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Breed Group: Hound
Irish Wolfhound

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Weight
Male: 120; Female: 105 lbs
Height
Male: 32; Female: 30 inches
Color(s)
gray, brindle, red, black, white, or fawn
Overview
The Irish Wolfhound is generally even tempered, patient, and intelligent. This breed is loyal and good with most people. Due to his size, this breed should not be left with infants unsupervised as he is so large, he could easily knock a child over.
Character
The Irish Wolfhound can be somewhat intimidating because of his size, but is very affectionate and gentle and usually greets everyone as a friend. This breed does not make a good guard or watchdog. The Irish Wolfhound has average intelligence, but is eager to learn and can prove easy to train.
Temperament
Affectionate, sweet natured, and well mannered, this breed makes a great companion. The Irish Wolfhound is very loyal and dignified. He quickly bonds with his family and does very well with other dogs and cats if he is properly socialized around them.
Care
Brushing and combing this dog regularly is a must. The Irish Wolfhound is an average shedder and the coat responds well to rubber brushing. Professional plucking of the coat may be necessary to remove dead hair. The beard of this breed must be cleaned regularly.
Coat
The Irish Wolfhound is a large breed with a medium length coat. The coat should always be rough and hard on the body, legs and top of the head. The hair around the eyes and muzzle should be wiry and slightly longer.
Training
The Irish Wolfhound proves to be a fast learner and will quickly grasp what you want him to do making him very obedient. This breed requires firm but gentle training. He should be taught as a puppy not to pull on the leash at this breed is very powerful and it can prove to be a problem in the future.
Activity
A large yard is best for this giant breed. This is a sighthound giving him the tendency to chase, so he should never be let off lead unless in a fenced in area. This dog enjoys long walks with his family and a nice chase.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Irish Wolfhound puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Irish Wolfhounds have been part of the Gregory Family for thirty years. Camelot Wolfies are raised around our children on a 5 acre mini farm, showered with love and attention.

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Anonymous asked:

12/26/2014 8:01:02 AM

12/26/2014 8:01:02 AM

Life expectancy of the Irish Wolfhound What is the life expectancy of the Irish Wolfhound? Are there health issues with this breed?

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Anonymous

The average life span of the Irish Wolfhound is about 7 -8 years. Sadly, they are not a long-lived breed. The health issues within the breed include dilated cardiomyopathy and bone cancer which are the leading cause of death and like all deep-chested dogs, gastric torsion (bloat) is common; the breed is affected by hereditary intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.
12/27/2014 4:15:52 PM

Anonymous

The average age of the Irish wolfhound is 6.5 years. There have been several studies done over many years' duration and the average was officially 6.5 years.
3/15/2015 6:58:28 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/21/2014 8:53:56 PM

8/21/2014 8:53:56 PM

How much does an Irish Wolfhound hound eat in a week?

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Anonymous

Every dog is different and it all depends on what you feed your dog. The better quality food you feed your dog, the less he/she needs. For my Irish Wolfhounds, I feed a grain-free, high quality dog food and they eat an average of 4 cups of food a day (not included added wet food). If I were to buy some cheap dog food at the grocery store, they would be eating an average of 8 - 9 cups of food a day just to get the nutritional value that they need. So again, it all depends on the food you feed your dog. Irish Wolfhounds are very, very large dogs. Some people do not understand how large and so underestimate the amount of food they need. Please do your research and if you've never had an Irish Wolfhound before, contact a local, qualified and responsible breeder in your area. Spend some time with the breed before you decide on one. They are not for everyone.
8/22/2014 9:14:38 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/16/2013 8:52:55 AM

7/16/2013 8:52:55 AM

How do Irish Wolfhound's get along with people? What is the nature of the Irish Wolfhound breed?

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Anonymous

Irish Wolfhound's get along great with little kids and other pets. You just want to make sure that your children do not climb all over the dog because that not safe for any breed especially one as big at the Irish Wolf Hound. They are very loyal and kind and can build a lasting friendship. You just want to make sure you and your family realize that this breed has one of the shortest life expectancy from 6-8 years.
8/27/2013 11:54:55 AM

Anonymous

If Irish Wolfhound's are introduced to them as puppies they are usually good, but they are on the timid side and get be overwhelmed by crowds.
8/27/2013 12:42:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/8/2012 9:40:36 AM

12/8/2012 9:40:36 AM

Cost How much do Irish Wolfhounds cost?

