Irish Wolfhound

KC Pedigree, XX Large

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

The largest of all dog breeds, the majestic Irish Wolfhound hunted wolves and were also used as war dogs to pull soldiers from their horses. Hard to believe when you see them snoozing contentedly by a fire. Gentle giants – yes. Swift hunting hounds – also yes.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Hound lovers that think big! If you can accommodate these gentle giants and give them the exercise and training they need, you couldn't ask for a more engaging companion.

Not the best for ...

Those on a tight budget. Everything about Irish Wolfhounds is big - their size, their personality, their love and the bills! They eat more, they cost more to insure, the vet bills are bigger and even their beds are more costly because they are that much larger.

Aliases

Wolfhound

Cross between

None

Origin

Ireland

Size

XX Large
Biggest dogs you've ever seen

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Spikey
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

7 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

Trustpilot

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Evening Standard

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