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Deerhound

Deerhounds are gentle, friendly dogs that are obedient and easy to train, because they only want to please.

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

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 10, AKC Hound Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
8–11 years

Gentle / Friendly / Obedient / Enthusiastic / Calm / Loving / Resilient / Even-tempered

Key facts

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

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