Height: DOGS. - Minimum desirable height at withers =30inches (76cm).
Weight about 100lb (45.5 kg).
Height: BITCHES - Minimum desirable height at withers 28 inches (71cm).Weight about 80lb (36.5 kg).
LIVING WITH THE DEERHOUND.
IF YOU WANT A DOG …. that is a wonderful family companion,
quiet, gentle, with a definite sense of humour, is large and friendly
(to the point that he can and will occasionally flatten not only you
but your guests as well), is trustworthy and adoring with children,
accepts other household pets, is reasonably tolerant with dogs in
the park, treats strangers like long lost friends, Is not as expensive
as you may think to feed, Is always ready for a walk, a dog that is
strong in body and mind and needs to be a part of the family, can
walk for miles, or enjoy a 20minute walk every day… A dog that truly
“comes alive“ when walked on a blustery winter’s day, is awesome
to watch as he covers the ground at a deceiving speed, is relatively easy to groom, happily complies
with your every demand but in his own time, and once walked and fed is quite happy to lie asleep on
his back with his feet up the wall! THEN THE DEERHOUND IS FOR YOU …..
IF YOU WANT A DOG..… That is instantly obedient, a dog that will not chase rabbits /hares/squirrels
or other people’s cats (even if he lives happily with your six!).
If you are looking for a dog that will vigorously
guard your home , is not selectively deaf off lead, does
not like exercise, does not love to run, and is
If you want a dog that does not wilt if out all day in the scorching heat of the summer, and is quite
happy not to walk at all when winter sets in without getting bored out of his mind ----then buy a
ceramic version and put it on a shelf because …. THE DEERHOUND IS NOT FOR YOU
Has attained his Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Certificate