Deerhounds are adaptable to all sorts of lives and conditions and have many points in their favour. Though large, they are neat and many live in small houses with notrouble. Being tall and having little feathering on the legs, they do not bring in much wet or mud. Their grey colour does not show the dirt and their coat is long enough tokeep them warm in the coldest weather. Many hounds live out in kennels all the year round, others bask by the fire-side. Though deerhounds like the open spaces and can take all the exercise they are given when adult, they can equally well live and be very happy in more cramped conditionsprovided you take the trouble to take them out for exercise, and give them free galloping – especially once they are past puppy age. When considering buying a Deerhoundpuppy, make sure you purchase it from a reputable breeder. You can check with the Club Secretary or others members of the Deerhound Club.
Credit; The Deerhound Club. (UK)
Be aware that club officers do change but those listed here can usually help you find the current secretary or appropriate.
Scottish Deerhound Club Victoria – http://www.scottish-deerhound.com/
Czech Deerhound Club – http://www.cdc-deerhound.cz/
Estonian Irish Wolfhound and Deerhound Club – http://www.iw-dh.ee/
Norwegian Deerhound Club – http://www.hjortehund.no/
Deerhound Club of Sweden – http://www.hjorthundklubben.se/
Deerhound Club of Switzerland – http://www.deerhoundclubschweiz.ch
Deerhound Club – http://www.deerhound.co.uk
Though deerhounds like the open spaces and can take all the exercise they are given when adult, they can equally well live and be very happy in more cramped conditions provided you take the trouble to take them out for exercise, and give them free galloping – especially once they are past puppy age. When considering buying a Deerhound puppy, make sure you purchase it from a reputable breeder. You can check with the Club Secretary or others members of the Deerhound Club.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Scottish Deerhound Club of America – http://www.deerhound.org/
There are many things to consider before you bring a Scottish Deerhound into your home. First, the deerhound is not the dog for everyone. He’s probably not going to bring back that stick you throw, he most likely will not bark and growl when someone approaches your front door, and that nice roast you put on the kitchen counter to defrost is an open invitation for a Deerhound to snack! He’s big, he’s busy as a puppy, and prone to long naps as an adult. If he’s the dog for you, your life will never be the same. You will need to accommodate his size, his need for exercise and quality food and, of course, good health care. In return, you will have a faithful companion who will reward you with love and devotion throughout his life. Are you ready for the delightful experience of living with, as Sir Walter Scott put it, “the most perfect creature in heaven”?
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