Big Sky Scottish Deerhounds
                                                     Love, Strength, Beauty

The Scottish Deerhound-----the Royal Dog of Scotland----is certainly a picture of beauty, grace, and strength all wrapped up in a most loving package. These wonderful dogs are worthy of their description that Sir Walter Scott gave them long ago......" a Most Perfect Creature of Heaven"......yet are certainly not for everyone. While very loving and devoted to their owners, they need lots of exercise both as puppies (in order to develop to their greatest potential) and adults (in order to keep them healthy and in condition, so that they may live a long, wonderful life). They are quiet in the house and happy to snooze all day in your company, yet take them out running, and that's where you'll see their true beauty emerge. A Deerhound in full flight is a breathtaking sight, and these creatures, like any other sighthound, are truly happy when they have the opportunity to run and fill their lungs with fresh air and the thrill of the chase.

We are captivated with this "pearl of the sighthounds,"  and with this website, hope to share with you, our experiences with them.


Julie, Duncan, and Madolyn McPhail

AKC Breeder of Merit
Scottish Deerhound Club of America member
Mid-Atlantic Deerhound Assoc. member
Golden State Deerhound Club member

"The Deerhound is one of the most decorative of dogs, impressively stately and picturesque wherever he is seen.....Grace and majesty are in his every movement and attitude, and even to the most prosaic mind there is about him the inseparable glamour of feudal romance and poetry."  ("The Complete Book of the Dog", Robert Leighton 1921)

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