The massive and muscular Irish Wolfhound is one of the largest and tallest of dogs in the world. This gentle giant can reach the size of a small pony. By the age of six months they can weigh as much as ninety pounds and do not reach maturity until twenty to twenty-four months. Despite the great size, this breed is very gentle in nature.
It is known as the gentle giant, they are a perfect gentleman who show no signs of aggression. These dogs are willing to please the owners and make a good family dog for those who have adequate space and a lifestyle to feed them as they are rather expensive to look after.
They have a rough, shaggy coat and wiry bushy eyebrows. Colors include gray, brindle, red, black or white. Gray is the most common color.
Gray, steel gray, brindle, red, black, pure white, fawn or wheaten.
Rough and harsh. The rough, medium-length coat needs regular and thorough grooming with a brush and comb. This with keep the coat in good condition. About once or twice a year pluck the coat to remove excess dead hair. This breed is an average shedder.
Prone to cardiomyopathy, bloat, PRA, bone cancer, Von Willebrands, and hip dysplasia. To minimize the risk of your dog developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy an Irish Wolfhound dog from a reputable Irish Wolfhound breeder.
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