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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.


Long head and muzzle, Small, folded ears


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


Easy and active


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.


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.

Irish Wolfhound