People that can't pronounce their breed name.

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  1. sassafras

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    Generally, I agree with you, but that one might have been on purpose. It's one of the jokey/cutesy names out there for retrievers... others I've hears are dam-nation for dalmation, rottenweiler for rottweiler... I'm sure there are others but can't recall any more off the top of my head.

    Anyway, carry on.
     
  2. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I don't think so. Just the way he said it and then went on to need help getting EVERYTHING for this Golden Receiver, if it was a slip then he slipped about 10 times before leaving the store.

    Which brings me to my other pet peeve. If you KNOW that you have a puppy on the way, WHY do you wait until you literally have it in your arms to buy ANYTHING for it?
     
  3. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    with dogs I don't own and am not familiar with.. I am guilty when it comes to mis-pronouncing.
    Cane corsos, Boerbels and a few others I know I have been corrected in the past lol

    but I agree, if you OWN this dog, make the effort and know how to pronounce the breed!

    Breeders? There is no excuse. Everyone has keyboard slip-ups but you shouldn't have "Australian Sheppard" 10 times on your website.
     
  4. ~WelshStump~

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    "Bear-zhay Pee-carr" Or so their first ever breed club magazine said.

    .......

    "Pem-brook Welch Cor-Jee", just, NO!

    Is that a "Boo-jer-on"? -No. Look, a "Beww-shir-on"! -Try again.
     
  5. AdrianneIsabel

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    My mom believes its bad luck to buy before you have something. :p
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    I also never understood this.
    I mean, sure, a pet store trip to get a collar you are sure fits or a toy or two can be fun for socializing.
    But isn't a new puppy stressed enough without heading STRAIGHT to the pet store to buy everything and then have to go to a home that isn't even set up for him/her yet?

    and why do people buy crates at big chain pet stores? You know that $120 crate is on amazon for like $50 right?....
     
  7. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I know, I have no clue why people buy crates from us, they are WAY overpriced. But people need it TODAY because they have the dog NOW, lol.
     
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    MY MOM SAYS DATSUN AND IT MAKES ME WANT TO SHOOT HER.

    When I correct her she goes "I'm not German"
    "yes, I know you're not german, I thought you weren't illiterate either..."

    I guess with some breeds, like Keeshond or people pronouncing a French name with an American pronunciation or something, doesn't really bother me. It doesn't bother me if people who don't own the breed say it wrong, at least they know what it IS.

    And as far as spelling and stuff...it depends on area and upbringing, too. If I go into Spanish Harlem and someone's talking about their rockwiler...whatever. If it's taken care of, I'm glad they can spell "dog" and are able to afford to feed to it and managed to get a basic education on dog care in a place where education isn't that easy to come by.

    If you're a surgeon on Long Island and you're telling me about how your wife breed datsuns, I will want to throw up on you.
     
  9. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    My roomie in college called summer a pap-ill-ee-on for the entire two years we lived with her. :eek:
     
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    I saw a receipt from a breeder recently that had 7 breeds listed on it and three were misspelled. I was like... and you paid these people actual cash money??

    But hey, German Sheppards for the win.
     
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    I'd be very ashamed of anyone not being able to say Border Collie correctly.
     
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    what drives me even more nuts is when they can't SPELL the name of their breed, I cringe each time I see German Shepard:((((
     
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    Sort of this. I tend to wait and see what the puppy is going to be like. But I do have the basic stuff (waterbowl, food bowl, a couple of toys and a generic collar). Collars and leashes, most toys and stuff of that sort, I wait to get until I've atleast met puppy or have puppy. I learned my lesson with Ivan, I spend a bunch of money one nylabones and chew type toys and he never chewed on them. So I tend to wait and see what things they are going to like. I might get 1 toy before hand to see if they like that style.
     
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    Papillion. So. often. Even the animal planet link on youtube for their dogs 101 video has it spelled that way.
     
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    Keeshond is another one of those that gets misprounced more often then not. I used to pronounce it KEY-shund or KEYS-hund ran at an allbreed agility trial hosted by a Keeshond specialty and they made it their mission to make sure we should all pronounce their breed name correctly by the end of the weekend lol.

    KAYZ-hawnd

    But yeah I think I'm fine pronouncing Mutt ;). Or Golden Ditzhund and Flying Valley Batdog. And Flat-Coated Retriever isn't one that get mispronounced so much as it confuses people and they sub in other words...Flat-Footed...Black-Coated...Flat-Headed...lol
     
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    See that's funny because I notice some people pronounce it like border cOllie, as in the 'o' is pronounced like it is in the word "go".

    I think I do the eye twitch every time

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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Border Colley

    Oh god now I am getting irritated :p
     
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    Or what gets me is "he's half pit bull and half terrier" which I hear CONSTANTLY because shelters list them as Pit Bull Terrier X and people just can't wrap their heads around that.
     
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    A lady once told me that Baxter was an adorable "BITCHIN' FREEZE" and she had two at home just like him!

    There's a lady that brings her papillon to training classes in the same building that I work in. She always refers to him as a "Papi-lion", the last I checked he was a dog and not a species of big, predatory cat!
     

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