National Geographic : 1937 Oct
© National Geographic Society Painting by Edward Herbert Miner A SCOTTISH DEERHOUND AND AN IRISH WOLFHOUND DWARF A FULL-GROWN SHETLAND PONY Tallest of dogs is the shaggy Irish Wolfhound (right), which once protected Erin's flocks from marauding wolves. The Scottish Deerhound (left), " Royal Dog of Scotland," found favor with Highland clansmen during the Age of Chivalry. Keen ofscent and strong oflimb, asingle hound can bring down a 250-pound deer. In the United States, where antlered game cannot be hunted with dogs,these two big hounds match their speed with wolves, coyotes, or jack rabbits.