They typically weigh between 75 to 110 pounds. The Scottish Deerhound can best be described as chivalrous. He's gentle yet strong, sensitive yet brave. Loyal, devoted, quiet, dignified, and alert are all terms that apply to this dog. He is courageous in the face of danger but never aggressive. They are beautiful, docile, and very easy to please. The average adult Deerhound may want to spend most of the day stretched out on the floor or a couch sleeping.
Common Health Conditions
- Scottish Deerhounds are especially prone to a life-threatening heart condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy.
- There are a few different types of stones that can form in the kidney or in the bladder, and Scottish Deerhounds are more likely to develop them than other breeds.
- Scottish deerhounds are predisposed to developing osteosarcoma (bone tumours).