Weirdest Breed Guesses


I think Mr. N looks mostly Yorkie and that’s the most common guess from people. Some people guess other small fluffy dog breeds (Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Silky Terrier) which is understandable. And even other dog bloggers seem to confuse Mr. N (Yorkie/Maltese) with Oz (Cairn Terrier) periodically.

There have been some totally off-the-wall guesses though. I think my favorite is the guy who asked if Mr. N is a Corgi.

This is a Corgi:

Credit: Sindy

This is a purebred(?) Yorkie in a puppy cut:

Credit: Mike
And this is Mr. N:
Mr. N looks nothing like a Corgi. Practically everything looks different! Different ears, tails, fur length, coloring, leg length, size, fur texture, body length, body structure etc. I am also severely doubtful about any herding instinct he may harbor.

What’s the weirdest breed guess that you’ve gotten for your dog(s)?




21 Responses

  1. Lauren Miller

    November 17, 2014 6:28 am

    The worst one was when I was playing chuck it with my dogs in an old soccer field.. Some guy started screaming at me to get my "pit bulls" away from his kids.. They were not anywhere near his kids (were completely under control, Zoe was in a down stay and Phoenix was getting the ball and coming right back to me) and don't look anything like a bully dog so it was very confusing.. His wife laughed at him and said, "I don't think those are pit bulls". Mostly I get asked if they are whippet mixes. Which is what I generally go for.

  2. Emma

    November 17, 2014 11:07 am

    Everyone thinks I'm a bassett hound mix or a doodle of some weird kind. I have to agree, you are definitely NOT a corgi, German Shepherd maybe, but Corgi, NO! 😉

  3. Kelsie Merwine

    November 17, 2014 4:09 pm

    Yeah, there's definitely no resemblance there! People guess that the fluffies are "white Newfoundlands" a lot. I also had someone ask me if Mauja was a poodle. Really? Come on…

  4. Janet Keefe

    November 17, 2014 8:23 pm

    Ours are pretty much too easy…golden, beagle, and Lab mix. My friend has a silky terrier/dachshund mix (seen on my blog yesterday) and I always think he's a Yorkie mix ( I think it's finally drilled into me now that he's a silky mix). I've made some guesses on other people's dogs that were way off, but even I could tell the difference between a terrier and a Corgi! 🙂
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  5. Beth

    November 17, 2014 8:36 pm

    Barley is such a weird dog that I can't blame people for making weird guesses, but once time someone said that she looked a lot like his dog and when I asked what kind of dog he had, he said a yorkie! I can't really see that one!

  6. Groovy Goldendoodles

    November 18, 2014 1:07 am

    Girl, I can make you laugh. Today I posted on Harley's FB page that someone saw his picture on twitter and thought he looked like a seal. I'm not kidding, I had to laugh because from him position – he actually did!

  7. Susan Willett

    November 18, 2014 4:20 pm

    I think some people are just taking wild guesses. My dogs are so obviously mixed breeds that it's amusing to let folks just keep guessing. In the end, there is no write answer. When someone asks me, "What breed is your dog?" I usually respond, "Yes." As in, yes, that's the question. 😉

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.


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