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">

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Comment by Matt & Hilliary on May 19, 2009 at 9:37am
In all fairness, you don't see the longer haired corgis all that often, but to confuse it with a yorkie? Now that's just plan silly.
Comment by Emily Rose on May 18, 2009 at 1:53pm
This happened to me a couple days ago, with my 'naked' Cardigan, Galaxy. She's brindle, with a black mask, and has NO undercoat right now, so looks even LESS like a Yorkie. The lady even argued with me about it, and claimed I trimmed Galaxy! haha I posted about it on my blog here: http://dreameyce.com/blog/?p=982

Corgwn look so mis-matched, it's easy to assume they're something else... but a YORKIE?! No way!
Comment by Cheetah & Shippo on May 18, 2009 at 12:35pm
"The guy probably convinced himself that you were nuts ;-)"

Most likely LOL!
Comment by Geri & Sidney on May 18, 2009 at 11:44am
That was too funny, Cheetah! The guy probably convinced himself that you were nuts ;-)
Comment by Lusa on May 18, 2009 at 10:27am
Shippo is beautiful! People always call Callie a Mini German Shepard... I do run into people who know about Corgi's but are confused because mine is small so they think she is a mix of something else. She always seems to get everyone's attention no matter what they think she is.
Comment by Marion and Vern on May 18, 2009 at 9:03am
I understand! With Tedi, he was a tri, people used to say "Oh what a cute shepard puppie" then I would tell them "No, he is a full grown Corgi". At least with Samantha maybe I won't get that comment. No telling what some people will think she is. Shippo is absolutely beautiful!!!
Comment by Sky and Lyla on May 18, 2009 at 8:46am
Well, I think that Shippo is a very handsome CORGI! Silly non-corgi people. =)
Comment by Sam Tsang on May 18, 2009 at 8:07am
he he he... Shippo's been moonlighting :)
Comment by Amanda on May 18, 2009 at 7:59am
Lol. I think the weirdest one I've gotten so far is "Is that a jack russell?" I had to pause and gather my thought before I answered, but a yorkie? That's a pretty big jump. Maybe it's the long fluffy fur. Who knows. When Dax was a puppy he got really sick and I had to take him to the ER, the lady there says "is that a collie puppy" "it's a corgi puppy" "THAT'S a corgi?" "*disbelief* yes, a corgi!" and when they brought him out to me to come home everyone wanted to pet him (of course, who wouldn't), and the lady that brought him out announced him as their cutest patient. :)
Comment by Bev Levy on May 18, 2009 at 7:36am
We have people guess Yorkie all the time. The wierdiest one was " Is that a hot-dog dog?" Shippo is beautiful so she can represent the breed anytime!

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