This tall, well-muscled hound breed was specifically intended to hunt Red Deer. They are known to be courageous, gentle, and intensely devoted, and love to run almost as much as they love to nap on your couch—the whole thing. They were dubbed by Sir Walter Scott as “The most perfect creature of Heaven” and are, without doubt, fantastic family pets.
1. Deerhounds 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Deerhound Temperament and Training
3. Deerhound Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Deerhounds generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Deerhounds. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Deerhound with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.