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Irish Wolfhound Breeders Colorado Springs CO

The Irish Wolfhound is the largest breed of dog. They are gentle and friendly. This giant breed requires plenty of space within the home and outside of it. "Irish Wolfhound" is the most modern name for this breed, which is also known as "Irish dogs," "big dogs of Ireland," "greyhounds of Ireland," and "wolfdogs".

ArcticNitePetSupplies
(719) 683-6064
13320Trail Boss Ct
Peyton, CO

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PETCO
(719) 540-8090
1650 East Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PETCO
(719) 637-8777
3050 North Powers Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(719) 637-3308
2965 New Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 9:00-7:00

PetSmart
(719) 531-7870
7680 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(719) 570-1313
571 N Academy
Colorado Springs, CO
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(719) 447-0622
2160 Southgate Rd
Colorado Springs, CO
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(719) 578-1123
1820A West Uintah Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PETCO
(719) 495-4337
9690 Prominent Point
Colorado Springs, CO
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(719) 484-0235
16086 Jackson Creek Pky
Monument, CO
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound is the largest breed of dog. They are gentle and friendly. This giant breed requires plenty of space within the home and outside of it.

Physical Characteristics

  • Coat: Rough, shaggy hair
  • Wiry, bushy eyebrows
  • Coat colors are gray, fawn, brindle, red, black or white
  • Tail hangs with slight curve
  • Ears are carried back
  • Average height: 30-35 inches
  • Average weight: 105-120 pounds
  • Average lifespan: 6-8 years

Temperament

  • Kind, patient, agreeable, even-tempered, loyal
  • Interaction with people: Good with children; friendly toward strangers
  • Level of attention needed: Needs significant human interaction and companionship
  • Training: Responds best to firm, yet gentle, training. Slow to mature; may take two years before this breed becomes full-grown

At Home

  • Not recommended for apartments
  • Needs large yard with fence or acreage
  • Needs daily walks and plenty of exercise
  • Owners need a large home and car to sufficiently house this giant breed
  • Do not over-exercise as puppies
  • Needs experienced owner

Grooming

  • Average shedder
  • Regular grooming required; combination of brushing and combing works best
  • Pluck coat bi-annually to remove dead hair

Brief History

  • Irish wolfhound was once a popular gift for royalty
  • Descendents of a giant, shaggy breed historically used for wolf, elk and wild boar hunting
  • Used in battle to wrench enemies off horseback
  • Became nearly extinct after the famine of 1846, but was re-established later by a Scottish officer in the British army

Fido's Facts

  • Tallest of all dogs; can grow to be the size of a small pony
  • "Irish Wolfhound" is the most modern name for this breed, which is also known as "Irish dogs," "big dogs of Ireland," "greyhounds of Ireland," and "wolfdogs"
  • Brought to Ireland by the Celts around 1500 B.C.
  • Puppies can weigh up to 100 pounds

Medical Conditions

  • Acquired cardiac disease (including cardiomyopathy)
  • Bloat
  • Cancers (including...

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