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“As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of death and pain can not reap joy and love”.
The Scottish Deerhound is not a dog for everyone.
He probably will not return that piece of wood that was thrown, it will bark and growl when someone approaches the door, and that beautiful roast is placed to thaw in the table is an invitation to lunch. The Deerhound is huge, busy as a cub and subject to long naps when adult. If the dog is suitable, the life of the owner of a Deerhound never be the same: you will need to get used to its size, its need for exercise and quality food and, of course, good veterinary care. In return, will have a faithful companion that will reward you with love and devotion throughout his life.
Deerhounds are wonderful dogs, but they have some needs and characteristics that are not right for all lifestyles. When adults are calm and docile, and can create multiple males and females without any problems between them.
Desirable features are quickly apparent in the first encounter with race: the quiet dignity, sensitivity and loyalty. The Deerhounds are not intrusive, does not drool on people, do not require you play the ball and do not bring back, are intuitive to their needs, but are not to compete in obedience, even though some do. If a Deerhound rises to greet a visitor, which is rare, it will take a long embarrassing whiff on the visitor, which can get her away from their surroundings if they do not like dogs.They are relaxed, peaceful, inert, gray are excellent companies to keep a person in shape due to their financial needs and their passion for the outdoors. After a certain age, usually between three and five years, the Deerhound becomes the most perfect creature that exists. It is difficult to remove him from the couch unless you realize that the owner will come out, and instantly put it on the door. The same dog who is totally deaf to the call of the owner when running outdoors, indoors may hear a slipper fall or a pair of boots being closed. All owners of Deerhound consider race as the best in the world.
As stated above, the Deerhound sleeps 23 hours a day and a half. There is a very interactive race indoors. Upon entering the house, usually gives a salute of 30 seconds (if the owner is lucky) and quickly preferred lies on the couch until he is called to take a walk. Some people find this annoying sloth. The Deerhound not even have much energy or interest to interact with other races, unless the owner is eating or call him for a walk. The food itself, of course, is not the slightest interest, but the time of the family meal does stand up and face the table with interest. At the same time, he can slide his long gray muzzle underneath the armpit of the owner distracted, pour the glass and check on dinner plate.
Some people appreciate the inertia of the Deerhound at home, especially after a stressful day at work. However, they may miss more interaction, because this race has little interest in doing this type of effort. The owner usually needs to hunt him in his bed to exchange ideas with him. It would be a lot of energy dispersive Deerhound expect a search by the owner more than once or twice a day, unless you need anything. The most that the owner can get the gray hallway decorating the house is raised a foot long, a sign that you need to rub his belly. Sometimes, in a great burst of affection, the owner can hear the clicking of the jaws coming from that specimen lying along the whole length of the sofa: it is a sign of unconditional love by the Deerhound. It is best to offset this attitude having kittens to brighten the house, so the owner can have a real dog-owner relationship before the baby enters the adult stage of drowsiness.
A Deerhound created with small dogs, usually does not realize the superiority of its size and generally respect the older dog. When puppy, he can abuse tolerance and physical capacity of small dogs. A Deerhound playing with a puppy of another breed acts as if the little dog was his personal toy. Deerhounds, thanks to the hunting instinct, quickly drive away any cat, dog or other animal that enters the yard. A cat in the house is company for him, but away from home is a game. The Deerhound is a great hunting dog, designed to bring down a large deer and instinct can manifest more strongly when two Deerhounds are together and when one of them take off after prey. To prevent them from pursuing other animals out, the ideal is a Deerhound drop at a time, it will be very difficult for them to obey the call of the owner when they are chasing a prey, unless they have been highly trained. Deer or smell, rabbits, squirrels, horses, sheep, cows, literally everything that moves urges Deerhound persecution if he is released, and will be lucky to not hit because it will only return when he sees it.
A Deerhound is a danger to a driver distracted, elderly or a child. Two Deerhounds can easily drag an adult if they resolve to pursue prey together.
