Elegant, strong, fierce, loyal beautiful- if you just want to stare at a creature in awe, this dog, the Scottish deerhound, dubbed “The most perfect creature of heaven” is what you would be looking at. It is a perfect companion dog and a family dog as well. Discover more about our Scottish Deerhound puppies for sale below!
The Scottish Deerhound has been in existence since the 16th century, it has a bit of royalty attached to it, as it was then called the “royal dog of Scotland”. The name deerhound was given to this dog because it was a hound, which was skillful in the art of deer hunting.
Anyone who owned this dog in the early Scottish time was regarded with respect, thus no one with a rank lower than an earl was allowed to have possession 0f the Scottish deerhound. The dog made its first entrance into the US in the 19th century.
They are very friendly, they like the company of adults and children. Even though they are generally trying to chase anything and they are natural hunters, the deerhound is not aggressive and they do well with strangers. They are okay with being petted and have little or no issues with being played with by children.
But, if you are going to leave an adult deerhound with children, kindly make sure that you are supervising them while they play with the dog. They are very warm and they do not like to be alone or away from their owners for too long so they are a tad clingy.
They have a tendency to be lazy but that is mostly dependent on their environment and age.
Because of their wild instincts, they need to be well trained to suit the domesticated lifestyle; this is quite an easy task as they are easy to train and also very intelligent.
The deerhound does not like cats or other small animals, remember that its natural instincts say “Hunt”. So, whenever anything that looks, smells, feels like a prey runs past a deerhound, brace yourself for a chase.
The deerhound is an outside dog, as they love to play, sniff, and pretend-hunt. They will not do well in an apartment or an enclosed environment. They should be kept outside most of the time, and more importantly, they should not be caged. A shed with a lot of space will be fine for them.
Their system is conditioned to want the wild, you will have to create a semblance of the wide in your backyard for them to be able to grow well enough, both mentally and physically. Any attempt to breed them in an enclosed space will give you a dog that looks like a Scottish deerhound but does not behave like one.
The Scottish deerhound loves to play, loves to run, but might start becoming lazy as they grow. A daily running exercise will keep them from falling lazy. Take them on a jog, they will eventually outrun you, so make sure they are trained to answer to you. Play fetch with them in the yard as often as possible too.
The coat of a Scottish deerhound is slick and should be brushed regularly. Wash as often as 3 times a week, as they do not need a lot of cleaning unless dirty and smelly.
Our Scottish Deerhound puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Scottish Deerhound puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.
We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Scottish Deerhound puppies.
Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About the Scottish Deerhound
Is it easy to train a Scottish Deerhound?
Scottish deerhounds are easy to train.
Can I keep a Scottish Deerhound inside my house?
You cannot keep a Scottish deerhound inside a house for long, they need to be outside.
Can you leave the Scottish Deerhound alone?
The Scottish deerhound is quite clingy and attached to the owner, they might get apprehensive if left alone for a long period of time, especially when in an enclosed space.
Does the Scottish Deerhound have health issues?
The Scottish deerhound might, in the long run, develop a few health issues which include; hip dysplasia, cystinuria, osteosarcoma, and a few others.
Is it easy to find a Scottish Deerhound?
The Scottish deerhound is a relatively hard dog to find, it might take some time to find a puppy.
Is the Scottish Deerhound expensive?
The Scottish deerhound is rare when you find a puppy, it might be really expensive.
Where can I adopt or buy a Scottish Deerhound?
You can get information on how to reach legit breeders of the Scottish deerhound from the American kennel club.
How tall is the Scottish Deerhound?
The Scottish deerhound is 30-32inches for males and 28inches for females.
Does the Scottish Deerhound bark a lot?
The Scottish deerhound does not bark a lot.
How long does a Scottish Deerhound live?
The life expectancy of a Scottish deerhound is 8-11 years.
If you need a beautiful family pet, this is the right dog for you.