Encyclopedia > Irish Wolfhound

  Article Content

Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound is a breed of hound (a sighthound), bred to hunt. They are very large with a swift pace and good sight. They have a rough coat (gray, brindle, red, black, pure white, or fawn), a large arrow head and a long, muscular neck.

The breed is very old, possibly from before 1 CE created by the Celts as Cu Faoil, but the breed almost died out in the middle of the 19th century. In temperament they are considered gentle and usually friendly. Their life span is around 10 years.

In competition the minimum accepted height and weight for males are 81.25 cm and 54.5 kg, respectively.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Retinol

...     Contents Retinol Retinol, the most useful form of vitamin A, (along with retinal[?] and retinoic acid[?]) is a fat-soluble vitamin ...