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Malti Pom - Maltipom
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 3-9 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 8-12 inches
  • COLOR(S) Variety of colors that include: white, black, orange, red, and cream; may be solid or patterned.
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Malti Poo - Maltipoo
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 5-15 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 14 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, white, gray, apricot.
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Manchester Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 12-22 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 15-16 inches
  • COLOR(S) black and tan, with a black
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Manchester Terrier, Toy
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 7-12 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 8-13 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black and tan
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Maremma Sheepdog
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 77-99; Female: 66-88 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25.5-28.5; Female: 25-27 inches
  • COLOR(S) White: There may be shading of lemon, pale orange, or ivory.
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Mastiff
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 175-190 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 30; Female: 27.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) fawn, apricot, or brindle, all with dark muzzle, ears and nose
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McNab
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 25-50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 15-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) Red with white markings, black with white markings; may be tri-colored.
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Mexican Hairless Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • 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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Miniature American Shepherd
  • BREED GROUP: Miscellaneous Class
  • WEIGHT: 20-40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 14-18; Female: 13-17 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, blue merle, red, red merle. May have tan markings.
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Miniature Australian Shepherd
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: 20 - 40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 13 to 18 inches
  • COLOR(S) Blue merle, black, red merle and all red with or without white markings and/or tan points.
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Miniature Bull Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 25-33 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10-14 inches
  • COLOR(S) pure white, or any color to predominate
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Miniature Pinscher
  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 8-10 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10-12.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) clear red, stag red, black and tan
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Morkie / Yorktese
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 4-9; Female: 4-9 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 6-10 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, tan, white, black and tan; may be solid, sable, or distinctively marked
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Mountain Cur
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 50-60; Female: 40-50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-26; Female: 16-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) Blue, brown, yellow, red, brindle, or black with tan or brindle points. There may be a small amount of white markings.
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Mudi
  • BREED GROUP: Foundation Stock Service
  • WEIGHT: 18-29 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 14-20 inches
  • COLOR(S) Red, brown, black, white, gray, and yellow. May have Merle markings.
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Neapolitan Mastiff
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 165 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 26-30; Female: 24-28 inches
  • COLOR(S) blue, black and sometimes chocolate
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New Guinea Singing Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: 25 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 17 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black and tan with white markings, golden red.
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Newfoundland
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 130-150; Female: 100-120 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 28; Female: 26 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid black, brown, or gray, may have white on chin, chest, toes, and tail tip; or white base color with black markings
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Norfolk Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 11-12 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 9-10 inches
  • COLOR(S) all shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle
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Norwegian Buhund
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
  • WEIGHT: Male: 31-40; Female: 26-35 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 17-18.5; Female: 16-17.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) Wheaton, Black
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Norwegian Elkhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 55; Female: 48 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 20.5; Female: 19.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) Gray outer coat, silver under coat, black muzzle
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Norwegian Lundehund
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 15.5; Female: 13.5 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 13-15; Female: 12-14 inches
  • COLOR(S) White, reddish brown, gray, black, yellow, sable and white.
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Norwich Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 12 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10 inches
  • COLOR(S) all shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle
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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  • BREED GROUP: Sporting
  • WEIGHT: 37-51 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 17-21 inches
  • COLOR(S) various shades of red and orange
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Olde English Bulldogge
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 65-85; Female: 50-70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-20; Female: 17-19 inches
  • COLOR(S) Presents in a variety of colors including brown, black, red, tan, and cream. May be solid, brindled, or pied.
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