Bloodhound vs Scottish Deerhound

Compare the Bloodhound to the Scottish Deerhound. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Bloodhounds and Scottish Deerhounds.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Bloodhound is an okay choice for new or inexperienced owners, but the Scottish Deerhound is not recommended for new owners.
  • Children - Both the Bloodhound and Scottish Deerhound are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Scottish Deerhound requires moderate grooming, but the Bloodhound has high grooming needs.
  • Barking - The Bloodhound bark/howls frequently. The Scottish Deerhound has a low tendency to bark.
Choose Another Breed to Compare
  • vs
Bloodhound vs Scottish Deerhound
Black and Tan Bloodhound
Gray Irish Wolfhound
Breed NameBloodhoundScottish Deerhound
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan11-15 yrs.8-11 yrs.
Height23-27 in.28-32 in.
Weight80-110 lb75-110 lb
IntelligenceAverageAverage
History
Origin CountryFranceUK (Scotland)
Origin Year1000 AD1600 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 80°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed20 mph35 mph
StrengthHighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium
SheddingMediumMedium-High
DanderMediumMedium
Drool AmountHighMedium

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundScottish Deerhound
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesYes
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageHigh
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingVery LowBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageVery Low
HuntingAverageHigh
ProtectionVery LowBelow Average
Remove VerminVery LowBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchBelow AverageBelow Average
Health Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundScottish Deerhound
Lifespan
Lifespan11-15 yrs.8-11 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesNoYes
BloatYesYes
CystinuriaNoYes
Dilated CardiomyopathyNoYes
Drug SensitivityNoYes
Ectopic CiliaYesNo
EctropionYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaYesNo
EntropionYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Factor Vii DeficiencyNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
HypothyroidismYesYes
OsteosarcomaNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundScottish Deerhound
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesNo
ScruffyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesNo
MediumNoYes
Coat Color(s)
Black & TanYesNo
BrownYesNo
Liver & TanYesNo
RedYesNo
BlackNoYes
Black BrindleNoYes
BlueNoYes
Blue GrayNoYes
BrindleNoYes
GrayNoYes
Gray BrindleNoYes
Feedback
Leave Feedback close