19 Dog Breed Names That Are Not Easily Pronounced

 

1. Papillon

Proper pronunciation is “Pap-ee-on”, contrary to popular belief.
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2. Keeshond

With a name like  “Kayz-hond” who could be mad with those adorable teddy bear faces?
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3. Beauceron

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”.
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4. Vizsla

The wrong way to say it? Vis-lah. The correct way? “Veesh-la.”
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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.”
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6. Dachshund

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.
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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.
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8. Canaan Dog

Often referred to as the Kuh-nahn Dog, the correct way to say this breed is “Kay-nuhn” Dog.
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9. Newfoundland

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.
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10. Cane Corso

Cane, like sugar cane? Or the kind that your grandpa uses? Nope. It’s pronounced “Kah-nay Corso.”
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11. Samoyed

“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!
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12. Coton de Tulear

The “Cah-ton de Tu-lay-ahr”  looks like ball of cotton, wouldn’t you say?
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13. Entlebucher Mountain Dog

These gorgeous pups are actually “Ent-lay-boo-cur” Mountain Dogs.
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14. Schipperke

This boat loving dog is called a “SKIH-puhr-kee”.
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15. Xoloitzcuintli

The easy pronunciation is  “Show-low-eats-queen-tlee.”
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16. Kooikerhondje

This is yet another name that is easier to say than it looks: “Koy-ker-hond.”
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17. Weimeraner

Wime-err-ay-ner? Technically, it’s “Vahy-muh-rah-ner.”
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18. Spinone Italiano

“Spin-oh-nay-ih-tahl-YAH-no” is the proper pronunciation for this sweet pup.
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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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