/pekignese mix, or just a badly bred shih tzu.

    Now, I have been known to be a smartass and come up with some really ridiculous names.

    One day someone asked me what Blue was (who just happens to be a full blooded pit bull, not a mix), but they were asking rather rudely cause of his looks. So I answered something along the lines of, "He's a Boruvian Water Tolling Terrier". Made absolutely no sense whatsoever, but he shook his head and went, "Ohhhh!"

    Annie has been a "Yugoslavian Pharoh Terrier" before too. Oh, and can't forget Blue was also once a "South African Bermese Water Hound". :D
     
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    When anyone asks me what kind of dog Rags is I just say he's a BIG dog. Who the heck knows right? He's obviously got some shepherd in him,but he weighs about 120# now!

    I do refer to my friends Labradoodle's as such.

    My take on all this: the dogs could care less,just say they are "loved dogs".
     
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  16. Blue_Dog

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    Blue as far as I know was a husky, german shepherd and golden retriever mix. I admit to making up nicknames for his breed but that was between friends and not to other people. I always said his full breeds. I remember one man said I shouldn't go around saying he is a three-mix dog because it makes him(Blue) look like a mutt, to which I replied "....he is a mutt".
     
  17. Kona is a corgi.jack russell mix.

    I call her a Co-Jack, and have for the longest time, but in reality, she is just a plain ol' muttly.
     
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    When I had a mix I called her by her breed mix. Either the whole thing, or just Toller mix or Border Collie mix. There is someone breeding them on purpose and calling them Tollies, but I never, ever referred to her as one.
     
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    S&S....you could call Radar a Whip-Ass !
     
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    I always say Shack was a GSD or a GSD cross. He was supposed to be purebred but wasn't, don't know for sure what his father was, though his mom was a papered shepherd. We assume the dad was a golden retriever mix because he looked about half retriever. Personality wise he was all shepherd though.
     

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