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Deerhound-ul originar din Marea Britanie ajunge la o dimensiune impunătoare. Conform standardului de rasă, masculii trebuie să atingă o înălțime la greabăn de minim 76 cm, iar femelele una de minim 71 cm. Dezvoltatea rasei însă a dus la noi dimensiuni în acest sens: câinii Deerhound de azi sunt cu aproximativ 10% mai înalți. Cele mai importante caracteristici de clasificare sunt:
Clasificare: grupă FCI 10 (Ogari)
Înălțime la greabăn și greutate la masculi: de la 76 cm în sus / aprox. 45,5 kg
Înălțime la greabăn și greutate la femele: de la 71 cm în sus / aprox. 36,5 kg
Origine: Marea Britanie
Culori: argintiu, albastru și gri închis

This race belongs to the wire-haired Greyhounds of the Celts who brang them to Scotland. On Scottish graveyards and wall paintings there are stones of memory and pictures to be found which show the Deerhound. For the first time the Deerhound is mentioned in a document, actually in the year 1747 in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, in which is written down following extract: "The variety, which is called highland Greyhound, now is very seldom, is quite high, strong with deep breast and covered with wired, long hair. In former times this dog race was very appreciated and was used in great number from the powerful Chieftains during their hunting."
The Deerhound was often mentioned in the novels of Sir Walter Scott, who left a memorial to it with as the figure of Moida in literature aswell as on a gravestone. The race oft the Deerhound mostly flourished in the 17th century, in the time of the big deer huntings. Since than there are only a few breeder who are willing to work on the complicated task, making sure that the existence of the Deerhound is to be continued.


The Deerhound is a hunting dog for the hunting of deer, rendeer and wild boar. Today dog for accompanying.

Nature and behaviour

At home calm, not very noticeable dog. Very fixed on human beings, tender and loyal, without being obtrusive. Very relaxed with other dogs, reserved towards strange humans, but not shy. With narrow relationship and the possibility to run in an larger area, this dog will not tend to go on its own.


The breed is very demanding. The sensitive dog that is clever and quick to learn is to be educated very well with loving consequence. In everyday situations it is obedient and easy to handle. Very good dog for accompanying huntings by horse. It does not search for hunting, but it does in front of deer automatically. The Deerhound loves races in the nature and needs the possiblity to run free in a larger area. Robust and weatherproof hair, easyly to care for.