This extremely large dog was born to run, with the hound's instinct to give chase. But at home the Scottish Deerhound is a couch potato, gentle and sweet, who likes nothing better than a snooze. The Scottish Deerhound puppy needs daily physical and mental exercise. He loves his family, but his rough play may intimidate small children. The combination of free spirit and loving housemate is perfect for owners who give him freedom to run and perhaps have an extra couch he can call his own.