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Affenpinscher


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The Affenpinscher is a smaller breed of dog that is great for a lap dog, weighing about seven pounds on average and standing 10-15 inches in heights. The breeds exact origins are unknown, but it is believed by many that the breed is related to the Brussels Griffon and the terrier.

Affenpinschers were first used as farm dogs, so it is probable that when first created they were much larger and have been bred down over the years to the ...

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Airedale Terrier


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A large breed of terrier, the Airedale Terrier is originally from Yorkshire, England and was dubbed the King of Terriers early in the history of the breed. This nickname is due to the fact that an adult Airedale Terrier weighs in anywhere between 50 and 70 pounds or 23 to 32 kilograms. This breed was created by breeding the old English Rough Terrier with the Otterhound, and they were bred to help hunt otters and is also called a waterside terrier in some circles ...

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Akita Inu


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The Akita Inu is a large breed similar to the Japanese Spitz breeds. They are very distinctive looking breed with powerful, muscular bodies and small, erect ears. Coat colors include white, red, tan, and brindle and a vast array of combinations. Their noses are usually black, but sometimes can be brown. An Akita Inus coat is harsh due to the fact that the outer layer of their fur is waterproof so it is thicker than the other, softer layers.

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Alaskan Malamute


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The Alaskan Malamute is a large, powerful dog breed that originates from the Arctic. It has a dense coat that is coarse, and the tail should be held over its back. It has a strong body, and it has the expression of a dog that is noble. The feet are furry with strong pads, and this allows it to move quickly over snowy terrain. The ears should be triangular in shape, and should stand up. The eyes should have the shape of almonds, and should be small and dark ...

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American English Coonhound


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American Eskimo Dog


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The American Eskimo Dog is an attractive breed that has an extensive coat which is white in color. It has an appearance that could be likened to a small Samoyed. This breed falls under three categories, and these are standard, toy, and miniature. The American Eskimo dog has a head that is shaped like a wedge. The skull and muzzle should have a length which is identical. The ears are shaped like triangles, and should stand upright. The tail of the American Eskimo ...

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American Foxhound


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American Pit Bull Terrier


The origin of the American Pit Bull errier is not set in stone. Clear cut records of their development before modern history are not available and the exact origin of the breed is debatable.

What you will learn here is my take on the origins of the American Pit Bull Terrier based on over 2,000 hours of research of material both on and off the world wide web.

Keep in mind this article is a brief overview of the breeds history.

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American Water Spaniel


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The American Water Spaniel is an active breed that has a muscular build. It features a coat that has a curly texture, and it also has an undercoat which protects it. While the primary color for the coat is liver, chocolate, or black, it may have small patches of white on the chest. The skull is wide, and the stop is medium. The muzzle of these dogs should have a square shape. The ears should have an extended length, and they should feature curls.

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog


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Appenzeller Sennenhunde


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The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a dog breed that originates in Switzerland. It has a tri-colored coat that is moderate in length, and the body of the dog should have a square build. The frame should be well balanced, and the Appenzeller Sennenhund should also have a muscular body. The nose should be large and dark in color, and the acceptable coat colors for this breed are brown, white, and black. The eyes should be small with the shape of almonds, and the ears ...

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Australian Cattle Dog


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The Australian Cattle Dog is a compact breed that has a muscular body. It has a lot of agility, and it should have a tail with a curve that reaches the hock. The head should be wide with a slightly circular shape, and the eyes will have the shape of ovals and should be dark brown in color. The teeth of the Australian Cattle Dog should form a scissors bite. The coat of this breed is thick and is designed to protect it from extreme weather. The coat has two parts, ...

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Australian Shepherd


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The Australian Shepherd has a coat which is moderate in length, and it should have a wavy texture. The acceptable coat colors for these dogs are blue, red, merle, white, or tan. The fur near the ears should never feature a white color. The neck should be surrounded by a patch of fur that gives it the appearance of a mane. The top of the head should be flat, and the feet of the Australian Shepherd should have an oval shape. The lips of these dogs should never ...

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Australian Terrier


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The Australian Terrier is one of the smallest breeds in the Terrier family. These dogs have short legs and a long head, and the ears should stand up and are shaped like the letter “V.” Their eyes should be shiny and dark, and their teeth should form a scissors bite. The Australian Terrier should have a body length that is longer than its height. Even though these dogs are small, they have well defined chests that are broad and deep. It has small feet which ...

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Azawakh


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The Azawakh is an elegant dog breed that has a body shape that is similar to a Greyhound. It has a lean body with firm skin and a short coat. The acceptable coat colors for the Azawakh are fawn or sable. A patch of white is allowed on the tip of the tail. The Azawakh is a muscular breed that is lean, and it is a member of the sighthound family. The Azawakh has dark eyes, and the ears should hang to the side of the head. In addition to the tip of the tail, a ...

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Barbet


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The Barbet is a medium sized breed of dog. They stand between 18 to 22 inches in height and weigh between 33 to 55 pounds. Barbets have long coats. Their coats are woolly and either curly or wavy. Coat colors include, but are not limited to, black, brown, fawn, gray, and white. Mixtures of these colors are also common for a Barbets coat. The exact origin of the Barbet is unknown. It is believed that this breed was the first of the water dog breeds.

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Basenji


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The Basenji is a small breed of dog. They weigh between 22 to 26 pounds, stand 16 to 17 inches in height. Looking at them you can see that they are a very unique breed. They have athletic bodies with almost no fat on them, which creates a very elegant appearance. They have smooth shiny coats, which include colors such as: copper, red, back, tan, brindle, and almost any combination of those colors, and they usually have white faces. They have long legs that ...

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Basset Hound


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The Basset Hound is a breed that features a large head with a skull that has a circular shape. The skin will hang loosely from the dogs body, and folds will be present on the head. The ears should be long, and their length should extend beyond the zenith of the nose. The teeth of the Basset Hound can form either a scissors or level bite. The Basset Hound has a distinctive expression that will convey the emotion of sadness. This dog will feature a chest which ...

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Beagle


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The Beagle is a well known breed which has a square build. It has a smooth coat, and is easy to care for. The coat will be either white, orange, or red in color. The coat has a moderate length, and may also have a lemon color.

The Beagle has the appearance of an English Foxhound, though it is smaller. It has a wide skull which is somewhat round, and it has a muzzle which is square in shape. The Beagle has wide nostrils, and this gives ...

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Bearded Collie


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Although the exact origin of the Bearded Collie is unknown it is accepted by most that they were fist bred in the 17th Century. The breed began when the Polish Lowland Sheepdog was mixed with several local Scottish breeds. Considered a working dog, the breeds ability to withstand some of the worst conditions made it ideal for herding sheep and cattle. The Bearded Collie obtained its longer coat in the 20th Century when the Old English Sheepdog was bred into ...

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Bedlington Terrier


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The Bedlington Terrier is a dog that has the appearance of a lamb, but belying their looks are a brave breed. It has a head that is shaped like a pear, and the back is arched. These dogs have small eyes and pointed tails, and their front legs should be straight. They will have a thick, curly coat which should be sandy, blue, or liver in color. Some of these dogs may also feature tan marks near their eyes. The Bedlington Terrier has a distinctive gait which ...

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Belgian Malinois


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The Belgian Shepherd Malinois has a body that is almost the same length as its tail. It is a muscular dog that is not particularly large in size, but it has a lot of agility. The chest should not be too narrow or wide, but should be deep. While the hindquarters will have a musuclar appearance, they will not be massive in size. The front legs should be straight, and the feet should be circular. The Belgian Malinois has a short, smooth coat that should be red, ...

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Belgian Sheepdog


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The Belgian Shepherd Laekenois has a wiry coat that gives it a distinctive appearance. The colors of the coat should be fawn, black, or mahogany. The coat can grow up to two inches long, and the ears are small in size. The coat of the Laekenois gives it a shaggy appearance. It has powerful hindquarters, and the eyes will be dark in color. The fur on the tail has a bushy look, and these dogs will also have wide chests. The front legs of the Laekenois should ...

