So you’re looking to adopt an Scottish Deerhound, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Stand back: You need a little distance to fully appreciate the majesty of this ancient beast. In silhouette we see a noble coursing hound struck from the classic Greyhound template. Deerhounds are, though, much larger and more substantial than Greyhounds—a good-size male can stand 32 inches at the shoulder and weigh 110 pounds. The crisp coat is seen in several colors; breed aficionados prefer the dark blue-gray coat. The tapered head and long neck add extra lift to an already stately hound. The crisply coated Scottish Deerhound, “Royal Dog of Scotland,” is a majestically large coursing hound struck from the ancient Greyhound template. Among the tallest of dog breeds, the Deerhound was bred to stalk the giant wild red deer.”
An Scottish Deerhound typically ranges from 71.12cm to 81.28cm in height, and weighs from 34.01942775kg to 49.895160700000005kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Scottish Deerhound breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Scottish Deerhound insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.