Irish Wolfhound Dog Breed
Irish Wolfhound Dog Classification:
Irish Wolfhounds are sight hounds.
Other Names: Cú Faoil, Wolfdog,
Irish Greyhound, Great Dog of Ireland,
Irish Wolfhound in Foreign Languages:
Danish: irsk ulvehund
Dutch: ierse wolfshond
Esperanto: irlanda lupohundo
French: lévrier irlandais
German: Irischer Wolfshund
Icelandic: írskur úlfhundur
Irish: Cú Faoil
Lithuanian: airiu vilkogaudis,
airiu vilkunis, airiu volfhaundas
Malay: Anjing Buru Serigala
Norwegian: irsk ulvehund
Russian: irlandskij volkodav
Slovak: írsky vlkodav
Swedish: irländsk varghund
Turkish: Irlanda kurt köpegi
Origins: Irish Wolfhounds were
said to come to Ireland from Greece around
1500 BC. Irish Wolfhounds were initially
bred to hunt wolves.
Description: Irish Wolfhound are
one of the tallest dog breeds in the world.
Irish Wolfhounds have a muscular build,
they are powerful dogs, with a long slightly
Size: Irish Wolfhounds weigh between
90 and 150 lbs, they stand 31 to 36 inches
tall at their shoulder.
||90 -120 lbs
||31-32 inches inches
Coat: Irish Wolfhounds have a
wiry coat. Irish Wolfhounds have a coat
that can be gray, brindle, red, black,
white or fawn.
Disposition: Irish Wolfhounds
are know as gentle giants, they are easygoing
and calm. Irish Wolfhounds are loving
dogs and not overly watchful.
Type Dog: Irish Wolfhounds are
Litter Size: Irish Wolfhounds
typically give birth to litters with 3
to 4 puppies.
Behavior: Irish Wolfhounds do
not require rigorous exercise, they require
patience and understanding while training.
They are a gentle breed and should be
handled with care.
Traits: Irish Wolfhounds are gentle,
friendly, and loyal.
Country of Origin: Ireland
Life Span: Irish Wolfhounds typically
have a life span of 6 to 8 years.
Club Recognition: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC(UK), NZKC, UKC