Although some Deerhounds can show that truly love children, most simply tolerate them. They do not like excessive and cuddles when they think they have had enough get up and leave. Children need to be trained to let them sleep in peace, and never get a surprise not to scare them, because no one knows how the dog will react. They have an excellent memory and will not forgive easily if they are tight, pulled, pinched by curious children. For this reason it is best not to leave them together unsupervised and also because of its size, because even the wagging tail can hurt them. A child screaming and running of a Deerhound will likely be pursued, which can be dangerous or traumatic for her. However, Deerhounds are very docile with children and is rare there is trouble between them.
The owner of a Deerhound must adapt to its idiosyncrasies. To appreciate it fully, you need to walk through endless miles with him out of the lead in safe areas. As not getting enough exercise alone, the puppy can turn into a rodent frustrated and destructive, and as an adult will simply wither away physically. The owner must be prepared to cook tasty meals twice a day for his hunter, because he did not grow well only with dry foods. The inertia of him as an adult can be as relaxing as boring, depending on your point of view. And we must not lose time in seeking changes in the old red and oats that are mentioned in the description of the breed standard: Deerhounds are grey, silver-grey, graphite grey, dark grey.
The origin of the Deerhound breed is so old that we can not say for sure if ever was identical to the old Irish Wolfhound and in the course of centuries, was better adapted to hunt gazelles or if he is a descendant of the Irish Wolfhound, as they say some writers.
From early descriptive names were used to identify the purpose of dog and not the species. They are names like "Irish Wolf Dog," "Scotch Greyhound," "Rough Greyhound," "Highland Deerhound. In the book Português Dogger ", 1576, Dr. Caius, in speaking of Greyhounds reports the following:" Some are usually large, others smaller, some have smooth hair, some curled, the bigger are used to hunt larger animals such as gazelle, deer and Corsican. “
In the early sixteenth century we find the definition of race Deerhound, a term that was used from that time to identify the most appropriate breed to hunt gazelle.
Great importance was given to the Deerhound at all times. The breed's history is full of splendor through the Age of Chivalry, when no one classification lower than that of an Earl could own such a dog, or would be condemned to death. Contained records of the Middle Ages about the wonderful attributes of this charming Greyhound, his great courage during the hunt and her gentle dignity at home.
The Deerhound was estimated so that the desire for exclusive ownership often put at risk the continuity of the race. The more large animals were becoming scarce in England and southern Scotland, more soft and gentle Greyhound has taken place in the Deerhound. The Highlands of Scotland, last place remained in its original state, became the last bastion of this race. Here again the property became the sole owners of the land and this rule was enforced so severely that in 1769 the number of Deerhounds was very small. It was around 1825 that the breed was restored successfully by Archibald and Duncan McNeill, Deerhound and regained its place of prominence and perfection. The Great War, later times, had much effect on the race, when big states in Scotland and England were bankrupt. Although this "Royal Dog of Scotland will be represented at various events in England and Scotland, the Deerhound is still a rare character size historical interest, that the possession of one of them should give much pride to its owner.
The high esteem by Deerhound comes from the fact that he is a born hunter, with several features that make it ideal for high excellence in hunting. He has a good scent, which can be used for screening, but it is the combination of strength and speed necessary to handle a large deer that Scots are more valued. Centuries of hunting as companions and guards of highland chiefs gave the Deerhound an insatiable desire for human companionship. For this reason, the best Deerhounds are rarely raised in kennels. The temperament of the Deerhound is quiet and dignified, keen and alert, and although not aggressive, has great persistence and indomitable courage. Although many descriptions of the Deerhound are legends, its type, size and character are consistent with the records found in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The Deerhound is the ideal companion, being docile and easy to train and possessing the utmost loyalty and devotion to its owner. The most complete and authentic work on the race is "Scotch Deerhounds and their owners," written by George Cupples. Much was also written by Scrope in his works. The best descriptions of the breed are found in books on British Dogs nineteenth century.
The grade, dignity and beauty of the Deerhound were accurately portrayed in many paintings by Landsser and Sir Walter Scott, who owned the famous Deerhound Maida, makes many allusions enthusiastic race, which he describes as “The Most Perfect Creature of Heaven”.
