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Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Deerhound
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Overview

Scottish Deerhounds are a breed of sighthound that were originally used for hunting deer in the Scottish highlands.

Temperament

Scottish Deerhounds are typically gentle, dignified, and loyal dogs. They are known for their intelligence and independence, but can also be quite sensitive and emotional. They are generally good with children and other pets, but may have a high prey drive due to their hunting background.

Lifespan

Scottish Deerhounds typically live between 8 and 10 years.

Shedding

Scottish Deerhounds have a short, wiry coat that sheds moderately. Regular brushing can help keep shedding under control, but they do require occasional grooming to keep their coat looking and feeling healthy.

Puppyhood

Scottish Deerhound puppies are generally playful and energetic, but can also be quite stubborn and independent. They require socialization and training from a young age to help them become well-adjusted adults. Due to their large size, it's important to provide them with plenty of space to run and play as they grow. They may also have specific dietary needs as puppies to support their growth and development.

Scottish Deerhounds make loyal and loving pets for those who have the space and time to care for them properly.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #168
2017: #168
2016: #154
2015: #152
Origin:United Kingdom
Breed Group:Hound (AKC:1886)
Sighthounds & Pariahs (UKC)
Size:Giant
Type:Purebred
Life span:8-10 years
Temperament:Dignified
Docile
Friendly
Gentle
Polite
Quietly
Height:28-32 inches (71-81 cm)
Weight:75-110 pounds (34-50 kg)
Colors:Blue Gray
Brindle
Gray
Gray Brindle
Blue
Litter Size:4-8 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1000 - $1200 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Buddy Daisy
2 Bear Chloe
3 Dexter Zoe
4 Zeus Sasha
5 Oscar Rosie
6 Gus Lulu
7 Gizmo Lexi
8 Marley Maddie
9 Roscoe Izzy
10 George Sandy
11 Simba Phoebe
12 Tyson Scout
13 Ziggy Jasmine
14 Peanut Trixie
15 Rudy Katie
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