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Deerhound dog breed - photos and description

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Main characteristics of the breed

Care:Need regular care
Molt:Shed moderately
Need for activity:Need a lot of physical activity
Domination:Lowest level
Tolerance of loneliness:Moderately addicted
Type of wool:Wirehaired
Friendly to strangers:Love everyone
Intellect:Adaptive intelligence
Learnability:relatively easy to learn
Tendency to bark:Almost don't bark, quiet ones

The Deerhound is a breed of dog that was bred in Scotland to hunt deer and other large animals. These dogs have a powerful and muscular appearance, as well as high levels of energy and stamina.
   The Deerhound is the ideal coexistence of two “dog personalities” in one body. Fast and strict at work, the Scot easily turns into a gentle couch potato who, in his free time, likes to relax on something warm and exceptionally soft. During walks, reindeer herders switch to energy saving mode. In urban conditions, it is better to lead reindeer herders on a leash.
   Historically, dog breeding by commoners was prohibited in Scotland. Staghounds fell into the hands of ordinary greyhound lovers at the very time when the clan system collapsed in Scotland and the interest of aristocrats in hunting faded.
   On the hunt, the dog is fast and tireless, but at home this graceful giant turns into a reserved intellectual who knows his place. Unlike such “destructive” companions as Basenjis, Dalmatians and Beagles, the Scottie is distinguished by its innate aristocracy. At the slightest hint of boredom, the Deerhound will never turn anything upside down.
  The Deerhound's qualities of friendliness and companionship are legendary. Winning the heart of a Scottish greyhound is quite easy, even for the casual observer. However, such pets can quickly escape from care due to lack of abilities. Any stranger who crosses the threshold of the owner's house is sincerely happy, and the dog is not going to give the “Woof!” signal. warning, and the dog will be so happy that it won’t even occur to him to say “Woof!

   It is difficult to name a creature with which the Scots could not make friends. Deerhounds adore children, are sympathetic to the presence of small animals and do not become depressed by the appearance of a second deerhound in the house. However, everything changes when the dog goes to sporting competitions or hunting. Here the dog makes its own decisions about work, and the authority of the owner fades into the background. After all, the ability to think independently of human commands has been instilled in greyhounds for thousands of years, and the teenage runaway is no different from most other pups.
   Overall, Deerhounds are wonderful dogs that can become loyal friends and companions to their owners. However, to ensure they have a long and happy life, it is necessary to give them enough attention and care.

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