Family: sighthound, Southern (sighthound)
Area of origin: Scotland
Original function: coursing stag
Average size of male: Ht: 30-32, Wt: 85-110
Average size of female: Ht: >28, Wt: 75-95
Other names: deerhound
Scottish Deerhound Dog Temperament
The Scottish Deerhound is mellow, low-key and easygoing, a gracious and well-mannered addition to the home. Outdoors, he loves to run and chase anything that moves. Indoors, he needs plenty of room to stretch on a soft surface. The Deerhound is independent but willing to please; he is extremely sensitive. The Deerhound is amiable toward, but often reserved with, strangers. This breed is good with children, other dogs and usually other pets, although he may give chase to strange animals.