Irish Wolfhound

A.K.A. : Cú Faoil
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Overview: The Irish Wolfhound is very large, but has a quiet and pleasant personality. He's very affectionate and love to be with people. He's a great pet indoors and loves to run and play outdoors. They grow fast, getting to 100 pounds within six months!
Breed Group: Hound
Weight (lbs): male-at least 120 female-at least 105
Height (in): male-at least 32 female-at least 30
Colors: Gray, brindle, red, black, white, or fawn.
Coat: Hair is rather rough, coarse, and hard.
Character: Irish Wolfhounds are friendly, gentle, loyal, and calm.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. There should be no problems, as long as early socialization has taken place.
Care: The Irish Wolfhound requires regular grooming with a brush and comb. Twice yearly the dead hair should be plucked manually from the coat.
Training: This breed is easy to train and responds best to a gentle approach.
Activity: The Irish Wolfhound can adapt to your activity level, but also enjoys getting out for a long walk as often as you can manage.
Country of Origin: Ireland
Health Issue: The breed is prone to cardiomyopathy, bone cancer, bloat, progressive retinal atrophy, von Willebrands disease, and hip dysplasia.
Life Expectancy: 6-8
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