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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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The question I got at Petsmart.....

Harley and I were at Petsmart the other day getting food and we were in line to checkout, this man comes up to comment on how well behaved and handsome he was. He then asks "is he mixed with Great Dane?". I just stood there a minute and then replied, "No he is full Shepherd". He then says, "Oh, well he is tall and has a large snout. I thoughy there was a mix." Am I missing something because I def don't see any Great Dane there. Does anybody else? Just wanting other opinion.

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Don't worry...when mine was around 6 months old this lady asked what kind of lab I had because she's never seen one with pointy ears LOL
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People talk about things they don't understand just to make conversation. I got asked this weekend if Kopper was a Malinois. Because, you know, a dark sable German Shepherd looks exactly like a Mal.


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Wow that is funny. Now I don't feel so bad!!!

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When I told the lady that he was a GSD not a lab..she said..."oh, yeah I can see GSD in him too". I gave up at that point She was really nice tho...just not a breed expert obviously. LOL
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hahaha!

I always get "is that a black lab" he sure is with his pointy ears, long snout and longer fur.

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When I told the lady that he was a GSD not a lab..she said..."oh, yeah I can see GSD in him too". I gave up at that point She was really nice tho...just not a breed expert obviously. LOL
Hehe. . . I gave the lady the mini-lecture about working vs. show lines and the fact that Kopper is East German Working lines, so that's why he looks different from most GSDs she's seen. . . . and she said, "Oh. So kinda like a Malinois then?"



Yes ma'm. Exactly like a Malinois.


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LOL! I was asked if Ilda (blk/red WGSL with a dark face) was a malinios recently too! I think it's because she's not really big (70 pds).

My rescue boy, with the soft ears but the more rin-tin-tin looking blk/tan coat ....never a question...'Oh look at the German Shepherd'.

Our little tri-aussie, who we decided to not have her tail docked...people think she's a bernese mountain dog. If it's got a tail it's not an aussie.

Ah well..most people are nice about it and sometimes it presents an opportunity to share information!

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There are folks who dont know a thing about dogs, just like there are folks who don't know a thing about cars (thats me). Doesn't mean anything. It is interesting though when people ask me if my sable GSD is a malinois; I'm surprised they even know of malinois. Most people recognize he's a shepherd, but they almost always ask if he's mixed. And of course the "Is he going to hit 150 lbs?" or "he seems so thin!" questions/comments.

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Years ago I was doing a table for the SAR team at a Sieger show and one of the entrants TOLD me that my WGWL female was DDR and that i was wrong about her origins (all from looking at her..not her pedigree...and she is a fine boned little thing, clearly with a bit of an Egon head, 52 lbs sopping wet)

So its not just the folks at Petsmart you can excuse for not knowing....

Oh dark sable Grim is a wolf, (no he's purebred but I can't convince some folks he is a GSD so I let them shake their heads)

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