Scottish Deerhound Breed Maintenance
The Scottish Deerhound is of the giant breeds of dog; apartment living is not recommended for this big fellow. He needs long walks, always wearing a leash as it is his nature to chase things, but a fenced-in area is perfect for the Scottish Deerhound. He enjoys ample time outside. While the Scottish Deerhound is bred to live outdoors, he is happiest inside with his family. He will need lots of room and sufficient bedding in order to keep from developing calluses. Speaking of fenced-in areas, the fence must be over six feet tall so that the dog will not jump over the fence. Scottish Deerhounds need lots of socialization around children and other animals. The Deerhound requires weekly combing. Stray hairs may need to be cut occasionally, and the coat should be plucked twice yearly. Fortunately, the Scottish Deerhound sheds very little. You may also have to pluck and trim excessive hair from the ears and the pads of the feet.