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Scottish Deerhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 85-110; Female: 75-95 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 30-32; Female: 28 inches
  • COLOR(S) All shades of gray and gray brindle, with dark blue-gray preferred;
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Scottish Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 19-22; Female: 18-21 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, wheaten, or brindle of any color
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Sealyham Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 23-24; Female: 18-22 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) Any solid color including sable
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Shepadoodle
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 50-80; Female: 50-80 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 22-28 inches
  • COLOR(S) Variety of colors that include black, tan, gray, cream; may be solid or sabled.
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Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: 20 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 13-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, blue merle, and sable, marked with varying amounts of white and/or tan
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Shiba Inu
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 20-30 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 14.5-16.5; Female: 13.5-15.5 inches
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Shih Tzu
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 9 - 16 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 8 - 11 inches
  • COLOR(S) Any
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Shih-Poo - Shihpoo
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 10-15; Female: 10-15 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 8-11 inches
  • COLOR(S) Variety of colors that include black, white, gray, brown, apricot; may be solid, sabled, and parti
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Shiloh Shepherd
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 140-160; Female: 100-120 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 28 - 30 inches
  • COLOR(S) Solid black and tan / grayish undertone
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Siberian Husky
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 45-60; Female: 35-50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 21-23.5; Female: 20-22 inches
  • COLOR(S) All colors from black to pure white
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Silky Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 8 - 11 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 9 - 10 inches
  • COLOR(S) Blue and tan
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Skye Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 18 - 20 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 10; Female: 9.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, blue, gray, silver, fawn, or cream, preferably with black ears, muzzle, and tail tip. Adult color may not be present until 18 months.
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Sloughi
  • BREED GROUP: Miscellaneous Class
  • WEIGHT: 45-60 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 26-28; Female: 24-27 inches
  • COLOR(S) Shades of pale sand to red with or without black markings such as: black mask, black ears, brindling, black mantel and dark overlay. sand/black mask a
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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 35-45; Female: 30-40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-20 Female: 17-19 inches
  • COLOR(S) Puppies are born black, but lighten to the final adult wheaten color by about two years of age.
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South African Boerboel
  • BREED GROUP: Miscellaneous Class
  • WEIGHT: 154-200 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-30; Female: 22-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) Yellow, fawn, brown, russet; all shades of brindle.
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South Russian Ovcharka
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 108 - 110 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 24 - 25 inches
  • COLOR(S) Mainly white but also white and yellow, straw color, grayish (ashen gray) and other shades of gray; white lightly marked with gray, gray speckled
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Spinone Italiano
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 62 - 82 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 22.75 -27.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) White, white with orange markings, white with brown markings, or speckled brown - with and without larger brown markings.
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Stabyhoun
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: Male: 55; Female: 45 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 20; Female: 19 inches
  • COLOR(S) Brown, Orange or Black with white markings, roan, or spotting. Solid brown or black head.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 25-38; Female: 23-35 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 14-16; Female: 13-15 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, blue, fawn or brindle, often with white markings
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Sussex Spaniel
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 40-44 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 15-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) Gray, red-yellow, red-brown and gray-brown
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Swedish Vallhund
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: 25-35 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 12-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) Gray, red-yellow, red-brown and gray-brown
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Thai Ridgeback
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: 51-75 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 22-24; Female: 20-22 inches
  • COLOR(S) Chestnut, black, blue, and silver
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Tibetan Mastiff
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 140-170 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 25 - 28 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black and tan, golden brown, plain black, or grey with or without tan markings.
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Tibetan Spaniel
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 9-15 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10 inches
  • COLOR(S) All colors and mixtures, white allowed on feet
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Tibetan Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 18-30 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 15-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) Any
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