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Deerhound
Escocia FCI 164 . Rough-haired Sighthounds

The Scottish Deerhound resembles a Greyhound larger coarse hair and stronger bone.

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Characteristics "Deerhound"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Deerhound" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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Surveillance ⓘ

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History

¿De dónde procede el Deerhound “Scottish Deerhound”?

The Deerhound it is one of the oldest and noblest dog breeds in the world. It is an impressive hunting dog and sighthound. Together with his cousin, the Irish wolfhound, slightly larger, displays a distinctive and strongly impressive dog type.

It has the complexion of a large and very strong greyhound and at the same time a rough and shaggy coat. As the name suggests, was the hunting dog of the Scottish high nobility for the red deer. The Scottish Deerhound must be fast, brave and strong enough to attack an adult deer and, at least, knock him down until the hunter can finish him off with the spear. The Deerhound también se utilizaba en otras cazas como el alce o el jabalí. Las cacerías tuvieron lugar en las agrestes Tierras Altas de Escocia. Los perros debían ser rápidos, strong, persistent and, at the same time, extremely robust and resistant. Así que más tarde también se utilizaron para exterminar a los lobos.

Con el declive de la caza clásica por parte de la alta nobleza y las nuevas armas de fuego con las que se podía disparar fácilmente a un ciervo a distancia, the Deerhound lost importance and was finally almost extinct. British dog lovers, like the great painter Edwin Landseer, were involved in its conservation after 1800. Fortunately, this was very successful. The Scottish Deerhound is closely related to the Irish wolfhound, which is supported by genetic studies carried out by a team of geneticists led by Heidi Parker in 2017. Even today, the appearance of Deerhound destila por sí solo las condiciones de la antigüedad y la época medieval en las Highlands.

There are few more impressive dogs. Aunque todavía hay lugares en las montañas escocesas que llevan el nombre de perros que murieron cazando, the Scottish Deerhound is a breed in decline now found almost exclusively in South Africa.

Physical characteristics

The Deerhound tiene la complexión típica de un galgo grande. Sobre esto lleva su característico pelaje áspero, lean and moisture repellent. The official standard describes its appearance as follows:

The Scottish Deerhound resembles a Greyhound larger coarse hair and stronger bone. Su complexión da la impresión de una combinación única de velocidad, strength and endurance needed to shoot down a deer; However, its general bearing is of noble dignity.

His coat is disheveled, but not excessive. Woolly hair is not allowed. The correct coat is dense, tight, disheveled, se siente duro o rígido. In the body, neck and hindquarters are hard and lean, of about 7-10 cm.; in the head, chest and belly is much softer. Slight fringe of hair on the inside of the front and back legs.

Must measure between 7 and 10 centimeters. The allowed colors are dark blue-gray, the gray or the brindle, the yellow. White spots are undesirable. Unfortunately, se ha convertido en una práctica común en las exposiciones que los perros deben mostrar al menos un 10% additional height at the withers. Esta tendencia al gigantismo es perjudicial para la salud de los perros y dificulta aún más la ya difícil fase de crecimiento.

How big is a “Scottish Deerhound”?

With a height at the withers from 71 centímetros en las hembras y hasta 79 in males, they look awesome. Bitches must weigh about 36, the males ones 45 kg.

How many years does a “Scottish Deerhound”?

The life expectancy of a “Scottish Deerhound” es difícil de medir. There are specimens that barely reach the 6 years, others even reach the 12 y más años con la mejor forma física.

Character and skills

The Scottish Deerhound is a Sighthound and a hunting dog. But it's much more than that. He is a sensitive friend who absolutely needs a close connection with his human family.. Muestra una gran empatía y adaptabilidad a sus humanos. This strong and fast hunter is extremely gentle, calm and free from any aggressiveness.

He is kind and patient with children. At the same time, always show some pride. Thanks to his intelligence and sensitivity, notices any unfair treatment. This hurts. The Deerhound it is an extremely nice and easy to drive companion. It is also an ideal companion for horseback riding or jogging. Given their willingness to hunt, esto requiere un buen entrenamiento y un estrecho vínculo con su dueño, que debería poder llamarlo en cualquier momento. It is an incomparable experience to walk through nature with these dogs. However, A prerequisite for a harmonious coexistence is that the Scottish Deerhound can satisfy your basic needs. This includes running, ideally chasing a dummy hare during coursing.

One Scottish Deerhound que puede vivir hasta cierto punto sus aptitudes naturales para correr es un excelente perro de compañía y de familia. The official standard describes its character as follows:

Su complexión evoca la impresión de una combinación única de velocidad, strength and endurance needed to shoot down a deer; However, its general bearing is of noble dignity. Soft and friendly. Obedient and easy to train, as it is eager to please. Docile and fair, never suspicious, agresivo o tímido. Shown with quiet dignity.

Care and health of a “Deerhound”

What care does a “Scottish Deerhound”?

The Scottish Deerhound adult is a low maintenance dog. Regular brushing is enough.

Are there diseases typical of the breed? “Scottish Deerhound”?

The Deerhounds, once grown, they are a robust breed.

¿Cuál es el mejor alimento para un “Scottish Deerhound”?

The Deerhounds value a high-quality and varied diet. Expert guidance is essential, especially during the growth phase.

The Scottish Deerhound it's a greyhound. The free run, fast and extensive, it is a basic requirement for the life of its species. Thus, in some regions there are special facilities where greyhounds can satisfy their need to run. O bien corre detrás de un maniquí de conejo en el hipódromo o durante el coursing, or else the dog is made happy with a ball thrower.

where can you buy a “Scottish Deerhound”?

If you want to spend your life with a Scottish Deerhound, you should first check if you have the possibility to leave this Hound released regularly. Ideally, you should enjoy racing. You should only buy your puppy from a reputable breeder.

Images "Deerhound"

Photos:

1 – “Deerhound” female with exceptional longevity: 14 years and 7 months. by Manialize, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – “Scottish Deerhound” by Mark Robinson
3 – “Deerhound” grey, male. by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – “Deerhound” by Manialize, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – “Deerhound” at Theodore Roosevelt by Dog Park Andrea Arden
6 – “Deerhound” by Svenska Mässan from Sweden, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos "Deerhound"

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 164
  • Group 10: Sighthounds
  • Section 2: Rough-haired Sighthounds. Without working trial..

Federations:

  • Standard FCI (International Cynological Federation) Group 10: Section 2: Rough-haired Sighthounds
  • CCC standard (Canadian Kennel Club / Canadian Kennel Club)
  • KC standard (The Kennel Club)
  • AKC standard (American Kennel Club) (Hound)


FCI breed standard "Deerhound"

FCIFCI - Deerhound
Sighthound

Alternative names:

    1. Scottish Deerhound (English).
    2. Scottish Deerhound, Deerhound (French).
    3. Scottish Deerhound, Highland Deerhound (German).
    4. Deerhound, Galgo escocês, Deerhound escocês (Portuguese).
    5. Deerhound (español).
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