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Barely sheds
Sheds a lot
Minimal grooming
Lots of grooming
Minimal Exercise
Needs lots of exercise
Doesn't listen
Likes to do what you say
Chases
Doesn't chase
Quiet
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Shedding
Grooming Req
Exercise Req
Biddabilty
Prey Drive
Barking/Vocal
Drive
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Shedding Notes
Groming Notes
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Barking/Vocal Notes
1
13 - 15 / 11 - 14
Prey
Earth Dog, Barn Hunts, Agility
Hand Stripping
2
12 - 15
Companion
Agility
American Gentleman, described as "sensible"
3
55 - 88
Hunting
Hunting, CaniCross
This breed *needs* to be hunted with, very much still a working dog.
Cat Friendly
4
40 - 50
Game
.......... Walk?
Facial Cleaning
Snorting
5
110 - 130 / 100 - 120
Protection
Tracking, Carting, Obedience
Subject to Breed Specific Legislation
Percieved Danger
6
10 - 15
Prey
Barn Hunt, Nose Work
Hand Stripping
7
55 - 85
Hunting
Walking, Hunting, Therapy Work
Brushing or ♥ Professional Grooming
8
16 - 32 (standard), <12 (miniature)
Prey
Earth Dog, Barn Hunts
9
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Brushing or ♥ Professional Grooming
10
75 - 95
Guard
Obedience, Agility, Protection, Herding, Tracking
11
32 - 40
Prey
Earth Dog, Barnhunt, CaniCross, Agility
"Big dogs on short legs"
Hand Stripping
Can be stubborn
12
45 - 70
Hunting
Obedience, CaniCross, Hunting
Brushing or ♥ Professional Grooming
13
105 - 120
Hunting
Open Field Coursing, Lure Coursing, Straight Racing
14
6 - 14
Prey (?)
Agility, Lure Coursing, Straight Racing,
Potty Training may be difficult, * Very prone to dental issues, very fragile
Dental Care*
15
12 - 25
Herding, Prey
Herding, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Barnhunt, (Potentially) Therapy Work
"Smart and Sassy"
16
11 - 18 / 10 - 15
Prey
BarnHunt, Agility, Therapy
♥ Professional Grooming
17
11 - 12
Prey
Earth Dog, Barnhunt
Hand Stripping
18
60 - 80 / 50 -70
Recreation of Game Breed
Weight Pull
19
50 - 60 / 40 - 55
Hunting
Hunting (Boar, Treeing), CaniCross
20
55 - 75 / 45 - 65
Hunting
Hunting, Retrieving, Obedience, Agility, CaniCross
Cat Friendly
21
22 - 33 / 17 - 28
Herding, Prey
Canine Freestyle, Agility, Obedience, Herding, Nosework
Rare breed
♥ Professional Grooming
22
10 - 25
Prey
Barhunt, Agility, Flyball
"Playful but enjoy naps"
23
40 - 60
Prey
Lure Coursing, CaniCross, Straight Racing, Open Field Coursing
Need to be able to run freely (in fenced area)
brushing if feathered
24
85 - 110 / 75 - 95
Prey
Lure Coursing, Obedience, Straight Racing, Open Field Coursing
Need to be able to run freely (in fenced area)
Hand Stripping
25
19 - 22 / 18 - 21
Prey
Barnhunt, Earth Dog
Tends to bond to one or two people, aloof to others
Hand Stripping
26
8 - 11
Prey, Companion
Barnhunt, Walking, Obedience, Agility
Described as a "more laid back terrier"; more inclined to be calm and biddable
♥ Professional Grooming
27
29 - 37 / 24 - 34
Game
Weight Pull, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Flyball
Potentially Dog Aggressive, Subject to Breed Specific Legislation
28
35 - 58 / 30 - 45
Prey
CaniCross, Barnhunt, Agility
♥ Professional Grooming
29
15 - 20
Prey
Barnhunt, Earth Dog, Agility, CaniCross
♥ Professional Grooming and Hand stripping
30
15 - 42
Prey
Lure Coursing, Open Field Coursing, Straight Racing
Prone to Sensitive Skin
31
20 - 31
Companion
CaniCross
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