Scottish Deerhound – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
28 to 32 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
75 to 110 pounds
Life Span:
8 to 11 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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Scottish Deerhound or the Royal Dog of Scotland is a large cousin of another famous breed, Greyhound.

This is a large and tall dog, standing to a minimum of 32 inches, making them a true king when it comes to a dog’s height.

In fact, among the AKC breeds, this breed is the tallest one. The Scottish Deerhound, or often named Deerhouns, is a sighthound originally bred to hunt the red deer by coursing.

This tall dog is gentle, sensitive, and extremely brave. They are devoted and love spending time with their humans.

When need they will be alert and fast to react. They may adapt to city life, but due to their size and activity needs, they are often seen in more rural areas or places with extremely large backyards.