Country Life Illustrated July-Nov 1897 (Deerhound)
A Trusty Pair Of Deerhyounds
In striking contrast to the frolicsome behaviour of the terrier is the sedate, dignified manner of the deerhound, who stalks about the house in almost a disdainful way. He would feel disgraced if found in places where the terrier is in his element. ? The apparent consciousness of his fitness as the companion of man tends to an amount of self-respect which is absent in what might be called the lower order of dogs. Little wonder is it that, as a class, they have for long been prime favourites with such as were privileged to be their owners. It is easy to imagine these strong, fleet, noble-looking animals as the trusted companions of our ancestors in remote ages, when they were, perhaps, the only domestic animal in Britain. For any one of these faithful hounds would be found companion, friend, protector, and provider.