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The roots of the breed are thought to lie in a dog bred by the ancient Celts, that they called the Cu, a large, shaggy animal that was used for chasing and bringing down such games as wolves and wild boar. But while the origins were distinctly Irish, its survival is owed to the British who had nearly helped to make it extinct. As wolves vanished from Ireland in the 18th century, so did the dogs, which had been exported to Britain where they were often given as gifts to royalty. It was a British army officer who would return the dog to Ireland after a breeding program revived the Wolfhound with the help of Great Danes and Deerhounds, which altered the type... (continued below)


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(continued) ...somewhat and introduced colors other than the original gray. An Irish Wolfhound stands 28-35 inches at the withers, and weighs 90-150 lbs. They are accepted in any color that is common in Deerhounds, including fawn, brindle, gray, black, pure white, and red. Easily trained but a little slow to mature, an Irish Wolfhound needs to start obedience early more for the owner’s benefit than the dog’s, due to its size. They accept commands and your alpha position without argument, and are amenable with everyone, and particularly sweet with children. Their nature makes them a poor guard dog, since they like everyone, however their size is often a deterrent to strangers. Vigorous exercise during the growth period is not recommended, but good quality food is, in order to have a healthy, well-developed adult. © DogDecor.com
 
 
     
 


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