Scottish Deerhound

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


Scottish Deerhounds live an average of 8 1/2 to 9 years. The serious health issues in the breed include cardiomyopathy; osteosarcoma; bloat; stomach or splenic torsion, called Gastric dilatation volvulus; and cystinuria. See .

Additional Info

  • Coat: Wiry
  • Color: Blue, brindle, fawn, gray, red, yellow
  • Litter size: 4-15 pups
  • Life span: 8-9 years
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