Irish Wolfhound

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Irish Wolfhound Facts

  • Size: Large
  • Lifespan: 6 – 10 years
  • Temperament: Dignified, Generous, Loyal, Patient, Sweet-Tempered, Thoughtful
  • Colors: Black, Brindle, Fawn, Grey, Red, White
  • Hypoallergenic: No
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You probably know that the Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all dog breeds. But just how tall is tall? Full-grown, this dog can reach 7-feet (when standing on his hind legs)!

Which is pretty impressive, right? I mean…that’s like having your very own (shaggy) Shaq!

But considering his size, it’s obvious this breed isn’t meant for everyone.

Sure, he can be lazy in adulthood, but the puppy stage is a whole different story. Especially since it’s a stage that lasts around two years.

And especially since these dogs make for some BIG puppies.

Like, 100-pounds-at-only-six months-old sorta big.

Think you could keep something like that under control? I know I probably couldn’t…