Scottish Deerhound vs Landseer

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Landseer is an excellent choice for new/inexperienced owners. The Scottish Deerhound is not recommended for new owners.
  • Children - Both the Scottish Deerhound and Landseer are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Scottish Deerhound requires moderate grooming, but the Landseer has high grooming needs.
  • Barking - The Landseer has an average tendency to bark. The Scottish Deerhound will bark less frequently than most dogs.
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Breed NameScottish DeerhoundLandseer
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan8-11 yrs.10-10 yrs.
Height28-32 in.26½-31½ in.
Weight75-110 lb100-150 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (Scotland)Germany
Origin Year1600 AD1800 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoYes
IndoorYesNo
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F20°F to 70°F
Barks/HowlsRarelyVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumHigh
Top Running Speed35 mph24 mph
StrengthVery HighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium-High
SheddingMedium-HighMedium
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountMediumMedium-High

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 NameScottish DeerhoundLandseer
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingHighBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageHigh
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingVery LowAverage
HuntingHighBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageAverage
Remove VerminBelow AverageBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageAverage
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameScottish DeerhoundLandseer
Lifespan
Lifespan8-11 yrs.10-10 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Acquired DepigmentationNoYes
AllergiesYesNo
BloatYesYes
Callus DermatitisNoYes
Cystine UrolithiasisNoYes
CystinuriaYesYes
Dilated CardiomyopathyYesNo
Drug SensitivityYesNo
Ear InfectionsNoYes
Elbow DysplasiaNoYes
Factor Vii DeficiencyYesNo
HeatstrokeNoYes
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
HypothyroidismYesNo
MegaesophagusNoYes
ObesityNoYes
OsteosarcomaYesNo
Patent Ductus ArteriosisNoYes
Sub-Aortic Stenosis (SAS)NoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameScottish DeerhoundLandseer
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ScruffyYesNo
SilkyNoYes
WavyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesNo
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black BrindleYesNo
BlueYesNo
Blue GrayYesNo
BrindleYesNo
GrayYesNo
Gray BrindleYesNo
White&blackNoYes
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