Yeah while i understand how it can upset ya when asked. Also take into mind that maybe these people havent been exposed to dobermans or coondogs, and not sure of the difference. Just like i saw a supposed rat ter. who was blk and rust, and he looked pretty close to my min pin, and someone who is not around them may not notice the real difference that we can point right out. that was the first blk/rust rat ter. i had ever seen but i also have only seen a few even if it really was one or not. But i wouldnt let it bother me either. Just like people who think the min pins are mini dobes, its prob cause they just dont know any better, and those of us who know should make sure we let them know that is not correct. Just give the proper info and go on even if they dont like it. haha but no doubt i know stuff like that does get old.