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Afghan Hound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 60; Female: 50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 27; Female: 25 inches
  • COLOR(S) all colors permissible except spotted
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American Foxhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 70-75; Female: 65-70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 22-25 Female: 21-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, white, tan in either a bi-color or tri-color pattern
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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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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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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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Borzoi
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 75-105; Female: 60-85 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 28; Female: 26 inches
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Dachshund
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 11-32 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 5-9 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid red, sable, or cream; black and tan, chocolate and tan, wild boar and tan, gray and tan, or fawn and tan, brindle
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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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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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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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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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Otterhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 115; Female: 80 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 27; Female: 24 inches
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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 25-35 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 13-15 inches
  • COLOR(S) White with any combination of lemon, orange, tricolor, or grizzle markings
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Pharaoh Hound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 45-55 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23-25; Female: 21-24 inches
  • COLOR(S) tan or chestnut, with a white tail-tip desired
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Plott Hound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 50-60; Female: 40-55 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 20-25; Female: 20-23 inches
  • COLOR(S) Any shade of brindle; liver, orange, tan, red, gray, black, blue
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Redbone Coonhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 60-70; Female: 50-60 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 22-27; Female: 21-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) Solid Red
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Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Mle: 85; Female: 70 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-27; Female: 24-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) light wheaten to red wheaten; nose can be black, brown or liver
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Russian Wolfhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 75-100; Female: 60-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 28; Female: 26 inches
  • COLOR(S) May be solid or mixed. White, gray, tan, or golden.
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Saluki
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 35-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 23-28; Female: 17-23 inches
  • COLOR(S) White, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle, black and tan, tricolor, or any of these on a white background
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Scottish Deerhound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 85-110; Female: 75-95 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 30-32; Female: 28 inches
  • COLOR(S) All shades of gray and gray brindle, with dark blue-gray preferred;
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Whippet
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: 20-40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 19-22; Female: 18-21 inches
  • COLOR(S) Beige, blue, roan, black, black and white, or white with streaked or yellow patches
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