People love their dogs, no matter what size they are. Irish Wolfhounds, though, are a whole different animal — literally. These dogs are so enormous, you can hardly believe they actually live in a house. But they do, and their owners love them just like any other pup.
There’s no getting around their size. Irish Wolfhounds routinely reach over 100 pounds, with the males weighing up to 120 pounds and the females usually staying around 105. They can also get up to 32 inches tall.
By the way, if you were wondering where they got their name, it’s not just that they look a little bit like wolves. That’s right, they were also used to hunt wolves back in the day. Think about that tonight while you’re falling asleep — people used to hunt wolves once upon a time, and they depended on these massive dogs to do it.
Irish Wolfhounds have been around in Ireland for well over 1,000 years. Though they look pretty scary, they’re actually known for their peaceful, gentle personality. To the world, they are frightening animals that make you want to hide in a back alley. But to the owners who love and care for them, they’re family.