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.
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.
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.
Biggest dogs you've ever seen
High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!
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.
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
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