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Breed Group: Hound
Scottish Deerhound

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Weight
Male: 85-110; Female: 75-95 lbs
Height
Male: 30-32; Female: 28 inches
Color(s)
All shades of gray and gray brindle, with dark blue-gray preferred;
Overview
A very friendly and loveable breed, the Scottish Deerhound can come off as intimidating, however is very gentle. Described best as a gentleman, this breed is quite willful and rather difficult to train. Not recommended for a home with non-canine companions.
Character
Quiet, loving, devoted and loyal, this loveable breed will surely steal the hearts of everyone he meets. Courageous yet friendly, this dog does well in a home environment with children. Slow learning however, this breed requires consistent training methods.
Temperament
The Scottish Deerhound is a large breed that does exceptionally well with other animals and even small children. Tolerable and quiet, this breed makes an excellent child's companion. Socialization as a pup is required for any breed however. Does not do well with smaller animals.
Care
The Wiry coat of the Scottish Deerhound should be brushed occasionally to keep shedding to a minimum. Generally an average shedding breed. Dead hairs should be plucked by professional groomer, as well as trimming. The Scottish Deerhound is overall somewhat easy to care for.
Coat
Coat on the Scottish Deerhound should be harsh and wiry. Ragged coated, crisp and thick, hair should lie closely to the body of said dog giving him a shaggy and unkempt appearance.
Training
A slow learner, the Scottish Deerhound does not do well in obedience. This breed is easy to housetrain, yet difficult in obedience training. It is recommended that obedience classes be started as a pup to prevent later issues.
Activity
Great for jogs; Scottish Deerhounds require a lot of exercise. Does well in a home environment, but should be exercised daily and does best with at least a large yard. This breed loves to run, and makes an excellent running or jogging partner.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Scottish Deerhound puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

9/6/2014 5:53:52 PM

9/6/2014 5:53:52 PM

Are Scottish Deerhounds good watch dogs? Are Scottish Deerhounds good watch dogs? Will they be vigilant at night and raise a ruckus if someone breaks in? I need a dog to sound the alarm at night so I can grab my pistol.

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Anonymous

The Scottish Deerhound is not considered a watchdog breed. They are loving, gentle dogs that are quite docile when at home. I would not recommend one as a watchdog, as they are more likely to greet a stranger with a tail wag, then a bark. However, they are a great companion dog.
9/8/2014 9:52:39 AM

Anonymous

If you are looking for a breed of dog whom will bark if someone breaks in, I would consider any of the typical watchdog breeds, such as the German Shepherd, Rottweiler, or Boxer. Although, there are several breeds of dogs that are more uncommon that are excellent watch dogs and great companion dogs. ie: Komondor, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Beauceron, Dogo Argentine, Plot Hound, Bloodhound, Boerboel and the Bouvier des Flanders. Please note that 'watchdog' and 'guard dog' are two different things. A watchdog will alert their owner's to a stranger or intruder and will naturally put themselves in between their owner(s)/family and the stranger/intruder. While a guard dog is specifically trained to be used as a protection dog against a stranger/intruder.
9/8/2014 9:52:47 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/16/2012 10:16:19 AM

4/16/2012 10:16:19 AM

what is the availability to get a scottish deerhound in the united states

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Anonymous

Go to the Scottish deerhound club of America and read the first part of the breeder referral they are very available and easy to get if you call the number on the page
4/11/2013 11:10:46 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/29/2011 10:31:12 AM

9/29/2011 10:31:12 AM

Will a Scottish Deerhound be able to take down a large buck for me?

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Anonymous

A Scottish Deerhound could if it will hunt for you but they like to hunt deer and things like that :)
4/16/2012 10:19:11 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/19/2011 6:19:42 PM

9/19/2011 6:19:42 PM

Do Scottish Deerhound's shed?

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Anonymous

Yes Scottish Deerhound's do shed.
4/10/2013 10:43:03 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/16/2011 9:19:36 AM

7/16/2011 9:19:36 AM

Can Scottish Deerhound's hunt? If so - what do they hunt?

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Anonymous

Scottish Deerhound's hunt everything!!!! Yes they are sight hounds so anything from rats to deers
4/10/2013 10:44:32 PM

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Updated: 12/21/2014