14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound is a true gentle giant.

#2 The earliest written record of an Irish Wolfhound is from 391 A.D., in a letter from a Roman consul to his brother.

#3 Irish Wolfhounds were highly coveted in the early centuries because they were excellent hunters, guardians, and companions.

#5 There are many references to the Irish Wolfhound in poetry.

One example is Katherine Phillips' 1664 poem, “The Irish Greyhound.” 

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