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Belgian Tervuren


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The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren is an elegant breed that has a slim body. Despite this, it has a well proportioned frame, and will feature an excellent carriage. It has powerful hindquarters, but they are not very large. These dogs have small eyes which are shaped like almonds, and they should be dark in color. The ears of the Tervuren should be triangular in shape, and should stand up. While the muzzle will taper, it should not be sharp. The teeth of these dogs ...

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Berger Picard


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Bernese Mountain Dog


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The Bernese Moutain Dog is a type of farm dog that has been used for herding cattle. They were originally bred in Switzerland. The ideal Bernese Mountain Dog will have three colors, and these are black, tan, and white. they will stand at a maximum of 27.5 inches, and are fairly large build. The typical Berner will weigh between 70 to 130 pounds. Most of the fur will be black in color, while a smaller portion of the fur will be tan. The muzzle, chest, and tail ...

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Bichon Frise


Description

The Bichon Frise is a dog breed that features a distinctive coat. The coat of these dogs could be likened to a puffball. The coat is curly, and the soft undercoat can be likened to silk. The ideal color for the coat is white, though some apricot and gray may be acceptable as well. The Bichon Frise will have a circular appearance. The muzzle of these dogs should have a medium length. The teeth should form a scissors bite, and the dog should have dark colored ...

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Black And Tan Coonhound


Description

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a large dog which features a muscular build. It has a head with an excellent shape, and the top part of the skull is parallel with the top part of the muzzle. The nostrils are dark and wide, and the ears are shaped like pendants. The Black and Tan Coonhound has a strong tail that it will carry valiantly. The teeth of this breed should form a scissors bite. The eyes will feature a circular shape, and they should either be brown ...

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Black Russian Terrier


Description

The Black Russian Terrier is a breed which is active and powerful. They have heads which are shaped like blocks, and their skulls should be wide. The Black Russian Terrier will have a beard that is connected to the muzzle. While the stop should be prominent, it should not be too well defined.

The nose is sizeable, and it should be black in color. The jaws of these dogs must be strong, and the teeth should form a scissors bite. The eyes ...

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Bloodhound


Description

The Bloodhound is a large, powerful breed which are known for their distinctive long muzzles. They also feature drooping ears, and their skin is wrinkled. The Bloodhound has a dignified look, and their necks are well developed. These dogs are known for their endurance, and can work for long hours before they need a break. The Bloodhound has straight forelegs which are well defined. The tail will be raised above the back in a curl. These dogs have a short, firm ...

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Bluetick Coonhound


Description

The Bluetick Coonhound is a breed that has a short coat that is thick. The dog gets its name from the blue patches that are present in the coat. The bluish color effect is created by the combination of black on a white base color. The feet of these dogs should be compact, and the hind legs should be strong and well defined.

These dogs are known for their eyesight, and they have successfully been used by hunters at night. The feet of ...

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Bolognese


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The Bolognese is a small dog breed that has a fluffy white coat that covers most of its body. The body should have a square shape, and both the height and length should be equal. The head of the Bolognese is moderate in size, and the stop should be prominent. The skull of these dogs should be shaped like an egg, and the teeth should be aligned. While a pincer bite is allowed for the teeth, a scissors bite is preferred.

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Border Collie


Description

The Border Collie is a moderate sized breed that has lots of energy, and is similar to the Australian Shepherd. It has a broad skull, and the ears will be slightly perked. The eyes are oval shaped, and may be dark brown or blue in color. The teeth of the ideal Border Collie should have a scissors bite, and while the tail may be raised when the dog is energetic, it should not be held over the back for extended periods of time.

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Border Terrier


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The Border Terrier is a small dog that has a coat which is wiry. It has small eyes which should be dark in color, and the muzzle should be short. It should also have small ears that are shaped like the letter “V.” The teeth and jaws of these dogs should form a scissors bite. The tail is short, and should taper towards the tip. The tail should always be carried level to the back unless the dog is highly energetic.

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Borzoi


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The Borzoi is a tall dog that has a noble appearance. Their heads will have a narrow shape, and the muzzle will feature a small arch. The tail should have an extended length with a curve that hangs low. The nose and eyes should be dark in color. While the ears should fall back when the dog is relaxed, they may stand upright when the dog becomes active. The Borzoi has a narrow chest, and their coats will have a smooth texture.

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Boston Terrier


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The Boston Terrier is a breed that has a muscular build. They will have a short muzzle, and their eyes will be dark and circular in shape. The ears of the Boston Terrier should always stand upright. Their head is wide and flat, but no wrinkles should be present. The neck should have a small arch, and the chest should be powerful and wide.

The fur of these dogs should be short and glossy, and the colors of the coat should be brown, white, ...

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Bouvier Des Flandres


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The Bouvier des Flanders is a strong dog that has a large head which is heavily covered by its fur. This breed has a shaggy coat that gives it a unique look. The muzzle is wide, and it should have oval shaped eyes which are brown in color. The nose should be black in color, and the teeth of this dog should be in the form of a scissors bite. The front legs of this dog should be straight and muscular.

The large shaggy coat will have a ...

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Boxer


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The Boxer has a powerful, muscular body which is well proportioned. The coat is smooth and shiny, and it will be either brindle, white, red, or fawn in color. The tail of the Boxer will generally be docked. While some may have ears which are cropped, this is not mandatory. The head of these dogs should be proportional to their bodies, and they should not have any wrinkles. The lower jaw will have an extension which is longer than the upper jaw, and it will ...

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Boykin Spaniel


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The Boykin Spaniel is a breed that has an impressive appearance. The tail should be docked, and the coat should have a wavy texture. The acceptable coat colors for this breed are brown or liver. The Boykin Spaniel is a bit larger than the Cocker Spaniel. The ears should be small and covered with fur. The muzzle of the Boykin Spaniel should be straight. The eyes of these dogs should either be amber or yellow. The Boykin Spaniel was bred to hunt, and they will ...

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Bracco Italiano


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The Bracco Italiano is a muscular dog that is calm and peaceful. These dogs have impressive heads, and the length of the body should equal or a bit longer than the height. The muzzle should have a length which is half of the head. The cheeks of these dogs should be lean, and the nose should be large with prominent nostrils. The nose should either be red, brown, or pink in color, and is dependent on the coat of the dog. The Bracco Italiano does not have a well ...

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Briard


Description

The Briard is a large dog that has a well defined body. They have coats which are long and coarse, and the acceptable coat colors for this breed are tawny, black, or gray. These dogs will have a rough beard, and they should also feature a mustache and prominent eyebrows. While the ears can be cropped, this is not mandatory. The Briard should have a square shaped muzzle, and the nose should be black in color. The tail of the Briard should be long and ...

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Brittany Spaniel


Description

The Brittany Spaniel is a dog which is moderate in size, and it features a single coat. They have faces which convey a look of intelligence, and they can be very energetic. The eyes should either be hazel or amber in color, and this will be dependent on the coat of the dog. The skull should have a circular shape, and the muzzle should be straight with a prominent stop. Like the eyes, the color of the nose is also dependent on the coat. The ears are small with ...

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Brussels Griffon


Description

The Brussels Griffon is a small breed that has a square shape. The head is domed, and the nose is short. These dogs will have gleaming eyes, and the head is large in proportion to the body. These dogs have coats that come in two types, and these are rough and smooth. The acceptable coat colors are red, black, a red/black mixture, a red/brown mixture, or a black/tan mixture. A solid black color is acceptable as well. Both the ears and tail are usually cropped. ...

