Irish Wolfhound Dog Breed

Thinking of getting an Irish Wolfhound Dog and want to know if an Irish Wolfhound is suitable for your household?

Use the Irish Wolfhound information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Irish Wolfhound and more.

Irish Wolfhound Facts

  • Name: Irish Wolfhound
  • Other Names: Cú Faoil
  • Origin: Belgium, Ireland
  • Breed Group: Hound (AKC:1897)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Irish Wolfhound Dog Facts

Irish Wolfhound Information

The tallest of the sighthounds, the Irish wolfhound resembles a rough-coated greyhound, although of more powerful build. Great size is especially valued in the breed. This combination of speed, power and size enables the Irish wolfhound to run down and overpower large prey. Despite its size, the breed should be gracefully built, its gait easy and active, and its head held proudly. The rough coat, which provides protection against the cold and damp, as well as its opponents' teeth, is especially wiry and long over the eyes and under the jaw.

Aptly known as the gentle giant, the Irish wolfhound is a soft-natured, easygoing breed. It is calm around the house, sensitive, patient, easygoing and sweet. Despite its great size, it is good with children, pets and other dogs. It is reserved with strangers and courageous when the need arises.

What to do if you lose your Irish Wolfhound

If your Irish Wolfhound Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Call the nearby vets to see if someone has brought in your missing pet.

4. Telephone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Irish Wolfhound

If you find a Irish Wolfhound Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound assigned to your area.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.