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Old 12-21-2012, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vet asked me what type of dog is Kira.. seriously?

A new vet opened across from my pet food store. They had a coupon for a "free" exam. The pet supplier said they were great, and they had no suprises.

I decide to do a "walk in", figuring they would take a look at Kira's dirty ear, and see if it looks OK.

They take my coupon, no fees...so far, so good.

The doctor greets us, and we go into a room.

Here's the conversation:

Dr.: Hi, I'm Dr. xxxx
Me: Nice to meet you
Dr: Who's this?
Me: This is Kira.
Dr.: Oh, Kira's beautiful!.. What kind of dog is she?
Me: (bewildered) Large chihuahua
Me: Just kidding.. GSD
Dr.: Is she really? I've never seen one like this. She's so small and fluffy
Me: Small and fluffy? That should scare the bad guys.

Me: (Using an iPhone app that makes it appear that I got a phone call), Dr. OH, I forgot I had to pick up my daughter. I have to leave immediately.. LOL
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Woooooow. IMHO GSD's are one extremely recognizable breed..
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had an employee from Petsmart tell me that my dog looked like a little border collie. I just smiled and walked away.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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PetSmart...same here. Not sure what breed she thought Jax was just that she had all this experience grooming GSD's and therefore, Jax was not one.

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LOL LOL LOL And people wonder why I always say NOT TO TAKE DOG FOOD ADVICE FROM VETS!!!

should have looked to see where the vet got his degree from...there are some schools in the Caribbean....not the best educations.....


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Old 12-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Looks like a GSD to me.

She is a little "small and fluffy", though.

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Kira's beautiful. I wonder how big the vet thinks females are supposed to be?
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OMG that is scary! .
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Looks like a GSD to me.

She is a little "small and fluffy", though.

I don't know... looking quickly I definitely see poodle.

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It seems the majority of people (in the US anyway), some vets included apparently, have a warped perception of how large a dog a GSD is suppose to be. I get people all the time asking what kind of dog Jasmine is, or if they recognize that she is GSD they still ask if she is purebred or still a puppy .... she is almost 14 months old, slightly above breed standard for a female at around 70 pounds and roughly 24" at the withers. All too often I get disbelieving looks when I explain that she is mostly full grown and actually at the top and even slightly larger than what a female GSD should be by breed standard.

I guess there are just too many oversized GSD's out there and people expect them all to be 100+ pounds and 30" tall. It's kind of a shame really.
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