About the Deerhound

These good-natured dogs are never suspicious or nervous, carrying themselves with dignity. While they look like rough-coated greyhounds but bigger, with larger bones, Deerhounds are great companions, outstanding hunters and equally skilled runners.

Historically, there have always been rough-coated sighthounds in Scotland. Crossbreeding and selection have fashioned the Deerhound, which is now an emblematic breed in Scotland.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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United Kingdom
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FCI Group 10, AKC Hound Group
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Large
Avg life expectancy
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Gentle / Friendly / Obedient / Enthusiastic / Calm / Loving / Resilient / Even-tempered

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  • Needs little training
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs an experienced owner