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Deerhound

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Deerhound




UK KC Classification Hound
Country of Origin UK
Date of Origin Middle Ages
Height 71 - 76 cm (28 - 30 inches)
Weight 36 - 45 Kgs (80 - 100 lbs)
Life Expectancy 11 - 12 Yrs

Main Characteristics


Deerhounds are large, strong, athletic dogs. Their coat is thick and harsh and it can be fawn, red, brindle, grey or blue-grey in colour.

Temperament

Deerhounds are gentle, friendly dogs that are eager to please.

Suitability

If you are considering a Deerhound as a pet, consider the following points:
They are unsuitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They thrive in cold climates
They are happy to live and sleep outdoors
They are easy to obedience train
They usually get on well with other dogs

Interesting Facts

Deerhounds are also known as:
Scottish Deerhound
 


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