Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhound
Size
Giant
Height
30 to 34 inches at the shoulders
Weight
Males – at least 120 lbs.Females – at least 105 lbs.
Coat
Medium
Color
Grey, brindle, red, black, white, fawn or any other color that appears in the Deerhound
Energy
Medium
Activities
Agility, Conformation, Lure Coursing, Obedience, Rally Obedience

A superb athlete, fierce hunter and endurance runner, the Irish Wolfhound is an ancient breed from the Greyhound family. The tallest dog breed, the Irish Wolfhound is alert, courageous and nonaggressive. His affectionate and trusting nature makes him an excellent family companion. This giant breed needs a spacious area for daily exercise, and his harsh coat needs regular brushing.

Did you know?

Famous Irish Wolfhound owners include Anne Boleyn, President Herbert Hoover, television host Conan O’Brien, and the musician Sting.

Training Irish Wolfhounds

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.