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Bull Terrier


Description

The Bull Terrier is a muscular dog that has a body which is well defined. It has a short, smooth coat that should be either white, brindle, black, fawn, or red in color. A tri-color combination is also acceptable. One of the first things people will notice about the Bull Terrier is its head. The top of the head is nearly flat, and it will extend down to the nose without a stop. The eyes should be small and shaped like almonds, and they should be dark in color. ...

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Bulldog


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The Bulldog is a breed which is short in height, but is wide and sturdy. The head is large and dense, and the body is muscular. The head should be wide, and the skin on the forehead should fold. The muzzle of the Bulldog should be short, and the nose should be wide with sizeable nostrils. The eyes are circular and dark in color. The ears should be folded backwards, and will have the shape of a rose. The Bulldog has a short tail that should never be carried ...

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Bullmastiff


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The Mastiff is one of the largest dog breeds, and adults can easily weigh more than 200 pounds. This dog has a build which is strong and muscular. It has a massive head which is square shaped, and its muzzle is short. The eyes and nose will be surrounded by black spots, and the eyes are small and hazel in color. The ideal Mastiff should have ears which are dark in color. The teeth or scissors may be a bit undershot. The tip of the tail will be tapered, and ...

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Cairn Terrier


Description

The Cairn Terrier is a small breed of dog. They can weigh between 14 to 18 pounds and stand 9 to 13 inches in height. Males are always heavier and taller. Cairn Terriers are one of the most recognizable of all the terrier breeds. This is largely due to their presence in the time-honored classic movie “The Wizard of Oz”. Their coats are shaggy and thick. Their coats colors can include but are not limited to red, brindle, back, tan, and many shades of gray. They ...

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Canaan Dog


Description

The Canaan Dog is a medium sized breed. They can weigh between 35 and 55 pounds. They stand between 19 to 24 inches in height. They have strong and sturdy builds. Their ears are pricked and set high on the head. Their heads have a wedge shape. They have straight, harsh, and thick coats. Their coats can are usually solid black but can also be brown, white, or a patched pattern of black and brown.

Sometimes Canaan Dogs are white, but ...

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Cane Corso


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The Cane Corso Italiano is more often known as the “Italian Mastiff” in the United States. Italian Mastiffs are medium to large is size. They can stand between 24 to 27 inches in height. They weigh 99 to 110 pounds. They have a very strong build, but not a stocky or bulky one. They are often quite elegant looking. They have very broad muzzles that are also quite deep. Their coats are short but never smooth. Their coats always appear very shiny. Their coat colors ...

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi


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Catahoula Leopard Dog


Description

The Catahoula Leopard Dog has short coat that should either be merle or a combination of the colors black and tan. The coat should have a short length, and the colors of the eyes and coat should be harmonious.

The head of the Catahoula Leopard Dog should be wide, and the legs should be powerful. The chest of this breed should be well defined, and the body is long and slender. The tail should hang downward, and the ears should have the ...

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


Description

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an impressive dog that has circular eyes that are sizeable.

While the tail may be docked to a certain length, it is not mandatory. These dogs have a muzzle that is shaped like a cone, and their heads are flat. The ears should have an extended length, and should be surrounded by fur. The coat of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should have a silky texture, and the acceptable coat colors for this ...

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Cesky Terrier


Description

The Cesky Terrier is a dog that has short legs and an elaborate coat. The head is long, and it has a prominent beard with bushy eyebrows. Though the body is compact, it is not large. These dogs have excessive amounts of speed and agility. Their coats are wavy, and should either be grayish blue, tan, gray, or white in color. Coffee or yellow colored markings may be present as well. Cesky Terrier puppies will be born black in color, and the natural coat colors ...

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever


Description

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a dog that is strong and muscular. It will feature a coat that has a texture which is somewhat wavy, and it should be brown, tan, or red in color. While solid colors are highly desirable with this breed, small patches of white may be allowed on the feet and chest. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a thick undercoat that is designed to resist water. The head should have a circular shape, and it should have a moderate stop. The ...

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Chihuahua


Description

The Chihuahua is a famous breed that is exceptionally small. Their heads are shaped like apples, and their muzzles are pointed. It has circular shaped eyes which are large and dark in color. The ears of the Chihuahua should always stand upright. The body of the Chihuahua has a length which is slightly taller than its height. The tail should have the shape of a sickle, and it will curl over the back or side of the dog. While many people are familiar with Chihuahuas ...

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Chinese Crested


Description

The Chinese Crested is a strange dog that falls under two categories. In one variation, the dog will be hairless all over its body with the exception of the feet, tail, and head, and the other variation has a long coat. The first is called the Hairless, and the latter is named the Powder Puff. Both variations will have numerous coat colors, and their skulls will be wide.

The muzzle is long, and the eyes are dark in color. The ears should ...

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Chinese Shar Pei


The Chinese Shar-Pei is a dog that has a distinctive look. These dogs have massive heads which feature wrinkles. The Shar-Pei features a coat that will come in three types, and these are brush coat, horse coat, and bear coat. The Shar-Pei is a popular breed that is well known outside of China.

These dogs should have small ears that are directed forward, and their tails should be held in a curve. The colors of the Shar-Peis tongue should be black and blue. The body features a ...

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Chinook


Description

The Chinook is a breed that was used as a sled dog. This dog is not common today, and is an American breed that was first bred during the twentieth century. The Chinook stands at a maximum height of 27 inches, and it should weigh no more than 90 pounds. It is a muscular dog that should have a compact body.

The acceptable coat colors for this breed range from red to honey or gold. The color black should be found near the eyes. The color ...

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Chow Chow


Description

The Chow Chow is one of the most well known breeds to originate in China. It has a tongue which is black and blue in color, and the hind legs are nearly straight. The Chow Chow has a thick coat that may be rough or smooth. The acceptable coat colors for this breed are black, red, cinnamon, blue, and cream. White may be seen as well, but this is not common. The coat of this dog should never have more than one color. The ears are circular and small, and the chest ...

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Clumber Spaniel


Description

The Clumber Spaniel is a large breed that has a chest which is deep and wide. The head is also wide, and will be square in shape. The nose of these dogs will either be brown or the color of their flesh. It has lips which are highly developed, and they have wide muzzles which allow them to function as good retrievers. The eyes should be set deep in the skull, and they should be amber in color. The neck should be dense and powerful, and the dewclaws may or may ...

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Cockapoo


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English Cocker Spaniel


Description

The English Cocker Spaniel is a medium size breed of dog. They stand between 15 to 17 inches in height and weigh between 26 to 34 pounds. They are a compact breed. Their most recognizable feature is their very long ears that reach at least their nose. They have dark, oval eyes. Their noses are black or brown. Their tails are usually docked at birth. They have very unique, round feet. Their coats are soft and medium in length. The fur on their feet is feathered ...

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Collie


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Coton De Tulear


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Curly Coated Retriever


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Dachshund


Description

Dachshunds are a small breed of dog. They stand 12-18 inches in height and weigh anywhere between 8 to 20 pounds. The breeds most recognizable feature is their elongated bodies. They are often referred to as wiener dogs because they resemble a hot dog. Their height and weight is determined by their breed type. There are three types of Dachshunds: short hair, wire hair, and long hair. Their coat length and texture varies depending on which breed of Dachshund ...

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Dalmatian


Description

Dalmatians are born pure white. Black, brown, or yellow spots appear on the coat later. Black is by far the most common color for the spots. The Dalmatian is a mid size breed. They are a very muscular breed, yet they are also elegant. The breed is particularly known for their great endurance. Originally used as working dogs, the breed is quite versatile. They were used to herd sheep, hunt rodents, and as a bird dog. They are most commonly associated, though ...

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Dandie Dinmont Terrier


Description

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a small breed of dog. They stand 8 to 11 inches in height and weigh 18 to 24 pounds. They have long bodies that do not fit their height. They have distinctive heads that are covered in silky, knotted hair. Their legs are short but strong. They have hazel eyes that are round and well proportioned to their heads. They have unique coats that are thick and that contain a mix of soft and harsh hair. They breeds coat is only found to ...

