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Name Huntaway Australian Kelpie Koolie
OriginsNew Zealand flagNew Zealand Australia flagAustralia Australia flagAustralia
Group Pastoral / Herding Dogs Working Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs
Popularity Rank280523329
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
NZ Huntaway
New Zealand Huntaway
New Zealand Sheepdog
Australischer Kelpie
Barb
Kelpie
Australian Sheepdog
German Coolie
German Koolie
Australian Koolie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie? Which is more expensive?
$300-$400 $500-$700 $400-$600
Availability
Which is easier to get, Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?
Average: The Huntaway is a commonly available dog breed.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Average: The Koolie is a commonly available dog breed.

Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie? Which is the smallest dog, Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?
Large Medium Large
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Australian Kelpie? Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie weight comparison:
40-65 pounds (18-30 kg) 25-45 pounds (11-20 kg) 33-53 pounds (15-24 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
52.5 pounds (24 kg) 35 pounds (15.5 kg) 43 pounds (19.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie? Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie height comparison:
20-24 inches (51-61 cm) 17-20 inches (43-51 cm) 13-23 inches (34-60 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
22 inches (56 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm) 18 inches (47 cm)

Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie coat comparison:
Smooth
Rough
Double Rough
Smooth
Double
Colors
What are the original Huntaway, Australian Kelpie and Koolie color?
Black & Tan Blue
Chocolate
Red
Tan
Brown
Fawn
Black
Chocolate
Blue
Merle
Tricolor
Red
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie? Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie grooming comparison:
Average: The Huntaway requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Australian Kelpie requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Koolie doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie? Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or {name3 shedding:
Huntaways shed moderately.
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Australian Kelpies shed moderately.
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Koolies shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie? Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie behavior/temperament comparison:
Friendly
Energetic
Active
Intelligent
Trainable
Vocal
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Robust
Eager
Friendly
Loyal
Dominant
Dedicated
Temperate
Diligent
Intelligent
Affectionate
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie intelligence:
Smart: Huntaway's has great intelligence.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie trainability comparison.
Huntaways are easy to train.
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Australian Kelpies are very easy to train.
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Koolies are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie playfulness comparison:
The Huntaway is a highly playful breed.
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The Australian Kelpie is a playful breed.
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Average: Koolies, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Koolies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie?
Average to High: Huntaways are highly affectionate dogs.
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Average: Australian Kelpies are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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High: Koolies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie social needs comparison:
Huntaways are a social breed.
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Australian Kelpies need for social interaction is average.
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Koolies are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie?
A lot: Huntaway is a particularly loud breed.
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Low to Average: The Australian Kelpie rarely barks.
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Average: The Koolie barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?
Huntaways are not the best watchdogs.
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Australian Kelpies are one of the best watchdogs.
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Koolies are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Huntaways are not the best to protect their territory.
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Australian Kelpies are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Koolies are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Huntaway has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Australian Kelpie has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Koolie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Huntaway bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Australian Kelpie bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Koolie bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie mouthiness comparison:
Huntaways have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Australian Kelpies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Koolies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Huntaways are not the biggest explorers.
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The wanderlust potential of the Australian Kelpie is strong enough to escape from home.
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Koolies have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Their prey drive is low.
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Australian Kelpies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Koolies have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?
It is not recommended to keep the Huntaway breed in the home.
It is not recommended to keep the Australian Kelpie breed in the home.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Koolie indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Huntaways adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Australian Kelpies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Koolies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?
Huntaways do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Koolies do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie? Which dog is more friendly?
Huntaways are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Australian Kelpies are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Koolies are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Huntaways are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Australian Kelpies are generally with other pets.
Koolies are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?
Huntaways are very kid-friendly dogs.
Australian Kelpies are kid-friendly dogs.
Koolies are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?
Huntaways are very cat-friendly dogs.
Australian Kelpies are average friendly towards cats.
Koolies are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?
Huntaways are dog-friendly dogs.
Australian Kelpies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Koolies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie?
Yes
Huntaways are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Australian Kelpies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Koolies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Huntaway is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Australian Kelpie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Koolie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Huntaways are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Australian Kelpies are usually recommended for elderly people.
Koolies are usually recommended for elderly people.

Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie Health Comparison

Health Issues
Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie health comparison. Which is the healthier: Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie?
Very healthy dog breed.
Australian Kelpies tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Koolie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie health problems comparison:
No data available Cerebellar Abiotrophy
Collie Eye Anomaly
Hip Dysplasia
Osteoarthritis
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Blindness
Deafness
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Huntaway should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The Australian Kelpie should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Koolie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie lifespan comparison. How long do Huntaway, Australian Kelpie and Koolie breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Huntaway: 13 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Australian Kelpie: 12 years
16-18 years
The average lifespan of Koolie: 17 years
Hypoallergenic
Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie? Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie energy level comparison:
Huntaways are high-energy dogs.
Australian Kelpies are high-energy dogs.
Koolies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Huntaways need a lot of exercises.
Australian Kelpies need quite a lot of exercise.
Koolies need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?
Huntaways don't need too much sleep.
Australian Kelpies don't need too much sleep.
Koolies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Huntaway has an average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The Australian Kelpie has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Koolie has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie?

Medium

The Huntaway has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Australian Kelpie has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Koolie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Huntaway is an average drooler.
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The Australian Kelpie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Koolie is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Huntaway or Australian Kelpie or Koolie? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie?

Not really

Huntaway breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Australian Kelpie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Koolie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

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Once a year.

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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Huntaway and Australian Kelpie and Koolie have?
5-7 puppies 4-7 puppies 4-6 puppies

Huntaway vs Australian Kelpie vs Koolie Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Dog Registry of America Inc.
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Foundation Stock Service
America's Pet Registry
Australian National Kennel Council
Dog Registry of America Inc.

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