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Scottish Deerhound

Breed Standards for the Scottish Deerhound

General Appearance:

The Scottish Deerhound has a body like that of a Greyhound but it’s of larger size and bone, enabling it to run at great speed.


Good mustache and beard of silky hair; Long head with flat skull; Small, folded ears, dark in color


Long, tapering tail


All shades of gray and gray brindle, with dark blue-gray preferred; yellow, red, and fawn are permitted but not seen today


Weight: male: 85-110 lb; female: 75-95 lb

Height: male: 30-32”; female: at least 28”


The hair is harsh and crisp, about three to four inches long on the body, ideally close lying. Such a coat imparts a weather-resistant quality, an essential asset in cold, damp climates.


A mellow, low-key, and easygoing, a gracious and well-mannered addition to the home.