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Doberman Pinscher


Description

The Doberman Pinscher is a well known breed which is slender and muscular. It has a tremendous amount of power, and will feature a well defined chest with a strong back and neck. It has a short, smooth coat which will be black, tan, fawn, white, or gray in color. Some clubs consider the presence of white in the coat of the Doberman Pinscher to be undesirable, while it is accepted in other clubs. These dogs have powerful teeth, and they will be in the form of ...

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Dogue De Bordeaux



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English Cocker Spaniel


Description

The English Cocker Spaniel is a medium size breed of dog. They stand between 15 to 17 inches in height and weigh between 26 to 34 pounds. They are a compact breed. Their most recognizable feature is their very long ears that reach at least their nose. They have dark, oval eyes. Their noses are black or brown. Their tails are usually docked at birth. They have very unique, round feet. Their coats are soft and medium in length. The fur on their feet is feathered ...

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English Foxhound


Description

The English Foxhound is a medium to large sized breed of dog. They stand 22 to 25 inches in height and weigh anywhere from 65 to 75 pounds. They have a very athletic build, and appear to very elegant, especially when they run. They have wide heads with generally large brown or black eyes. Their ears lay flat and are often shortened in dogs that will be used for hunting when the pup is still very young. Their legs are straight and they have rounded feet which ...

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English Setter


Description

The English Setter is a dog breed which originated in the United Kingdom. It is a variation of the Setter family. It was bred to be a gun dog, and this means that it has a combination of high stamina and strength. The English Setter will feature a coat which is long. A number of English Setters will have coats which are speckled with a number of different colors or patterns. The ideal color combinations are black and white, but orange is also ...

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English Springer Spaniel


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The English Springer Spaniel is a moderate sized breed that has long ears that are shaped like pendants. While the dog should be sturdy, it should not be overly heavy. The tail will typically be docked, and the front legs should be straight. While these dogs will have powerful heads, it should be in proportion to the rest of the body. These dogs should also have eyes which are medium in size, and they should either be brown or hazel in color. The ears should ...

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English Toy Spaniel


Description

The English Toy Spaniel is a small breed that has a square shape. It has prominent nostrils with a nose that is black in color. The skull has the shape of a dome, and the teeth should be a bit undershot. The eyes of the English Toy Spaniel are circular in shape, and they have a dark color which conveys a kind expression. The ears are long and shaped like pendants.

There are four colors that are acceptable for these dogs, and these are ...

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Entlebucher Mountain Dog


Description

The Entlebucher Sennenhund is a work dog that has ears which are shaped like triangles, and it also has small eyes which are brown in color. The skull is powerful and flat, and the jaws are powerful as well. The compact feet are designed to support the weight of this muscular dog. The Entlebucher Sennenhund has a smooth coat that should be black, white, or tan in color. It may also have patches which are a combination of these colors. The tail of these dogs ...

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Field Spaniel


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The Field Spaniel is a medium sized breed of dog. They stand, on average, 18 inches in height. They weigh between 35 and 40 pounds. They are similar in appearance to the English Cocker Spaniel, though they are heavier and longer. They have silky coats that are usually solid in color. Black or liver are the most common colors for a Field Spaniels coat. Their legs, chests, ears and tails are feathered a great deal. Their hair is never curly. Their eyes are almond ...

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Finnish Lapphund


Description

Finnish Lapphunds are a member of the Spitz family. They are slightly smaller than medium in size. Their coat can be any color, often it consists of many different shades of browns and black. One color is always dominant. Their hair is thick, long, straight, and harsh. The coat tends to be shorter on the head and on the front of their legs. Their tail is hooked, or curled, and is raised high. Their ears sit very far apart and are triangular. The general bone ...

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Finnish Spitz


Description

The Finnish Spitz is a small to medium breed of dog. They stand between 15 and 20 inches and weight between 31 to 35 pounds. The Finnish Spitz looks a lot like a fox due to the fact that they have pointed muzzles, perked ears, and red coats, like a fox. Their noses and lips are black and their eyes are dark and almond-shaped. Their erect, pointed ears open towards the front of the head and are always alert and listening. Their feet are round and cat-like. Their ...

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Flat Coated Retriever


Description

The Flat-Coated Retriever is an impressive dog that has a shiny black coat. The coat is moderate in length, and the head is long. The muzzle is wide, and the eyes should be hazel or brown in color. These dogs convey the impression of intelligence. The small ears should lie against the head, and the nose should be black in color. If the dog has a liver colored coat, the nose color will be brown. The Flat-Coated Retriever has a broad chest, and the legs are well ...

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Fox Terrier


Description

The term Fox Terrier is used to define two dog breeds, and these are the Wire Fox Terrier and the Smooth Fox Terrier. Both of these dogs originate in England, and were first bred in the 19 century. The two breeds are similar in appearance and behavior, and the primary difference between the two is their coat. Smooth Fox Terriers will have smooth coats which are dense, while the Wire Fox Terrier will have a coat that is bristly and dense. These dogs were bred ...

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German Pinscher


Description

The German Pinscher is a medium sized breed of dog. They stand between 16 to 19 inches in height. They weigh between 25 to 35 pounds. They are strong and muscular. They have smooth and glossy coats. Their coats are most commonly found to be black and tan in color. Their coats, can be, red fawn, or dark brown with yellow markings. They have erect ears that are usually cropped. Their tails are usually docked. This tall terrier evolved as a traditional farmers ...

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German Shepherd


Description

The German Shepherd, also known as an Alsatian, is a strong dog which is black and tan in color. Some German Shepherds will have blue, white, or silver coats, but this is not considered to be desirable. The German Shepherd will have a shape which is oblong, and their frame will be muscular. It will have strong jaws, and their eyes are shaped like almonds. German Shepherds also have tails which are bushy. German Shepherds are well known for being used as police ...

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German Shorthaired Pointer


Description

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium sized breed of dog. They stand 23 to 25 inches in height and weigh between 55 and 70 pounds. They are a clean-cut, lean, well-balanced, hunting dog. Their muzzles are long, but never pointed. The length of the muzzle should be the same as the length of the skull. Their almond-shaped eyes and nose are brown. Their broad ears are set high and lie close to the head. Their coat is short, dense and sleek. They are usually ...

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German Wirehaired Pointer


Description

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a dog breed that features a coat that is coarse and resistant to weather. The coat should be 2 inches in length, and the undercoat should be dense. These dogs have prominent beards and whiskers that are designed to cover their faces. The neck is powerful, and the chest should be deep and broad. The muzzle of the German Wirehaired Pointer should be long, and the eyes must be dark in color. The teeth of these dogs must form a ...

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Giant Schnauzer


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The Giant Schnauzer is a large dog that has prominent eyebrows and a beard. It has a wiry coat which is thick, and the under coat is soft. These dogs should have a height which is the same as their length, and this will give them a compact appearance. The Giant Schnauzer has a powerful neck that should merge smoothly with its shoulders. They should also have a large nose which is black in color. Their eyes should be oval in shape, and they should be dark brown. ...

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Glen Of Imaal Terrier


Description

The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a compact dog that has short legs. The body is long, and the front legs should have a slight bow. The coat will be shaggy and moderate in length, and the colors should be blue, brindle, wheaten, or red. While the outer coat is harsh, the undercoat is soft. The chest of the Glen of Imaal Terrier should be broad and powerful. The head will have a well defined stop, and the muzzle should always be tapered. The ears can be likened to ...

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Golden Retriever


Description

The Golden Retriever is an impressive dog that has a well defined body. The coat is moderate in length, and should be gold or cream in color. The coat of a Golden Retriever should never be red, as it is considered to be a fault. While the external coat of the Golden Retriever is resistant to water, the undercoat is thick. These dogs have wide heads, and their muzzles should be broad. The teeth of the Golden Retriever should form a scissors bite. The Golden ...