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Anonymous

Roughly $1,200. Perhaps less for those of "pet quality" - this is a guess by the breeder that they may not be of the best "show quality" - this doesn't mean there is anything wrong with them - it's more of a rating system. "Pet quality" puppies should still have AKC registration papers for the litter (you have to finalize and pay for the registration of your puppy) and be purebred. Could cost a bit more depending on the breeding, if you are really into show dogs, etc.
12/10/2012 6:05:08 PM

Anonymous

Irish Wolfhounds can cost anywhere between $1,200.00 - $3,000.00 depending on the breeder. Do your research if you wish to get an Irish Wolfhound as they have one of the shortest life-expediencies at 6-8 years.
4/29/2014 3:26:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/2/2012 12:56:49 PM

9/2/2012 12:56:49 PM

Do Irish wolfhounds shed?

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Anonymous

The Irish Wolfhound breed of dog only shed for 2 out of the 4 seasons, they are spring and fall. To minimize shedding, you will have to brush them 2-3 times a week during these 2 seasons. You will have clumps of hair everywhere, but it will be worth it for having a loving dog.
8/27/2013 11:57:36 AM

Anonymous

Yes Irish Wolfhound's shed, but not heavy.
8/27/2013 12:40:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/15/2012 7:18:10 PM

8/15/2012 7:18:10 PM

What were Irish Wolfhound's originally bred for?

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Anonymous

Irish Wolfhound's were originally bred for hunting wolves and elk.
8/20/2012 2:20:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/4/2012 4:30:36 PM

6/4/2012 4:30:36 PM

Are dark Irish wolf hounds pure breeds?

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Anonymous

Yes. Purebred IWs can range from very light gray (almost white) through very dark gray, brindle (stripey), wheaten (beige-y color)and even black - though they tend to lighten up after puppyhood when they get their grown-up coat. Some breeders try hard to get black IWs. All are wonderful.
12/10/2012 5:56:13 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/5/2012 10:56:47 AM

5/5/2012 10:56:47 AM

blue buffalo dog food was recalled. do not feed it to your dog.it can give your dog salmonella

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Anonymous

If it was recalled than I would not feed it to my dog. When you go to the first check up at the vets office, ask your vet which dog food supports the needs in keeping your dog healthy and giving it the nutrients it needs. I would choose a food with slim to none by products and made with wholesome foods
8/27/2013 12:01:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/14/2012 10:05:40 AM

3/14/2012 10:05:40 AM

how mush does a pure breed irish wolfhound cost in america

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Anonymous

An Irish Wolfhound from a reputable and qualified breeder will average $1250.00 - $2500.00
7/11/2014 12:49:25 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/1/2011 3:38:24 PM

11/1/2011 3:38:24 PM

Are Ireland-Bred Irish Wolfhounds sold in the usa?

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Anonymous

yes you can find them online
1/5/2012 7:22:41 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/10/2011 2:57:05 PM

7/10/2011 2:57:05 PM

How much do Irish Wolfhounds weigh?

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Anonymous

Irish Wolfhounds are fairly big. They weigh usually 110 but can be up to 120
8/8/2011 1:07:07 PM

Anonymous

Irish Wolfhounds weights: male 120 lbs female 105 lbs
1/5/2012 7:32:57 PM

Anonymous

If Irish Wolfhounds are within the standard (32" minimum) and have the proper amount of bone and muscle, females should be more like 130 -150 lbs. and males 140-160 lbs. A very large male can be close to 200 lbs.
3/15/2015 7:02:32 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/7/2011 4:47:40 PM

4/7/2011 4:47:40 PM

Do Irish Wolfhounds Shed alot? Would they be considered hypoallergenic?

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Anonymous

They are considered average shedders, although with the wiry fur, it tends to stick to everything. I should know - I have a wolfhound. And the warmer it is, the more he is likely to shed. I actually have my Irish Wolfhound trimmed down every summer and that seems to help, although it doesn't stop the shedding. Hypoallergenic I doubt, since they do shed year round. Also, the fact that they are one of the largest dogs in the world, they have a much larger body area than a smaller dog, and therefore have the ability to produce more allergens than a smaller dog would do. Hope that helps!
6/15/2011 1:41:50 AM

Anonymous

Irish Wolfhound's have hair as opposed to fur and my husband who is highly allergic can live with our IWH without taking medications.
8/27/2013 12:46:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/6/2011 3:57:11 PM

3/6/2011 3:57:11 PM

My 7 months Irish wolfhound seems to have some food allergy recently. She gets red spot on her... My 7 months Irish wolfhound seems to have some food allergy recently. She gets red spot on her tummy or inside her ears and get itchy on her eyes. We are feeding her "Eukanuba" right now as our breeder recommended, but thinking to try other dry food. Any recommendations??

