Scottish Deerhound vs.
Irish Wolfhound – Which Would You Choose?
The choice between the two breeds depends on your personality and what type of person you are. If you want a dog that will always be loyal, then the scotch hound would be better for you. They have been bred to work hard and do their job well even when they don’t get much attention from anyone else around them.
If you prefer a dog that will be friendly with everyone, then the scotch hound might suit you better. They are not so easily trained and may need extra training if they want to live up to your expectations.
A good way to tell which breed you would choose is whether or not you are willing to take the responsibility of taking care of your new pet. If you are, then the scotch hound would probably be best for you. They tend to be very energetic and love to run around.
Irish wolveshounds are usually calm dogs that like to stay close to home. They aren’t as outgoing as other types of dogs, but they are still friendly enough that most people wouldn’t mind having one as a companion dog.
The two breeds are similar when it comes to the price that you will have to pay for them. The irish wolfhound is a little bit more expensive because they are more rare, but in general, you will have to pay around $500 for each pet. If you want to show your dog, then you will have to pay even more for all of the proper training that they will need.
Which breed sounds like it would fit in best with your family?
Do you think that the scottish deerhound or the irish wolfhound would be right for your family?
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Mass screening of Irish wolfhound puppies for portosystemic shunts by the dynamic bile acid test by MG Kerr, T Van Doorn – Veterinary record, 1999 – veterinaryrecord.bmj.com
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Are Greyhounds Really Dogs? by PC Blog, DD Care, P Gallery – riversideanimalcare.com