Irish wolfhound


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Irish wolfhound

a very large (at least 100 lb in weight and 30 inches tall), muscular dog with a long head, small ears, long neck, long tail, and deep chest. One of the giant breeds. The coat is medium length, rough, and wiry, in beige, fawn, gray, brindle and other solid colors. The breed is affected by hygromas, portacaval shunts and hypothyroidism.
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I had always loved Irish Wolfhounds since I was a child and I was forever writing stories about these huge dogs," said Cathy.
n Originating in Ireland in the 1800s, Irish Wolfhounds were used for hunting deer, wild boar and wolves.
4--Color) Owner Myles O'Reilly and his Irish wolfhound, Fionn, are among many reasons to visit O'Reilly's Irish pub and restaurant.
We bought him from a local Irish wolfhound breeder.
Two-year-old Irish Wolfhound Cuchulain - pronounced Kewcullan - was performing his first official engagement in front of the Queen Mum.
Kate, who has Irish ancestors, dressed in green and took time to stroke the regimental mascot, an Irish wolfhound called Domhnall.
All versions of the mark include an Irish wolfhound with its head turned back to face a round tower, with an Irish harp to the right.
This is Alan Dixon, aged two, of Ellesmere Port, hitching a ride on Irish wolfhound Fionn, regimental mascot of the Irish Guards, with Cpl Robert O'Toole, of Dublin, at Liverpool Show, in July, 1970 Picture: NEVILLE WILLASEY, Daily Post archive
The red-haired Irish Wolfhound from Cherry Tree Farm, in Atherstone Road, Hartshill, is about to become the official mascot of the Irish Guards Regiment.
But while the craze among celebrities may seem comical, animal charities are warning that for every tiny toy dog that quickly finds a new home, there ' s a Great Dane or an Irish wolfhound being left behind.

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