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Gordon Setter


Description

The Gordon Setter is a dog which has a powerful structure, and its head is large as well. The lips are highly developed, and the coat should have a texture which is wavy. The only coat colors that are acceptable for this dog are tan and black. This is a tall dog that has an elegant shape. While the head is large, it is also long, and it also has a prominent stop. The Gordon Setter should have a black nose with nostrils that are large. While the muzzle must ...

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Great Dane


Description

The Great Dane is a dog breed which is massive in size. They have powerful bodies with strong necks, and their front legs should be straight. The Great Dane will also have strong thighs and feet which are circular in shape with dark colored nails. The eyes of these dogs will be circular and dark, and their ears may be cropped, or they may be left in their natural position. The Great Dane has powerful teeth which should form a scissors bite. There are a number ...

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Great Pyrenees


Description

The Great Pyrenees is a large breed that has a powerfully built body. The external coat is coarse and extensive in length, while the undercoat is smooth and dense. The coat of the Great Pyrenees allows them to live in extreme weather conditions. The acceptable coat colors for this breed include yellow, gray, and white, and patches of tan are allowed as well. These dogs have eyes that are shaped like almonds, and they should be brown in color. The Great Pyrenees ...

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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog


Description

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a massive breed that has a strong build. The front legs are muscular and straight, and the feet should be circular. The chest is wide and well developed, and the head is sizeable. Both the skull and muzzle on these dogs should have an identical length. The teeth of the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog should form a scissors bite. The only two colors which are acceptable for the eyes are hazel or chestnut. The ears should be moderate ...

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Harrier


Description

The Harrier is a medium sized breed of dog, that usually stand between 19-20 inches tall and weigh between 40-60 pounds. The Harrier is similar to the English Foxhound, but is a little smaller. Used in the hunt, it is a fast and hardy dog with a keen sense of smell and stamina to match.

Colors of the dog vary, but acceptable colors include red and white, white and tan or lemon and white. Their back is sometimes all black. Their ears ...

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Havanese


Description

The Havanese is a breed of dog which comes from the family Bichons. It originated in Cuba, and was a favorite pet of the Cuban aristocratic class during the 19th century. It is an extremely small dog, and falls under the “toy” group of dogs. They have dark eyes and a very elaborate coat. While some coats will have a wavy texture, others will be curly. While the Havanese will commonly feature white coats, they may also be gold, black, blue, or silver in color. ...

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Ibizan Hound


Description

The Ibizan Hound is a medium sized breed of dog. They weigh between 45 to 55 pounds and stand between 22 to 29 inches in height. This breed is very similar to a deer in its body type. They are a lean breed, with athletic builds. They are very elegant in appearance. They have long, wedge shaped heads. Their eyes are amber in color and their ears are exceptionally large and triangular in shape. Their noses are pink in color. Three coat types exist: smooth-haired, ...

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Icelandic Sheepdog


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Irish Red And White Setter


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Irish Setter


Description

The Irish Setter is a medium-large sized breed of dog. They weigh between 50-75 pounds and stand between 24 to 26 inches in height. They have strong builds, and are very athletic. They are similar in appearance to Red Setters. Their eyes are hazel or brown. Their coats are feathered finely. Their coats may have a slight wave but are never curly. Their coats are always red. Irish Setters began as a very rare form of the original Irish Setter. The breed was once ...

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Irish Terrier


Description

Irish Terriers are a medium sized breed of dog. They stand, on average, 18 inches in height. They weigh between 25 to 27 pounds. This breed is very similar in appearance to the Wirehaired Fox Terrier, though they are taller and longer. Their noses are always black and large. Their heads are rectangular. Their ears fold forward. Their tails are usually docked. Their coats are wiry with soft undercoats. The breed is almost always solid in color. These coats colors ...

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Irish Water Spaniel


Description

The Irish Water Spaniel is the largest breed in the Spaniel family. It has an extensive coat that will be curly, and it may be brown in color. The fur on the face and tail of this breed will be short, while extensive curls will be seen on other parts of the body. The Irish Water Spaniel has a sizeable head, and in addition to the curly outer coat, it will also have a thick under coat. The coat is designed to keep this dog warm in environments which are extremely ...

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Irish Wolfhound


Description

The Irish Wolfhound is one of the largest breeds of dog in the world. Despite this, it is very gentle. It features a coat which is shaggy, and it also has fluffy eyebrows. While it will commonly have a coat which is gray in color, it may also be white, red, or black. It has massive paws, strong shoulders, and a muscular frame. Despite the size of the Irish Wolfhound, it is very graceful. These dogs are a very old breed which originated in the United Kingdom. ...

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Italian Greyhound


Description

The Italian Greyhound is a beautiful dog that has an impressive build. Their muzzles are pointed, and their teeth should form a scissors bite. They are smaller than the Greyhound, but they have a build which is similar. The back should be arched, and the eyes are sizeable and dark in color. The Italian Greyhound has an impressive coat which is smooth and shiny. The acceptable coat colors for this breed are black, blue, gray, cream, red, fawn, or slate. White ...

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Jack Russell Terrier


Description

The Jack Russell Terrier is a small breed of dog. They stand between 10 to 12 inches in height and weigh between 14 to 18 pounds. They have short and compact bodies. They are athletic and strong despite their small stature. Their noses are black and their eyes are almond shaped. Their ears fold forward. Their tails are almost always docked. Their coats are either broken, smooth, or wire haired. Coat colors include white, reddish black, tan, or brown. All Jack ...

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Japanese Chin


Description

The Japanese Spaniel or Japanese Chin is a toy breed. The breed is a companion dog, or lap dog. They are known as the dog of Japanese Royalty. They have long, straight hair that is silky. The most common color of coat for the Japanese Chin is black and white. The breed can also have a red and white coat. Their tails are curled and feathered. Their muzzles are very short and upturned. Their eyes are extremely large for their body size. A white blaze, or spot, ...

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Keeshond


Description

The Keeshond is a small dog breed that has an appearance which is similar to the Samoyed. It has ears which are shaped like triangles, and they should stand upright. The tail should be moderate in length, and the acceptable coat colors for this dog are gray and cream. The outer coat is elaborate, and is very impressive to look at. The eyes of these dogs should have a chestnut shape. The markings are distinct, and these dogs will have marks around their eyes. ...

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Kerry Blue Terrier


Description

The Kerry Blue Terrier is a breed of dog which is medium in size. It is has a muscular frame, and will have a coat that is either dark blue or black. Some of these dogs may also have a touch of gray or brown. Even though these dogs are born black, they must be dark gray or blue after 18 months to qualify as show dogs. This breed of dog also has whiskers which are very large. Their nose will almost always be black in color, and their eyes should be dark as well. ...

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Komondor


Description

The Komondor is a large dog that has a distinctive coat. The body is completely covered by this coat, and it can grow to 11 inches in length. The coat color of the Komondor should always be white. The distinctive coat allows these dogs to blend in with sheep, and will also protect it from predators that it may have to fight in order to protect the livestock. In most cases, it will take about 5 years for these dogs to obtain the desired coat length. The muzzle ...

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Kooikerhondje


Description

The Kooikerhondje is a dog breed that has a coat that will not fully mature until the dog is two years of age. They will have black tips on their ears, and the coat colors will be black, white, or a combination of the two colors. Some of these dogs will also have a black ring around their tails. The Kooikerhondje has a number of color restrictions, and dogs which are black and white are considered to be faults. This breed originates in the Netherlands, and ...

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Jindo


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Kuvasz


Description

The Kuvasz is a Hungarian breed that has an impressive appearance. It was bred to be a sheepdog, and the muzzle of these dogs should taper. Both the interior of the mouth and the lips should be black, and the ears must be folded. The eyes of the Kuvasz should be shaped like almonds, and they should have a brown color. This breed should have a body that is a bit longer than its height. While they should have a muscular build, they should not be massive. The ...

