Meet 15 Calm Large Dog Breeds for 2020

#15 – Scottish Deerhound

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The Scottish Deerhound is such an old breed that it may have arrived in Scotland before Scots got there in the 9th century. Clan chieftains used the breed to hunt the now-extinct red deer, which could reach 400 pounds.

Scottish Deerhounds usually hunted alone or in pairs. The breed nearly became extinct at one point because nobody ranking lower than an earl was allowed to own a Scottish Deerhound.

As a sighthound, the Scottish Deerhound is exceptionally good at the dog sport of lure coursing. Larger than a Greyhound, the Deerhound is impressively fast.

Scottish Deerhounds need a daily run to be calm and gentle around the home. Destructive puppies typically aren’t getting enough exercise. Deerhounds are happiest in pairs with a large yard to run around.

An Important Note About Exercise

While these large gentle dog breeds are all relatively calm, they still need regular exercise to keep them healthy and happy. For most of these breeds, a half-hour walk once or twice a day will be enough. That’s better than the hours of running that some breeds require!

Wrapping Up: Calm Big Dog Breeds

Hopefully, one of these gentle big dog breeds sounds like the perfect fit for your family. This guide should just be a jumping-off point for your research though. You should always research a breed thoroughly to understand their needs before bringing a dog home.

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