A Scottish deerhound.
- According to their breed standards, the tallest breeds are the Irish Wolfhound and the Scottish Deerhound.
- The Scotch deerhound is a larger and heavier variety of the English greyhound, with rough and shaggy hair.
- The Irish wolfhound is now extinct, but appears to have been a powerful race heavier than the deerhound but similar to it in general characters.
- Two of the purest breeds at the present day are the Scottish deerhound and the Dalmatian (spotted carriage-dog), A deerhound after having seven pups to a Dalmatian was put to a dog of her own breed.
- A similar result was obtained with a deerhound first mated with a retriever.