You wouldn’t know it to look at them, but these dogs were bred specifically for violent pursuits—they unhorsed enemies during the frequent internecine Celtic warfare thousands of years ago. They also hunted other predators that threatened flocks and took down large wild prey. Today, they are urbane, gentle, and unswervingly adoring of their families. They require moderate exercise, but need all the affection you can give.
1. Irish Wolfhounds 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Irish Wolfhound Temperament and Training
3. Irish Wolfhound Diet and Feeding
Irish Wolfhound Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Irish Wolfhound Weight
Irish Wolfhounds generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Irish Wolfhounds. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Irish Wolfhound with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.