Jru (جرو) — Arabic
There are many conflicting ideas and opinions about owning dogs in the Islamic community. Some Muslims think of dogs as impure. But the Qur’an states that hunting dogs are valuable, and one story about youths escaping religious persecution states that a dog guarded them while they sought refuge in a cave.
Xiǎo gǒu (小狗) — Chinese (Mandarin)
The extremely lovable and super wrinkly Shar-Pei has been around since approximately 200 BC and were actually used as guard dogs!
štěně — Czech
This is the neutral term for “puppy.” The two masculine Czech words for “puppy” are hejsek and panák. Some of the toughest K-9 unit German and Belgian Shepherds originate from the Czech Republic. Their American handlers must learn at least 15 Czech commands to work with their dogs.