Dog Breeds

Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound is a breed of dog which is found in the domestic category of the dog breed. It emerges from the Ireland and it is the very large type of dog. This dog is a hound dog and most of the recognized kennel clubs recognized this breed of dog as a hound dog. It is used for hunting and guarding purpose. This breed of dog is called by some other names Cú/ Cú Faoil. All seven major kennel clubs United kennel club, the kennel club, Canadian kennel club, American kennel club, Australian National kennel club, New Zealand kennel club and Fédération Cynologique Internationale.recognized this breed of dog. This dog is considered as National animal of Ireland.
The size of the Irish Wolfhound is very large and coat of the dog is woolly. The great size of the dog changes the appearance. It is very largest and tallest breed of dog. The average height of the dog is 2 feet 8 inches to 2 feet 11 inches. The weight of the dog is 115 to 180 pounds. The height and weight of the Irish Wolfhound differ according to the sex of the dog. The color of the dog can be from any color red, white, grey, black, fawn and brindle.
Usually, the large dogs do not live for a longer period. Average life span of the dog is from 6 to 10 years long. Some serious health problems found in this breed of dog. Those serious health problems are Dilated cardiomyopathy and bone cancer. The gastric torsion is a common health problem in the dog which may kill the dog or give pain the dog. The owner of the dog should attentive on the breed of the dog to keep the dog healthy. Grooming is one part which may make the dog healthy and attractive as well.

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