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General Appearance:

This is a medium dog of strong bone, slightly longer than it is tall, combining grace, agility, substance, and stamina.




Carried erect or semi-erect




Set and carried low




Solid, bicolor, tricolor, merle, and sable, of various colors; solid white not allowed




Height: Male 20 – 23”, Female 18 – 21”

Weight:  30 – 45 lbs




A bundle of mental and physical energy awaiting its chance to be unleashed on the world.  It is a dependable and loyal companion.

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