The Scottish Deerhound is gentle and extremely friendly. The breed is famed for being docile and eager to please, with a bearing of gentle dignity. It is however a true sighthound which has been selected for generations to pursue game; consequently, most Deerhounds will be eager to chase. The Deerhound needs considerable exercise when young to develop properly and to maintain its health and condition. That does not mean it needs a large house to live in; however it should have regular access to free exercise in a fenced or otherwise “safe” area. Deerhounds should not be raised with access only to leash walking or a small yard, this would be detrimental to their health and development. City dwellers with conviction, however, can keep the dog both healthy and happy, as long as they are willing to take their Deerhounds to nearby parks for lengthy runs and rigorous fetching sessions within these wider running courses. Young Deerhounds can sometimes, depending on the individual, be quite destructive especially when they are not given sufficient exercise; however, the average adult Deerhound may want to spend most of the day stretched out on the floor or a couch sleeping. They do require a stimulus, preferably another Deerhound, and a large area to exercise properly and frequently [4] . They are gentle and docile indoors and are generally good around company and children (however, due to their size, they require supervision with young children).

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE:  Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Deerhound Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


ACT , Canberra; FYRTH Melanie Buckley 0417 225 292
NSW , Sydney; WEIRSKINTS Soile & Stephen Gendle 02 4572 8570
SA , Lewiston; ANDURIL Avril Stoffels
TAS ; BROLLACHAN Terry & Samantha Doohan
VIC , Gippsland; BHEALAICH Chris Howard & Glenda Danger 03 5167 1945


BC ;  HOLLYROOD Lynne J. Bruce Kamloops,
ON ;  Fernhill Barbara Heidenreich & Richard Hawkins (705) 939 6831


PARKANO ;  Sweetscot Ansa Assinen


Cunamara,  Dr. Hans-Jürgen Apelt und Eva Petzold 02837-6640494
ISLAY,  Ira & Joachim Johannsen +49 5157 1359 Chapel 12 31860 Emmerthal


“LOCHBROWAN”  Jenny Nelson 0064 7 376 5532


Stare Bojanowo ;  FESTINA Woona-Gil & Przemysaw Gil +48 691 401 918


AGHNADARRAGH  Germain André, Marie-Thérèse, Catherine 0041(78)607 64 05
FIADHAICH  Marianne Del Sole Schooren CH-8487 Zell


SCOTLAND ,   Dalbeattie; Hoddingrey Mr. & Mrs. Edmonds 01556 610354


TX ;  BIG SKY Julie, Duncan & Madolyn McPhail
NY , (Argyle); Cù Liath Lynn Kiaer & Charles Edwards