Irish Wolfhounds are a gentle breed, they are very large but don't intrude on your space. They need a lot of love and attention, and will be excellent friends and companions

The life span is not very good however as the boys tend to only live to around 8 years of age and the girls can live to about 10, but this is an average. I have heard of one getting to the age of 13 but this is an exception.

Size Boys tend to be around 36" to the shoulder Girls 34" this again is an average, and can vary greatly

For more information I have included links at the bottom of this page as these are clubs and societies who have more details than I have room for on this small site