Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Deerhound

A Scottish Deerhound requires an extra large PlexiDor dog door

The Scottish Deerhound is an old breed that found its current shape around the 16th century. As the name implies, the dogs excel at hunting deer, and at one point in time they were so valued only persons with the rank of Earl or higher was allowed to own one. These are large dogs, often 32 inches tall or more. Most will do well with a Large PlexiDor dog door, but large individuals might need an Extra Large PlexiDor dog door. If in doubt, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service. They will help you choose the best door for your dog’s needs.

When the majority of people were cut off from the Deerhound, the breed nearly went extinct. There weren’t enough royalty to keep it alive. In the early 1800s, breeders revived it, and it has remained popular ever since.

Scottish Deerhounds are known to be very friendly and gentle with people. They think everyone’s their new best friend. They are also eager to please and take well to training, but it is important to remember that they have a strong hunting instinct. A Deerhound will be tempted to chase anything furry that runs past it.

This is a bred that requires a lot of exercise, particularly when they’re young; they get bored and might take upon themselves to rearrange the house. Once they mature, many like to lounge on the sofa and take a nap.

Deerhounds like to be with people, but they really thrive when they have another Deerhound as companion.

The PlexiDor Large or Extra Large is the right size dog door for a Scottish Deerhound.

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