- May 4, 2020
- Dec 24, 2018
the Irish wolfhounds received the name not because of the appearance at all. It is all about the purpose with which they were initially bred: "to press", kill wolves.
Some people think that everything that we know about this ancient breed no more, than just myths and legends.
But still this breed was mentioned in the Irish laws of times of paganism and the Irish literature (the 5th century AD) as "the Irish hunting dog" and "a military dog".
Actually, the truthfulness of origin of this breed fades into the background at one view of these dogs, surprisingly beautiful and charming. And big, very big.
According to official data growth of the Irish wolfhounds can vary from 81 to 86 centimeters in withers.