My name is Caitlin Hug Me Im Irish V Krolewna Smieszka. A bit of a mounth full so just call me Caitlin. I’m an Irish Wolfhound.
I am mated by Aengus, Fortheringhay s Alsandair. Friendly Aengus lives in Piershil. I am expecting more than 10 Irish Wolfhound Puppies by the end of November 2018.
The Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound, known as Cú Faoil in Irish (pronounced Koo-Fil), is the tallest breed of dog in the world. Originally, it was used in battle to pull enemy warriors from horse-back or chariot, and also for hunting wolves, after which it is named, wild boar, deer and some stories even say, the Giant Irish Elk.
Experts believe that the Irish Wolfhound was brought to Ireland from Greece as early as 7000 BC. During the 1st century, this breed was used in wars (Irish Wolfhounds could take a knight off his horse) and as guard dogs. Irish Wolfhounds were also used as hunting dogs and to protect a farmer’s stock.
In the 19th century, Irish Wolfhounds were only allowed to be owned by royalty, and because of this exclusion, the breed almost became extinct.
Temperament / Behavior
the Irish Wolfhound is excellent with children, strangers, pets, and other dogs.Since Irish Wolfhounds are so loving and friendly, they do not make good guard dogs. But if you are looking for a dog as a companion and best friend, you will find that the Irish Wolfhound fits the bill perfectly.
A wonderful companion and a great pet, the Irish Wolfhound is loyal, smart, calm and loving. The more kids, the merrier – the Irish Wolfhound is great with children of all ages. Even during playtime, this dog is gentle.
Irish Wolfhounds have a short life expectancy of 6 to 8 years.
He has a large, muscular greyhound-like shape, and he is the tallest of dogs, but not the heaviest. A superb athlete and an endurance runner, an old Irish proverb describes him perfectly: “Gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked.”
Known as the tallest of dog breeds, Irish Wolfhounds are truly gentle giants. “An Irish Wolfhound must be “of great size and commanding appearance.”
They’re big, yes?
Big is the first thing most people see, shockingly big. Irish wolfhounds are the tallest dogs in the world, the biggest of the sighthounds. The breed standard calls for the males to be a minimum of 80 cm at the shoulders and 55 kilo, but many males top 90cm tall at the shoulders and over 75 kilo.
If those numbers don’t sink in, try this: They can browse the top of your refrigerator — and will. They can lick your glasses without straining. Take one out and jaws will drop and they’ll often stop traffic… Huge, deep-chested, powerful hounds, they can casually yank you off a porch, cut your legs out from under you or double you over with just the wag of their tail.