11 months ago 11 months ago Awww 15 Cool Facts About Irish Wolfhounds by Judy Powell 11 months ago11 months ago Facebook Twitter 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 11 months ago 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 11 months ago 6 Around the same time, Major H.D. Richardson began breeding Irish Wolfhounds to help save the breed. 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 Facebook Twitter 0 Comments Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.