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Scottish Deerhound

 

Scottish DeerhoundScottish Deerhound

 

General Description:

Sighthounds are not for everyone; they are unique hounds, almost cat-like in demeanor. They love both active & lazy lifestyles, as long as they are in your company. They are far more sensitive & passive than other breeds of dog & do not respond to harsh training methods or treatment. They are not to be trusted off leash, unless in a secured yard. If you are not familiar with the breed, reading, research & interaction are strongly encouraged prior to bringing one into your home

 

Size:

75 - 120 lbs / 28 - 34 inches

 

Color:

Shades of Black & Grey

 

Energy Level:

Moderate

 

Life expectancy:

9 - 13 yrs

 

Children:

Friendly with children, (although may knock little ones over, due to their large size.)

 

Other animals:

Good with other pets, sometimes not safe with small animals.

 

Abilities:

Lure coursing, showing, Pet Therapy, Obedience.

 

Shedding/Grooming:

Minimal shedding, groom once weekly

 

Health:

Cardiomyopathy, Bone cancer, Bloat & Torsion

 

Best with:

Owners with Sighthound experience preferred, fenced yard a must

 

Not for:

These are not ideal obedience dogs, not apartment dogs, not suitable for outdoor living.

 

Pros:

Beautiful, silly, fun, charming, loyal & smart

 

Cons:

Some can be aloof; some can be picky eaters. Can be quite destructive as pups if left to their own devices.

 

Further Information:

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