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Irish Wolfhound

A superb athlete, fierce hunter and endurance runner, the Irish Wolfhound is an ancient breed from the Greyhound family. The tallest dog breed, the Irish Wolfhound is alert, courageous and nonaggressive. His affectionate and trusting nature makes him an excellent family companion. This giant breed needs a spacious area for daily exercise, and his harsh coat needs regular brushing.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
Famous Irish Wolfhound owners include Anne Boleyn, President Herbert Hoover, television host Conan O’Brien, and the musician Sting.
Also Known As:
Cú Faoil
Irish Wolfhound
  • Size Giant
  • Height 76 to 86.5 centimetres at the shoulders
  • Weight Males – at least 54 kilograms
    Females – at least 47.5 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Grey, brindle, red, black, white, fawn or any other color that appears in the Deerhound
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Lure Coursing, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both