They were first called Scottish Wolfhounds, but once wolf were hunted to extinction in the UK, they pursued deer instead and the name followed suit. If you're likely to encounter deer or other fast-moving creatures on a walk, keep your Deerhound on a lead or you'll have your own 'Fenton' flashback.
Someone wanting an athletic Irish Wolfhound. Deerhounds are large, but like most sighthounds they can curl up surprisingly small. As long as they are exercised sufficiently, they don't need masses of room in the home.
Those who do not have access to a safe, enclosed area for free running. If in doubt, keep your dog on the lead for walks and join a lure-coursing club to exercise your hound in a controlled environment.
Biggest dogs you've ever seen
High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!
Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
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