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The Scottish Deerhound, or simply the Deerhound, is a large breed of hound, once bred to hunt the Red Deer by coursing. The Scottish Deerhound's antecedents existed back to a time before recorded history. They would have been kept by the Scots and Picts, and used to help in providing part of their diet, mainly hoofed game. Archaeological evidence likely supports this in the form of Roman pottery from around 1st Century AD found in Argyll which depicts the deerhunt using large rough hounds. Other similar evidence can be found on standing stones from around the 7th century AD reflecting a hunt using hounds, such as the Hilton of Cadboll Stone. In outward appearance, the Scottish Deerhound is similar to the Greyhound, but larger and more heavily boned. However, Deerhounds have a number of characteristics that set them apart. While not as fast as a Greyhound on a smooth, firm surface, once the going gets rough or heavy they can outrun a Greyhound. The environment in which they worked, the cool, often wet, and hilly Scottish Highland glens, contributed to the larger, rough-coated appearance of the breed. The Deerhound is closely related to the Irish Wolfhound and was the main contributor to the recovery of that breed when it was re-created at the end of the 19th century.
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You want an Scottish Deerhound puppy. There are over 2,000,000 puppies born in the United States every year and 90% are bred and born in puppy mills. Many Scottish Deerhound puppies are born in these puppy mills. They are bred by breeders who only care about the money. These breeders will tell you the mother and father are healthy when they are not. The breeder will tell you the mother and father are "AKC" registered and healthy but AKC does NOT require the dogs to be tested before breeding. These breeders will tell they use ethical breeding practices when they do not. You need to do all you can to insure the Scottish Deerhound puppy you purchase for yourself or your family has the greatest chance of being bred in a healthy environment. Dogs don't live as long as we humans and if you are spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on an Scottish Deerhound puppy, SPEND IT WISELY!
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Are you looking for a pet for your family but don't plan to show your Scottish Deerhound? If so, please consider adopting or rescueing the Scottish Deerhound for yourself or your family. As many as 25% of the dogs in adoption agencies and rescue organizations are "purebred" dogs.
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