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Anonymous

HI there! My Irish Wolfhound had a similar problem when we brought him home, although his did not result in skin irritations. His reaction was much messier than that.. Anyway, we switched him to Blue Buffalo dry dog food and he hasn't had any problem since. We started him on teh puppy formula at 10 mos. and switched him over to the adult food at about 2 years. You can get it at most PetSmart and Petco stores, and it's not that much different in price, although it runs a bit more than the Eukanuba does. Many independant dealers sell it as well. It seems to be pretty popular around here. Every dog is different, and breeders recommend what works well for them most of the time, but that doesn't mean their recommendation is always the best for each individual dog. Hope this helps.
6/15/2011 2:01:43 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/17/2011 8:09:24 AM

2/17/2011 8:09:24 AM

I live in Charlotte North Carolina. Where could I purchase Gentle Giants World Class Cuisine?

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Anonymous

Ask the makers of the brand. They should be able to let you know who and where the product is distributed
4/4/2012 9:25:51 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/21/2010 5:05:16 PM

12/21/2010 5:05:16 PM

It says Irish Wolfhounds are 32inches tall. Is that at the shoulders or top of the head?

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Anonymous

Generally when measuring a dog's size it refers to the top of the shoulders.
1/2/2011 1:45:05 AM

Anonymous

It refers to the withers ( very top of the sholders ). The only thing thats true about Irish Wolfhounds profile is the color. I know this because I'm getting one next year. The height of this breed is 30-40 inches at the withers and the weight is 120-175 lbs. I hope this answers your question. 8 )
1/22/2011 12:09:16 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/20/2010 3:56:25 PM

12/20/2010 3:56:25 PM

My dad doesnt like indoor dogs. Would an irish wolf hound do good in cold weather like in... My dad doesnt like indoor dogs. Would an irish wolf hound do good in cold weather like in northern alberta canada?

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Anonymous

Irish wolf hounds prefer to be indoors...
1/6/2011 4:13:36 PM

Anonymous

my wolfhound (5-years old male) lives outdoor for all his life in cold weather, rain or snow...and he is maximally happy.
1/15/2011 7:44:43 PM

Anonymous

Do you really think ANY dog enjoys outdoor living, especially in Canada? The only exception I can think of is a Husky, but you must provide good shelter against wet/cold/winds etc.....
3/5/2011 1:07:45 PM

Anonymous

You are aware that all dogs did originally come from the outdoors, and while you may think its mean, its what they are genetically wired for.... As long as you are putting them in the same climate as they originated, they will do just fine.
6/15/2011 11:20:45 AM

Anonymous

Technically, humans used to live outside too. I'd be willing to bet that you don't want to be outside in the cold rain and snow.
11/12/2011 5:02:45 AM

Anonymous

Our 3 IW live in our home just as anyone would expect family members to do. That said they do request to go out to lay in the cooler grass all hours of the day or night. These souls require interaction with their family unit almost constantly. If only to sleep at your feet, walk from room to room with you or share a sad t.v. show. They thrive on the attention and affection given them by their bonded humans.,no matter how small or fleeting. THESE ARE DOGS OF ROYALTY., we are the ones who should be thanking the Gods daily that these Gentle Giants share their roofs with us. One of two Owned by 3
4/8/2012 5:16:41 AM

Anonymous

We've had two IWs, sequentially. They both like to be with their people at all times. Our current IW will nap in the next room and doesnt like to climb steep stairs so doesn't sleep upstairs with us. Our first IW would always rouse from a nap and follow us if we left the room - every time! She also always slept in our room (and sometimes in bed!)- wait and get a dog your dad falls in love with so you can keep it inside. No tying or chaining outside, either! IWs are the best but are also a big commitment.
12/10/2012 5:46:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/4/2010 1:44:14 PM

12/4/2010 1:44:14 PM

I'm doing a project for school and I have the Irish Wolfhound so is there anything really... I'm doing a project for school and I have the Irish Wolfhound so is there anything really important or any cool facts I could use?

