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Discussion: what to call your mutt

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

  1. JulieM2009

    JulieM2009 Puppy

    We call our 2 shelter recuses pit bull mixes as thats what they were classified as from the shelter.Our vet said they weren't mixed and were pure,but i still believe they are mixed. Our rottie/mastiff mix is just that,we knew the breeder and know what the parents were. We occasionally joke about them being mutts as we will never fully know what they are or come from seeing they were from the shelter but they are loved and cared for just the same.

    As for being asked what our dogs are,it doesn't happen often,alot of people just move to the side of the sidewalk and keep it moving or cross the street lol....ignorance is bliss. Although there are some who come right up and want to pet them and give them kisses, those are usually people who know about or own these types of dogs.

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  2. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

  3. SBTlove

    SBTlove Good Dog

    Every once in awhile we get asked. Though its usually only when we are at one of the pet stores or at an animal event. I got asked like 4 different times at the last even we went to. 2 people asked if she was some sort of lab mix. Another person asked if she was a pit mix. (Because she is short and stocky was their reason...which translates to because she is short and fat) And another person just asked what kind of mix she was.

    But honestly not nearly as much as when she was a pup. People asked me all the time and when I answered what I knew, a lot of people would give their opinion on what my dog really was. Drove me nuts.
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  4. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    Peanut - I used to bring her to work and we'd get asked every time because they are not common around here.

    I call her what she looks and acts like: ACD/ASTCD mix, cattle dog mix

    Sometimes I call her mutt, but most often the above prefaced by 'We think.....'



  5. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    Wow. She is pretty
  6. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    Thank you! :) I need to get more pictures of her as these are a couple months old. She just had her first birthday :)
  7. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    You're welcome. She almost looks fake. Like a pencil drawing.
  8. SamThePitbull

    SamThePitbull Good Dog

    wow Tiffs, what a neat looking dog! I want one :lol:
  9. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    ASTCD? Australian Stumpy Tailed Cattle Dog? So are those a real thing/separate breed? I always wondered if it was a BYB name of sorts.
  10. monkeys23

    monkeys23 GRCH Dog

    I didn't think so either, but I didn't put the label on it either... I didn't think the so called Groen mix looked very Groen either. lol, I know huh.
  11. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    Thanks Sam :) She a good girl and has many of the typical cattle dog traits including being too smart for her own good at times.

    Celestial - my understanding from the ACD forum is that they are a separate breed with a standard and similar but slightly different history than the ACD. Blues don't have any tan markings (like Abby) are lighter framed/racey with wedge shaped head (like Abby) have a higher ear set (like Abby) have a square frame (Abby is .5 inch from being square when last measured) and are one of only a handful of breeds that are born with naturally bobbed tails (unlike Abby obviously) though a dog with a tail may be born occasionally. What happens is that some ACD BYBers will dock an ACDs tail and call it a Stumpy when it's not. Stumpies can be shown in conformation and registered through the Australian National Kennel Council.

    Here are some pics of ASTCD:
    Aust Ch Alkina Forever Fly


    BIS BISS BISSS Grand Ch Ambajaye High Tail It


    Compared to the ACD recognized by the same organization.

    GR. CH. Pavesi Blue Gambler

    GD. CH. Pureheel Royal

    If you look at the heads, you can see a much blockier type on the ACD. This is what we are used to as my family's last ACD was from show lines. That's how Abby ended up with her nickname 'pin head'. LOL

    This was Storm, my aunt's ACD (registered):
  12. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing :) Those are some very thick ACDs... is that the norm? Most working bred ones I've seen were closer to the Stumpy but shorter and still stockier overall. The show ones almost remind me of show lab vs working lab

    I like the Stumpies though
  13. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    No problem :) I think our ACDs in the States tend to be a bit lighter than those posted, even the show versions. Before Storm, my aunt and uncle had an ACD from a BYB that was breeding only for working ability as a ranch dog. The biggest difference they said that they saw was in temperament with the working dog being a much more serious dog in general. Structure wise he may have been a little bit lighter, but nothing dramatic :)
  14. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    My grandpa had working heelers since I can remember and none of them were ever that stocky. I would doubt that dog's ability to keep up, and to keep from overheating unless I could see it for myself.
  15. AmberH

    AmberH Good Dog Premium Member

    I call Emily an APBT, or just pit bull, but she's likely a mix. I know both of her parents. Her mom is an average looking pit bull but her father is larger than I like (84 pounds obese) and sometimes I look at him and he's kind of American Bully-ish. I'm just happy that Em didn't come out looking like him. :)

    I call my mutt puppy a yorkie mix most of the time. She doesn't look like a shih tzu so I leave that part out unless someone asks.

    In general, I call my dogs mutts. Never dogs. I will say, "come here mutts," or something along that line.
  16. beanyboy

    beanyboy Puppy

    hi there
    i have a staffordshire/pitbull type mix puppy (best description i can muster!) been reading the multitude of threads about what is or is not an american pitbull terrier and getting a bit confused to say the least,could anyone post a picture of what is generally considered to be a "good example" of an apbt so that i could compare it with my dog to see if there is any similarities its just that apbt are banned here in Scotland (bsl bs!) and would like to know if i have to put on a pair of dark glasses and a false moustache on my dog when i go for walkies!
  17. ReneeMcDougal

    ReneeMcDougal Good Dog

    I have 2 mutts...I call them Slayer and Prince :P
  18. RIPZeus

    RIPZeus Little Dog

  19. RIPZeus

    RIPZeus Little Dog

    And this
  20. Lotsapits

    Lotsapits Big Dog

    The only time I ever care is when someone asks me what my dogs are. I reply "they are reg. APBTs" Them: Oh no they can't be they are too small......... my so and so has a 110 lb blue pit.... (I could strangle them on the spot.)
    Or when I am asked what they are and I reply "they are reg. APBTs", Them: Oh really, I have one too!!! Me: Really? How is it bred? Them: I dunno. Me: Well do you know the sire and dam? Them: Uhhh...... No. Ok. Now I want to pull your throat out. LOL.

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