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Hi all! Does anyone on this forum have experience with Scottish Deerhounds and/or Irish Wolfhounds? Would love to hear what you all think about their temperaments, as individual breeds and in comparison to each other. Pros and cons of each? Thanks!
 

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I've not owned one, but I've known quite a few Irish wolfhounds. All were easy going and tolerant. Sadly, they're lifespans are often relatively short, but owners have told me they'd rather have a wolfhound for five years than any other breed for fifteen.
 
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I have Wolfhounds. There are too many pros to list. (I'm a tad biased) :)
The only true con is their short lifespan, although my oldest girl, Mouse, will
be 9 years old in March. All the other stuff like needing bigger everything, larger
vet and food bills etc. are just part of owning a giant breed.
If you are seriously considering a Wolfhound, I strongly recommend the book
The Magnificent Irish Wolfhound by Mary McBryde. It's a bit pricey, but worth
every penny. Or perhaps your library will have it.
For fun, I asked my family and a some close friends to give me one word to
describe wolfhounds. (my three)
Calm
Patient
Loyal
Gentle
Awesome
Super dignified
Very intelligent
Sensitive
And from me: they make me smile/laugh every day.
 

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Hello, I have a 9 month old deerhound that I bought from 8 months so very new to us! I read that they are not known to bark that much. However, mine seems to bark quite a lot even though he's got everything he needs. Can anyone suggest ways to stop this please..many thanks :)
 
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