Irish Wolfhound

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Irish Wolfhound overview

The Irish Wolfhound is said to be the dog used by the Celts to hunt wolves, the breed was re-discovered in the 1800s. A gentle giant in the family, a reassuring companion and an imposing guard dog.
Requires a lot of space, so unsuitable for city life. 

Other known names for Irish Wolfhound

Cú Faoil

Irish Wolfhound foreign names

Ierse Wolfshond (Dutch), Lévrier Irlandais (French), Irische Wolfshund (German), Cazador de Lobos Irlandés / Lobero Irlandés (Spanish)



Breed Group

Hound Group

Biological data

Male: 54.5 kg.
120 lbs (minimum)
Female: 40.9 kg.
105 lbs (minimum)
Male: 79 cm (minimum)
32 inches.
Female: 71 cm (minimum)
30 inches (minimum)
Colours, markings and patterns
Grey, brindle, red, black, pure white, fawn, wheaten and steel grey.

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Irish Wolfhound – Breed standard

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Irish Wolfhound references and further reading

Irish Wolfhound Club 


Irish Wolfhound Club of North America

Irish Wolfhound Club
Irish Wolfhound Society

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AP-AN2EHG - Australian Champion Irish Wolfhound
© Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki