A romantic past lives on in this devoted, gentle, and courageous dog.

Vital Stats

Height: 28 to 32 inches at shoulder
Weight: 75 to 110 pounds (males average 97 pounds, females average 85 pounds)
Coat: long and wiry
Life span: 8 to 11

Summary
The original purpose of Scottish Deerhounds was to hunt and bring down the Scottish roe deer, a magnificent beast twice or more their size.

Today, if the Scottish Deerhound were writing a personals ad, he’d say that he enjoys long walks, opportunities to run, regular meals, and a nice sofa to nap on. Full Scottish Deerhound profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)