The Deerhound is often though to resemble a roughcoated greyhound of larger size and bone. Their build gives them a unique combination of power, speed and endurance necessary to bring down a stag.
These dogs are incredible dignified and once known as the Royal Dog of Scotland. These dogs where once held in such high esteem that only people of the rank of earl and above could own one by law. No longer used for hunting, these dogs have evolved into loyal devoted companions. They are know to be both quite and alert and pocess enormous courage. Despite their size they fit well into most average households, but require large amounts of exercise.