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we think you should capitalize Poodle because we are Special.


I just figure breed names are proper nouns,and should be capitalized.
By the way,..
Dalmatia is a region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea,and is situated chiefly in modern Croatia. It spreads between the island of Rab in the northwest and the Bay of Kotor, in Montenegro, in the southeast. The hinterland, the Dalmatian Zagora, ranges from fifty kilometers in width in the north to just a few kilometers in the south.
..I couldn't resist. :)


I like how you said "and since I can do whatever I want here." Ha. I try to just capitalize the breeds named after places and people, like you mentioned. But I agree, sometimes I'm looking them up - it would just be easier to capitalize them all.


Go for it, Lindsay. We could set the new standard for dog breed punctuation.


I wouldn't want Goldendoodle spelt any other way than with a Capital G!! All breeds deserve a Capital Letter - that's what we think anyway!!

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I agree.....cap 'em all.....because I know somewhere there is a place called Labradoodle and Cockapoo!


And the has to be a Poodlevania!!


I think all dog names should be capitalized..and like you.especially PITTY BULL DOGS..

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And Sling forgot to mention, but Dalmatia is basically a white country with black spots all over it.

(And I thought a Malamute was a bad dog with no voice.)




I salute you and I think we should spell "Dog" with a capital "D" also!


That's funny. I went through the same thought process, flip flopping between if I should capitalize and what I should capitalize and in the end I decided same as you "It's my blog I can do what I want". Of course then I had to go back and capitalize all those names I'd left in lower case.


Some of the examples at the top are problematical. Many style guides recommend "that if the breed is named after a place name or a person", that relevant place or person be capitalized, not the entire breed name. Therefore German shepherd, not "German Shepherd". And for those implied breed names, Labrador retriever, Doberman pinscher, Parson Russell terrier.

I agree, though, that to apply this rule rigorously may be unnecessarily cumbersome (e.g., Dalmatian) and arbitrary. Where did "Goldendoodle" come from? It is not a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Doodle. BTW, we own a Shih Tzu.

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