Deerhound: Personality & Health Issues
(Scottish) Deerhound:

The Deerhound has hardly changed in more than a thousand years.  A fast, powerful, and fearless dog, it was raised to hunt deer and stags in Highlands and is still sometimes called a Scottish Deerhound.  Originally, it was almost indistinguishable from the Irish Wolfhound, but it now more closely resembles the Greyhound.

Like the Greyhound, the Deerhound eventually became a companion dog, a role for which it has proven well suited.  It is intelligent, calm, and gentle, and shows great affection for its owner (and burglars apparently, as they are one of the top 10 worst watchdogs).  The Deerhound's enormous size and energy, however, call for plenty of open space.
Average Lifespan Of The Deerhound: 7-10 years.
Average Weight: Males: 84-106 lbs.  Females: 66-80 lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Gastric Torsion: Twisting of the stomach that traps the stomach contents and gases, and can lead to death if untreated.  Also known as "bloat".

Various Heart Issues- See your vet.

Bone Cancer
Scottish Deerhound Temperament:
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 3/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 3/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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