There are hundreds of dog breeds from all over the world, which can make pronunciation tricky, but luckily, the team at Preply have provided a round-up of breed names that typically tend to get mispronounced, and how to say them correctly like a native speaker…
Known for their iconic silver and black fur, Keeshonds are definitely high up on the list of standout dogs. They are also high up on the list of most mispronounced dog breeds, with many referring to them as ‘kee-shonds’, but rather they are pronounced as ‘kay-shond’ in Dutch.
Shih Tzu (she-dzoo)
It turns out that you don’t need to swear when saying the name of these adorable little lions. Contrary to popular belief, the right way of pronouncing this breed is actually ‘she-dzoo’ in Chinese.
Bichon Frise (bee-shon free-zay)
French names can be quite difficult to pronounce, but the correct pronunciation for this breed is ‘bee-shon free-zay’.
Dubbed as ‘grey ghosts’, Weimaraners are known for their loyalty and obedience, and the least we can do for them is say their name right! The German accent really has to come out with this one, with the right pronunciation being ‘vahy-muh-rah-ner’.
Meaning ‘butterfly’ in French, this breed typically gets mispronounced as ‘pap-ill-on’ but the correct way to say it is ‘pa-pee-on’.
Lots of people tend to go off the spelling with this one, saying ‘dash-und’ or ‘dash-hound’. However, we need to embrace the German roots of these dogs and refer to them as ‘daks-hunds’.