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Irish Wolfhound Info

Irish Wolfhound Breed Information

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Lifespan: 6-8 years Height: 31-36" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 3-4 pups
Group: Hound Weight: 90-150 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: XL

Breed Overview

The Irish Wolfhound is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 90 lbs that can reach 150 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Irish Wolfhound breed has a typical lifespan of 6 to 8 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Irish Wolfhound should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 4 puppies.

Irish Wolfhound Breed Characteristics

Group Hound Drooler no
Size XL Guard Dog no
Origin Ireland Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks minimal Dangerous no

Irish Wolfhound Temperament

The Irish Wolfhound is a sweet gentle breed that is truly loyal to their owners. They require firm training and are friendly by nature therefore not making good watchdogs. Irish Wolfhounds are friendly with other dogs and can be left alone with children. This breed requires two years before it reaches full maturity. Irish Wolfhounds have also been known to be somewhat clumsy.

Health Problems

cardiomyopathy, bone cancer, bloat, PRA, Von Willebrands and hip dysplasia

Irish Wolfhound Coat

Irish Wolfhound Dog Colors

Gray, brindle, red, black, fawn or pure white

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