Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound


Irish Wolfhound dogs are typically patient, intelligent and even tempered. They're good with the majority of people as well as loyal. Because of their size, these dogs shouldn't be left alone with infants. Due to them being so large, they can very easily knock over a child.


The Irish Wolfhound needs a large yard to play in. These dogs are sight hounds and that gives them the tendency to chase. For that reason, they should never be unleashed unless they're in a securely fenced area. They love long walks with their family as well as a nice chase.


Irish Wolfhound dogs must have regular combing and brushing. They are average shedders with coats that respond well to rubber brushing. Their coats may need professional plucking from time to time to remove dead hair. In addition, their beard must be regularly cleaned.


Because they're so large, Irish Wolfhound dogs can be a bit intimidating. However, they're also gentle and affectionate, typically greeting everyone like a friend. For that very reason, these dogs don't make either good watch dogs or guard dogs. Irish Wolfhounds of average intelligence but they're very eager to learn, which can make them quite easy to train.


The Irish Wolfhound is a large dog with a coat of medium length. Their coat should be hard and rough on their body, top of the head and legs. Hair surrounding the muzzle and eyes should be slightly longer and wiry.


Irish Wolfhounds are sweet natured, well-mannered and affectionate, which makes them great companions. These are loyal and dignified dogs. They bond quickly with their family and do quite well with other dogs and cats as long as they're properly socialized with them.


Irish Wolfhound dogs learn very fast and quickly understand what you're trying to get them to do. This makes these dogs very obedient. They must have gentle but firm training. They need to be taught at a very young age not to pull on their leash since they're very powerful, and it can be a future problem.