The Scottish Deerhound is a hunting dog and companion dog that originated in Great Britain. The breed was primarily used to hunt deer.
Appearance & Grooming
The Scottish Deerhound is an extra large dog with long legs and an arch-shaped waist. The breed has a rough coat in blue, brindle, and gray. The Scottish Deerhound sheds seasonally and requires regular brushing when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Scottish Deerhound is docile, polite, and dignified. They tend to play well with other dogs. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with children.
The Scottish Deerhound has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Scottish Deerhound should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks. It is recommended to feed them well-formulated food as they age.
The Scottish Deerhound is a sensitive dog, so training with positive reinforcement is an effective method. Their instinct to hunt in groups can be dangerous when small animals are nearby. Therefore, it is recommended to have a good leash on them.