Although not known for their longevity, Irish wolfhounds truly live it up in a short period of time. This breed is of the greyhound ilk, but sturdier and with a longer coat.
Their loyalty is unmatched, and their agreeable demeanor makes them wonderful family dogs. And for everything they give to their humans, they need just as much loyalty and affection in return — and someone who’s up for significant exercise and playtime.
Temperament: Courageous, dignified, calm
Height: 32 inches minimum (male), 30 inches minimum (female)
Weight: 120 pounds (male), 105 pounds (female)
Life expectancy: 6-8 years