Deerhound

A passionate little blog started by a deerhound dog in Scotland called Rogue ‘Brylach’ MacAllister and Passed to Rascal ‘Logan’ Dorrator Heath

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Deerhounds in Dogz and Petz

Rogue has found this unusual little ditty whilst trying to find deer during a hunt along the ‘information super highland way’.

Not that any deerhound owners should consider wasting time with computer games, when they can and should be out with their hounds for real.

What news is this on the blog today?

If you or your child wastes away journey times with one of these . . . success by repition devices called a ‘gameboy’ or plays computer games - there is a certain game produced by ubisoft called Petz or one named Dogz click to find out more.

Well, apparently with these games, it is possible to download your chosen breed to make the game more appealing for breed specific fans - and hey! you can even select dinosaurs and raptors if you wish - you know, the two little dino-creatures from ‘Jurassic Park’ that clearly behaved like a pair of hunting Deerhounds, and almost with the same inteligence.

Anyway - the image above is the Scottish deerhound available from an outfit called Supernova and if you click here it will take you to their breed availability index page.

I have included below some of the Scottish Deerhound copy from Supernova’s website and hope they don’t mind - as I often bark - I’m a dog and don’t understand human laws anyway.

Do you think the little character in the image above really looks like us?

If it keeps the kidz happy, it’ll do the trick.

Visit Supernova for more information and Tell them the Rogue sent you.

Enjoy . . .

. . . from supernova - The scottish deerhound is without doubt one of the most elegant breeds around, carrying itself with ancient grace and elegance. This breed was actually once bred to be - as the name implies - deer hunter. It is a very old breed, related to the irish wolfhound as well as the english greyhound. Stone sculptures from the 800s show dogs almost identic with today's deerhound. Most of the times, the dog would stop the game, rather than kill it, and was a popular hunter until gunweapons were first created. In the early 1800s the breed had become very rare. Famous artist sir Edwin Landseer visited Scotland for the first time in 1824 and fell in love with everything scottish. He drew over 30 paintings with deerhounds on them, which was most likely the reason experts used to believe that the deerhounds were common back then. Deerhound expert Archibald Mn'Neal wrote in 1838 that only a dozen good deerhounds remained and that crosses with other breeds hadn't been successful. Today the scottish deerhound is not very common but it is not quite as rare as it once was, and has followers across the world.
The deerhound is usually dark grey-blue, all shades of grey or brindle, but sand-coloured and red fawn is also allowed, fawn with very dark mask and black hairtips. Small white markings on the chest, tailtip and toes are allowed but not preferred. The ears should always be considerably darker than the main body. The coat is scruffy and robust, but never wooly. It is thick and hard to the touch, longer on the body, neck and thighs. On the neck it often forms a mane. It is smoother on the head and chest. The whole dog should be well coated, without smooth patches.

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