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Scottish Deerhound

Purebred Dog Breed

Description

The Scottish Deerhound appears to be a rough-coated Greyhound. He is however, larger in size and bigger in bone. He is a tall and slim sighthound with a saggy 3-4 inch long coat, beard, mustache and mane.

Coloring

Yellow and sandy red or red fawn, dark blue-grey, and grey

Temperament

He is a gentle and gentlemanly dog with elegant ways and polite affection. Quiet, loving, friendly and excellent with children. Very courageous and dignified, devoted and loyal, but they are not watch or guard dogs, for they just love everyone.

Origin

The Scottish Deerhound is an ancient breed originating in the Scottish Highlands. It is believed that the breed existed long before recorded history; though there is no way to prove that claim. They were bred to hunt Elk, Deer, and other hoofed game. The Scottish Deerhound is closely related to the Irish Wolfhound, and it was the Wolfhound being interbred with existing Deerhounds that saved the breed in the 1800s.

Care Level

Medium

petkey™ Breed Statistics

# Registered Pets 12
Males 6 (50.00 %)
Females 6 (50.00 %)
Microchip Count 12 (100.00 %)
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