Scottish Deerhound Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Giant
  • Ease of Training:Low/Medium
  • Grooming:Low
  • Shedding:Medium
  • Exercise Needed:Daily walk and a run
  • Energy Level:Low
  • Protection:Low
  • Good with Children:Yes
  • Health Clearances:OFA
  • Weight:Male: 85-110; Female: 75-95 lbs
  • Height:Male: 30-32; Female: 28 inches
  • Coat Colour:All shades of gray and gray brindle, with dark blue-gray preferred;

Scottish Deerhound 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.

Scottish Deerhound 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.

Scottish Deerhound 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.

Scottish Deerhound 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.

Scottish Deerhound 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.

Scottish Deerhound Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Scottish Deerhound is around 8-11 years, and there are a number of health problems to look out for with this breed. This includes heart problems, bloat, OCD, bone cancer, and sensitivity to chemicals and drugs. The parents of the Scottish Deerhound puppy should have OFA certificates.