Samwise got a lot of doodle, particularly goldendoodle, guesses when he was a puppy. More people peg him as a poodle now that we keep his face shaved. It's the color and size that throws people - between him being red and big for a mini, people assume he's a mix. I was one of those people, once. I was at a dog show with a lot of rare breeds, and a friend pointed out a 'standard poodle.' I got really excited because I knew it wasn't, and went up to the owner and asked if it was an Italian water spaniel. It wasn't. :doh: It was an Irish water spaniel, which I knew, but when I opened my mouth the wrong word came out. Boy did I feel like a dope!