What's in a name?

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  1. McKenzie

    McKenzie New Member

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    Why do some of you get so bent out of shape when people give a dog a title like, schnoodle, puggle or bug. You know that they are half one breed and half another, its just a shorter title.

    I know that I'm going to get a lot of slack from people for this post but some of you need to lay off when someone says they have a "bug" let it be. Thats what their happy with, you don't need to tell them what they already know, that their dog is a Boston-pug mix.

    For all dog people... just because their dogs are mixes, mutts, or they fell in love with a puppy that didn't come from a well known breeder doesn't mean you should rub their face in it. A dog needs a chance no matter what it is and where it comes from.
     
  2. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    havent we heard this all before..............
     
  3. McKenzie

    McKenzie New Member

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    I didn't know that this has been said before but since it has.. people are not getting the point and should read it again.
     
  4. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    We get the point :) but obviously the people that keep posting this dont get the point we are trying to make :)

    I think this quote says it perfectly :)

     
  5. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Some of the cutesy names really drive me up the wall. Sorry.

    Though I understand it's often said in a joking manner. I used to call Buster a "Goldador Retriever". What irritates me is when I see a dog and know what it is, ask the owners if it's a Cocker/Poodle mix, and have them get all huffy and say "She's actually a COCKAPOO, thankyouverymuch."
     
  6. missbeckydee

    missbeckydee Yee Wee Beastie

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    I think the name is what they pay for....since those dogs are very "in". Imagine someone thinking your Armani outfit was from Sears? :)

    I agree with you, by the way, but that's just what I think. :)
     
  7. cindr

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    Boy sounds like we are going to have fun tonight!!!!!!!!!!:lol-sign: It truly never ends:popcorn:
     
  8. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    I think it's mostly to educate people...because the average person does NOT really understand that their cockapoo is a cocker/poodle mix...they think they have an actual breed.

    I refuse to use those names. My dog is a bichon/poodle mix, not a "bichpoo". I don't think they are just a shorter way of saying what you have, otherwise people with GSD/lab mixes would say they have a German shepador...people honestly believe their designer dogs are actual breeds, and I think the whole point of a forum like this is to educate people.
     
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    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    I want to ditto Zoom since she daid it so much better than I could.


    Yes!!! We have! :yikes: :p
     
  10. cindr

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    True very true:) It is hard for many to understand that the dog is not pure. I had a customer come into our grooming shop stating that he had a purebred black Irish setter. I really did not want to hurt the guys feeling by telling him he had a black lab irish setter. That there was no such thing as a black irish setter. It would have been nothing but a arguement all the way to the bank. So I shut the door on that one right away. He just did not seem to be the type of person that wanted to be educated at all
     
  11. PixieSticksandTricks

    PixieSticksandTricks Athletic Labs. They Exist

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    Drama Drama Drama :popcorn:
     
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    I do own an Austrailian Husky, or is he a Alaskan Shepherd?

    The other dog here is a German Pointer, wait thats and actual breed and not the mutt Bailey is. Maybe he is an English Shepherd, wait isnt that a breed as well?

    The cute names give BYBs, and pet stores a chance to drive up the price and what are mutts.
     
  13. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    What isn't in a name?
     
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    Yeah, my stylist today was going on about her pug-anese...I just smiled and nodded. She had my hair in her hands with a pair of scissors, I was not going to say anything besides "oh i bet he's cute!"
     
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    So does that mean the Black Irish story isnt true either? Are we really just really just dark hair ugly Irish folk?
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    I can find out for you ;) my moms side is Irish...
     
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    I got Irish both sides, dad says we are just dark haired tall and ugly Irish folk.
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    lol...moms side is dark haired but on the shorter side...I didnt get any of the dark hair (except in a bottle) :D
     
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    To the OP .... we all have and love mixed dogs here !! The only difference between a cocker/poodle mix from the HS and a cocapoo from a breeder is the $$$$$ involved .
     
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    What's wrong with simply saying `I have a mix`??! I happen to think that cross breeds and all kinds of mixes are adorable and there's no shame in owning one ;) . I had a lovely Staffy mix and before that I was owned by an adorable Poodle mix and loved both of them just as much as my pedigree dogs....
     

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