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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by SimplySleepie View Post
I've known dog breeds since I was about 10 and know many many adults at this point who would struggle to name 5 different breeds.

Accents don't give that much away - unless your a linguistics expert.


this is why I've always preferred animals to people.
I can 85% of the time positively identify some one who may be Egyptian, Syrian, Saudi, Omani, Lebanese, Khaleeji, Jordanian, Iraqi, and Palestinian, based on their Arabic accent. As well as from the different parts of the states, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, UK, African, Caribbean, Aussie, based on their English accent.. How is that rude? All their accents are perfectly identifiable.

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actually, 100% of the time for many of those. as long as they ain't foolin accents around with me
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Because my GSD is mostly black, a couple of people have told me they are 100% sure that he is a black lab. They break it to me gently thinking I'm going to be upset since I am so sure I have a GSD and got tricked into buying a black lab.
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Originally Posted by pets4life View Post
children might not know what a shepherd is or what a rottie really is.

Oddly enough every child I have run into with mine knew it was a GSD or at the very least a police dog, which in their little minds they connected with GSD

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I had someone tell me that Wolfie was a Lab mix. LOL! He is so classic GSD it isn't funny.

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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 12:05 AM
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I am always amused at these types of threads.
Do people just not understand that just because someone doesn't know every breed of dog in the world it doesn't make them an idiot??
I think it is a genuine question when someone asks what breed of dog your sable GSD is or ask me if my black GSD is a Lab cross.......not everyone is an expert on dog breeds just like not everyone is an expert on accents.....

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I have people ask if sarge is a mix. As you can plainly see in the avitar it dont get more shepherd then that...lol

Hes exactly what most people would imagine a shepherd would look like but they still ask.

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I get great dane mix a lot, more than lab mix, their reasoning being 'because he's tall'. Yeah, my dog only inherited the height from a great dane and absolutely nothing else. That's totally likely.

I'm always nice about it though, because there's lots of breeds(well, pretty much every breed besides GSD) out there that I don't know much about that could have as many varieties in their appearance as a german shepherds do.

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When I had only Jolene, my dark sablish GSD/Shetie/Husky mix, a little girl asked me is she was a K9. I said, no she's a K4.5. Her parents fell out laughing......
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