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Discussion: what to call your mutt

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by Kamdon, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    I'm not going to say everyone who calls their dog a 'pit bull mix' should be jailed for lying, I'm just saying I don't do it because honestly, to me, my "pit bull" looks a hell of a lot more like a whippet than any old school game lines. I was up with my friend lure coursing this weekend, she's a whippet breeder. She has a larger whippet, mostly white, black ticking on his skin, very lovely muscled. If you look at everything but their faces, he and Lily look incredibly similar. I'd be better off calling her a whippet mix than a pit bull mix, if we're going off looks alone.
  2. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    I know what Koi is mixed with. I just feel better calling her a mutt. Sometimes i get asked what kind, but its not often. usually saying mutt is enough to make them want to cuddle her and say how cute she is and then go about their own ways. Its not like I'll see them again; I don't care if they know what my dogs are or not.
  3. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Here ya go:
    Lily running (photo credit Terri Kieffer)

    Greyhound bus logo
  4. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    I would still call it a mix. If it's unknown then is unknown.
  5. momtosadie

    momtosadie Big Dog

    Sadie is also a street mutt, rescued at 4 mos, having been dumped on a country road and left to fend for herself. We tell friends who ask that she is a pit mix. She obviously has a lot of APBT in her, she looks just like many of the pics I see on here. But, we never tell anyone that she is a pit bull, due to the prejudice against them. The vet told me to put terrier mix on her license application and that is what is on their records. One county here (about 1/2 mile from where I live) has a law that says anytime a pit bull is brought in, the owner has 7 days to claim it or the dog is put down, they will not rehome them. Our county doesn't have that rule, but they are known to euthanize more pits than other breeds. And several small towns and townships in the area do have breed bans or special rules if yo own a pit bull. So, officially she is our little terrier mix.
  6. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Yup the PEDIGREE is unknown; THAT fact does not mean that the dog doesn't look an awful lot like some purebred!

    Shoot, even with a pedigree, many here say that is no proof at all!

  7. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    I let people make up their own minds about what Faith is. When they ask me I just tell them "I have no clue. Her cage card at the AC had a big black X on it and I couldn't read anything, except that she was found by a landlord after a tenant had moved out" For all I know ,she could be a billy goat/ pig in a dogs body, she'll eat anything and snorts like a pig. Whatever she is, she is loved.
  8. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    I mean.. if we're going to go based off of pictures, then Sako (who is my only pedigreed dog) could be a Greyhound too LOL:


  9. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    Amstaff brand travel buses? :lol:
  10. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    Love this LOL
  11. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    Gosh, I love looking at Sako:inlove:
    Lily sure is a beauty as well:hearts:
  12. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Thank you. He's a little bullet on the lure course!
  13. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    Lol wow, I just noticed the second picture has a one way sign on it. And Sako's running the opposite way. LOL
  14. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog


    I call Logan an American bully...his parents, no pedigree or anything looked it so yea ganna go with that (he is only maybe 40-45 pounds now though at almost 11 months old so go figure lol) Goren I call an am staff/great dane mix, he was from a rescue so I reffer to him more as the horse dog but when people ask me what he is I say the mix I have guessed and normally walk away with them scratching there heads lol
  15. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    :lol: I've never noticed that before!
  16. Good_OL_Boy

    Good_OL_Boy Good Dog

    Diesel is my bulldog mix, I don't have a problem calling him a mutt. Although everyone that sees him while were walking seems to insist he's a pitbull

  17. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    American Bulldog mix
    Pit Bull mix
    Bulldog mix
    Terrier mutt

    It really depends on who I'm talking to. Sometimes I just say "my dog" because his breed doesn't mean anything.
  18. SBTlove

    SBTlove Good Dog

    Well typically I refer to her as "my dog" but When people ask me what my dog is I typically tell them she is a "mutt" because that is what she is. She has no known lineage. Heck I have a sign in my home that says "A Spoiled Mutt lives here". If needed to be more specific I give my best guess on what her breed mix is.

    I don't see it as demeaning term at all. She is by definition a "mutt". And the best damn dog I've ever had.
  19. Tahlz

    Tahlz Good Dog

    I don't tell people that I own Mutts. I know for a fact Serenity is a Kelpie x ACD so that's what I tell people when referring to her. I do the same for Sunny, I call Sunny a Lab x. Though, with him I can only guess that is his mix. I would have and still do (when I refer to him) call my old SBT a Purebred SBT. He was from a BYB but the parents were seen and I had no issues calling him Purebred.

    I only refer to then as Mutts on FB generally. When on anything other then FB, I call them my dogs if I'm talking about both of them or I'll say their names.
  20. MJJean

    MJJean GRCH Dog

    When I had Rico (RIP) I was told by the owners of his litter that he was a product of their Chocolate Lab and APBT. So, I called him a Lab mix or a Pit Bull mix or a Lab-Pit mix, depending on who I was talking to. Whats really funny about him is that he looked exactly like a decently bred Chocolate Lab. While walking in the park one day a guy who claims to be a Chocolate Lab breeder and shower approached me to talk about the breed and encouraged me to show and breed Rico. When I explained I had plans to neuter him and that he was a mutt the guy got really pissy and stormed off. I got a lol out of it.

    If I own a mutt, I tell people that I own a mutt. If I know the mix that went into said mutt I'll tell them that, too.

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