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Labradoodle


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Labrador Retriever


Description

The Labrador Retriever is broken down into two types, and these are the American Labrador and the English Labrador. The English Labradors are much more heavier than the American versions. The Labrador Retriever is a well proportioned dog that has a muscular build. It has a strong neck and a muzzle which is wide. There are three colors which are common with Labrador Retrievers, and these are yellow, black, and chocolate. A few of these dogs may also be silver ...

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Lakeland Terrier


Description

The Lakeland Terrier is a breed of dog which has a square shape. It can be likened to the Welsh Terrier in appearance, but is slightly smaller in size. It is a beautiful breed of dog which has a protracted head, and it also has long legs. The Lakeland Terrier has a foreface which is full of fur. It also has a hard coat which protects it from extreme weather conditions. Even though it is a small dog, the Lakeland Terrier has stong jaws. Its eyes will almost ...

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Lancashire Heeler


Description

The Lancashire Heeler is also commonly refered to as the Lancashire Terrier or the Ormskirk Heeler. They are small in size. The average height for the breed is 10-12 inches. The average weight it 6 to 13 pounds. The coat of a Lancashire Heeler is smooth. The coat color most commonly seen on the breed is black and tan. Liver and tan is also a color combination occasionally found in the breed. Their country of origin is England but little else is known about ...

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Leonberger


Description

The Leonberger is a large dog breed that has a distinctive face which is black in color. The dark mask that these dogs have should not rise higher than the eyebrows. The lips and nose will be black in color. Male Leonbergers may slightly drool, and their teeth should form a strong scissors bite. These dogs have eyes which are brown in color, and they will convey a peaceful expression. The Leonberger will have ears which are moderate in length, and they will ...

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Lhasa Apso


Description

The Lhasa Apso is a breed that has a long coat that is thick and shaggy. These dogs are small, and will have an appearance that is similar to the English Sheepdog. The acceptable coat colors for the Lhasa Apso include grizzle, slate, and smoke. In addition to this, they coat may also have a color combination of black, white, or brown. This breed will have beards, and the muzzle should be moderate in length. The eyes should be small and dark, and the ears should ...

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Lowchen


Description

The Lowchen is a small breed that has a wide skull. The eyes are circular and dark in color, and the ears are shaped like pendants. These dogs have tails which are moderate in length, and the fur is long with a wavy texture. The desired coat colors for this breed are lemon, black, or white. Some of these dogs may be speckled, and while this is acceptable, it is not a pattern that is sought after by breeders. These dogs have an appearance which has been likened ...

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Maltese


Description

The Maltese is a toy breed of dog. They weigh between 3-10 pounds. They most distinctive characteristic of the breed is their coat. They have very long, wavy hair. They do not have an undercoat. They are almost always pure white but can be found in cream and light lemon shades as well. They have long, drop ears. Their noses are black but when not exposed to sunlight can fade to a brown or even a pink shade. They have very dark eyes. The Maltese exact origin ...

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Maltese Shih Tzu


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Manchester Terrier


Description

The Manchester Terrier comes in two types, and these are the Standard or Toy. The Manchester Terrier is a miniature dog that has a head which tapers. The ears have the shape of the letter “V,”and the Toy version must have ears which stand up at all times. The eyes will be shaped like almonds, and they will be dark. The ideal Manchester Terrier will have a scissors bite, and the nose should be black in color. The back of the dog should have a small arch. The ...

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Mastiff


Description

The Mastiff is one of the largest dog breeds, and adults can easily weigh more than 200 pounds. This dog has a build which is strong and muscular. It has a massive head which is square shaped, and its muzzle is short. The eyes and nose will be surrounded by black spots, and the eyes are small and hazel in color. The ideal Mastiff should have ears which are dark in color. The teeth or scissors may be a bit undershot. The tip of the tail will be tapered, and ...

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Miniature Pinscher


Description

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed that is muscular and sturdy. The front legs should be straight, and the dewclaws must be taken off. The feet are small, and the muzzle is powerful. The teeth of the Miniature Pinscher should form a scissors bite. The eyes should have an oval shape with a dark color. While cropping the tail is mandatory, the owners may decide whether they want to crop the ears or not. This breed has a short coat which is sleek and smooth. ...

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Miniature Schnauzer


Description

Miniature Schnauzers are small dogs which have their origins in Germany. This breed of dog was commonly used to kill rats, and has become a popular dog breed. It is skilled at tricks, hunting, and obedience. These dogs feature pronounced beards and eyebrows. Many owners cut the beards and eyebrows in order to enhance the box like shape of the dog. The tails of these dogs will usually be docked. They will have noses which are black in color, and the color of ...

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Mutt


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Neapolitan Mastiff


Description

The Neapolitan Mastiff is massive, strongly built dog. They have a very distinctive look which is characterized by the loose skin that hangs over the entire body. This loose skin cause many wrinkles and folds, especially on the head and neck. Their coats come in a variety of colors such as gray, black, tawny, mahagoney, and reverse brindle. Their ears, which are often cropped, stand half pricked naturally. The Neapolitan is an ancient breed that can be traced ...

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Newfoundland


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Norfolk Terrier


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Norwegian Buhund


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Norwegian Elkhound


Description

As the name suggests, the Norwegian Elkhound is a dog breed that originates in Sweden. The head of these dogs should be long, and they should also be a bit wide. The skull should feature a small dome. The stop should be well defined, and the bridge of the nose should be straight. The lips of this breed must close firmly. The ears should sit high on the head, and they should be small and erect. The eyes of these dogs should have an oval shape, and they must ...

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Norwich Terrier


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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever


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Old English Sheepdog


Description

The Old English Sheepdog is also known as “Bobtail”. They are a large breed weighing between 70 to 100 pounds. They are, on average, 22 inches in height. They have a very distinctive coat which is extremely long and shaggy. Usually Old English Sheepdogs are white and gray but can also be found with grizzle, blue, or blue merle coats. Their undercoat is water resistant and is an insulator in hot and cold weather. The exact origins of the breed are unknown and ...

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Otterhound


Description

The Otterhound is a large breed that has a thick coat. Shaggy fur covers their faces, and they also have prominent eyebrows. They have large heads which are broad, and could be likened to a Bloodhound. They have dark eyes with long ears, and their tails should always curve upward. The Otterhound also has a large nose which is dark in color. These dogs also have a dense undercoat which allows them to swim in cold water. The base color of the coat will either ...

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Papillon


Description

The Papillon may also be known as the Continental Toy Spaniel, and is a small breed which has a long tail which it will curl over its back. This dog has a lavish coat which will always have a white base color, though it may have patches which are different colors. The only color that is not ideal for the patches is liver. It has ears which may stand up, or they may hang down. These dogs have muzzles which are short and somewhat sharp. The Papillon has very ...

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Peekapoo


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Pekingese


Description

The Pekingese is a beautiful dog that features an elaborate coat. The coat will come in a wide variety of different colors, and it has a wide head with large, dark eyes. The face of the Pekingese is flat, and it has a small muzzle which has wrinkles. It has long ears which could be likened to feathers. Though it has a short neck, it is dense. When the ideal Pekingese has its mouth closed, the teeth or tongue should never be visible. Though these dogs are small, ...

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi


Description

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a dog breed that originates in Wales. It was bred for the purpose of herding, and it is proficient at this task. Many experts believe that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a descendant of dogs that were used by the Vikings. These dogs are quite small, and should not stand taller than 12 inches. There maximum weight should be 30 pounds. The acceptable coat colors for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi are black, tan, fawn, red, and sable. White ...

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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen


Description

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a small breed that features a shaggy coat. They will also have beards, and their undercoat is warm and plush. These dogs will have dual coats that are designed to protect them when they run through bushes or foliage. While the base color of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen should always be white, it may have patches which are yellow, black, orange, grizzle, or a combination of these colors. This breed has a body with a length ...

