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Irish Wolfhound

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.