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Scottish Deerhound Puppies
Description: The Scottish Deerhound has grace, dignity and beauty. As a companion the Deerhound is ideal, being tractable and easy to train and possessing the most dependable loyalty and utmost devotion to their masters. Scottish Deerhounds are a mellow, low-key and easy going breed who loves outdoors and will chase anything that moves. They are excellent hunters and were used for this purpose long ago in Scotland. Scottish Deerhounds must be trained around any other animals, including livestock and cats, in order to keep them from using their well-developed hunting skills. They are gentle in the home, however, and remain faithful and loyal pets. The Scottish Deerhound is a large dog, both heavy and tall. They have wiry rough hair on their bodies, but on the stomach and chest it is soft. They have a rather long neck, and their heads look rather small in comparison to the body. Deerhounds have long tails, almost reaching the ground. They have dark eyes and a dark nose, and come in colors of dark blue gray, lighter gray, brindle, yellow and fawn. Sometimes they have white on the feet, toes, chest or tail tip. Scottish Deerhounds are a royal breed of majestic looks and noble personality.
Other Names: Deerhound, Royal Dog of Scotland
Type: Sighthound and Pariah
Females: 28 30 inches; Males: 30 - 32 inches.
Dark blue gray and lighter grays; brindles and yellow; sandy red or
red fawn with black points. They often have white on the toes, chest,
and tail tip.
Scottish Deerhounds are gentle, active, loyal, and tranquil. They are
intelligent, strong-willed, but very attached to its owners. They are
courageous and very good at hunting, but charming and calm inside the
home. This breed can have a lot of energy, but is not over-excited.
They are faithful, quiet and dignified. Scottish Deerhounds are good-natured.
Care and Exercise:
Regular grooming of the Scottish Deerhound's coat should
consist of brushing, plucking excess hair from the ears and trimming
the pads of their feet. Plucking of the coat should be done twice a
year. Deerhounds need a tremendous amount of exercise which should consist
of free time off leash as they love to run. They make a great companion
to run along side a bicycle.
- Low. Outdoors - High.
Health Issues: Allergies, sensitivity to anesthesia, cardiomyopathy, osteosarcoma, bursa and gastric torsion (bloat). Bloat is a common health problem in dogs, being the second largest killer of dogs second to cancer.
Life Span: 8 - 11
Country of Origin:
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