What Deerhounds really prefer to run outdoors! Exercises are the best for this race, keep walking Deerhounds lively and healthy. The exercise needs of the puppies need special attention, because the more you exercise, eat more and become healthier. If you have a single Deerhound without an active partner, the owner must be prepared to spend too much time outdoors with him, and have no aspirations to put it in dog shows. These are tiring just to look, and the ideal is to create more of a puppy, because if you have a large yard, the higher energy attracts another without the owner do much effort. A puppy Deerhound needs to play and run outside, no matter if the weather is rainy, sunny or cold, he should spend his energy to the owner or another companion practically all day.
The problem is the puppy calm temperament, which makes it able to lie in a closed environment throughout the day. If the owner succumbs to pleading to get this look and let you mess around the house, he ends up becoming a rodent impossible, with poor nutrition and weakened back muscles.
When an adult is not exercised appropriately, the first thing you notice is the back muscle atrophy. It really does not matter much if the owner has no interest in exhibitions, but it can present what designers call the "syndrome of Greyhound single": tall, slender, the two front legs emerging from the same hole, both feet turned out, a narrow rear and no muscle. Not all dogs need to create exposure, but without a Deerhound the amount of exercise itself is not very healthy, and the cub can become extremely destructive. The Deerhounds do not exercise enough alone, they need more exercise than they are willing to do on their own to develop the potential physical and mental ideal. Most owners do not realize this and underestimate the amount of exercise required. An hour's walk in the morning and another at night are not enough and may result in a weakened Deerhound.
Thus, it is impossible to create this breed puppies indoors. The chicks must be free to leave at 6-8 months and need physical activity almost all day. They should have unrestricted access to a large yard outside the house, the use dampers to allow entry and exit is important. A commercial kennel is totally inadequate, because they should sleep indoors at night to become more quickly domesticated. When you wake up and begin to smell, just put them out. Puppies not exercised properly can destroy a room in a short period with creativity "anti tedium" they have. Two years to mature and they are becoming increasingly clever. Therefore should always be in constant supervision, close to the owners, separated by grids in the precincts proof of puppies, always with lots of toys around. When they reach a year and a half or two years they can be released to the rest of the house. We can not put a Deerhound a shipping box, they should be free to move around at will, riding and to develop good muscle and bone structure. This avoids having trauma neck and spine, or ligaments which break when running on rough terrain or over long distances.
Old age comes to Deerhounds between 10-12 for females and 9-10 years for males. They may have the common problems of large breeds: cardiomyopathy, gastric torsion, osteosarcoma. Cars are the main causes of death in Deerhounds.
The coat of the Deerhound is easy to keep up. A washed before exposure or as needed, usually once or twice a year, and that's all. A regular brushed at least once a week. The coat varies between each dog, but, according to the breed standard, the coat should be harsh, hard, curled, with about 2,76 to 3,94 inches in length. It should not be cut or shave the hair of this breed.
GENERAL APPEARANCE - looks like a greyhound with coarse hair and bone size and larger.
PROPORTIONS - (standard does not comment).
TEMPERAMENT - its construction suggests the unique combination of speed, power and endurance necessary to topple an adult deer, but a general behavior of elegant dignity. Gentle and friendly. Obedient and easy to train because of his anxiety to please. Docile and good-tempered, never suspicious, aggressive or nervous. His conduct is quiet dignity.
SKIN - (standard does not comment).
HAIR - rough, without being hairy. Woolly coat unacceptable. The coat is hard right, seated, rustic, rough and rippled to the touch. The coat of the trunk, neck and limbs is rough and wire around 2,76 to 3,94 inches in length, from head, chest and belly much softer. A slight fringe on the posterior surface of the members.
COLOR - dark gray, bluish gray or darker brindle and brown, sandy red or red fawn with black points. The white chest, white paws, it is assumed a small white spot on the sternum, but the less white more valuable, since his coat is of uniform color. A white headband or white-collar is unacceptable.
SIZE - Height at Withers: Minimum: males and females 29.92 inches and 27.95 inches.
- Weight: males around 102.5 £ and females around 80.47 £.
- Length of body: (standard does not comment).
HEAD - Long, head over to that for flat arched, without stop.