The Scottish Deerhound, or simply the Deerhound, is a large breed of sighthound, once bred to hunt the Red Deer by coursing. It is one of the tallest sighthounds. It has small, dark "rose" ears which are soft and folded back against the head unless held semi-erect in excitement. The Scottish Deerhound is gentle and extremely friendly. The breed is famed for being docile and eager to please, with a bearing of gentle dignity. Check out our collection of Scottish Deerhound dog names for your Deerhound puppies.