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Basenji
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 24; Female: 22 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 17; Female 16 inches
  • COLOR(S) red, black, black and tan, or brindle, all with white feet, chest and tail tips; white legs, blaze, and collar optional
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Basset Hound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 40-60 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 14 inches
  • COLOR(S) any recognized hound color
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Beagle
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 18-30 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 13 inches
  • COLOR(S) any true hound color (tricolor)
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Beaglier
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 10-25 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 12-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) Lemon and white, red and white, orange and white, black and tan; may be bi or tri-colored.
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Bearded Collie
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: 45-55 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 21-22; Female: 20-21 inches
  • COLOR(S) any shade of gray or chocolate. White may appear as a blaze, or on tail tip, feet, and chest. Tan points may also occur.
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Beauceron
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: Male: 75-85; Female: 65-75 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-27; Female: 24-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black & Tan with specific tan markings; Harlequin with patches of gray, black, and tan
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Bedlington Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 17-23 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male 16.5; Female: 15.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) blue, sandy, and liver, each with or without tan points. Bedlington pups are born dark, and lighten to adult color by about one year of age.
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Belgian Malinois
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: 60-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-26; Female 22-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) rich fawn to mahogany, with black-tipped hairs; black mask and ears
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Belgian Sheepdog
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: 60-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) black
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Belgian Shepherd Laekenois
  • BREED GROUP: Miscellaneous Class
  • WEIGHT: 55-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) Fawn, mahogany; with black overlap. There is black shading on the muzzle and tail.
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Belgian Shepherd Malinois
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: Male: 65-75 Female: 55-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) Fawn, mahogany; with black overlap. The mask and ears are black.
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Belgian Shepherd Tervuren
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: Male: 65-75; Female: 60-70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) Fawn, gray, red; with black overlap. The ears and face are black.
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Belgian Tervuren
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: 60-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) rich fawn to russet mahogany with black overlay (becoming darker with maturity), black mask and ears
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Bergamasco
  • BREED GROUP: Miscellaneous Class
  • WEIGHT: Male: 70-84; Female: 57-71 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23.5; Female: 22 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black or Gray
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Berger Picard
  • BREED GROUP: Miscellaneous Class
  • WEIGHT: Male: 60-70; Female: 50-60 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23.5-25.5; Female: 21.5-23.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) Gray, Black-Gray, Blue-Gray, Red-Gray, Fawn
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Bernese Mountain Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 90-120; Female: 70-100 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-27.5; Female: 23-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) tricolored; black with tan markings and white flashings
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Bich-Poo - Bichpoo
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 6-12 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 9-12 inches
  • COLOR(S) A variety of solid colors that include black, cream, apricot, and blue.
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Bichon Frise
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 10-18 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 9.5-11.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) white, may have cream shadings
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Black and Tan Coonhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 55-75 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-27; Female: 23-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) black and tan
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Black Mouth Cur
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 55-95; Female: 40-80 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 22-28; Female: 18-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) Fawn, yellow, brown, red; may be brindled or solid; black muzzle
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Black Russian Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 110-160; Female: 80-120 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 26-30; Female: 25.5-28 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, black with some gray hair
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Bloodhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 90-110; Female: 80-100 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-27; Female: 23-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) black and tan, liver and tan, and red
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Bluetick Coonhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 45-80 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 20-27 inches
  • COLOR(S) tri-colored, heavily black speckled on white which gives the coat a blueish tint
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Bolognese
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: 4.5-9 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 10.5-12; Female: 10-11 inches
  • COLOR(S) Pure White
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Border Collie
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: 30-45 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 20-23; Female: 18-21 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, blue merle, and sable, marked with varying amounts of white and/or tan
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