Hunting hounds were a normal part of a British or Pictish family. They were used for sighthunting larger game. There were two main breeds, the Scottish Deerhound and the Greyhound.
Bigger and heavier than the Greyhound, they were designed for the more broken ground of the highlands. There they were faster than their sleek counterparts. Deerhounds have rough fur, in blue, brindle, fawn, gray, red, or yellow. Males stand 30-32 inches (76-81 cm) high and weigh 85-110 lbs (38-50 kg). The were once bred to hunt Red Deer by coursing.
A lighter, less bulky version capable of running up to 43 miles per hour (70 kph), but unable to keep pace with Deerhound on broken terrain. Greyhounds have fine, smooth fur and can come in other colors but gray. Males stand 28-30 inches (71-76 cm) and weigh 60-75 lbs (27-40 kg).