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Breed: Scottish Deerhound
Country of Origin: Scotland
AKC Group: Hound
Function: Hunting
Life Span: Under 10 years
Appearance: Large
Color: Various shades of gray (blue-gray is preferred), fawn, or brindle, with dark ears and a tapering dark muzzle
Coat Type: Wirey
Grooming: The harsh, wiry coat needs extensive grooming. Some trimming and stripping is required, but little skill is needed.
Height: 28-32 inches
Weight: 75-110 pounds
Activity Level: Medium-high
Watch Dog: Nop
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Canines only
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Loving
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Affectionate
Potential Problems:  
Physical: The Scottish Deerhound is prone to bloat. It is wise to feed them 2 or 3 small meals a day rather then one big one. Avoid vigorous exercise right after the dog has eaten a big meal.