Your Mispronunciation of Dog Breeds

Telling a dachshund parent that their "DASH-hound" is cute will cause a roll of the eyes. You can pronounce "dachshund" easily if you understand German phonetics. Say "dachs" 

Xoloitzcuintli (show-low-itz-QUEENT LEE) The unusual "xoloitzcuintli" canine breed is unlikely to roam the street, even if you can pronounce it.

 However, the itz sounds like "eats." Thank goodness this dog's name is xolo, pronounced "show-low." Mexican xolos are appreciated for their personality and hairless, hypoallergenic coat.

The Kooikerhondje (COY-ker-HUND-che) For easy pronunciation, the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje Club of the USA explains "kooikerhondje": "koy-ker-hun-juh.

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 Repetition will help you say it with conviction. If you lose your mind, use their hilarious moniker, kooiker, pronounced "koy-ker."

Abbreviation for Samoyed Do not feel ashamed if you mispronounce "Samoyed". Many say "sa-MOY-ed," but the Samoyed Parent Club of America recommends "sam-a-YED,"

The Keeshond (KAYZ-hawnd) Although the Dutch Barge Dog is simpler to pronounce, this adorable breed deserves the "keeshond" pronunciation. Kennes is pronounced

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