Scottish deerhound


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Scottish deerhound

a very large (75-110 lb; 28-32 inches tall) dog with medium length, ragged, usually dark gray hair, long neck and quite long tail. The coat forms a 'mane' on the neck. The head is relatively small and elongated with small, pendant ears. Said to resemble a very large, thick boned, roughcoated Greyhound.
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For instance, certain breeds-Greyhounds and Scottish Deerhounds in particular--typically have lower total T4 and free T4 concentrations than other breeds.
Still unsatisfied, I found myself eyeing his shaggy Scottish deerhounds, at which point I thought it best to leave town quietly, by midnight bus, and take up residence where I wouldn't continue to shame my prominent family, dashing their political ambitions.
Jenny Keogh, 24, takes it easy on one of the <Bbenches along the clifftop walk in Penarth, along with her two Scottish deerhounds, Murphy and Faith Richard Swingler
Owners of large dogs such as Great Danes and Scottish Deerhounds, for example, may be well advised to wait until their dogs reach the age of 1 1/2 to 2 years.

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