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Breed: Irish Wolfhound:

  • The Irish Wolfhound is a sight hound.
  • They are believed to have helped clear Ireland of wolves.
  • Irish Wolfhounds are well proportioned and big!
  • It is common for them to reach 28-31 inches at the withers.
  • They usually weigh between 90 and 120 pounds.
  • But they can get much bigger. An Irish Wolfhound named Floyd av Krooden, born in 1968, was 38 inches high at the withers and weighed 189 pounds!
  • They have a long muzzle and a long neck.
  • Their coat is rough and shaggy and comes in shades of grey.
  • Irish Wolfhounds require regular brushing.
  • They are susceptible to bloat. It is important to follow the correct feeding regime to prevent this possibly life-threatening illness.
  • The puppies grow rapidly. They must be raised carefully -- not over- or underfed, nor exercised too much.
  • Unfortunately, Irish Wolfhounds are not especially long-lived.
  • They need regular exercise when adult.
  • They are fast runners.
  • Irish Wolfhounds are dignified, kind, and gentle.

Irish Wolfhound