Wolfhound

 

Wolfhound

"Arthur"

Wolfhound profile

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Lifespan: 6-8 Years

Avg height: 80-88cm

Avg weight: 52-81kg

Coat type: Rough, wiry, medium-length coat

Coat colours: Grey, grey roan, red, black, roe deer, and white

Originally bred for: This breed was originally bred to be used in war to move men off horses and chariots as well as for hunting large game like deer, boar, and wolves

Breed traits: Intelligent, loyal, gentle, friendly

 

A little about Wolfhounds (Irish)

Not recommended for apartment living, the Irish wolfhound is known as a gentle giant. They are the tallest of all dog breeds, and thrive in a home with ample outdoor space; they are not well-equipped for stairs. With a strong desire to chase, the Wolfhound should be kept in a fenced space. They may be gregarious toward other dogs, and will likely chase down cats or small pets living in the home. They are very loyal and are known to have a commanding and noble demeanour.

 

WOLFHOUND HEALTH INFORMATION

Wolfhounds can be prone to: Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV), Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Osteosarcoma, Heart disease, Live Shunt, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, and Anaesthesia sensitivty