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Scottish Deerhound – Fun Facts and Crate Size

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Scottish Deerhound

Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in 1886
  • Lifespan: 8-11 years
  • Size: Large
  • Energy: Medium
  • Recommended Crate Size: 54" dog crate*

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This dog originated from Scotland and usually used for hunting deer, coyotes, wolves, and some small animals by relying on its speed and sight skill.

The Scottish Deerhound is a breed that has a classified size of giant.

This breed was formerly kept by Scottish nobles.

Today this dog is commonly used to join skill competitions because this dog is easily trainable and very obedient.

This dog has a shorter lifespan if it is compared to other types of large dogs.


The American Kennel Club formally recognized the Scottish Deerhound in 1886.

These medium energy dogs are known as dignified, polite, gentle, intelligent, and active dogs that have good hunting skills.

Even though the dogs belong to the giant-sized dog category, they are still good with other dogs and children. Still, it is best to supervise them to avoid unwanted behavior or events.


The physical characteristic of the Scottish Deerhound can be seen from its tall posture but slim build.

The neck is a bit long with a long tail too.

In general, it has dark eyes with a black color on its eyelid.

The front legs are straight while the back legs are widely curved.

It looks slim but the bones are very strong.

It is covered with long fur which it is not too thick.

The color variants available are gray, brown, blue, red fawn, yellow, and combination.


It is recommended to provide feed formulated to large-sized breeds. It is highly recommended to discuss your dog’s feed with your veterinarian and/or breeder in order to determine the size and frequency of meals in order to ensure a healthy, long life. It is also important to ensure that clean, fresh water is always available.


It is really important to do regular grooming of this dog.

You can clean the dog by bathing it on regular basis.

Since this dog really likes outdoor activity, the coat will often get dirty. Thus, you are required to clean the fur regularly.

In addition, the nails must also be trimmed regularly to avoid overgrowth and cracking. You also need to check the ears regularly to keep the ears clean. Similarly, regular brushing the teeth is required for optimal mouth health.


The Scottish Deerhound is a kind dog that you can keep both indoors or outdoors. When you work all day, you can just leave the dog in the house.

This dog is also easily trainable, which makes it easier to train the dog to obey you. If it is still young, you should not overly train or exercise this breed because you may cause injury to its developing bones and ligaments.

Heavier exercise is alright when the dog is already mature. Daily exercise of between 30-60 minutes is recommended. In addition, you are recommended to train the dog in a fenced area because this dog commonly chases other animals that pass it.

Pet Crate Size

Pet Crates Direct recommends a 54" dog crate* for most adult Scottish Deerhounds.

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* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.

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