Scottish Deerhound

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Scottish Deerhound

Overview

Alert sight hounds mostly look like Coated greyhounds, it is also very enthusiastic and mostly seen in lure coursing games and as well as in show rings. With unsurpassed hunting ability the Scottish Deerhounds are ancient breed. Scottish Deerhounds mostly loving breed and affectionately known “Royal Dog of Scotland”, it is not easy to imagine how the breed is, with its nimble, brawny build came by title. It is a breed that possessed a great romantic past, a dignified posture and loving character. Most quiet and noble at houses the Scottish deerhounds may strive to pursue any furry animals that run past to him. It must be exercised on-leash or in enclosed area because of aforesaid reason. No doubt it takes pleasure being a part of family but its big size may scare the smaller kids. The Scottish deerhound’s crisp, a bit wiry coat can be exceptionally easy to care and groom. The harsh wiry coat requires extra care and grooming. Some may demands trimming and stripping with a little skill. They are average shedding dogs. It will require only ordinary brushing and time to time bathing. With even inexperienced people it can be rather kind and tender but a new owner must understand the breed is not rather easy to train. Lazy in training Scottish deerhounds are approach to training with “what is for me in training” attitude. Tough, since the breed is not well reputed for agility and obedience training but it can obey the commands and succeed in this event if the owner own this challenge and put hard-work with consistent training. With respect to other breeds, Scottish deerhounds may slower in housetraining. However, consistent manners of training with a lot of patience and positive reinforcement may fruitful. It is the key feature to train the Scottish deerhound. In spite of their calm and quit indoors, the Scottish Deerhounds are not suggested for apartment livings. It can do fine with a large yard; yard must be fenced or enclosed to avoid them from pursuing the quarry. The Scottish Deerhounds are very active dogs and require be taken on daily long walks or jogging. It is an excellent jogging buddy. Never let these dogs off-leash or in an unsecured area because they are skilled in chasing. These dogs are very suitable for families that have no cats or other little pets. The Height of Scottish deerhound is 28 to 32 inches and weight is 75 to 110 pounds. The life expectancy of the breed is just about 10 years.

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Scottish Deerhound History

many centuries ago known as the Scotch Greyhound, Rough Greyhound and highland deerhound but latter it become a clear identified breed during 16th and 17th centuries. It was ever best breed to chase and to kill the deer and at the time it may own by at least earl ranked men. With dignified and noble past of romance but the exclusive ownership led it about to extinction until lower ranked breeder involved with deerhound and brought a revival of this breed again during early 18th century. In 1886 finally AKC recognized the Scottish Deerhound.

Scottish Deerhound Life Expectancy

Life expectancy of Scottish deerhound is normally about 10 years or more.

Scottish Deerhound Appearance

Tall and slender mostly looking like rough coated Greyhound but it is just larger and bigger boned animal. Level and plan head is broad between ears with tapering to point muzzle at nose. The nose is always come black but sometimes may found in blue on blue to fawn dogs. Teeth are level bit and eyes are dark, brown or hazel with black rims. High set ears are folded back like a greyhound, ears half perked when dog gets excited. Deep chest is broad. Forward legs are straight. Low carried tail is longer. The wiry coat of the breed is short and soft on chest, head and belly and longer and harsher on resting parts including beard, mustache and mane. The coat of the breed include of gray, blue gray, bindle and black, yellow and sandy, red fawn or red, sometimes it comes with black muzzle and ears. Sometimes a bit white is seen on feet, chest and tail.

Scottish Deerhound Weight and Height

The Height of Scottish deerhound is 28 to 32 inches and weight is 75 to 110 pounds.

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Scottish Deerhound Temperament

Alert sight hounds mostly look like Coated greyhounds, it is also very enthusiastic and mostly seen in lure coursing games and as well as in show rings. With unsurpassed hunting ability the Scottish Deerhounds are ancient breed. Scottish Deerhounds mostly loving breed and affectionately known “Royal Dog of Scotland”, it is not easy to imagine how the breed is, with its nimble, brawny build came by title. It is a breed that possessed a great romantic past, a dignified posture and loving character. Most quiet and noble at houses the Scottish deerhounds may strive to pursue any furry animals that run past to him. It must be exercised on-leash or in enclosed area because of aforesaid reason. No doubt it takes pleasure being a part of family but its big size may scare the smaller kids. The deerhound may tend to be affectionate toward everyone including friends, family and strangers as well. Due to its friendly nature it cannot become a good watchdog. It loves children generally and does well with other dogs though the larger kids are better. It takes pleasure from nice job in company of a human buddy but after the jog it would like to relax on sofa or couch and snooze in sunny area.

Scottish Deerhound with children and other pets

No doubt it takes pleasure being a part of family but its big size may scare the smaller kids. The deerhound may tend to be affectionate toward everyone including friends, family and strangers as well. Due to its friendly nature it cannot become a good watchdog. It loves children generally and does well with other dogs though the larger kids are better.

Scottish Deerhound Care and Grooming

The Scottish deerhound’s crisp, a bit wiry coat can be exceptionally easy to care and groom. The harsh wiry coat requires extra care and grooming. Some may demands trimming and stripping with a little skill. They are average shedding dogs.

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Scottish Deerhound Health Issues

Scottish Deerhounds may prone to bloat.

Scottish Deerhound Training

Training is a factor that can influence a dog’s character throughout its life. To train a dog well is entire responsibility of dog owners. With even inexperienced people it can be rather kind and tender but a new owner must understand the breed is not rather easy to train. Lazy in training Scottish deerhounds are approach to training with “what is for me in training” attitude. Tough, since the breed is not well reputed for agility and obedience training but it can obey the commands and succeed in this event if the owner own this challenge and put hard-work with consistent training. With respect to other breeds, Scottish deerhounds may slower in housetraining. However, consistent manners of training with a lot of patience and positive reinforcement may fruitful. It is the key feature to train the Scottish deerhound.

Scottish Deerhound Exercise

In spite of their calm and quit indoors, the Scottish Deerhounds are not suggested for apartment livings. It can do fine with a large yard; yard must be fenced or enclosed to avoid them from pursuing the quarry. The Scottish Deerhounds are very active dogs and require be taken on daily long walks or jogging. It is an excellent jogging buddy. Never let these dogs off-leash or in an unsecured area because they are skilled in chasing. These dogs are very suitable for families that have no cats or other little pets.

Scottish Deerhound Recognition

Scottish Deerhound is recognized by CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR and ACA.

Scottish Deerhound Group

Southern, AKC Hound.

Scottish Deerhound Litter Size

The normal litter size of Scottish Deerhound is generally 06 to 10 puppies, average litter size is 07 puppies.

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