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Do you get asked if your dog is a mixed breed?

Every time Lola (a WGSL long coat) and I go out I always get asked if she's a mixed breed. I'm assuming it's because she's a long coat. Curious on how many others get asked if their dog is a mixed breed?
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Every time Lola (a WGSL long coat) and I go out I always get asked if she's a mixed breed. I'm assuming it's because she's a long coat. Curious on how many others get asked if their dog is a mixed breed?
My first dog a WGSL long coat was called a Belgian Shepherd by a vet no less
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I don't get asked because my GSD has a short coat. But I do know other people with long haired GSDs who get asked if their dog is mixed breed or even another type of dog.
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Yes! Some people would ask if Harley and Varick were mixed. I think it's because Varick is a dark sable, (there aren't many sables around here) and Harley has a wide bitch stripe. It's kind of silly to me, how people think that.

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It doesn't even take a long coat. Cafall is a sable and immediately is constantly mistaken for mix of some sort.

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My first dog a WGSL long coat was called a Belgian Shepherd by a vet no less
Had a vet ask what percentage of coyote Cafall was.
Needless to say we didn't got back there...
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Had a vet ask what percentage of coyote Cafall was.
Needless to say we didn't got back there...

Lol, don't blame you on that one! I had to tell my vet she's a long coat cause she's "fluffy" but they are otherwise knowledgeable
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No. They usually ask if 'that' (Lisl) is a police dog. Or po-leece dog depending upon who is doing the asking.

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No. They usually ask if 'that' (Lisl) is a police dog. Or po-leece dog depending upon who is doing the asking.
Ha-ha same here
Then they proceed to ask if they are nice..

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No. They usually ask if 'that' (Lisl) is a police dog. Or po-leece dog depending upon who is doing the asking.
Usually young children ask if mine are police dogs too. Media.

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Yep, all the time. It's because Chrono is all black so I get ask if he's a lab mix a lot(yeah, because labs are the only black dogs out there ), or I get great dane mix because he's tall, as though it's at all likely for a dog to only inherit its parents height and absolutely no other feature .

I do get quite a few people who know he's a black german shepherd though, and it always surprises me.


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