The Scottish Deerhound is a large sight hound developed to hunt red deer by deer stalking and coursing in the highland moor. The breed is closely related to the Irish Wolfhound.
The appearance of the Scottish Deerhound is similar to that of the Greyhound. It is a large breed, standing 28 to 32 inches high and weighing between 75 and 110 pounds. Its rough, wiry coat is typically blue-gray, but the color can range from various shades of gray to brindle, yellow, or even red fawn.
related to the Irish Wolfhound.
The breed has a very friendly nature and can make an excellent hunting dog or house pet. The breed does, however, need plenty of exercise. The breed needs regular access to areas where it can be active, and plenty of mental and physical stimulation. The breed can do well in competition; however some activities such as flyball may be more difficult for the Deerhound as they are easier for smaller dogs with a shorter stride.