Wednesday 1 March 2017

Is that a Labradoodle?

Yes, she really did ask that question, the lady on the train, wearing the vibrant/garish pink top.

Now I have no quarrel with Labradoodles - some of my best friends etc. - but really ....

I am quite often mistaken for an Airedale, and less commonly a Welsh terrier, a Lakeland or even a Schnauzer, and these errors are, to a greater or lesser extent, understandable.


I am wondering if my friends have similar stories of egregious breed recognition 'fails'.

Like, did anyone ever mistake Murphy or Stanley for a WFT?


  1. Hari om
    Fair question wee pal!!! Tsk... hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  2. LOL... Easy was called a staffordshire terrier once ;O))))

  3. Well Bertie, you have to remember that not everyone is able to recognise a superior breed of pooch, the way we all do here in Blogland. You really have to feel very sorry for those who can't.
    On our walks we get barked at by a French Airedale, and we've started to call him Bertie, because although he's totally the wrong breed and colour, he does look a little bit like you !
    Being a plain old yellow Labrador, nearly everyone recognises my breed, and they love to make a fuss of me which is rather nice !

    Inca xx

  4. Well I was once told I looked like a cow because of my markings……it was a mini peep saying it so I didn't savage him to much!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. I hope that the people that ask if I'm a horse or a pony are not serious!

    I'm often asked if I'm a Newfoundland or a St. Bernard - I can understand that. But I was once asked if I'm a long-haired Great Dane!

  6. Some peeps just have no appreciation of the finer points that distinguish each kind of dog. My peeps were once told by a lady that our mini schnauzers were not mini schnauzers at all but Kerry if we do not know our own dogs! Us affenpinschers are often mistaken for different breeds as not many peeps have seen one. One man could not even understand our name and kept calling us "apple pinchers" BOL Nose licks and love from Moth xx

  7. Ignorance is NOT bliss. How has that woman gotten through life without loving a WFT?

  8. OH my word Bertie....obviously the lady was either not wearing her glasses or perhaps had had 1 to many glasses of something.

    Mom recently saw the cutest little recognizes most breeds but this was young.
    Mom asked...'what is it'. to which the owner replied "a dog"! Mom and the owner laughed and the owner quickly told her it was an Australian shepherd puppy. They surely don't resemble themselves when grown. MOLMOL
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. Mom did have a lady once tell her that the ladies brindle pug was indeed a fawn and Mr Bailey was a brindle pug - What?? Besides the fact that pugs should be fawn/black or black - no brindle
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  10. Hi, Bertie, if you check out my profile photo, you'll see a picture of my darling standard poodlish, who cannot possibly be confused with your equally handsome mug. Fay and the Cardis3 and old BCish

  11. Peeps often mistake the scotties for Yorkies!!! Roxy usually gets a 'What is that?'

  12. Actually we have been mistaken for some pretty strange breeds. We think it shows that the person knows nothing about doggies!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. We are cute pugs, English Bulldogs and Boston Terriers
    A Labradoodle! BOL
    Lily & Edward

  14. We Feel fur you Bertie...
    Just be glad that you aren't confused with a Bun Filler... Like WE often are.

  15. At least she didn't say pug. We love pugs, but then we would know the lady was out to lunch.

  16. Sometimes humans just puzzle us...
    Dory Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  17. Bertie-
    Hahahaha...we feel your pain! We have been called just about every name in the dog book. A Large and Small "Wire-Haired Scotty" was our favorite!
    Wyatt and Tegan

  18. I was once mistaken for a mop - I needed a haircut.
    But no, I don't see the labradoodle in you at all.

  19. Ugh very foolish. However we have been asked if the pugs where mini bulldogs

  20. Somebody at Petsmart thought Cinderella was a ROTTWEILER once. At least you share a trait of curly hair with labradoodles. Boxers look NOTHING like Rottweilers!

  21. You'd never have got a question like that on GNER.

  22. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! A LABRADOODLE? With your long and handsome snout?? I think not!!