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Irish Water Spaniel
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Male: 55-65; Female: 45-58 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 22-24; Female: 21-23 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid liver
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Irish Wolfhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 120; Female: 105 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 32; Female: 30 inches
  • COLOR(S) gray, brindle, red, black, white, or fawn
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Italian Greyhound
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 7-14 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 13-15 inches
  • COLOR(S) any color but brindle or black and tan
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Jack Russell Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 13-17 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 12-14 inches
  • COLOR(S) predominantly white with tan, black, or brown markings
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Japanese Chin
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 4-7 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 8-11 inches
  • COLOR(S) black and white, red and white, or black and tan and white
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Jindo
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: Male: 35-50; Female: 25-40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-25; Female: 16-22 inches
  • COLOR(S) Brindle, white, tan, yellow, black and tan, red, tan and white, black, and red and white
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Kai Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: 25-55 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-22; Female: 17-20 inches
  • COLOR(S) Brindle. All colors acceptable.
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Karelian Bear Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: 44-49 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 21-23.5; Female: 19-21.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black with white markings on head, chest, neck, legs, and abdomen
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Keeshond
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Male: 45; Female: 35 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 17-19; Female 16-18 inches
  • COLOR(S) mixture of gray, black, and cream. Undercoat is pale, and tips of the outercoat are black. Black muzzle, ears, tail tip
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Kerry Blue Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 33-40; Female: 30-35 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-19.5; Female: 17.5-19 inches
  • COLOR(S) any shade of blue-gray in mature (over 18 months) dog; immature dogs may be very dark blue or have tinges of brown
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Kishu Ken
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: 30-60 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 17-22 inches
  • COLOR(S) White
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Komondor
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 80; Female:70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 27.5; Female 25.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) white
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Kooikerhondje
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: 20-24 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 14-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) White and red, orange and white. The red or orange typically present in patches. The ears are tipped in black and the face is white blazed.
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Kuvasz
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 100-115; Female: 70-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 28-30; Female: 26-28 inches
  • COLOR(S) white
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Labradoodle
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 25 - 90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 13 - 22 inches
  • COLOR(S) Seven different colors: halk, cream, apricot, chocolate, cafĂ©, black and silver. Chalk, cream and apricot/gold can have rose or black pigment.
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Labrador Retriever
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: Male: 65-80; Female: 55-70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 22.5-24.5; Female: 21.5-23.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid black, yellow, or chocolate
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Lagotto Romagnolo
  • BREED GROUP: Miscellaneous Class
  • WEIGHT: Male: 28-35; Female: 24-32 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 17-19; Female: 14-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) Orange and white, brown and white, off-white, orange, brown, brown roan. They may have a brown mask.
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Lakeland Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 17 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 14.5; Female: 13.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid (blue, black, liver, red, or wheaten); or wheaten or golden tan with a saddle of blue, black, liver or grizzle
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Lancashire Heeler
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: Male: 20; Female: 18 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 12; Female: 10 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black and Tan
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Leonberger
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 130-170; Female: 100-130 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 29-31; Female: 27-29 inches
  • COLOR(S) Sandy, yellow, red, reddish brown; black mask
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Lhasa Apso
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 13-15 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10-11 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, white, brown, gray, cream or particolor
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Lhasapoo
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 12-20 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 9-13 inches
  • COLOR(S) Variance of colors that include black, cream, white, apricot, and brown; may be solid or patterned.
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Lowchen
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 8-18 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 12-14 inches
  • COLOR(S) any colors or combinations
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Mal-Shi - Malshi
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 6-15 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 8-14 inches
  • COLOR(S) Wide variety of colors; may be solid or patterned.
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Maltese
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 4-7 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 9-10 inches
  • COLOR(S) white
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