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Scottish Deerhound
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  • On October 1 and 2 of 1994 the American Kennel Club made history by holding the inaugural National Lure Coursing Championship at Mt. Holly, NJ. The winner, a 14-month-old Scottish Deerhound, is now known as 1994 National Lure Coursing Champion Chartwell Silver Run of Vale Vue, owned by Ellen Bonacarti and Norma Sellars of Englewood, NJ.
  • The Scottish Deerhound was first registered by the AKC in 1886, and Bonnie Robin was the name of the first registered dog.
  • At one point in history, no one of rank lower than an earl might possess a Scottish Deerhound.
  • The Scottish Deerhound breed became so prized that exclusive ownership became a priority, imposing breeding privileges. At one point, the breed almost became extinct because of these policies.
  • Scottish Deerhounds are usually hunted singly or in pairs.
  • The Scottish Deerhound is so valuable not only because it is rare, but because it possesses a preeminent hunting ability.

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