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Portuguese Water Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 42-60; Female: 35-50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 20-23; Female: 17-21 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, white, brown, or combinations of black or brown with white
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Presa Canario
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: Male: 100; Female: 85 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23-26; Female: 22-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, fawn, brindle. Dark brown or black mask.
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Pug
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 14-18 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10-11 inches
  • COLOR(S) silver, apricot-fawn, or black, with black muzzle or mask, ears, cheek moles, and trace down back
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Puggle
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 15-30 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 13-15 inches
  • COLOR(S) Fawn and black, golden, black, white; may be tri-colored.
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Puli
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: 25-35 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 17; Female: 16 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid black, rusty black, gray, and white
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Pumi
  • BREED GROUP: Miscellaneous Class
  • WEIGHT: Male: 22-33; Female: 18-26 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 16-18; Female: 15-17 inches
  • COLOR(S) Always solid with no markings; grizzle, black, gray, sandy brown, russet.
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Pyrenean Mastiff
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 120-155; Female: 120-155 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 28-34; Female: 28-34 inches
  • COLOR(S) White with head or body markings of black, orange, gray, fawn, and brindle.
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Pyrenean Shepherd
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: 15-30 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 15.5-21.5; Female: 15-20.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) Gray, fawn, merle, brindle.
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Queensland Heeler
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: Male: 32-35; Female: 30-35 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 17-20; Female: 17-19 inches
  • COLOR(S) Red speckled or mottled, blue speckled or mottled; markings of black and tan, tan, or red.
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Rafeiro do Alentejo
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: Male: 110-132; Female: 100-121 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 27-28; Female: 25-28 inches
  • COLOR(S) Brindle, black, fawn, yellow, wolfgray; Markings of spotted white, black mask.
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Rat Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Miscellaneous Class
  • WEIGHT: 12-35 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 14-23 inches
  • COLOR(S) red and white, tri-spotted, solid red, black & tan, blue & white and red brindle
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Redbone Coonhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 60-70; Female: 50-60 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 22-27; Female: 21-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) Solid Red
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Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Mle: 85; Female: 70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-27; Female: 24-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) light wheaten to red wheaten; nose can be black, brown or liver
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Rottweiler
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 85-135; Female: 80-100 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-27; Female: 22-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) black with tan markings
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Russian Wolfhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 75-100; Female: 60-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 28; Female: 26 inches
  • COLOR(S) May be solid or mixed. White, gray, tan, or golden.
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Saint Berdoodle - St. Berdoodle
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 150-200; Female: 110-160 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 27-30; Female: 24-27 inches
  • COLOR(S) Solid white, black, apricot, fawn; may have markings in white, black, mahogany
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Saint Bernard - St. Bernard
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 120-200 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 27.5; Female: 25 inches
  • COLOR(S) white with red, red or brindle with white; white must appear on chest, feet, tail tip, noseband, and collar (or spot on nape); may have dark mask
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Saluki
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 35-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23-28; Female: 17-23 inches
  • COLOR(S) White, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle, black and tan, tricolor, or any of these on a white background
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Samoyed
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 45-65; Female: 35-50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 21-23.5; Female: 19-21 inches
  • COLOR(S) White, white and biscuit, cream, or all biscuit
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Schapendoes
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: Male: 33; Female: 33 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 17-19.5; Female: 16-18 inches
  • COLOR(S) Blue gray to black is preferred; variety of other colors and patterns
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Schipperke
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 12-16 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 11-13; Female: 10-12 inches
  • COLOR(S) Solid Black
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Schnauzer, Giant
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 65-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25.5-27.5; Female: 23.5-25.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid black or pepper and salt
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Schnauzer, Miniature
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 13-15 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 12-14 inches
  • COLOR(S) Salt and pepper, black and silver, or black
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Schnauzer, Standard
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 40-45; Female: 35-40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18.5-19.5; Female: 17.5-18.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) pepper and salt or pure black
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Schnoodle
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 10-20; Female: 10-20 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10-14 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, gray, apricot, brown, white; may be solid, parti, or sable.
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