Scottish Deerhound

General Facts :

In comparison with the Greyhound, the Scottish Deerhound is larger in size as well as bigger in bone. The dog has a 3-4 inch long coat which needs a lot of grooming to maintain it in a good shape. Regarding its ears, these are soft and they lie back against the head except the moments when the dog is excited when the ears become half-perked. The hound carriers its head high; the tail is long and it almost reaches the ground, it can be either straight or curved.

The Scottish Deerhound is known to be a very gentle dog that is very affectionate to people around him and has elegant ways of expressing its love. A very quiet and friendly dog, especially with children; the dog is very loyal and courageous but isn’t recommended for guarding other dogs. An interesting fact regarding this dog is that he has a rather unusual cry.

Origin :

This dog was primarily bred for hunting deer in the Middle Ages. In time the dog gained in strength and size and the coat became more rough due to the harsh environment. Right before the 1800s the bred almost became extinct but was saved thanks to the help of two people: Archibald and Duncan McNeill.

Dimensions :

Height : Between 28 and 32 inches ( approximately 71 to 81 centimeters )
Weight : Between 75 an 110 pounds ( approximately 34 to 50 kilos )

Additional Information :

The Scottish Deerhound needs a lot of exercise so it isn’t recommended for apartment living, it is advisable to keep him in a fenced medium-sized yard where he can run around. They have a pretty impressive speed and they like to chase. This dog can be your perfect jogging companion as it loves to run. The Scottish Deerhound is recommended for deer ( all types ) hunting. The dog has many talents, some of them are: hunting, racing, lure coursing, tracking and sighting.

Regarding their health problems, such dogs are prone to bloat. It is recommended that they should be fed 2-3 light meals rather than one large meal. Another recommendation regards the fact that they shouldn’t be exercised right after their meal. The dog’s eyes are chestnut or hazel while the nose has a rather dark color. The dog can sometimes have problems obeying commands. Their life expectancy is around 10 years.

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