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Deerhound overview

The Deerhound is a Scottish hunting dog dating back to the Middle Ages. Originally owned by the clan chieftains, this breed lives well beside man.

Calm and good-natured large dog with a strong instinct for hunting and chasing. The Scottish Deerhound is a quiet breed with an air of great dignity. 

Other known names for Deerhound

Scottish Deerhound

Deerhound foreign names

Schotse Deerhound (Dutch), Lévrier écossais (French), Lebrel Escocés (Spanish)



Breed Group

Hound Group

Biological data

Male: 45.5 kg.
100 lbs.
Female: 36.5 kg.
80 lbs.
Male: More than 76 cm (withers).
30 inches.
Female: More than 71 cm (withers).
28 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Dark blue-grey, darker and lighter greys or brindles or yellows, sandy-red or red fawns with black points.
A white chest, white toes and a slight white tip to stern are permissible, but the less white the better, since it is a self-coloured dog.A white blaze on head or white collar is unacceptable.

Deerhound links we are happy to endorse

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Deerhound – Breed standard

The below links are external

Deerhound references and further reading

Scottish Deerhound Club of America

The Deerhound Club 
Scottish Deerhound Rescue 

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Deerhound picture ideas

Featured image

AP-0NCVJ6 - Deerhound standing in a field
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

Deerhound in studio

AP-UKFVSQ - blue grey Deerhound
© Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki