Deerhound adalah anjing yang tinggi dengan rambut keriting. Yang jantan tinggi 75 cm dengan berat antara 38-42 kg. Betina tinggi 70 cm dengan 29-38 kg. kepala harus panjang dan harus memiliki telinga yang lebar dan tinggi, agak datar daripada melengkung. Menunjukkan tinggi mata garis kepala, tetapi tanpa stopan. Telinganya terlekuk sedikit. Bulu penutup kepala sedikit lebih lembut daripada pada tubuh. Mata berwarna coklat gelap dan batasan warna hitam. Deerhound memiliki gigi yang menjepit. Lehernya terlihat mirip dengan Greyhound begitu juga badannya. Dia memiliki pinggang yang bulat dan ekor menggantung. Sebuah punggung lurus tidak berharap. Deerhound berdiri di atas kaki panjang, kompak dan lebar. Pada batang tubuh, leher dan kaki ada 7,5 sampai 10 cm rambut panjang. Pada kepala, payudara dan perut rambut lebih lembut. rambut yang disukai di kelabu, abu-abu, ditambal gelap atau terang, kuning, cokelat muda dan merah-abu-abu dengan topeng hitam dan telinga hitam.

This breed belongs to the wire-haired Greyhounds of the Celts who brang them to Scotland. On Scottish graveyards and wall paintings there are stones of memory and pictures to be found which show the Deerhound. For the first time the Deerhound is mentioned in a document, actually in the year 1747 in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, in which is written down following extract: "The variety, which is called highland Greyhound, now is very seldom, is quite high, strong with deep breast and covered with wired, long hair. In former times this dog breed was very appreciated and was used in great number from the powerful Chieftains during their hunting."
The Deerhound was often mentioned in the novels of Sir Walter Scott, who left a memorial to it with as the figure of Moida in literature aswell as on a gravestone. The breed oft the Deerhound mostly flourished in the 17th century, in the time of the big deer huntings. Since than there are only a few breeder who are willing to work on the complicated task, making sure that the existence of the Deerhound is to be continued.


The Deerhound is a hunting dog for the hunting of deer, rendeer and wild boar. Today dog for accompanying.

Nature and behaviour

At home calm, not very noticeable dog. Very fixed on human beings, tender and loyal, without being obtrusive. Very relaxed with other dogs, reserved towards strange humans, but not shy. With narrow relationship and the possibility to run in an larger area, this dog will not tend to go on its own.


The breed is very demanding. The sensitive dog that is clever and quick to learn is to be educated very well with loving consequence. In everyday situations it is obedient and easy to handle. Very good dog for accompanying huntings by horse. It does not search for hunting, but it does in front of deer automatically. The Deerhound loves races in the nature and needs the possiblity to run free in a larger area. Robust and weatherproof hair, easyly to care for.

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