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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VARIETY A glossy-coated horse's head SITTING PRETTY Portrait of an Afghan hound by Sharron Blackmore, who got into painting after suffering an injury which she believes may have been brought on by too much dog-walking PRIZEWINNER Sharron's portrait of an Irish wolfhound, Gentle Giant CAPTION Fire& Ice
n The current Brian Boru is related to the Irish Guards' mascot, an Irish Wolfhound called Cuchulain.
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Cathy Farr and Finn, her Irish wolfhound, who is 14st and 9ft long from nose to tail
We bought him from a local Irish wolfhound breeder.
The four-day show gives visitors the chance to see 20,000 dogs from more than 160 different breeds, from the smallest chihuahua to the tallest Irish wolfhound.
Two-year-old Irish Wolfhound Cuchulain - pronounced Kewcullan - was performing his first official engagement in front of the Queen Mum.
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.
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