National Geographic : 1958 Aug
Paintings by Edwin Megargee © National Geographic Society A Fallen Roebuck Testifies to the Hunting Prowess of a Scottish Deerhound A member of the greyhound family, standing leaner and lighter than its Irish relative, the Scottish Deerhound once starred in the splendid hunting pageants of medieval times. King and court would retire to the Highlands and watch dogs drive entire herds of deer. Such hounds-any one capable of bringing down a 250-pound buck-were so valued that three could ransom a knight. Later the breed declined; dog shows in the 1860's signaled a revival.