Resembling his counterparts also used for racing, the Deerhound has a stronger body build than the Greyhound, but less than the Irish Wolfhound.
This large, robust dog with solid bones gives a noble and very elegant impression. His general appearance shows off the nobility he has know for a long time.
Between 73 and 76 cm (28.74 to 29.92 inches) for the male
Between 67 and 71 cm (26.38 to 27.95 inches) for the female
Between 39 and 50 kg (85.98 to 110.23 pounds) for the male
Between 34 and 43 kg (74.96 to 94.80 pounds) for the female
The color of the coat can vary with dark grey-blue, sand, yellow, orange and red with a black mask and black ears. White is present only on the toes or chest.
His hard hair is dry and stiff on the limbs and neck. It is a little longer on the belly, chest and head.
His head has a flat skull and no stop. His eyes are dark color.
His ears rise in action and are folded back at rest. His nose is black. His long tail drops, curved or straight.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 10, section 2 and is #164