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Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 18-24 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 8-11 inches
  • COLOR(S) pepper (all shades of gray and silver) or mustard (all shades of brown and fawn). Dandie Dinmont puppies are much darker than adults.
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Doberman Pinscher
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 65-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 26-28; Female: 24-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, red, blue, and fawn, all with tan markings
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Dogo Argentino
  • BREED GROUP: Miscellaneous Class
  • WEIGHT: Male: 90-100; Female: 80-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24.5-27.5; Female: 23.5-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) White
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Dogue De Bordeaux
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 120-145 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 23-30 inches inches
  • COLOR(S) Shades of fawn, from Mahogany to Isabella. Pigmentation is required. White patches on the chest and extremities of the limbs are acceptable.
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Doodleman Pinscher
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 66-88 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 24-28 inches
  • COLOR(S) Red, white, black and tan, black, brown; solid or blended.
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Dutch Shepherd
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: 55-67 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 22-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) Varied shades of Brindle: blue, yellow, silver, gray, red, gold.
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English Boodle
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 15-55 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 12-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) Varying colors of gray, cream, black, brown, red, fawn; may be solid or a combination.
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English Bulldog
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 50 - 55 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 12 - 14 inches
  • COLOR(S) Uniform color or with a black mask or muzzle; reds, red brindle, piebald; black undesirable.
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English Cocker Spaniel
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Male: 28-34; Female: 26-32 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 15-17; Female: 14-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid black, liver or red or parti-color combinations of white with black, liver or red markings or ticking
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English Coonhound
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 40-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-26; Female: 23-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) Blue and white, red and white, black and white with ticking; tri-color with ticking, brindle, or solid
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English Pointer
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Male: 55-75; Female: 44-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-28; Female: 23-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) Lemon, liver, orange, black; in combination with white or solid-colored.
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English Setter
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Mle: 60-65; Female: 50-55 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25; Female: 24 inches
  • COLOR(S) black & white, white & orange, white & lemon, white & chestnut or tricolor. Speckling may be present.
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English Shepherd
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 45-70; Female: 40-50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 19-24; Female: 18-21 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, black and white, black and tan, sable and white. May be tri-colored or solid.
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English Springer Spaniel
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Male: 50; Female: 40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 19-21; Female 18-20 inches
  • COLOR(S) black or liver with white, black or liver roan, or tricolored (black or liver and white with tan markings); also white with black or liver markings
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English Toy Spaniel
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: Male: 8-14; Female: 8-14 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10 inches
  • COLOR(S) Ruby-Solid Red, King Charles-Black & Tan, Blenheim-White/Red Markings, Prince Charles-White/Black & Tan Markings
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Entlebucher Mountain Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 55-60 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 16-20 inches
  • COLOR(S) Tri-Color; Black with symmetrical white and rust markings.
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Eska-Poo - Eskapoo
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 8-20 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 9-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) White to cream
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Eskimo Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Toy: 6-10; Miniature: 10-20; Standard: 18-35 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Toy: 9-12; Miniature: 12-15; Standard: 15-19 inches
  • COLOR(S) White; white with biscuit cream
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Estrela Mountain Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: Male: 75-110; Female: 60-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23-27; Female: 20-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) Yellow, fawn, wolfgray, brindle; white markings, black mask
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Field Spaniel
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 35-50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18; Female: 17 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, liver, roan, or any of these with tan points
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Fila Brasileiro
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 140 - 180; Female: 125 - 160 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 24 - 29.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) All colors are permitted except white, mouse grey, patches, dappled, or black and tan.
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Finnish Lapphund
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 44-47 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-20.5; Female: 16-18.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, Sable, Tan, White, Brown, Golden; Markings of Cream, Gray, Black, White, Tan
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Finnish Spitz
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 25 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 18 inches
  • COLOR(S) Shades of red-gold from pale honey to dark auburn; may have a white patch on chest.
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Flat Coated Retriever
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 60-70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23-24.5; Female: 22-23.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid black or liver
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Fox Terrier, Smooth
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 17-19; Female: 15-17 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 15.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) white should predominate (brindle, red, or liver markings are objectionable)
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