We claim dogs are our best friends, but we’d never call any of our human friends by the wrong name, right? Right, which is why we’re studying up on some tough-to-pronounce dog breeds in hopes that we’ll never insult little Scruffy’s ancestral roots again.
The wrong way: way-mar-ann-er
The right way: vahy-muh-rah-ner
The vahy is more in line with the traditional German pronunciation, but you could also get away with “why-muh-rah-ner.”
The wrong way: pap-ill-on
The right way: pap-ee-yawn
FYI, papillon means “butterfly” in French. (Aww.)
The wrong way: viz-sluh
The right way: veesh-la
Like, “veesh, these humans are still pronouncing our breed wrong?”
The wrong way: dash-hund
The right way: dahks-und
Even though they do love to dash.
The wrong way: new-found-land
The right way: new-fun-land
You know, because they’re so fun.
The wrong way: sh*ts-ew
The right way: she-dzoo
Did anyone else love pronouncing this the wrong way as a kid?
The wrong way: bich-on freeze
The right way: bee-shawn free-zay
A bougie name for a bougie pup.