It’s easy to distinguish a wolfhound by its most apparent descriptive feature – height. Irish wolfhounds are believed to date back to 391 AD and were mainly used for hunting. Gaels called them Cú Faoil meaning hound or wolf. These dogs’ height can reach 76-81 cm weighing up to 70 kg.
But the height is not the only thing that makes these dogs so unique. They come with variations of colors from the most common white, black, brindle, fawn, creamy to even red and blue.
Their size might be a little intimidating but believe me, wolfhounds are the friendliest and sweet-tempered dogs.
Owners describe them as very patient, affectionate, loyal, and dignified dogs that won’t ever harm anybody. Need proof? That’s why we prepared this post with the sweetest hounds that will show how lovable and playful they are, and even funny from time to time.
Scroll down to see these adorable big boys and upvote your favorite one!
#1. Look how still and adorable he is!
#2. The huge and sweet guard – Irish Wolfhound
#3. Seamus the Irish Wolfhound is a gentle giant
#4. Irish wolfhounds – “two subwoofers”
#5. Tormaigh loves his mommy!
#6. What have you done again?
#7. He’s just a giant baby
#8. When Enzo decides to have a sit he leaves you no choice.
#9. Guess who is the boss?
#10. Meet Keeva, the biggest good girl
#11. The tallest boi
#12. Still a baby asking to sit on his lap
#13. Moxie three and a half years old
#14. I’m a foot taller than mom! And she’s not little.
#15. Who said you can’t be tall and so cute?
#16. Zeus & Cola. Look how cute they are?
#17. Too hot to do anything else
#18. Pan, my big ol’ 2 year old
#19. Manny Magic – can make a queen size bed look like a twin
#20. Size is also an illusion