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Anonymous

In Europe, Irish Wolfhound dogs are responsible for nearly hunting wolves to extinction.
12/25/2010 6:51:25 PM

Anonymous

The irish wolfhound is the tallest dog breed of the planet.
1/22/2011 1:32:39 PM

Anonymous

Irish wolfhounds aren't the tallset dog breed - great danes are - they grow up to be 36''!!
1/30/2011 7:03:21 AM

Anonymous

That last comment is not true at all. The average male irish wolfhound is 37" at the shoulder. The average great dane male is 34" at the shoulder. Female great danes ares somewhere between 28 and 30 inches at the shoulder while irish wolfhound females are 32-34 inches at the shoulder.
2/10/2011 5:58:15 AM

Anonymous

The tallest dog in the world was a Great Dane, but the tallest dog breed in general is the Irish Wolf Hound.
4/3/2011 9:55:40 PM

Anonymous

The tallest dog on record is a Great Dane. On average though Irish Wolfhounds are taller. You must say taller and not bigger b/c there are other breads that weigh in a lot heavier.
4/20/2011 6:25:46 PM

Anonymous

Irish Wolfhound puppies gain up to one pound per day.
4/22/2012 9:54:03 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/27/2010 4:44:14 PM

9/27/2010 4:44:14 PM

Are Irish Wolfhound's pure breed?

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Anonymous

Yes Irish Wolfhound's are.They are sight hounds.
11/6/2010 5:36:51 PM

Anonymous

no. modern irish wolfhounds are a cross breed between the original irish wolfhound breed and a scottish deerhound. it saved the breed from extinction.
1/6/2011 4:14:50 PM

Anonymous

That last comment/answer is absolutly FALSE! The original and modern are both PURE BREED dogs! I'm getting one next year and I've done a lot of research. IRISH WOLFHOUNDS ARE PURE BREED DOGS!
1/22/2011 1:31:26 PM

Anonymous

close but no actually irish wolf hounds were extinct for a long time but were indeed brought back through the crossbreeding of the deerhound and some form of mastiff im not 100%sure which one though. my family has had them since they became as great as they had once been.
4/24/2011 4:19:27 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/22/2010 9:02:25 PM

9/22/2010 9:02:25 PM

What is the life expectancy of Irish Wolfhounds, and what health issues do they have later in... What is the life expectancy of Irish Wolfhounds, and what health issues do they have later in their life?

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Anonymous

It varies, depending on the food they get, and their exercise level. Check the offical IWCA site: http://www.iwclubofamerica.org/faq.htm Irish Wolfhounds
9/26/2010 8:30:05 PM

Anonymous

6.5 years . If the Irish Wolfhound's are really healthy they may live to be 9 or 10.
11/6/2010 5:39:26 PM

Anonymous

Irish wolfhounds have a lot of health issues. The #1 cause of death in them is osteosarcoma ( tumer of the bone) and heart disease. They can also suffer from bloat.
11/6/2010 5:43:28 PM

Anonymous

Generally, irish wolfhounds dont live past 7 years, but certain dog food brands claim that they can double the life expectency of giant breeds and have healthy dogs as old as 15 years. We give ours vitamins for bone, joint and hip health, as well as feed him Gentle Giants brand dog food, in hopes that he will live a longer and healthier life.
1/6/2011 4:17:02 PM

Anonymous

I read a lot of dog books and dog profiles online. Most of the books I've read say any dog, including the irish wolfhound, can live to be 15 years old. A great brand of dog food is timberwolf organics. Also, dont feed your dog any " people food ". Fresh fruits like strawberries, blue berries, and bananas are some fruits you can give your dog that are healthy, just NEVER give any dog chocolate, grapes or any dried out fruit. To find more foods your dog can eat look it up on the internet.
1/22/2011 12:22:14 PM

Anonymous

If you feed your Irish Wolfhound gentle giants dog food it will guarantee to double the life span of your dog *(which would be 12-16 years).
2/17/2011 8:12:35 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/15/2010 8:51:26 PM

9/15/2010 8:51:26 PM

Do Irish Wolfhounds do good with cats and other dogs?

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Anonymous

Our 8-year-old alpha female, does better alone, than with other IW's. As far as cats, she chases them. But, I'm sure if she grew up with them it would be a different story.
9/26/2010 8:32:01 PM

Anonymous

yes they get along fine
10/12/2010 9:25:58 AM

Anonymous

My irish wolfhound does not get along with my cats who are mostly outdoor. One cat is indoor only and they have to stay separated, she won't leave the cat alone and sort of goes into attack mode. She has never broken the cats skin and seems as though she would never turn on me when i get in the middle but it sure isn't pretty and it's hard to snap her out of it when she gets in the zone.
11/7/2010 4:18:58 AM

Anonymous

My Irish Wolfhounds gets along great with other animals, but sometimes gets too playful and the other pets get upset. She even chases rabbits, but whines if she ever hurts them.
1/2/2011 1:47:08 AM

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