Deerhound

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Quick Facts

AVERAGE SIZE OF ADULT: HUGE!

SOCIABILITY: High

EXERCISE REQUIREMENT: High

GROOMING REQUIREMENT: Medium

AVERAGE LIFESPAN: 10-12 years

Full Description

The Scottish Deerhound, or simply the Deerhound, is a large breed of hound, once bred to hunt the Red Deer by coursing.

The Scottish Deerhound’s antecedents existed back to a time before recorded history. They would have been kept by the Scots and Picts, and used to help in providing part of their diet, mainly hoofed game. Archaeological evidence likely supports this in the form of Roman pottery from around 1st Century AD found in Argyll which depicts the deerhunt using large rough hounds.

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