Scottish Deerhound Breed Profile
Among the endearing qualities of the Scottish Deerhound is that they are gentle, elegant, polite, affectionate, quiet, loving, friendly, courageous, dignified, devoted and loyal.
This breed of dog is excellent with children and is great for families.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 75 to 110 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to bloat. In order to try to resolve this, feed smaller meals more times a day rather than one big meal. Avoid exercise after eating with this dog.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog as they prefer the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush every other day.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a large yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.
This breed of dog makes for a lousy watchdog and guard dog.
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