21 Photos Of People And Their Irish Wolfhounds, And It’s Crazy How Large They Are

By. Anuradha

People who are in love with dogs know their true value. They are not just pets but a part of your soul and that is why many people love their dogs than their human friends. They will listen to everything that you have to say without any judgment and will always love you the same. So, if you are a dog fan you can probably be in love with Irish Wolfhounds.  They are huge in size and has a bigger heart and yeah, that can be all that you want ever!

This breed has quite a history. They were used by the Gaels as hunting dogs, who called them Cú Faol (wolfhound). While they might sound like the stuff of legends – they are now known as sweet, affectionate and sometimes silly pets. According to the official the World Canine Federation Standards, their desired height is 32 inches (81cm) to 34 inches (86cm).

However, at one point this breed has even gone extinct in history. Irish Wolfhounds were primarily used for hunting in the past so when the number of wolves and elk in Ireland decreased at one point, so did the demand for the breed. So, by 1800 the breed had thinned out, but Capt. George A. Graham was sure that there were still a few Irish Wolfhounds left in Ireland. So, the captain wanted to find these remaining Wolfhounds and use them to revive the breed. Graham crossed the Irish Wolfhounds he found with Scottish Deerhounds to help revive the population.

This breed is so unique and that is not only because of their height. Pure Irish wolfhounds come in many colors, from cream to black, but some end up as blue. To be technical blue in dogs isn’t a color but a color paling effect which dilutes the color pigment of the coat, skin, and eyes – called ‘blue dilute.’ This trait used to be considered impermissible to the point that the affected puppies were put down at birth or as soon after as their color became obvious. Now it is known that this in no way affects the health of the dog. 

Irish Wolfhounds have the ability to hunt large game such as wild boar and deer. With their large stature and skill, they make great hunters and are still even used to this day to herd sheep. Most models must be tall and lean – so it makes sense that the Irish Wolfhound would make the best canine model of the breeds. These dogs are said to be very photogenic and good in front of the camera, which is why they are frequently used in fashion photography. You can see how good they are when looking at the pictures that we are going to show you!

So, here we have a collection of their pictures which you would love to see. So, scroll down to see the pictures and don’t forget to share your favorites.

#1. Murphy at 8 months, he’s now 4 years old and 165lb. (Reg Ashby)

#2. My Irish wolfhound sitting on grandma’s lap. (lincolnthewolfhound)

#3. Big Ron and Big Ern. (austonley_irish_wolfhounds)

#4. We want your toast! (liddieholt)

#5. If she can’t be a couch dog then she will be a floor person. (lincolnthewolfhound)

#6. Photobombed. (sermeryntrantsuxdix)

#7. It was just her and him. (fortheloveofwolfhounds)

#8. Just a lap dog. (dramtheiw)

#9. Beauty and the beast. (Nina Smyth)

#10. Christmas Morning Pjs. (DeutscherGinger)

#11. Gilligan sharing a birthday kiss with 110-year-old Mariette. (Cindy Briscoe Hewson)

#12. Enjoy your meal! (zeusz.dog)

#13. He always complains about dogs. (FrrriskyWhiskey)

#14. This gang. (Gudrun Schmitz)

#15. They are about to drop the hottest music album of the year! (fashionabilityrose)

#16. Happy and houndy Thanksgiving! (satujeu)

#17. He wasn’t excited at all! (Bonnie Pinkerton)

#18. Floki. He is such a sweetheart. (bigirishdogs1)

#19. On a walk! (austonley_irish_wolfhounds)

#20. This guy just passed his 9th birthday. (Parnell Kelly)

#21. Moose is one big boy. (TJNel)