Scottish Deerhound Breed Profile


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.


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


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.


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.

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