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Breed Standards for the Irish Wolfhound

 

 

General Appearance:

Great size is especially valued in the breed. Despite its size, the breed should be gracefully built.  Its head held proudly.

 

 

Head:

Long head and muzzle, Small, folded ears

 

 

Color:

Gray, brindle, red, black white, or fawn.

 

 

Gait:        

Easy and active

 

 

Coat:

The rough coat, which provides protection against the cold       and damp, as well as its opponents’ teeth, is especially         wiry and long over the eyes and under the jaw.

 

 

Temperament:

Known as the gentle giant, this is an apt description of this soft-natured, easygoing breed. It is calm around the house, sensitive, patient, easygoing, and sweet.


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