Friday, September 29, 2006

A most perfect creature of Heaven


Sir Walter Scott called the Deerhound a most perfect creature of Heaven and I certainly agree. Cousin to the Greyhound and the Irish Wolfhound, the Scottish Deerhound is hardier and funnier than a Greyhound and more elegant and longer lived than the Wolfhound. My personal opinion, of course, but this is my blog. Known as The Royal Dog of Scotland, they were used to hunt and bring down the Highland Red Deer. They were companions as well as hunters, loving the comforts of home as much as the excitement of the chase. These giant, noble dogs are little changed since the 19th century, unlike many other breeds which have been so-called improved. If you would like more information, please visit the Scottish Deerhound Club of America website.
Thanks to Catbookmom for her question.

2 Comments:

Blogger Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

Cate, thanks so much for the information! You described the breed so well. I just love cats and dogs, and I can't wait to click the link for more info.

12:25 PM  
Blogger junior_goddess said...

Deer Muus,

Ged in lyne. Whee boxrs arr a newr breed, nd dat man dint knoe anE bedder. Dat Inglesh gie probly aet haggis to.

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1:15 PM  

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