Well apparently, Shippo has been a yorkie all this time and never told me! I was walking him this afternoon and somebody's little dog (what looked to be some kind of malti-poo thing) got loose and ran across the street because he saw Shippo. I knelt down and let him sniff me while his owner ran across the street to get him (didn't grab him because I didn't wanna scare him).
When the guy got across the street, he went "Wow, what a cute yorkie!" I laughed and said "Oh, this guy's a corgi." The guy gave me a deer-in-the-headlights stare and said, "Is that like a yorkie?" I said "nah, a corgi is one of the dogs that herds sheep." He nodded hesitantly, but seemed to accept that as an answer, and said "Well whatever he is, he's pretty!" I thanked him and went along my way.
Wow, it's amazing how many people in this area don't even know what a "herding dog" is, much less a corgi. The guy seemed so confused when I said that corgis are herding dogs. Maybe he just looks too short to herd sheep.
So now, Shippo is a sheltie, a sheltie mix, a "mini lassie," a wiener dog, and a YORKIE! He's also a girl. Poor Shippo is SO confused! >@.@p style="text-align:left">