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.
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.
Does your Scottish Deerhound bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.
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.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
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.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Scottish Deerhound puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Male: 85-110; Female: 75-95 lbs
Male: 30-32; Female: 28 inches
All shades of gray and gray brindle, with dark blue-gray preferred;
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