11 months ago 11 months ago Awww 15 Amazing Facts About Irish Wolfhounds You Probably Never Knew by Judy Powell 11 months ago11 months ago Facebook Twitter 4 Oliver Cromwell decreed that the dogs not be allowed out of Ireland after their numbers had dwindled, thus saving the breed. Credit Judy Powell 11 months ago 5 The famous Dorothy Osborne requested an Irish wolfhound from Henry Cromwell when he was courting her. Although she received two of them from Cromwell, she did not marry him. Credit Judy Powell 11 months ago 6 While today’s hounds are known as “gentle giants,” ancient Irish wolfhounds were fierce protectors – so much so that all guests had to be secured indoors prior to letting the dogs loose to protect the grounds at night. Credit Judy Powell 11 months ago Post PaginationPage 2 / 5 Like it? Share with your friends! Facebook Twitter 0 Comments Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.