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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"Pet" Peeve

I am sure that everyone that has a dog has their little annoyances when it comes to how others perceive their breed.  It must annoy Collie owners to have their breed called "Lassie Dogs" or owners of Rotties to have people assume that their dog is mean.  This is my "Pet Peeve" :


(photo from wikipedia)

There is also a Burmese Python, but I didn't want to post a picture of a snake on my blog (sorry snake lovers).

I realize that some people do not really know the proper name, and some just don't care but it is most annoying when people who have a Bernese call them by the wrong name (I have met some)!


  1. Oooh, we've met alot of owners who can't even name their own dog's breed properly! Especially those in my country...Someone called a Labrador Retriever a Rabador Letriever once. How embarrassing! Many call me Labrador but I'm not annoyed about it much.

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  2. not only is Tate referred to as a Lassie dog, but most people think he is a border collie because he is black & not the proper "Lassie" colour!

  3. Great post!
    Just like when people say "Golden Labs"...ahhh...no such thing.

  4. I know what you mean!

    Bern is a city in Switzerland. Burma is a country that borders China.

    CLEARLY, if people would listen closer to Avi's accent, they would have no doubt that he's as Swiss as they come!



  5. Ha! Trying being a Manchester Terrier! er...should I say "Mini Doberman", or the best was "Giant Chihuahua"!!!!

    When I correct them, and they say, "are you sure?" As if I don't know what kind of dog I own!!!

    Melissa + Simba