|I'm a smooth collie!|
The other members of the group responded in the comments by sharing their experiences, and most had similar conversations when approached by strangers. While I understand that not everyone is going to recognize all dog breeds, I find it funny that these random strangers will argue and try to convince us we were duped! One collie owner even commented that a worker at a local humane society told her there was no such breed as a smooth collie!
We have had our own experiences, and the most common question we are asked is "why did you shave your collie?" We also get asked if our collies are shepherd mixes or collie/greyhound mixes? When we explain that they are smooth collies, all the same great qualities of the rough collie but with less hair, people are amazed that they "never heard of them and how beautiful." This is one of the reasons we attend so many AKC Meet the Breeds events, it gives us a chance to educate the public on what great dogs the collies are and how they come in two varieties and four colors. You can learn more about collie coats by reading our previous post, just click here.
|I'm a rough collie!|
So we were curious, how many of our readers have had their dogs mislabeled? Did the other person argue with you or insist you were wrong when you told them the correct name of your breed?