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Tosa Inu
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: Mle: 120-170; Female: 90-140 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 24-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) Solid red, though black, yellow, black & tan, fawn, brindle and multi-colored is also permissible
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Treeing Tennessee Brindle
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: 30-50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-24; Female: 16-22 inches
  • COLOR(S) Brindle; Black with streaking. May have a small amount of white on chest or feet.
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Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 50-70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 20-27 inches
  • COLOR(S) Solid golden rust
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Vizsla
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 45-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 22-24; Female: 21-23 inches
  • COLOR(S) Solid golden rust
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Weimador
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 65-80 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-27; Female: 23-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) Colors of grey, silver grey (sand), brown and tan, grey and tan, black and tan, deep charcoal grey while some are a light, reddish brown and black.
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Weimaraner
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 70-85 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-27; Female: 23-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) Mouse-gray to silver-gray
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Weimardoodle
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 45-70; Female: 45-70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 20-27 inches
  • COLOR(S) Variety of colors that include gray, brown, cream, black; may be solid or sabled
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Welsh Corgi, Cardigan
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: Male: 30-38; Female: 25-34 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10.5-12.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) All shades of red, sable, and brindle; also blue merle or black, both with or without tan or brindle points; white flashings common
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Welsh Corgi, Pembroke
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: Male: 27; Female: 25 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10-12 inches
  • COLOR(S) red, sable, fawn, black and tan, all with or without white flashings
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Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 35-45 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-19; Female: 17-18 inches
  • COLOR(S) Rich red and white
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Welsh Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 20-22 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-19; Female: 17-18 inches
  • COLOR(S) deep tan with black or grizzle jacket
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West Highland White Terrier - Westie
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 15-21 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 11; Female: 10 inches
  • COLOR(S) White
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Westiepoo
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 20-30; Female: 20-30 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 15-17 inches
  • COLOR(S) White
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Whippet
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 20-40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 19-22; Female: 18-21 inches
  • COLOR(S) Beige, blue, roan, black, black and white, or white with streaked or yellow patches
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Whoodle
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 20-40; Female: 20-40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 12-20 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, apricot, white, wheaten; may be solid or sabled
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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 50-60 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Mle: 22-24; Female: 20-22 inches
  • COLOR(S) Preferably steel gray with brown markings, also chestnut brown, or roan, white and brown. Less desirable is solid brown, solid white, or white and ora
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Wolf Hybrid
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 100 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 26 inches
  • COLOR(S) Varying shades of black, white and gray.
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Xoloitzcuintli
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Toy: 5-15; Miniature: 15-30; Standard: 25-40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Toy: 9-14; Miniature: 15-20; Standard: 20-30 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, slate, gray, brindle, fawn, red, bronze; spotted or solid
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Yorkshire Terrier - Yorkie
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 7 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 8-9 inches
  • COLOR(S) blue and tan. Yorkshire Terriers are born black, gradually attaining their blue and tan coloration as they mature.
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