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14 Interesting Facts You Never Knew About The Irish Wolfhound

One of the gentlest dog breeds, the giant Irish Wolfhound has a rich and old history – full of amazing facts you probably never knew!

#1 Bred for their tall stature, they were used to knock knights of their horses in Ireland.

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#2 They were used as war dogs as well as hunting dogs.

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#3 While today’s Hounds are known as “gentle giants,” ancient Irish wolfhounds were fierce protectors.

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#4 While they come in a variety of shades from cream to black, blue was not a permitted color.

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#5 The Royal Irish Regiment of the British Army still uses an Irish wolfhound as a mascot.

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#6 In Scotland, Irish Wolfhounds have been used for herding.

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