The Irish Wolfhound is massive, muscular, and dignified. Originally bred to hunt wolves and other large game, the Irish Wolfhound has a slender, graceful build with rough, wiry hair that comes in several different colors. The tallest of all AKC-recognized breeds, the Irish Wolfhound stands nearly three feet tall at the shoulder and weighs over 100 lbs. when fully grown. These dogs are wonderful with children, easy to train, and have a calm, affectionate nature. In spite of its size, the pleasant, loving temperament of the Irish Wolfhound makes it unsuitable as a guard dog, but perfect as a companion animal in a large living space.
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This breed is well-known as the world’s fastest couch potato. Greyhounds are very calm, gentle, quiet, and well-mannered among the different sorts of dogs, and they are great for families who have small children. This breed fits in almost every environment from a condo to a country home. They are usually fine with other dogs and house pets, but they can become anxious easily if they are separated from their pet parents. They have a low energy level; they are very happy when walking on a leash, but be aware that Greyhounds are sprinter dogs, so give them a chance to run in some safe surroundings. Their average weight is 60 to 70 pounds, and their size is about 24 to 27 inches.
The Afghan Hound is one of the ancient dog breeds – so ancient that many believe the Afghan was the dog rescued on Noah’s Ark. Known for their elegant beauty, the Afghan Hound has two distinctive features: a thick coat that served to protect it from harsh climates in the mountains of Afghanistan where it originated and a unique tail that curls to a point at the end. These agile, athletic dogs have devoted, pleasant personalities and do well with children and plenty of room to run.