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      Irish Wolfhound

      Size
      Medium
      Energy
      Moderate
      Coat
      Rough, wiry and long.
      Weight
      115-180 lbs
      • Size

        Medium

      • Energy

        Moderate

      • Weight

        115-180 lbs

      • Coat

        Rough, wiry and long.

      About Irish Wolfhounds

      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.

      Did You Know?

      For a time, Irish law permitted kings and royals to own Irish Wolfhounds.

      Origin

      The Irish Wolfhound originated in Ireland thousands of years ago.