Proper pronunciation is “Pap-ee-on”, contrary to popular belief.
With a name like “Kayz-hond” who could be mad with those adorable teddy bear faces?
French names tend to trip people up, and at first glance anyone could mistake this pup to be a bo-ker-on. Proper name? “Bo-ser-on”.
The wrong way to say it? Vis-lah. The correct way? “Veesh-la.”
5. Belgian Malinois
Chances are you can pronounce “Belgian” with no problem. It’s the second word that trips most people up. It’s not Mal-ill-noise, but “Mal-in-wa.”
It’s surprising how many people pronounce this dog’s name wrong. We’ve heard everything from dash-hund to dox-and. “Dox-hoont” is the proper way to pronounce the hot dog dog’s name, originating from German.
7. Bouvier des Flandres
And another French name here to mess with your tongue! The “Bu-vye de Flandr” has quite a unique sounding name.
8. Canaan Dog
Often referred to as the Kuh-nahn Dog, the correct way to say this breed is “Kay-nuhn” Dog.
These gentle giants are “new-fun-LANDs.” Emphasis on the last syllable. If you aren’t quite sure if you’re saying it right, just stick with their easier to pronounce nicknames: Newfies.
10. Cane Corso
Cane, like sugar cane? Or the kind that your grandpa uses? Nope. It’s pronounced “Kah-nay Corso.”
“Suh-moy-ed”, this is a breed name that’s stumped many! In Europe you’ll hear Sammy-ed. Samma-yed is the proper way to say the breed name in its native language though!
12. Coton de Tulear
The “Cah-ton de Tu-lay-ahr” looks like ball of cotton, wouldn’t you say?
13. Entlebucher Mountain Dog
These gorgeous pups are actually “Ent-lay-boo-cur” Mountain Dogs.
This boat loving dog is called a “SKIH-puhr-kee”.
The easy pronunciation is “Show-low-eats-queen-tlee.”
This is yet another name that is easier to say than it looks: “Koy-ker-hond.”
Wime-err-ay-ner? Technically, it’s “Vahy-muh-rah-ner.”
18. Spinone Italiano
“Spin-oh-nay-ih-tahl-YAH-no” is the proper pronunciation for this sweet pup.
19. Shiba Inu
This ancient Japanese breed has a name that stumps a lot of people. The proper pronunciation is “She-bah Ee-new.”
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