Irish Wolfhound Information
The tallest of all the AKC breeds, the Irish Wolfhound is a big boy, weighing in at up to 120 pounds. The breed’s towering height and muscular body creates a commanding appearance. Its tough coat can come in a variety of colors including gray, white brindle, red, black and fawn.
Back in the day, the Irish Wolfhound was used to hunt wolf and Irish elk – no easy task. Today the breed is primarily a family pet, with a calm, kind demeanor you wouldn’t expect from such a large, intimidating dog.