What Kind of Dog Is That?

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By Jamie Migdal, CEO of FetchFind

Every year I lead a group of FetchFind Academy students, alumni, and friends on a tour of the International Kennel Club Dog Show in Chicago. It’s one of my favorite things to do, because I love my extended family of dog nerds, and I especially love the opportunity to sniff around (ha) behind the scenes. And, well – I get to buy more Collie socks.

One of the great things about walking around this giant space with all of these pure-bred dogs is that you can get a real feel for what I always think of as their “breediness” – not just the way the dogs look, but the way they behave, and the way their breed-driven personalities manifest both inside and outside of the ring. Sturdy basset hounds trot along with noses to the ground, little show-off Pomeranians pirouette for attention, and good-natured Golden Retrievers are always happy to see you (though their groomers would much prefer that you not mess up their hair). We always get some fun pictures while we’re at the show; check them out on our Facebook page. 

A couple of years ago the IKC tour coincided with the Wisdom Panel results of our tiniest office mate, Hobo. We all played the guessing game with him after he was adopted, and pre-results we were all over the small dog universe with guesses like Cairn? Yorkie? Scotty? With maybe a little Chihuahua or Chinese Crested thrown into the mix? We finally settled on “some sort of small terrier type something or other.”

So what is Hobo, anyway? Stay tuned…

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