Question for Mutt owners......

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  1. adojrts

    adojrts New Member

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    I now don't have mixes/mutts/All Canadians but I know I try to be careful when asking other people so they don't get offended. And I have to admitt that it annoys me as well with the designers breeds and my tongue is evidence of that by being shredded and bleeding alot lol.
     
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    I just hate it when people get all hung up on trying to figure out what breed the dog is. When I look at my dog I don't even see a "breed," I just see my dog. So in a way it annoys me when people don't even see my dog because they're trying to fit her in a box. So I try to avoid long conversations about what the breed is, I just start talking about her.
     
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    Well.

    When we first purchased Happy from a farm, supposedly he came from some Amish folks some town a little ways away. My parents told me that his papers(which I never seen) read "Australian Cattle Dog", which, is absolutely wrong. Eventually I found a site with Australian Shepherd information, and immediately made a connection.

    After some thought however, I decided(at the intellectual age of fifteen) that because of his physical disposition, Happy couldn't possibly be a complete Australian Shepherd. I thought we saw and felt some Border Collie, so I would add that - And he became a Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix.

    Now days when I look at him, though, I feel as though I'm not sure if I can really say that. I know he is partially, if not all, Australian Shepherd just by physical attributes and behavior alone. But I wonder now if he was just poorly bred, or perhaps bred from working-dog stock, and I really don't think I can safely say exactly what he is.

    So, Aussie mix works well most of the time :p
     
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    Unless asked I don't tell what Peewee is. Peewee is well just Peewee a pee on your shoe, run and hide one of a kind. Half the time when I say what hes mixed with people don't believe me anyway.
     
  5. ihartgonzo

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    I always say Corgi mix. Then come the other breed guesses (99% of the time people say "Aussie" or "Malamute" or "Basset Hound" or something that makes almost no sense at all). Then me saying "Probably Husky or Beagle, I think... heh".

    I should just leave it at Corgsky. :p
     
  6. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    I call him by his mix. But I never know how to describe it. Usually I just say cattle dog/kelpie mix. But I think he is most likley Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog/Border Collie/Kelpie/Dingo? Kelpie mix is also a good one, I know he's blue with balck patches but he has quite kelpie personality.
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    It depends on who is asking. Offically, on her paperwork, Sarama is a border collie mix, so thats what I put on documents.

    I suspect she is the offspring of a Jindo and someone's part aussie farm dog, so that's what I answer if I want to give my best guess.

    The most honest answer is . . . she's a mix, some sort of herder, some sort of spitz.

    If I'm feeling mischevious, she's "All-American," or a "Virginia River Shepherd"
     
  8. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    Sarama is a very unique dog... I'm sure you get countless annoying guesses! Where do you think she gets the brindle? I always thought she was part Akita.
     
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    We know Maya is half beagle, so usually we say beagle mix. We think there is aussie in her too, so sometimes I call her a beagle/aussie mix. We did come up with a fancy name for her, but it's just a joke between my husband and I, we never actually use it. We call her our Australian Beagledor.
     
  10. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Well, we know what Oz is, and though we don't call him an "Aussie Jack" we do usually say Australian Shepherd/Jack Russell Terrier mix.

    I'm going to start calling him a "Georgian Blue Dog" though. Save me a lot of annoying questions about his breeds and where they can get one like him. (Guess what?!, You Can't!!! Hah!)

    (Sorry, lol)
     
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    I hate those designer mutt names.

    I call my poodle/spaniel mix just that.

    My JRT/Chi mix is that.

    And my Chi/Rat terrier mix is that.

    I usually just say if someone asks me what they are, that they are mutts.
     

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