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Fox Terrier, Toy
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 3.5 - 7 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 8.5 to 11 inches
  • COLOR(S) White, Chocolate and Tan; White and black; White and tan
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Fox Terrier, Wire
  • 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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French Bulldog
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 28 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 11-13 inches
  • COLOR(S) brindle, fawn, white, brindle and white
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German Hovawart
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 55-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-27; Female: 22-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) Blonde, black, black and tan.
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German Pinscher
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 25 - 35 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 17 - 20 inches
  • COLOR(S) fawn, red, black and blues with red/tan markings
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German Shepherd
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: 75-95 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) most colors, other than white, are permissible.
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German Shorthaired Pointer
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Male: 55-70; Female: 45-60 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23-25; Female: 21-23 inches
  • COLOR(S) liver or combinations of liver and white
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German Wirehaired Pointer
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 45-75 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 22-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) liver and white, with ears and head solid liver, sometimes with a white blaze
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Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 34-36 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 14 inches
  • COLOR(S) Brindle, blue, and wheaten.
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Goldador
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 60-80 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 22-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, red, yellow, golden.
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Golden Retriever
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Male: 65-75; Female: 55-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23-24; Female: 21.5-22.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) various shades of gold
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Goldendoodle
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 25-75 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 15-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) Beautiful colors, reds, creams and goldens.
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Gordon Setter
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Male: 55-80; Female: 45-70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-27; Female: 23-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) black and tan
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Great Dane
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 100-120 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 30-32; Female: 28-30 inches
  • COLOR(S) brindle, black-masked fawn, blue, black, harlequin (white with irregular black patches)
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Great Pyrenees
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 100; Female: 85 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 27-32; Female: 25-29 inches
  • COLOR(S) white or white with markings of gray, badger, reddish brown, or tan
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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 105-140; Female: 85-110 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25.5-28.5; Female: 23.5-27 inches
  • COLOR(S) black and rust, with white feet, chest, tail tip, muzzle, blaze, and possibly collar; rust color present on legs between white and black
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Greyhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 65-70; Female: 60-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 27-30 inches
  • COLOR(S) immaterial (includes black, gray, red, fawn, either solid or brindled, either whole colored or spotted)
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Harrier
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 40-60 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 19-21 inches
  • COLOR(S) White, Black and Tan, Lemon and White, Red and White, Black, White, and Tan
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Havanese
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 7-13 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 8-11 inches
  • COLOR(S) cream, gold, silver, champagne, tan, blue, black, parti-color and tri-colored
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Hovawart
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: Male: 55-90; Female: 55-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-27; Female: 22-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) Blonde, black, black and tan
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Hunt Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 11-13 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10-12 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid black, solid tan, black and tan
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Ibizan Hound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 50; Female: 45 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23.5-27.5; Female: 22.5-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) white or red (from light yellowish red to deep red), solid or in any combination
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Icelandic Sheepdog
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: Male: 25-30; Female: 20-25 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18; Female: 16 inches
  • COLOR(S) Golden Sable, Sandy Yellow, Red, Black/White/Tan, Black and White
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Illyrian Sheepdog
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 77-99; Female: 66-88 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24; Female: 22.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, tan, white, gray. May be solid or a blending of the colors.
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Irish Setter
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Mle: 70; Female: 60 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 27; Female: 25 inches
  • COLOR(S) mahogany or rich chestnut red
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