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Pharaoh Hound


The Pharoah Hound is a slender dog which is both elegant and athletic. They are sighthounds, and will have heads which are shaped like wedges. Both the muzzle and head should have an extended length, and the eyes should be small and amber in color. The Pharoah Hound has large ears that should stand upright. The nose should be tan in color, and it should should also have a bit of pink. The teeth of these dogs should form a scissors bite, and their jaws are strong. The tail of the Pharoah Hound could be ...

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Plott


Description

The Plott Hound is a breed which is moderate in size. Their bodies are muscular, and their coats are short, smooth, and shiny. While the ideal coat color is brindle, some of these dogs may also have coats which are buckskin or blue. When the Plott Hound is active, it will hold its tail high. This breed has long ears which are sizeable, and the back legs are powerful and well defined. It is the back legs that give this dog a large amount of power and agility. ...

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Pointer


Description

The Pointer is an English Breed which dates back to the 16th century. It is both powerful and graceful, and it has a well proportioned frame which is muscular. The nose sits slightly above the muzzle, and it has eyes which are either hazel or brown in color. It has a long, straight tail which is not docked. It has feet which have an oval shape. It also has a coat which is short and shiny, it will generally be black, orange, white, or lemon. They may also have ...

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Polish Lowland Sheepdog


Description

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a breed that is moderate in size, it has a shaggy coat, and it was bred as a sheep dog in Poland. These dogs have a powerful build, and they will also feature a double coat. While any coat color is allowed for this breed, the most common colors are brown, white, and gray. The Polish Lowland Sheepdog may also have patches which are brown or black. As these dogs become mature, some of their coat colors will vanish. While the external ...

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Pomeranian


Description

The Pomeranian is a small dog breed that features a fluffy coat. Their heads should be shaped like wedges, and their ears should stand upright. Their faces resemble those of foxes, and their eyes should have the shape of almonds with a dark color. The teeth of the Pomeranian should form a scissors bite. Their tails are fluffy, and they should swing them over their backs. This breed comes with a double coat that will almost always be a solid color. The acceptable ...

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Poodle


Description

The Poodle is a well known breed that has been used as a gun dog. It is renowned for its ability to hunt and swim. The country of origin for this dog is often disputed. However, it is generally agreed that the Poodle originated in Germany, Russia, or France. These dogs have an elegant appearance, and have always been a breed that is considered to be the pet of the aristocracy. The acceptable coat colors for these dogs are brown, white, grey, apricot, or blue. ...

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Portuguese Water Dog


Description

The Portuguese Water Dog is a powerfully built breed that is moderate in size. The texture of their coat may be wavy or flat, and curls may be present as well. The coat is comprised of a single layer, and it is hypoallergenic. The acceptable coat colors for the Portuguese Water Dog are brown, white, or black. White patches may also be present as well. The body of these dogs should have a length which is longer than their height. The chest of this breed should ...

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Pug


Description

The Pug is a compact dog that has a square shaped body. It will feature a short coat that is smooth, and the acceptable coat colors for these dogs are black, silver, apricot, or fawn. The muzzle should always be black in color, and the ears should have the shape of roses. The eyes of the Pug should be large and dark in color. The teeth of this breed should form an undershot bite. The tail should always be held in a rigid curve, and the limbs of this breed should ...

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Puli


Description

The Puli is a Hungarian dog breed that was used as a sheep dog. It is moderate in size, and has a long, elaborate coat which is distinctive. Once these dogs become adults, their coats can extend to the ground. The acceptable coat colors may vary in different countries. In the United Kingdom, acceptable coat colors for the Puli include gray, apricot, and black. White is also acceptable, but it is a rare color. The body of the Puli has a square shape, but it ...

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Pyrenean Shepherd


Description

The Pyrenean Mastiff is a large dog that originates in Spain. It has a head which is massive and powerful, and the skull should be slightly circular in shape. The muzzle should have the shape of a rectangle, and should taper near the large nose. The ears are moderate in size, and will be shaped like triangles. They should hang near the cheeks of the dog. The eyes should be small and almond shaped, and the ideal color will be hazel. The body of a Pyrenean Mastiff ...

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Rat Terrier


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Redbone Coonhound


Description

The Redbone Coonhound is a beautiful dog which is powerful and energetic. It has a clean body, and the ears are long and will hang to the sides of its head. These dogs should always hold their tails upright. They have paws that could be likened to cats, and their skin should be red. The Redbone Coonhound should have a gleaming coat which is smooth and flat. Coat colors which are acceptable for this breed include red with a touch of white. The Redbone Coonhound ...

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Rhodesian Ridgeback


Description

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a breed which is big and muscular. It gets its name from the ridge it has which runs along its back, and is formed by fur. The coat is short and smooth, and should either be dark or light wheaten. This dog may also have white marks on the front of the chest. It has a long head with a flat skull, and both the muzzle and jaw is exceptionally powerful. The teeth are well defined, and it has round eyes which display the look of intelligence. ...

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Rottweiler


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The Rottweiler is a large, powerful dog which has gained a ferocious reputation over the years. It is very muscular, and is highly active. It has a muzzle which features excellent proportions, and it will have dark eyes. Rottweilers have ears which are triangular in shape. Both their nose and lips are black in color. Rottweilers naturally have tails which are not docked, but many owners dock them for cosmetic purposes. They have coats which are short and firm. ...

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Saint Bernard


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The Saint Bernard is a large breed. They can weigh between 150 to 200 pounds. Saint Bernards can have a smooth, short coat or a long, rough coat. The dominant color of the coat is whit. Common secondary coat colors are red, brown, black, and tan. Their fur is always very dense. Their face droops at the eyelids. The Saint Bernard is an ancient breed that dates back to 980 AD. The breed is named after Saint Bernard de Menthon, however they were not refered to ...

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Saluki


Saluki Description

The Saluki is a breed which has a very graceful appearance. They will showcase an interesting gait when they run at high speeds, as all of their legs appear to be in the air simultaneously. It has a body which could be compared to a greyhound. It is long and slender, and features a smooth coat which is coarse. The coat should have the colors of either fawn, tan, white, cream, or black.

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Samoyed


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Schipperke


Description

The Schipperke is a small dog that does not have a tail. It has a dense double coat, and the ears are shaped like triangles, and they should always be erect. While the acceptable coat color for this breed is black, some countries will accept tan or fawn as well. The body of the Schipperke should be short, and it must have the shape of a square. These dogs have wide chests, and their head has the shape of a wedge, and will resemble a fox. The Schipperke will ...

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Schnoodle


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Scottish Terrier


Description

Scottish Terriers are small dogs which are strong and swift. They were first developed in Scotland during the 17th century, but the contemporary Scottish Terrier was first developed in 1890. This breed was used to hunt animals that lived in dens. This included foxes, rabbits, and badgers. Scottish Terriers are primarily purchased as pets today. It has a coat which is very coarse, and it is able to protect the dog in extreme weather conditions. They will typically ...

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Sealyham Terrier


Description

The Sealyham Terrier is a dog which will have a coat that is white or a mixture of yellow and white. Their noses will be large, and they have powerful jaws and strong teeth. The eyes should be circular and dark in color. The ears should be broad, and they should be held near the cheeks. The neck of the Sealyham Terrier should be long and well defined. The tail should always be docked, and it will need to be held upright. The front legs should be straight, and ...

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Shetland Sheepdog


Description

The Shetland Sheepdog is a strong and beautiful breed of dog. It has a head that is shaped like a wedge, and bears a strong resemblance to the Collie. It has a rough external coat with a smooth undercoat. The Shetland Sheepdog has a mane that has been likened to a lion, and the acceptable coat colors for these dogs are sable, blue/merle, black, or white and tan. The legs of this breed should be covered with fur, and the tail must extend to the hock. The fur ...

