Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Irish Wolfhound Dogs (Irish Dog), "Scientific name for Irish Wolfhound Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Irish Wolfhound Dog is a variety of family dog that hails from Ireland, and they are, particularly sight chasers. The Irish Wolfhound Dog breeds are particularly bred for chasing wolves and the name initiates from this reason rather than for their appearance.
The Irish Wolfhound Dog breed was at first developed from war chases to the one employed in guarding and hunting. These dog breeds can be an impressive sight, owing to their frightening size. The Irish Wolfhound Dog are the tallest among all dog varieties.
A matured Irish Wolfhound Dog breed attains the maximum height, ranging from 30 to 35 inches (76.2 to 88.9 cm), with the maximum body weight that ranges from 110 to 180 pounds (49.9 to 81.6 kg). The Irish Wolfhound Dog are giant-sized dogs, one among the tallest varieties in the world, attaining the dimension of a small horse. The head of this breed is long and the skull is not excessively broad. The muzzle is extensive and rather pointed. The tiny ears of the Irish Wolfhound Dog are carried back next to the head while the dog is calm and partway perforated while the dog is excited. The Irish Wolfhound Dog have an elongated, sturdy and well curved neck, with a deep and wide chest. The Irish Wolfhound Dog tail is so long that suspends down and is somewhat curved. The legs of the Irish Wolfhound Dog breed are strong and long. They have circular feet, with well-curved toes. The thin, hairy fur is rough to the contact on the body, head and legs and they are longer above the eyes and beneath the jaw. The Irish Wolfhound Dog come with different coat colors, such as brindle, gray, red, pure white, black, or fawn, but the gray is the most common color.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Irish Wolfhound Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Irish Wolfhound Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Irish Wolfhound Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Irish Wolfhound Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
The Irish Wolfhound Dog breed is patient, thoughtful, kind and very clever. The Irish Wolfhound Dog outstanding nature can be trusted with kids and they are eager and willing to satisfy, and the Irish Wolfhound Dog are unconditionally faithful to their family and owners. The Irish Wolfhound Dog are inclined to welcome everybody as a buddy, so they cannot be expected as a watchdog, but the Irish Wolfhound Dog may be a restriction just owing to their size. This giant variety dog can be awkward and are sluggish to mature in both mind and body, taking roughly two years earlier than they are developed.
The Irish Wolfhound Dog varieties require lots of space to sprint, but do not require any more workout than the smaller varieties. The Irish Wolfhound Dog require an everyday walk where they are made to heel behind or beside the human, holding the leash.
Irish Wolfhound Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Irish Wolfhound Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Irish Wolfhound Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Irish Wolfhound Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
The average lifespan of the Irish Wolfhound Dog breed ranges from six years to eight years.
The number one heath problems amongst Irish Wolfhound Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Irish Wolfhound Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. Some of the health problems your Irish Wolfhound Dog my have are Anesthesia Sensitivity, Hip Dysplasia, (OCD) Osteochondrosis Dissecans, Elbow Dysplasia, Fibrocartilaginous Embolic Myelopathy, Liver Shunt, Heart Disease, Osteosarcoma and (Bloat) Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus.
When purchasing a Irish Wolfhound Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
In 1885 the (IWC) Irish Wolfhound Club was founded and in 1897 the (AKC) American Kennel Club recognized this breed.
In 1981 the Irish Wolfhound Society was formed.
Irish Wolfhound Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Irish Wolfhound Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Irish Wolfhound Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Irish Wolfhound Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Irish Wolfhound Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Irish Wolfhound Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Irish Wolfhound Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Irish Wolfhound Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Irish Wolfhound Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
A Irish Wolfhound Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.