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The Irish Wolfhound, described as calm, dignified, and courageous, is the tallest of all the dog breeds. But just how tall are they?

They're pretty tall.

 

Like really, really tall. A male Irish Wolfhound will stand 32-34 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh approximately 120 pounds, so they're not exactly a lap dog.

 

A photo posted by Meg Boyle (@mboyl041) on Dec 16, 2015 at 6:52pm PST

 

Irish Wolfhound puppyhood can last a year or more, and puppies can weigh up to 100 pounds. That's a lot of puppy.

 

A photo posted by berrybriar (@berrybriar) on Oct 20, 2015 at 6:33pm PDT

 

And although they have a gentle nature and calm presence…

They need their space to run. Since they're so tall, they can cover a lot of ground quickly, and many excel at events such as lure coursing.

 

But with big dog comes an even bigger heart.

 

Find out if the Irish Wolfhound is the right breed for you here.
 

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