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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.
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Friendly toward strangers
Need for exercise
Tendency to bark or howl
Compatible with kids
Good for novice owners