DEERHOUND

EDP Norfolk - - Pets -

Large rough-coated dogs of grey­hound type have been known in Scot­land for at least 500 years. Early in its his­tory the breed was called the Scot­tish Wolf­dog but as the wolf pop­u­la­tion be­gan to dis­ap­pear it was de­vel­oped as a deer cours­ing breed. Over a pe­riod of time the size of the breed di­min­ished, but the breed was hugely pop­u­lar as deer cours­ers un­til the 18th cen­tury when hunts­man ac­quired guns for their sport. In Vic­to­rian times there was a re­born en­thu­si­asm for the breed and to­day the Deerhound re­mains pop­u­lar not only for its ath­letic lines and el­e­gance, but also for its gen­tle tem­per­a­ment.

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