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Re: Funny IDs

Post by turnnburn52984 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:22 pm

I was a bit lost with that one! I'll even take a Pit ID, or Greyhound... but a LAB? They are like the worlds most common dog. DS's are not exactly common.... and look nothing like a lab.... lol.
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Re: Funny IDs

Post by Aztechalo » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:18 am

Chaos gets the wolf question a lot. Every once in a while someone says GSD cross but more often than not, they don't venture a guess and just say, "That's a damn beautiful dog." I don't mind that people don't know what she is, that says to me that that aren't over-bred and are probably still being carefully selected for. And for those who care to know, I'm happy to educate and introduce them to the breed. of course, the dogs pretty much speak for themselves.
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Re: Funny IDs

Post by vneerland » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:53 am

turnnburn52984 wrote:(lab? upright ears? stripes?)
:D Technically possible! (believe it or not) Yellow labradors are 'ee' (they cannot show black) so they could, in theory, hide brindle. (and you could not see it if they did)
And if you have ever seen a labrador on the downstroke...well...they you have seen standing ears! ;)
But yeah. A bit far fetched to call a DS a lab. :roll:
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Re: Funny IDs

Post by k9katet » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:32 am

Today at the AKC obedience trial a guy came up and asked if Vada was a Shepherd and Boxer mix.
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Post by cake73 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:41 pm

We used to get dingo or coyote an awful lot and, occasionally, hyena and wolf. GSD mix is pretty common. I get excited when someone asks if they're malinois 'cause at least that's closer. One of the receptionists at our vet's office said, "Oh. Dutch Shepherd. Is that a German Shepherd from Holland?" :? Um, no. I showed her the issue of Dog Fancy which happened to be in the office at the time...the one with the Dutch Shepherd article in it. :mrgreen:

I have a "A DS is Not" bit on a DS info sign I put up at the NADSR info table. Folks seem to get a kick out if it.
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Re: Funny IDs

Post by syzygy » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:08 am

LOL I have had the "hyena" with my bright red brindle girl--she has a very black mask and the stripes make her look a lot like the Striped Hyena. In the local dialect it usually comes out "Hyeenee." My racier girl gets "is that a greyhound?" Plus all of the above...Pit Bull cross, Shepherd cross, Dane cross, Boxer cross, and the occasional "is that a ma..mah..mal...uh..." But mostly just a puzzled "What kind of dog IS that?"

I am assuming a "Louisiana dog" is the Catahoula Leopard Dog. Living on the LA border we see a lot of those. They look pretty close to NOTHING like a DS but are an odd color--most are dramatic blue merle and often have blue eyes. Many have a mask. I think folks just see "weird color" and that comes to mind. Plotts are still rather rare in the area though I do have one UKC club member who now has some. Coonhounds of all types are the fashion in my area.

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Re: Funny IDs

Post by icvanstra » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:27 am

syzygy wrote:I still can't figure how to resize my photos--the image will get small but the background (white) stays the same size and counts as part of the total area. I don't have a photo editing program that can do that. I am on dial-up and it takes an hour to upload anything to photobucket, but didn't someone out there say you can resize pictures that way?
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1) make a copy of the photo you want to edit ... don't want to mess with the original. ;)
2) right click on the image
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4) choose Microsoft Office 2010 (the earlier versions have a name that is similar)
5) once open click on "Edit Picture" from the toolbar
6) from the right hand side choose resize. The easiest thing is to choose Predefined width x height. Then choose a setting that meets the maximum for DSF (currently 700x700)
7) Look below that section and click on OK
8) click on Compress Pictures settings
9) look below that and you will see "estimated total size". You will see "original" and "compressed."
10) Choose the radio button for "web pages" and it will compress the image.

The limitations on dimensions and size of the image are done so that the Forum members on slower internet connections have a chance of actually viewing the image before the turn of the century. :mrgreen:
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Re: Funny IDs

Post by KRoberts626 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:33 pm

A woman asked me on Saturday at my son's football game if Ziva was a Malinois! That was the most educated guess I've gotten so far :D
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Re: Funny IDs

Post by Marjolein » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:55 pm

KRoberts626 wrote:A woman asked me on Saturday at my son's football game if Ziva was a Malinois! That was the most educated guess I've gotten so far :D
you did punch her though, right? :stone: :mrgreen:

The people on my German dogsport-club know me by now, they always wait for a few seconds before they say it... "your's was a....... Belgi.." NO!!! :rant: Most know they are DS now, or they just don't dare to ask anymore :lol:
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Re: Funny IDs

Post by KRoberts626 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:02 am

Marjolein wrote:
KRoberts626 wrote:A woman asked me on Saturday at my son's football game if Ziva was a Malinois! That was the most educated guess I've gotten so far :D
you did punch her though, right? :stone: :mrgreen:

The people on my German dogsport-club know me by now, they always wait for a few seconds before they say it... "your's was a....... Belgi.." NO!!! :rant: Most know they are DS now, or they just don't dare to ask anymore :lol:

Nah I got excited LOL Not only that it was a fairly educated guess (average person doesn't know what a Malinois is), but she pronounced it correctly! :)
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