Vintage, public domain Deer Hound drawing. This breed of dog, often referred to as the Scottish Deerhound, is a native of Scotland. At one time, these large dogs were a favorite of court society and were, as their name implies, used to hunt deer.
Deerhounds are large dogs weighing on average between 75 and 110 pounds. They are similar in frame to greyhounds but are more sturdily built.
Wikipedia claims they get along well with children while Mr. Hill states their disposition is “unpleasant, especially toward children.”
Whether they like children or not, this dog breed is well-represented by this black and white dog drawing.
These dog drawings and hundreds of other vintage images were included by Thomas E. Hill in his 1882 work Hill’s Album of Biography and Art.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.