Dark blue gray and lighter grays; brindles and yellow; sandy red or red fawn with black points.
A friendly, gentle, huge Highland hound
8 to 9
Dogs: 80-110 pounds
Bitches: 75-90 pounds
Dogs: 26-28 inches
Bitches: 30 years
AKC Hound Dogs, FCI Group X.: Sighthounds, TKC Hound
The Scottish Deerhound has grace, dignity and beauty. It is an ideal companion, being tractable and easy to train and possessing the most dependable loyalty and utmost devotion to their masters.
Scottish Deerhounds are a mellow, low-key and easy going breed who loves outdoors and will chase anything that moves.
The Scottish Deerhound is a gentle and gentlemanly dog with elegant ways and polite affection. He/she is quiet, loving, friendly and excellent with children. This dog is very courageous and dignified, devoted and loyal, but they are not watch or guard dogs, for they just love everyone.
The harsh, wiry coat needs extensive grooming. Some trimming and stripping is required, but little skill is needed. This breed is an average shedder.
Twisted stomachs should be watched for. This breed is prone to bloat; it is best to feed it two or three small meals a day instead of one large meal. Avoid vigorous exercise right after the dog has eaten a big meal. To minimize the risk of your Deerhound developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Scottish Deerhound dog from a reputable breeder.
Scottish Deerhounds are not recommended for apartment life, although mature Deerhounds can do well in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. They need lots of space, they are a large breed when full grown. It is recommended that Deerhounds also have a home with a high fenced yard as they can easily jump a six-foot fence They are relatively inactive indoors and should have at least a large yard, but do best with acreage so it will have room to run around.
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