"SAMOYED" IS NOT PRONOUNCED HOW YOU PROBABLY THINK IT'S PRONOUNCED
Many people pronounce this breed's name "Sa-MOY-ed." That pronunciation is incorrect. The correct way to pronounce it is "SAMMY-ed." That said, you're free to pronounce "Samoyed" however you like; no one's going to arrest you over it. Samoyed fanciers tend to nickname them "Sammies" or "Sams" anyway, so those options are open to you as well.
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