Deerhounds are gentle, friendly dogs that are obedient and easy to train, because they only want to please.
About the Deerhound
These good-natured dogs are never suspicious or nervous, carrying themselves with dignity. While they look like rough-coated greyhounds but bigger, with larger bones, Deerhounds are great companions, outstanding hunters and equally skilled runners.
Historically, there have always been rough-coated sighthounds in Scotland. Crossbreeding and selection have fashioned the Deerhound, which is now an emblematic breed in Scotland.
Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)