Scottish Deerhound Puppies & Breed Information

Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Deerhound Puppy Characteristics


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Scottish Deerhound Breed Information


Breed Group: Hound

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

If you are looking for Scottish Deerhound puppies for sale from reputable Scottish Deerhound breeders or to adopt Scottish Deerhounds from a Scottish Deerhound rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Scottish Deerhound puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Scottish Deerhound puppies that make great pets.


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