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  1. Mina

    Mina BRT - "the black watch"

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    "Cane", as in "sugar-cane" is also
    "acceptable depending on who's saying it in what accent' ...
    that still doesn't make it correct. ;)
     
  2. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    There's a billion breeds I can't pronounce.

    For some reason I always stumble over Tervuren.

    No idea about Berger Picard. Well, I have an idea, I just think I sound completely ridiculous saying it.

    Don't really know about Keeshond, even though I've made attempts at using it more frequently in recent months, since quite a few people think this is what Happy is mixed with.

    Samoyed. I usually just refer to them as fluffy white dogs.

    Dachshund and Malinois used to be weird for me.

    That's all I can think of right now, of course if I dipped into rare breeds we'd be here all day. :p
     
  3. JennSLK

    JennSLK F150 and a .30-06

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    Good to know. Now I will say it right when I meet him. :p
     
  4. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

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    I thought keeshond was pronounced KAYS-ond and not KEYS-ond?

    I have never heard anyone say "Con-yay" for Cane Corso. I actually assumed that was a typo and should have been Con-ay.
     
  5. LostAndConfused

    LostAndConfused Active Member

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    I think everyone sounds ridiculous when they say it. I think there should be a move to just call them the Picardy (rhymes with Bacardi) Shepherd.
     
  6. ~WelshStump~

    ~WelshStump~ New Member

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    "Bear-zhay Pee-karr" With the Zh being similar to how you would say "Doctor Zhivago", that's what I read in their first news letter anyway.

    Oh, and one that gets me, I hear different breed-people saying Pyrenean Shpeherd so many different ways, but the common two are "P-ear-in-ee-an" or "Pie-reen-ee-in-an", which is more correct?
     
  7. crazedACD

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    I was at an event with someone that has a hodge podge of dogs and I guess is quite active in agility. She had a Berger Picard in tow (really nice nice dog), and she pronounced it Burger Pickard. :lol-sign: I guess some people care less than others.
     
  8. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Scruff mutts. :lol-sign:

    I just say Pyrshep.
     
  9. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    That's how I "try" to say it but I totally think I need a French accent in order to actually sound like I know what I'm doing :rofl1:

    Agree! That's usually what I end up saying if I'm ever talking to someone about them. Because most people don't even know what I'm talking about anyway.
     
  10. LostAndConfused

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    With a golden and a crestie or two?
     
  11. Cardiparty

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    Yeah, it's not KEYZ hond. It's CAYZ-HOND and the plural is CAYZ-HONDEN.

    I used to be really into that breed and we had two while I was growing up.

    Samoyed is Samy-ed (weird I know).
     
  12. crazedACD

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    She said she had something like 14 dogs...for sure she had the Berger and an ACD, and a few other herding breeds. I don't know what else she had. She works for a popular raw dog food company.
     
  13. CrazyDogLady

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    Oh geez... plurals are a WHOLE nother thing lol. I know that the plural for Corgi is something long and strange (at least to me) but I can't think of it off the top of my head. I didn't think that any other breeds had a "different" name when plural. Interesting :) Any others?
     
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    Corgwyn :) A friend let me know a while back, but I still say "corgis" because I just know I'd get some weird looks otherwise.

    I think it was Aleron who told me about Mudi and Pumi being Mudik and Pumik?
     
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    I think Vizsla plural is Vizslak. Or actually, maybe it isn't and is just Hungarian. Don't listen to me...

    I think the plural names are pretty cool, even if I don't know any of them.
     
  16. AmandaNola

    AmandaNola Wanna Pet My Wiener?

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    I can't pronounce lots of breeds, but to date I've only met one person who can properly pronounce (or spell!) Dachshund.
     
  17. CrazyDogLady

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    I'll admit, even as an owner I often spell dachshund wrong :p And when talking about them its easier for me to just say doxie.
     
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    :rofl1:
    "So you want Pickles on your Burger?"

    I know, I do too :eek:

    lol, I try but many I don't (like PyrShep).
    The one that always gets me is when those "probably has never seen the breed in their life" TV reporters try way to hard to say the breed names right in the country of origin accent, just don't people! Honestly some times I wish they would just say it wrong than with those cheesy accents :rolleyes:, "Vie-mrr-haw-ffffer" uh, no.

    It's "Corgwn", and one author wrote an easy way for the average public to somewhat say it right, is to treat it like you would the plural of Ox "Oxen", although it isn't totally correct, it's close enough.
     

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