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14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound is a true gentle giant.

#1 The Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all dog breeds.

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

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

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#4 Irish Wolfhound is a wolf hunter.

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#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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#6 He looks imposing, and he makes a great hunting dog.

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