meet theScottish Deerhound


Training &Temperament

Deerhounds are laid-back, home-loving companions. Their gentle manners make them indifferent watchdogs but trustworthy childhood friends. No dog enjoys stretching out on the hearth rug for a snooze more than a Deerhound. But these are giant galloping hounds, immensely strong and fast, who require a secure area to stretch their long legs and indulge their instinct for pursuit. Their wistful sweetness and startling beauty are unique—but think seriously before getting a pet who might require his own sofa.

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Did You Know?

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.

Scottish Deerhounds are usually hunted singly or in pairs.

The Scottish Deerhound was first registered by the AKC in 1886, and Bonnie Robin was the name of the first registered dog.

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.

The Scottish Deerhound is so valuable not only because it is rare, but because it possesses a preeminent hunting ability.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Blue Gray 300
Brindle 057
Gray 100
Gray Brindle 107
Black 007
Black Brindle 279
Blue 037


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
White Markings 014