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Deerhound profile

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Lifespan: 8-11 Years

Avg height: 71-76cm

Avg weight: 37-46kg

Coat type: Harsh, thick, wiry coat.

Coat colours: All shades of grey and grey brindle, yellow, red and fawn.

Originally bred for: Coursing stag.

Breed traits: Mellow, amiable, sensitive, athletic.


A little about the Deerhound


Also known as the "Scottish Deerhound", the Deerhound is an easy-going breed that needs a large amount of daily exercise. They are sensitive and love human companionship, but have retained some hunting instincts so may chase smaller animals. 



Owners of the Deerhound should be aware of the following health conditions: Cardiomyopathy, Osteosarcoma, Csytinuria, Atopic Skin disease, Gastric Torsion (bloat), Hypothyroidism, Cervical Disease and Bleeding Disorders (Factor VII deficiency).

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.