American Eskimo Dog General Appearance: Strong, agile, and alert. Thick snowy white coat that needs to be brushed twice a week and daily while shedding. Curled over bushy tail. Three different sizes: Toy, Miniature, and Standard.
Basset Hound General Appearance: Short-legged, heavy in bone, moving deliberately not clumsily. Smooth, short coat. Brushing once a week should keep it clean.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height - preferably no higher than...More »
Beagle General Appearance: Solid and sturdy, with gentle, pleading expression. They can be any hound color, but are usually tan, black and white.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: There are two types of Beagles-those under...More »
Bichon Frise General Appearance: Small, cheerful, with a jaunty and inquisitive expression. Curly coat does not shed.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height - 9 1/2 to 11 1/2 inches at the withers is preferred; 9 to 12 inches ...More »
Boston Terrier General Appearance: Lively, highly intelligent, with a smooth coat, short head and compact body. He expresses determination, strength and style. A quick once a week brush through keeps his coat nice and shiny. In col...More »
Boxer General Appearance: A squarely built, medium-sized dog with clean, hard muscles under a tight skin. Proud, agile, alert, loyal and courageous.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height - males 22 1/2 to 25 inches; fe...More »
Bulldog General Appearance: Medium-sized with a smooth coat and heavy, low swung body, a massive short-faced head, wide shoulders, and sturdy limbs. Equally strong, courageous, and kind; peaceful and dignified.
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Chihuahua General Appearance: A graceful, alert, quick little dog with a saucy expression.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Not to exceed 6 lbs.
Background: The world's tiniest dog may possibly have the biggest ego. Don'...More »
Cocker Spaniel General Appearance: The smallest of the sporting dogs, his is sturdy, speedy, and merry. His expression should be intelligent, alert, and soft. His tail is docked.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height-males, 15...More »
Dachshund General Appearance: Low to the ground, long in body and short of leg, well balanced, bold and confident with intelligent, alert expression. They come in a variety of coats: smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired.
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German Shepherd General Appearance: Strong, agile, muscular, alert, longer than tall.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height-males, 24 to 26 inches; females 22 to 24 inches.
Background: Loyal and courageous, the German Shepher...More »
Golden Retriever General Appearance: A symmetrical, powerful, active dog, sound, and well put together, not clumsy or long in the leg, displaying a kindly expression and possessing a personality that is eager, alert, and self confident....More »
Jack Russell Terrier General Appearance: The Jack Russell is a hard working terrier of great strength and endurance. They are available in both smooth coated and rough coated varieties. The color should be predominantly white with tan and...More »
Labrador Retriever General Appearance: Strongly built, very active, muscular in the hindquarters. Tail should not curl over back.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height at withers-male, 22 1/2 to 24 1/2 inches; females, 21 1/2 to 23...More »
Lhasa Apso General Appearance: Bold and happy, but wary of strangers.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height-about 10 or 11 inches at the withers; females slightly smaller.
Background: The Lhasa Apso, with its small statu...More »