Other name: Scottish Deerhound

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Life expectancy

The Deerhound has a life expectancy of between 8 and 10 years




Adult size

Female Between 28 and 30 in
Male Between 30 and 31 in

Adult weight

Female Between 79 and 82 lb
Male Between 99 and 101 lb
Coat colour
Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Long Hard
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Deerhound costs between £400 and £800

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More details about the Deerhound

Deerhound: Origins and history

The Scottish Deerhound is native to the country which shares its name - Scotland, of course! This famous breed has been around since the 16th century but has formally been known by multiple names, including the Scotch Greyhound, the Rough Greyhound and the Highland Deerhound. For as long as the breed has been known, it’s been highly sought-after for its impressive ability to hunt deer.

FCI classification of the Deerhound

  • Group 10 - Sighthounds

  • Section 2 : Rough-haired Sighthounds

Training a Deerhound

The Scottish Deerhound falls right in the middle in terms of training - it’s not impossible, but it’s certainly not easy! They have a stubborn streak and short attention span which can make training tricky. 

Plenty of praise and tasty treats are the best motivation for the Deerhound - without it, you’ll be fighting a losing battle. Do bear in mind that this breed is very sensitive and will take harsh correction or criticism to heart.

Deerhound: Purchase price

The Scottish Deerhound is hard to come across in the UK these days. If you manage to find one, they’ll cost between £400 and £800.

To care for a Deerhound, you would spend on average £140 to £210 per month.

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