This gentle giant has a kindly disposition and dignified demeanor.
Height: 32 to 35 inches at shoulder Weight: 115 to 180 pounds (males average 160 pounds, females average 127 pounds) Coat: shaggy and rough Life span: 6 to 8 years Breed Group: Hounds
The Irish Wolfhound was originally used in war to drag men off horses and chariots. He also hunted large game such as deer, boar, and wolves. Today this adaptable dog is a family companion who also competes in obedience, tracking, and lure coursing.