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A Scottish deerhound.


(Animals) a very large rough-coated breed of dog of the greyhound type

Scot′tish deer′hound

one of a Scottish breed of large, tall dogs with a long head and neck, small ears, and a medium-length rough coat, orig. developed for hunting deer.
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Noun1.deerhound - very large and tall rough-coated dog bred for hunting deerdeerhound - very large and tall rough-coated dog bred for hunting deer; known as the royal dog of Scotland
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears


[ˈdɪəhaʊnd] Ngalgo m (para cazar venados), galgo m escocés (de pelo lanoso)
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Nig, equally friendly, though less demonstrative, was a huge black dog, half bloodhound and half deerhound, with eyes that laughed and a boundless good nature.
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I walk my labrador, Lester, every day with a big deerhound and they both like to rough and tumble.
Finn, a Scottish Deerhound, has become part of the family.
To put it in perspective, Sayles and Gus were competing in a show whose previous participants have included England's Queen Victoria and her deerhound, who competed in 1887, and Russian Czar Nicholas II and his Siberian wolfhound, who are listed in the 1889 competition catalog.
Jimmy the Deerhound featured last time still needs a home.
A massive Irish deerhound greeted us as we entered the former farmhouse, parts of which are thought to date back 800 years.
Peter Doyle Bloodstock paid EUR18,000 for a Noverre half-brother to a two-year-old winner out of a Deerhound mare.
Alfie is a Deerhound puppy - and a "Dear Hound" as he's much loved by his young master Charlie.
Alfie is a deerhound puppy - and a dear hound much loved by master Charlie.
Some of the region's most-shocking cases include a deerhound in Swalwell abused for so long it had to be put down because it could not be fed, a terrier in Sunderland left to rot and be eaten by other animals and the discovery of a half-eaten Staffordshire bull terrier in County Durham.