A Brief introduction to the Scottish Deerhound
Having a Scottish deerhound WILL change your life forever.
They are impossible to ignore, whether they are on your bed, sofa or hogging the fire, digging holes in the flower borders, or hugging you when your sad. The sofa was invented specifically for the deerhound - however comfort is paramount so three seaters are preferred to smaller sizes. Any chance will see a deerhound sneak onto a bed for a quick snooze. If this occurs at night, you may not even feel this happen and wake to find your pillow has mysteriously transformed into a grey hairy beasty! Deerhounds also love to help with the gardening. Flowers are picked, bulbs dug up and huge holes appear rather quickly, especially in newly turned soil. I have found that the holes are not just pretty they are practical. When reversed into, they keep a deerhound cosy in winter or cool in summer.
They have an amazing sense of humour, and are undoubtedly a unique breed. Not only are they a true sight hound, but also a true, loyal, loving companion and family pet. They come into their own as a house dog: what else can you expect from a dog owned and bred by nobility who lived in the castles of Scotland. Their noble look makes them irrestistible to look at - whether they are lounging in repose or fluidly bounding across a meadow or moor. Pauls says that they are "Flat out dogs" - either flat out asleep or flat out galloping around.
I have found them to be easy to train but this does involve giving them options - they will invariably take the easy one! They can easily teach themselves new tricks like opening doors, but to be honest too much thought just interrupts the sleep processes.
This breed comes with extensive history: both fact and fiction, and this only adds to their mystery. There have been many books written about their past, anecdotes, pedigrees and breed standards. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want more information about this amazing breed.