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Scottish Deerhound

Scottish aristocracy

Breed
FCI-10
Sighthounds
FCI AKC CKC KC
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Original Name : Deerhound

Type : Graioid

Male size : At least 30 inches

Male weight : Around 100 lbs

Female size : At least 28 inches

Female weight : Around 80 lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : United Kingdom

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Scottish Deerhounds are gentle, friendly dogs that are obedient and easy to train, because they only want to please. These good-natured dogs are never suspicious, aggressive or nervous, carrying themselves with quiet dignity.

Head+

Long, no stop, with skull more flat than round, broader at the ears, tapering gradually towards the eyes.

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Body+

Reminiscent of the Greyhound but larger and more powerful; well arched loins, croup sloping to the tail, chest deeper than it is broad.

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Coat+

Dark blue gray, darker and lighter grays, brindles and yellows, sandy-red or red fawn with black mask and black on the ears, extremities and tail.

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Ears+

Large, thick but never straight, hanging flat against the head, soft, glossy, mouse-like to the touch.

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Tail+

Well covered with hair, long and thick at the base, tapering, almost reaching the ground.

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Hair+

Shaggy but not overcoated, thick, close against the body, ragged, harsh or crisp to the touch.

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While they look like roughcoated Greyhounds but bigger, with larger bone, Scottish Deerhounds are temperate companions, outstanding old hunters and runners that will not allow themselves to be shook off. Historically, there have always been roughcoated sighthounds in Scotland. Crossbreeding and selection have fashioned the Scottish Deerhound, which is now an emblematic breed in Scotland.

Did you know ?

While Scottish Deerhounds are built for speed, with the power and endurance needed to take down a stag, their general bearing is one of gentle dignity.

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