Life expectancy: 8 - 10 Years
Color: Gray, steel gray, brindle, red, black, pure white, fawn or
Coat type: rough, wiry, long over the eyes and under the jaw
Size: Males: 32 inches, 120 pounds; Females: 30 inches, 105 pounds
Health issues:Heart problems, hip dysplasia, cancers such as lymphoma,
bone and kidney disease.
Living conditions: The Irish Wolfhound is not recommended for apartment,
but a large house and fenced life. These dogs are relatively inactive
indoors and will do best with at least a large yard. You must have
a lot of room in your home, heart, yard and car to successfully
own this giant breed. They need to be part of the family and would
be very unhappy in a kennel. Being sighthounds, they will chase
and so need a secure, fenced area for exercise.