The Irish Wolfhound is a true gentle giant.
#1 The Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all dog breeds.
#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.
#4 Irish Wolfhound is a wolf hunter.
#5 There are many references to the Irish Wolfhound in poetry.
One example is Katherine Phillips' 1664 poem, “The Irish Greyhound.”