Staghound, a stronly-built, shaggy-coated variety of the Greyhound (q.v.), formerly used in Scotland to track and pull down wounded deer. With the altered conditions of sport the necessity for these dogs has ceased, and they are now chiefly kept as pets. The coat is generally yellowish-grey or iron-grey, with white on the breast. The name is also given to the large hounds used to hunt the red-deer.