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Airedale Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 45 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 23 inches
  • COLOR(S) tan with black or grizzle saddle
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American Staffordshire Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 57-67 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18-19; Female 17-18 inches
  • COLOR(S) any solid or partial color, but more than 80 percent white, black and tan, or liver are less preferred
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Australian Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 12-14 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10-11 inches
  • COLOR(S) blue and tan, solid sandy, and solid red
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Bedlington Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 17-23 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male 16.5; Female: 15.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) blue, sandy, and liver, each with or without tan points. Bedlington pups are born dark, and lighten to adult color by about one year of age.
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Border Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 13-15.5; Female: 11.5-14 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10-11 inches
  • COLOR(S) red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten
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Bull Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 55-65; Female: 45-55 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 21-22 inches
  • COLOR(S) white variety: white, with markings on head permissible; colored variety: any color other than white, or any color with white markings; brindle prefer
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Cairn Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 14; Female: 13 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 10; Female: 9.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) any color but white; dark ears, muzzle, tail tip desired
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Cesky Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 18; Female: 15.5 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 11.8; Female: 11 inches
  • COLOR(S) Gray, gray-blue with tan, yellow or white furnishings, light mocha
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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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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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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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Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 34-36 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 14 inches
  • COLOR(S) Brindle, blue, and wheaten.
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Irish Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 27; Female: 25 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 18 inches
  • COLOR(S) red, golden red, red wheaten, or wheaten
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Parson Russell Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 13-17 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 14; Female: 13 inches
  • COLOR(S) White; White with black or tan markings; may be tri-color.
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Schnauzer, Miniature
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 13-15 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 12-14 inches
  • COLOR(S) Salt and pepper, black and silver, or black
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Scottish Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 19-22; Female: 18-21 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, wheaten, or brindle of any color
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Sealyham Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: Male: 23-24; Female: 18-22 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) Any solid color including sable
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Skye Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 18 - 20 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 10; Female: 9.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) Black, blue, gray, silver, fawn, or cream, preferably with black ears, muzzle, and tail tip. Adult color may not be present until 18 months.
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