This breed is one of the tallest dog breeds in the world. Even with its past as a large game hunter and a warrior, it makes for a great family companion.
The Irish Wolfhound would not do well in a small home and apartment as they need plenty of room to roam and stretch their legs. They have a sweet and gentle expression. They do not make good watchdogs as they do not bark, nor do they have the nature of a guard dog. They are brave, but not at all aggressive. This breed is an extremely loving companion and are great with kids. They get along with everyone, including other pets such as cats.
This breed will cherish time going on walks with you. Fresh air, hikes, a jog in the park is right up the Wolfhound’s alley. They need plenty of exercise but do not require as much as some of the other higher energy dog breeds.
Origin of the Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound’s history goes back centuries. Originating from the indigenous large dogs of Britain after being crossed with the coursing hounds of the middle east. These massive dogs started out being majestic hunters, bringing down game as large as elk. Eventually when the Romans came to Brittan, they found other employment in the roman legions as soldiers.
Is a Irish Wolfhound right for me?
If your breed of choice is the Irish Wolfhound, you will have the company of a fearless companion with the bearing of a warrior and the skill of a hunter, yet still gentle and loving enough to be the perfect companion for your family.
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