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Scottish Deerhound Info

Scottish Deerhound Breed Information

Learn all about Scottish Deerhounds at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Scottish Deerhound, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Scottish Deerhound breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 9-13 years Height: 28-32" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 4-7 pups
Group: Hound Weight: 75-115 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: XL

Breed Overview

The Scottish Deerhound is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 75 lbs that can reach 115 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Scottish Deerhound breed has a typical lifespan of 9 to 13 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Scottish Deerhound should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 7 puppies.

Scottish Deerhound Breed Characteristics

Group Hound Drooler no
Size XL Guard Dog no
Origin Scotland Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Scottish Deerhound Temperament

gentle, elegant, polite, quiet, loving, friendly, excellent with children, courageous, devoted, loyal, not watch or guard dogs, has an unusual cry

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Scottish Deerhound Dog Colors

Gray, yellow, sandy red or fawn. White markings on the chest and toes are permissible but a white blaze on the head or a white collar is frowned upon.

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