The crisply coated Scottish deerhound, “Royal Dog of Scotland,” is a majestically large coursing hound struck from the ancient Greyhound template. Among the tallest of dog breeds, the Deerhound were dog breeds to stalk the giant wild red deer.
Scottish deerhound family-friendly dog has the heart of a hunter (a deer hunter, to be exact), but has an endearing quiet and dignified personality when in the home. Though you won’t have to worry about excessive barking, you will have to keep your pup reined in when it’s around scurrying furry critters.
- Life expectancy: 8 – 11 years
- Origin: Scotland
- Temperament: Gentle, Dignified, Polite
- Height: Male: 30–32 Inches, Female: 27–28 Inches
- Weight: Male: 45–65 pounds, Female: 75–95 pounds
- Colors: Blue, Brindle, fawn, gray, red, yellow
- Group: Hound Group
|Litter size||average 4 to 15 pups maybe larger|
|Life span||8-11 years|
SCOTTISH DEERHOUND DOG
The original purpose of Scottish Deerhound dog was to hunt and bring down the Scottish roe deer, a magnificent beast twice or more their size. The dog has a body like that of a Greyhound but is of larger size and bone, enabling them to run at great speed using the double-suspension gallop without sacrificing strength and also endurance.
SCOTTISH DEERHOUND TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE
- The Scottish Deerhound is typically mellow, low-key, and easygoing, a gracious and well-mannered member of the family.
- Outdoors, Scottish deerhound loves to run and may try chase anything that moves. Indoors, they needs plenty of room to stretch on a soft surface.
- The Scottish deerhound is often independent but willing to please; they can be extremely sensitive.
- This dog can be amiable toward but often reserved with strangers.
- The dog can be good with children, other dogs, and also usually other pets, if properly socialized and introduced.
- His crisp coat needs combing one or two times weekly.
- Moreover some scissoring is optional to neaten up straggling hair or occasional trips to a groomer.
SCOTTISH DEERHOUND HEALTH AND CARE
- Life expectation is 8 to 11 years.
- Major concerns: gastric torsion, cardiomyopathy, osteosarcoma
- Minor concerns: cystinuria, atopy (allergies)
- Occasionally seen: hypothyroidism, neck pain and also factor VII deficiency
- Suggested tests: cardiac, (cystinuria), factor VII
- Note: sensitive to barbiturate anesthesia