- Dog Breed Group
- Hound Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Scotland as a family pet
- Life Expectancy
- 8 - 11 Years
- Dark blue gray and lighter grays; brindles and yellow; sandy red or red fawn with black points.
- Shaggy but not over coated.
- Exercise Needs
- He needs a tremendous amount of exercise which should consist of free time off leash as he loves to run.
- The Deerhound is gentle, active. loyal and tranquil. He is a mellow, low-key and easy going breed who loves outdoors and will ch
- Good with Children
- Good with children, when socialized. May chase cats and other small pets because of his strong hunting instincts.
- Grooming Needs
- Regular grooming of his coat should consist of brushing, plucking excess hair from the ears and trimming the pads of his feet. P
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 30 - 32
- Average Size - Female (in)
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 85 - 110
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 75 - 95
- Health Issues
- Gastric torsion (bloat) and bursa.v
- Living Conditions
- It is recommended that he have a home with a high fenced yard as he can easily jump a six-foot fence.
The Scottish Deerhound has grace, dignity and beauty. As a companion the Deerhound is ideal, being tractable and easy to train and possessing the most dependable loyalty and utmost devotion to his master. May have arrived in Scotland over 3000 years ago with the Phoenician traders. The Scottish Deerhound is featured in the writings of novelist, Sir Walter Scott who had a female Scottish Deerhound named "Maida". He became a favorite among the Scottish Highlanders who used him to hunt wild deer in the glens.
The Scottish Deerhound is a very large and confident dog.
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