from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dog of an old breed developed in Scotland, related to and resembling the greyhound but taller and larger and having a wiry coat. It was originally bred for hunting deer. Also called Scottish deerhound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a dog, rather like a large greyhound, originally bred in Scotland for hunting deer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a large and fleet breed of hounds used in hunting deer; a staghound.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hound for hunting deer; a stag-hound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. very large and tall rough-coated dog bred for hunting deer; known as the royal dog of Scotland
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Third, Sir Walter Scott got it crack-on when he called the deerhound ‘the most perfect creature of heaven.’
The deerhound is a dog of marvellous swiftness, and, like an arrow from the bow, Fleetfoot shot across the open space and gained the wood.
But supposing I had never met any specimen of the canine race but a King Charles spaniel, and on seeing a Scotch deerhound in the possession of a friend was told that the man had a 'dog:' I should be justified in doubting whether the deerhound was a dog at all in the sense in which the tiny spaniel -- the only dog I had ever seen -- represented the canine race in my mind and experience.
There was a Scottish deerhound at the next booth, which was totally fascinated by The Jeff's facial hair and wanted to nibble it.
Hickory, a Scottish deerhound from Warrenton, Va., has won the 'Best of Show' title at the Westminster Kennel Club competition.
They also currently have 11 Scottish deerhound mixes listed on their site.
The Virginia-bred Scottish deerhound surprised dog watchers at the show when she was picked from a crowd of seven dogs for the top spot.
This uptick probably will happen to the Scottish deerhound, a relatively unknown breed, after Hickory took home the Westminster Best in Show on Tuesday night.
Scottish deerhound Hickory poses with handler Angela Lloyd, right, and judge Paolo Dondina after Hickory won Best in Show.
She's a 5-year-old Scottish deerhound from Flint Hill, 90 minutes west of the capital.