Champion Ayrshire whelped 1904
We believe this is the quintessential Deerhound
American Canadian Champion Fernhill’s Esprit b.1988
Esprit, whelped eighty years after Ayrshire, is almost a clone of this great Deerhound and she too was recognized by judges and breeders as a glorious example of true Deerhound type with multiple all breed Best in Show and Specialty Best in Show wins.
“Buscar, a Highland Deer-hound, of the original breed, belonging to Mr. MacNeill …”
An engraving by Thomas Landseer, after Edwin Landseer – from William Scrope, The Art of Deer Stalking 1838.
Fernhill’s Turbulent Indigo b. 1996, pictured above and some head photos below.
Whelped a hundred and fifty years after Buscar, “Indy” catches my breath in the field with his striking resemblance to this engraving.