Welcome to the Scottish Deerhound Club of America’s web site on Deerhound health issues. We hope this will help Deerhound owners and breeders, as well as those considering adding a Deerhound to their home.

A blog with news and updates can be found here, or click on the “News” page above. If you want to receive news updates, please click the “Follow” button in the lower right corner.

Comments are always welcome. If you have a question or would like to share something on this page, we’d love to hear from you.

SDCA Health & Genetics Committee
Deborah Cutter, Ph.D.
John Dillberger, DVM, Ph.D. (Chair)
Miranda Levin
Mary Ann Rose, MD
Betty Stephenson, DVM

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  • January 27, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Have a 8year old deerhound cross three of his nipples have changed to black in colour and seen slightly scabby thinking the worst cancer? Any advise please

    • January 27, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Hi Sam,

      Thanks for writing. This site is for informational purposes only, and we can’t give veterinary advice. If you have a question about your dog’s health, you should contact your veterinarian.

  • September 15, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Hello! I am finally getting the dog that i have always wanted, a deerhound puppy is coming to live with me. All is well except for the confusion in me due to all of the conflicting advice and information about puppies, exercise and lead walking…..please help…anyone??

  • May 8, 2018 at 11:14 am

    We have a four year deerhound and over the last 3 months she yelps whenever she puts her head down (i.e. sniffing ground when taking her for a walk, or just moving her head funny when lying down). Our vet could not find anything wrong with her and recommended we make an appointment with the vet hospital at Ohio State. After x-rays and MRI they found northing wrong. Have you ever heard of this in deer hounds? thank you

  • May 28, 2019 at 1:09 am

    I have an 8 month Deerhound. I have had repeated eye infections and have treated her with 3 different eye medicines. Within a week after discontinuing the meds she has an infection. Any suggestions appreciated.

    • May 28, 2019 at 7:32 am

      Hi Meg, Sorry to hear about your puppy’s eye problems. We cannot give veterinary advice, but we can say is this is not a typical problem in Deerhounds. Have you seen a veterinary ophthalmologist yet? Maybe they can help you resolve this more quickly, at this point.

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