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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.
 

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micdobe said:
I doh't have an uncropped Doberman but I do know that most of the general public has never even heard of a black and tan coonhound much less know what they look like.

thats what i would have thought too, but of all places, on base here in little ole cherry point, a lady down the street actually had one! the first REAL one i had ever seen myself.
 

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micdobe said:
Well, that's what I mean. I've never seen one outside of a dog show, and I bet if you went to any large city and just asked the first 100 people you saw, at least 90% of them would never have heard of the breed.

Italian Greyhounds are rare outside of dog shows too. What they look like is miniature greyhounds. When my first IG was young, a woman outside a pet store asked me if she was a Great Dane puppy. I can see people not recognizing the breed but to me she didn't look anything like a Great Dane, of all breeds.

LOL well i wasnt disagreeing with you.

ah i went back to read it, sorry i see how it could seem confuseing. I meant it as yeah i would have thought on avg people wouldnt know what a ******* was. And of all people we met a military family who had one, and it was the first one i had seen myself. sorry sometimes i get to just typing and thinking and it dont come out right. lol sorry i will work on that.
 

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lol, that "yall" can give us away huh. Yes i grew up in GA, we had a hunting club at the end of our property, they themselves didnt use dogs to hunt. However Blk and tans were not the main dogs that were used in hunting/tracking down in GA(at the time at least not the ones we knew or came across)maybe in a different part of the state of course, so i didnt get a chance to see one till we moved here. Hubby and father-in-law hunts but they dont track with dogs either. I think you can still hunt with dogs in NC. Not sure about GA, i havent been home and around them hunters in a long time.

Oh yeah I can see how those 2 could be confussed as well. a uncropped blue and a weimaraner. My guess is that people who are not that familiar with different breeds just throw out a guess and hope its right. Even though i know it can get on nerves, but sometimes ya gotta find it funny...at how off they can be. lol like poor micdobe with the italian greyhound...being asked if it was a great dane pup.
 

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TracyJo said:
I had never seen a B/T Coonhound before my first visit to South Eastern KY to visit my inlaws. I saw quite a few of them down there. In fact, my fil had one named Belle that somebody gave him as payment for fixing something on their trailer.

Chi is uncropped and nobody has ever mistaken her for anything. I did have a neighbor ask me if she was a Min. Pin when she was about 8 weeks old. I choked back laughter and told her no... Then she said something like, Ah, I see, that's what I thought... I used to be a Doberman Breeder... LOL

In the July Dog Fancy, some Doberman judge warned that uncropped/undocked dogs could be confused by the general public with Coonhounds and that mistake could be detrimental since by and large Coonhounds don't mind people rushing up to pet them and Dobermans do.
Hey im glad you said that, and im sorry i dont want to change the subject at all here. but want to ask now that someone mentioned it. Our dobe vegas is usually pretty good about meeting other people. you can tell he wants to check people out make sure they are ok. never tried to bite anyone or anything. he is 2yrs old now. he has always gone to the vet on base. never had a problem. now that we have moved out into town, we took him to a new vet. Jason said when the lady came out to get him, she just walked right up to him to put the slip lead on him(i call it a slip lead, its the one that makes a collar and leash at once and slips over the head) anyways he said he didnt lunge at her but was sittin there and when she went to put it on his head, he turned and snapped at her. now mind you she didnt try to introduce herself to him either....i wasnt sure how to take it other than maybe he was uncomfortable cause it was somewhere new with new people....or what...i dont want to think this is a bad sign, but maybe bad on her part. i was always told growing up that you never ever just walk up to someones dog that you dont know cause you NEVER KNOW.....some input please...Thanks
 
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