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Old Sheepdog Deerhound

Old Sheepdog Deerhound

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:8-12 Years

Old Sheepdog Deerhound Build Information

The Old Sheepdog Deerhound is a cross between the Scottish Deerhound and the popular, instantly recognizable English Sheepdog. They combine the slender, almost Greyhound appearance of the deerhound with the size of the English sheepdog. As with any crossbreed, individual appearance can differ greatly, but they are frequently shaggy and often have a lot of hair on their face. They weigh between 80 and 100 pounds and stand 26-32 inches in height.

Length (Male):27-33 in.
Length (Female):22-24 in.
Weight:> 65 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Like its parent breeds, the Sheepdog Deerhound is a very active animal, requiring a lot of room and space to run. They have a lot of energy, so keeping them engaged is vital for them to maintain good behavior. They are very friendly dogs, and get along well with children and other dogs. They can make good watchdogs as well.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Blue, Gray, White, Yellow
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Wiry

Old Sheepdog Deerhound Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Herding Skills:Yes