Scottish Deerhound Personality
Scottish Deerhound Characteristics
Dog Park Friendly
Scottish Deerhound Care
Scottish Deerhound History & Lineage
Scottish Deerhound Medical Challenges
The Scottish Deerhound is a predominantly healthy breed, though they are more prone to certain conditions that other breeds. Like most hounds, these dogs can be hypersensitive to certain drugs, such as anesthesia. They are also at a higher risk of bloat and stomach torsion than other breeds. Annual checkups with your veterinarian will play an important role in helping you to keep on top of and treat any health problems your dog may encounter. The National Breed Club also suggests that owners speak with their vet about cardiac exams, bile acid tests and factor VII DNA tests to help you better understand and ensure the health of your Scottish Deerhound. Your pup will be grateful for all the loving care that you provide for them, and they will be sure to find plenty of ways to show it that will continue to bring you joy.