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What's the strangest breed/animal your dog has been mistaken for?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Starlite, Mar 31, 2011.


  1. Starlite

    Starlite PetForums VIP

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    Springerhusky gave me the idea on another thread but didnt want to dilute the OPs thread so here I am :D

    We've all had our dogs mistaken for another breed or even animal at some point, what's the funniest or strangest you can remember?

    Little kids think she is a wolf but I have to say when someone asked me if Shorty was a Border Collie I was speechless and this doesnt happen very often :lol:
     
  2. SpringerHusky

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    A werewolf :lol:

    I've had everything but never had Border collie :lol:

    What shocks me is when Adults think she's a wolf :blink: or people tell me what a BIG dog she is....erm she's tiny :lol: (22" high)
     
  3. Jackie99

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    Not strange in particular, but people keep insisting my dog is mixed, fox terrier, any kind of terrier except a Parson jack russsell! Parson jack russells aren't uncommon so I don't know what the issue is. Yes he is a bit on the larger scale but he hasn't got every mix of terrier in him under the sun!
     
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    A vet (very worrying) said that my bedlington terrier puppy was a gorgeous Irish wolfhound pup :/ That really did concern me lol
     
  5. Ducky

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    most people know kody is a beagle. the only other things he has really been called are a foxhound and a basset...which you can kinda understand.

    with skye, people usually ask what cross she is. though with a flattie winning crufts this year, maybe more people will recognise her breed now. :rolleyes:
     
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    shi zhu :O i think they were trying to think of siberians but just said the first breed that popped into their heads that began with a s
     
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    Eli often gets mistaken for a deerhound
     
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    Pure bred labs- they both have White socks and White bibs, Zebs got quite longish fur and the both have long haired curly tails that sit on their backs!
     
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    My shar pei was described as a 'giant pug' :eek:
     
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    Koda has previously been identified as a.......fox! and a wolf!
     
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    Major has been called a Jack Russel, which is funny because if he is someone gave him some large doses of steroids, I find it funny when people say this.

    The one that annoys me is this weekned someone told my oh that he was an illegal dog, v.lucky I wasn't there as I would have had to say something :mad:
     
  12. AmberNero

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    Tiger, horse, deer, whippet. :rolleyes:
     
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    Someone once asked me if Pippi was a Dalmatian puppy :yikes: she is a very tiny JRT. I've been asked if she's a chihuahua a few times, she dwarfs my mate's chi tho :lol:
     
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    Have had a few people ask me if my dalmatian is a pointer and someone once asked if she was an english setter:blink:
     
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    Someone asked if Alfie was a Beagle once.
     
  16. bingblazenskyla

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    my bings has been called a tiger too - by little kids tho lol
     
  17. Amber Dawn

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    No strange ones from humans, but another dog got confused once.

    We were out walking and this German Shepherd started running at Dug from quite a distance away. I tried to get Dug back as it looked like it was going to attack. Then, when it was closer it suddenly stopped and turned back. When I got to the owner she said that the dog must have thought he was a fox at first because he only ever acts that way towards foxes!

    I'm just glad the dog worked it out before he got to us!!
     
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    The usual is husky. One bloke once thought he was a timber wolf, and when he was younger people thought he was crossed with collie or he was an akita or german shepherd
     
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    Max - anorexic rottweiler

    Sammy - husky, wolf, retriever :confused:
     
  20. I once got asked if Alaska was a cat (she was only 10 weeks old). :eek:
     
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