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Scottish Deerhound


Other Names

Deerhound

History

Scottish Deerhounds date back centuries and were used in hunting deer. They went extinct and made a come back in the early 1800s.

Appearance

The Scottish Deerhound resembles a large Greyhound with a rough coat. Broad head at the ears and getting slimmer towards the nose, long headed, high and folded back ears, long neck, long curved tail, dark eyes

Color and Coat

Harsh, thick and wiry coat, with softer chest and belly fur. The preferred color of AKC is dark blue-gray, but darker and lighter gray, brindle, and yellow to red colors are also found.

AKC Group

Hound

Height

Dogs 30-32 inches, Bitches 28+ inches

Weight

Dogs 85-110 lbs, Bitches 75-95 lbs

Activity Level

Low-Medium

Tempermant

Dignified, gentle, friendly

Other Facts

The Scottish Deerhound will chase small animals and should be kept in a fenced area. Deerhound puppies can be destructive, but they become couch potatos as they mature.
 
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