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Shiba Inu


Description

The Shiba Inu is a Japanese breed that is similar to the Akita. It has a face which is pointed, and the forehead of these dogs should be wide. The ears should be shaped like triangles, and will be erected. The eyes of the Shiba Inu should be dark in color and small. The teeth of this breed should showcase a scissors bite. The tail of the Shiba should be thick and powerful, and should be carried in a sickle shaped curve. While all colors are allowed with this ...

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Shih Tzu


Description

The Shih-Tzu is a small dog that has an impressive appearance. They are covered with an elaborate coat, and the fur that cover their faces will give them a distinctive appearance. The head of the Shih-Tzu should have a circular shape, and these dogs should also have a prominent mustache and beard. The muzzle of this breed should be furry and short. While some of these dogs will have black colored noses, others will have a nose that is liver colored. The eyes ...

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Siberian Husky


Description

The Siberian Husky is a northern dog breed which is muscular and compact. These dogs were bred to work, and they have the desirable characteristics that are present in many work dogs. The coat of the Siberian Husky can come in a wide variety of different colors, but black or white is desirable. The colors gray, white, red, and sable may also be seen as well. The eyes of these dogs should be almond shaped, and they may be amber, brown, or blue in color. This ...

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Silky Terrier


Description

The Australian Silky Terrier is a breed that falls under the Toy group in Australia, but is considered to be a member of the Terrier family in European countries. These dogs should weigh no more than 10 pounds, and the coat should be a maximum length of about six inches. The texture of the coat could be likened to silk. The Australian Silky Terrier should have dark eyes which display a friendly expression.

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Skye Terrier


Description

The Sky Terrier is a dog which has an impressive look. It has a long body, and the length should be much longer than its height. They have strong muzzles, a dark nose, and their eyes should be dark brown in color. While the ears can stand upright, they may also fall down as well. The tail should not be curled, and the outer coat should be hard while the undercoat should be soft. The coat colors for this breed should either be cream or grayish blue, but the ...

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Sloughi


Description

The Sloughi is a long, slender dog that originates in Morocco. It is a part of the sighthound family of canines. While they are similar to the Azawakh, they are not related to the Saluki. The Sloughi has a short haired coat, and is medium in size. It has an expression that could be described as being mournful. This breed has long muscles, and they have a body structure which is very similar to a Greyhound. The eyes of the ideal Sloughi should always be amber ...

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Small Munsterlander Pointer


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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier


Description

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a dog which is moderate in size and has a distinctive coat. The body of these dogs are square in shape, and the head has a rectangular look. These dogs are powerful for their size, and can move about in a graceful manner. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a muzzle which is short and strong, and their powerful jaws will allow them to hold onto animals they capture. In addition to this, these dogs will feature a prominent ...

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Stabyhoun


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The Stabyhoun is a dog breed that was first bred in the Netherlands. These dogs are so rare that there are only about 3000 still in existence. These dogs have long coats with a compact build. The length of their bodies should be greater than their height. The acceptable coat colors for the Stabyhoun are roan, white, or spotted. These dogs should not weigh more than 55 pounds, and both the foreface and skull should be equal in length. While the coat is long ...

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier


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The American Staffordshire Terrier is a dog which is powerfully built. Despite this, it is highly agile. It has a wide head with a short muzzle, and the jaws are extremely powerful. The ears may be cropped, but this decision is left up to the owner. The eyes should be circular and black in color. The teeth of the American Staffordshire Terrier should showcase a scissors bite. The coat should be dense, short, and glossy. While the coat can be any color, it should ...

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Standard Schnauzer


Description

The Standard Schnauzer is a moderate sized dog that has a rough coat. The eyebrows are prominent, and these dogs also have beards and whiskers. The head should be long with the shape of a rectangle, and the muzzle should be powerful with a well defined stop. While the nose must be black, the eye should have an oval shape, and must be dark brown. The teeth of these dogs should showcase a scissors bite. The feet are similar to cats, and the tail will typically ...

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Sussex Spaniel


Description

The Sussex spaniel is a powerful dog that features a head that is wide and heavy. The chest is well defined, and the nose should have a liver color. The teeth should be in the form of a scissors bite, and the coat will have a texture that is a bit wavy. The color of the coat should be liver, and the ears should be long and heavy. The Sussex spaniel should have eyes which are hazel in color, and the tail should be docked to a maximum of 7 inches. When these ...

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Swedish Vallhund


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Tibetan Mastiff


Description

The Tibetan Mastiff is a very large dog which is strong and impressive to look at. It has a wide head with a coat which is thick and medium in length. It has a wide muzzle , and the nose will be large and black in color. The ears of this breed will be shaped like the letter “V.” The Teeth of the Tibetan Mastiff are in the form of a scissors bite. The ears should always hang down, and it has a strong jaw and legs. The rear dewclaws should always be taken off. ...

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Tibetan Spaniel


Description

At first glance, the Tibetan Spaniel is a dog that closely resembles the Pekingese. However, it has a longer face, and there is no skin near the eyes. This breed has a length which is a bit longer than its height. The crown of the head should be circular, and the muzzle should have a moderate length. The eyes should be shaped like an oval, and they must have a dark brown color. The Tibetan Spaniel should have teeth which forms an undershot bite. The tail should ...

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Tibetan Terrier


Description

The Tibetan Terrier is a moderate sized dog that has an appearance which resembles a sheep dog. These dogs have double coats that will protect their bodies, and it nearly covers their face. The eyes of the Tibetan Terrier should be sizeable and dark. The external coat may have a texture that is wavy, but it may also be straight. The undercoat should be soft, and while the coat should have an extended length, it should never touch the surface that the dog is ...

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Toy Fox Terrier


Description

The Toy Fox Terrier is a small dog breed that will generally have their tails docked. The docked tail should be carried upwards. The eyes of these dogs should be circular and dark in color. The ears should stand upright, and they should have the shape of the letter “V.” The Toy Fox Terrier should have a prominent stop, and the muzzle should be small. The coat of these dogs should be dense and short. The acceptable coat colors for this breed are white, black, ...

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Treeing Tennessee Brindle


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Treeing Walker Coonhound


Description

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a dog breed that is a direct descendant of the English Foxhound. It is an American breed that first appeared during the 19th century. These dogs should stand at a maximum height of 27 inches, and it should not weigh more than 70 pounds. These dogs are natural hunters who are proficient in killing small game. This dog should always have coats that feature either tricolors or bicolors, and the acceptable coat colors are white, ...

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Vizsla


Description

The Vizsla is a dog breed which originates from Hungary. It is a slender dog which has a muscular form, and it was used for hunting. It has a short, shiny coat which will be gold in color. The front legs should be straight. The Vizsla has a head which showcases a noble look, and it also has a long muzzle. It has a strong neck, and the tail will be docked. The eye color of the ideal Vizsla should match that of the coat, and the nose should be brown. It also ...

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Weimaraner


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Welsh Springer Spaniel


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Welsh Terrier


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West Highland White Terrier


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Whippet


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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon


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Xoloitzuintli


Description

The Xoloitzcuintle is a breed of dogs which originate in Mexico. It comes in three variations, and these are Miniature, Toy, and Standard. It has a wide shaped skull and the muzzle is fairly long. The nose on the Xoloitzcuintle will either be the color of its flesh or black. It will have eyes that will vary in color. They will usually be yellow or black. The ears are long and impressive, and they have a long neck which could be compared to a gazelle. The back ...

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Yorkipoo


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Yorkshire Terrier


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South Russian Ovcharka


Description

The South Russian Ovcharka is a large dog breed that is commonly used to guard flocks of sheep. It is very skilled at this, and is equipped with all the necessary attributes that are needed for this task. Some of these dogs have even been described as being giants. They have large heads that are heavy, and their coats are thick and elaborate, which protects them in the rigid conditions that would have to endure in cold environments like Russia. These dogs should have ...
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