in Awww 15 Cool Facts About Irish Wolfhounds by Judy Powell November 3, 2020, 8:01 am 12shares Facebook Twitter Email Pinterest 4 They were primarily used for hunting and so the breed dwindled in numbers as populations of wolves and elk in Ireland dramatically decreased at one point. Credit Judy Powell 5 By the 18th century, the breed was hard to come by. Luckily, Capt. George A. Graham made it his mission to ensure there were still a few Irish Wolfhounds left in Ireland. He found the remaining dogs and bred them. Credit Judy Powell 6 Around the same time, Major H.D. Richardson began breeding Irish Wolfhounds to help save the breed. Credit Judy Powell Page 2 of 5Previous 12345Next12shares Facebook Twitter Email Pinterest See more Previous article 15 Adorable Pics Proving That Spaniels Like Autumn Next article 14 Things Only Pug Parents Can Understand Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.