The Irish Wolfhound is a large wire-haired dog from the greyhound group, bred to exterminate wolves. In reality, he often plays the role of a companion than a full-fledged hunter.
Looking for even more insight on these dogs? Let’s have some interesting facts about this wonderful breed of dog:
1 One of the gentlest dog breeds, the giant Irish wolfhound has a rich and old history – full of amazing facts you probably never knew!
2 Bred for their tall stature, they were used to knock knights off their horses in Ireland where they were used as war dogs as well as hunting dogs.
3 The great Irish chief Fionn mac Cumhall did not even use horses or chariots but instead was said to have two hounds for every foot soldier. The Chief himself is said to have had over two hundred adult hounds.