The mind should be wider at the ears, tapering slightly to the eyes, with the muzzle tapering more decidedly to the nose. The muzzle ought to be pointed, but the teeth and lips degree. The head should be long, the skull flat rather than round, with a very slight increase over the eyes, but with nothing coming a stop. The skull should be coated with reasonably long hair which is softer than the rest of the coat. The nose should be black (though in certain blue-fawns the color is blue) and slightly aquiline. From the lighter-coloured puppies that a black muzzle is preferred. There ought to be a good moustache of rather silky hair, and a fair beard.
Stern should be tolerably long, tapering, and reaching to within 1-1/2 inches of the ground, and approximately 1-1/2 inches below the hocks. When the dog is still, dropped perfectly straight down, or curved. When in motion it ought to be curved when excited, in no situation to be lifted from the line of the trunk. It should be well covered with hair, on the interior thick and wiry, bottom longer.
Body: The body and general formation is that of a Greyhound of bigger size and bone. Chest deep rather than broad, but not too narrow and flat-sided. The loin well arched and drooping to the tail.
The neck should be long that's, of the span that befits the Greyhound character of the Dog Apparel
. The nape of the neck should be very prominent in which the head is put on, and the neck should be clean-cut in the angle and notable. The shoulders should be well sloped, the blades well back, with not a lot of width between them.
Neck and shoulders:-
From remote times the Scottish nobles cherished their breeds of Deerhound, seeking glorious sport in the Highland woods. The red deer belonged by devoting law to the kings of Scotland, and fantastic drives, which often lasted for several days, were forced to divide the herds into given neighbourhoods for the pleasure of the court, as in the reign of Queen Mary. But the organised coursing of deer by courtiers ceased throughout the Stuart problems, and was abandoned at the hands of retainers, who consequently replenished their chief larder.
The eyes should be black: generally they are dark brown or hazel. The eye is reasonably filled with a gentle look in repose, but a keen, far-away gaze when the puppy is roused. The rims of the eyelids should be black.
The Deerhound is one of the most cosmetic of dogs, impressively stately and picturesque wherever he's seen, if it be amid the surroundings of the baronial hall, reclining at luxurious span ahead of the open hearth in the fitful light of the log fire which flickers on polished armour and tarnished tapestry; outside in the open, straining at the leash as he smells the dewy atmosphere, or bounding over the purple of the native hills. Grace and majesty have been in his every motion and attitude, and even to the most prosaic head there is about him the monogamous glamour of feudal romance and poetry.
From 28 inches to 30 inches, or more if you will find symmetry without coarseness, which, however, is uncommon. Height of bitches: From 26 inches upward. There can not be any objection to some bitch being large, unless she is too coarse, as even in her best elevation she does not approach that of their dog, and, therefore, couldn't well be too large for work, as over-big puppies are.
The thighs must be broad and flat, a good wide forearm and elbow being desirable. Fore-legs, of course, as soon as possible. Feet close and streamlined, with well-arched toes. The hind-quarters drooping, and as wide and powerful as possible, the hips being set wide apart. The hind-legs should be well bent at the stifle, with great length from the hip to the hock, which ought to be broad and flat.
The ears should be set on high, and, in repose, folded back like the Greyhound's, although increased over the head in enthusiasm without dropping the fold, and even, sometimes, semi-erect. The ear ought to be soft, glossy, and just like a mouse coat into the touch, and the bigger it is the better. It should have no long coat or long fringe, but there's often a slick, silvery coat in the entire body of their ear and the tip. Regardless of the overall colour, the ears should be black or dark-coloured.
Colour is much a matter of fancy. However, there is not any manner of doubt that the dark blue-grey is the most favored. Next come the darker and lighter greys or brindles, the darkest being generally preferred. Yellow and sandy-red or red-fawn, especially with black things i.e., ears and muzzle are also in equal estimation.
The hair around the body, neck, and quarters should be both harsh and wiry, and about 3 inches or 4 inches ; this on the head, breast, and stomach is a lot softer. There should be a minor hairy fringe on the interior of the fore and hind-legs, but nothing coming to the feathering of a Collie. The Deerhound should be a shaggy dog, but not over coated.
Legs and feet:-