After Wikipedia, I did a Google web search to read about the Irish Wolfhound from The American Kennel Club [AKC] and further information on the Irish Wolfhound from the Dog Breed Info Center.
By this time, I had learned a lot about the Irish Wolfhound, "of great size and commanding appearance ... he is the tallest of dogs, but not the heaviest." The Irish Wolfhound is described much like an Olympic athlete. And, it is said that the Irish Wolfhound is described in an old Irish proverb that says, "Gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked."
What's amazing is the range of colors that are allowed by the American Kennel Club ... "grey, brindle, red, black, pure white, fawn, wheaten and steel grey." Two kinds of grey!
The Irish Wolfhound has a relatively short lifespan, ranging between 6 and 10 years with 7 years being the average. The AKC has specified the size and weight of the Irish Wolfhound:
- Minimum height for mature males: 32 inches, females: 30 inches
- Minimum weight: 120 lbs. for males, 105 lbs. for females
Irish Wolfhound Photo Credits:
Honorable Mention : By Jess Liotta and Colin Liotta. This photo was taken on December 19, 2008 using a Nikon D70.
#10 By dustin_drew Dustin Drew. This photo was taken on October 9, 2011 using a Canon EOS 7D.
#9 By jodimarr. This photo was taken on March 14, 2010 using a Canon PowerShot SD750.
#8 By Sighthound Kevin. This photo was taken on April 29, 2007 using a Nikon D50.
#7 By stevet955i Steve. This photo was taken on January 5, 2011 in Seacroft, Leeds, England, GB, using a Nikon D40.
#6 By me'nthedogs Mark Robinson. This photo was taken on April 16, 2009 using a Casio EX-Z1050.
#5 By Jess and Colin Jess Liotta and Colin Liotta. This photo was taken on December 19, 2008 using a Nikon D70.
#4 By jbraine. This photo was taken on March 25, 2008.
#3 By viclindsay. This photo was taken on August 12, 2007 using a Canon PowerShot G3.
#2 By LesPaulSupreme Graham. This photo was taken on March 6, 2008 using a Nikon D40.
#1 By Sighthound Kevin. This photo was taken on July 1, 2007 using a Nikon D50.