This gentle giant has a kindly disposition and dignified demeanor.

Vital Stats

Height: 32 to 35 inches at shoulder
Weight: 115 to 180 pounds (males average 160 pounds, females average 127 pounds)
Coat: shaggy and rough
Life span: 6 to 8 years

Summary
The Irish Wolfhound was originally used in war to drag men off horses and chariots. He also hunted large game such as deer, boar, and wolves.

Today this adaptable dog is a family companion who also competes in obedience, tracking, and lure coursing. Full Irish Wolfhound profile on DogTime.com

Compatible with kids:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
General health:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)