Irish Wolfhound is one of the tallest breed in the world. It has a commanding appearance. This breed originated in Ireland. The Irish wolfhound is strong and sturdy giant. The average height of an Irish wolfhound should be taller than that of a Great Dane. It has a rough coat which is effective in providing protection from cold and damp weather and even from the teeth of opponents.
Irish Wolfhound is massive, muscular dog. They can reach up to 7 feet tall when it stands on its hind legs. They have a shaggy and rough coat and bussy eyebrows. Their large, round paws with arched toes have strong, curved nails. They have strong shoulders and a tail hanging down with a slight curve.
Irish Wolfhound have a varied range of personalities. Irish wolfhound is patient, kind and calm in nature. They are thoughtful and very intelligent. They are excellent with childrens.they are loyal to their owner and family. This giant breed can be clumsy and slow to mature both in body and mind. Irish wolfhound is easy to train and respond well to calm, gentle and consistent leadership. Irish Wolfhound is not the ideal watchdog. He is brave but not aggressive in nature.
Irish wolfhound is relatively inactive indoors so, it is not recommended for apartment life Irish Wolfhounds enjoy having a large yard or a secure fenced area.
They have a rough, medium length coat that needs regular and thorough grooming with a brush or comb. This breed is an average shedder. So it requires brushing once a week. Brush your puppy with a soft brush looking its ears and mouth, lifting its feet and trim the nails. When you do bathe your dog use a proper dog shampoo because those have been formulated to fit in with the PH balance of the skin.
Irish Wolfhound should not be given additional supplements when a good dog food is used. They should be fed with a low protein adult dog food from puppyhood onward. Adult wolfhound shoul be fed twice a day. 4 to 8 cups of high quality dry food is recommended every day which should be divided in to two meals.
Prone to bone cancer ,bloat, cardiomyopathy, bloat, hip dysplasia , heart disease.
A puppy up to six months of age should just be allowed to play and should not be given actual formal excercise except training. It is important to give the puppy plenty of time to rest. A Wolfhound puppy grows faster, so proper attention should be given on their diet. Do not take puppy under six months for proper walk. Give an adult wolfhound access to securely fenced yard where he can run. A fence is necessary to prevent this breed from chasing other animals.
They have a life expectancy of 6 to 8 years.
The average price of Irish wolfhound is $900.