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Akita
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 85-130; Female: 65-110 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-28; Female: 23-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) any color, including white, pinto, or brindle
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Alaskan Malamute
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 85; Female: 75 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25; Female: 23 inches
  • COLOR(S) light gray through to black, with white shading and a white mask or cap; also shades of sable or red with shading, or all white
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Anatolian Shepherd
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 110-150; Female: 80-120 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 29; Female 27 inches
  • COLOR(S) any, most common is fawn with black mask
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Bernese Mountain Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 90-120; Female: 70-100 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-27.5; Female: 23-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) tricolored; black with tan markings and white flashings
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Black Russian Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 110-160; Female: 80-120 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 26-30; Female: 25.5-28 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, black with some gray hair
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Boxer
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 65-80; Female: 50-65 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 22.5-25; Female: 21-23.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) fawn and brindle, both with or without white flashing and black mask
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Bullmastiff
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male 110-130; Female: 100-120 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-27; Female: 24-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) red, fawn, or brindle
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Cane Corso Mastiff
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 80-140 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 22-28 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, black & tan, tan & fawn, red, chocolate, and brindle
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Doberman Pinscher
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 65-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 26-28; Female: 24-26 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, red, blue, and fawn, all with tan markings
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Dogue De Bordeaux
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 120-145 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 23-30 inches inches
  • COLOR(S) Shades of fawn, from Mahogany to Isabella. Pigmentation is required. White patches on the chest and extremities of the limbs are acceptable.
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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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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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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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Kuvasz
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 100-115; Female: 70-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 28-30; Female: 26-28 inches
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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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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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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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Portuguese Water Dog
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 42-60; Female: 35-50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 20-23; Female: 17-21 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, white, brown, or combinations of black or brown with white
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Rottweiler
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 85-135; Female: 80-100 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 24-27; Female: 22-25 inches
  • COLOR(S) black with tan markings
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Saint Bernard - St. Bernard
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 120-200 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 27.5; Female: 25 inches
  • COLOR(S) white with red, red or brindle with white; white must appear on chest, feet, tail tip, noseband, and collar (or spot on nape); may have dark mask
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Samoyed
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 45-65; Female: 35-50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 21-23.5; Female: 19-21 inches
  • COLOR(S) White, white and biscuit, cream, or all biscuit
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Schnauzer, Giant
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: 65-90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25.5-27.5; Female: 23.5-25.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) solid black or pepper and salt
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Schnauzer, Standard
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 40-45; Female: 35-40 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 18.5-19.5; Female: 17.5-18.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) pepper and salt or pure black
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