The Irish Wolfhound is a breed of domestic dog, specifically a very large sighthound from Ireland. The name originates from its purpose—wolf hunting with dogs—rather than from its appearance. Originally developed from war hounds with the purpose of being a hunting or guard dog.
If you’re looking at getting one as a pet, beware… as these guys are big. Huge in fact! According to the official the World Canine Federation standards, their desired height is 32 inches (81cm) to 34 inches (86cm). And although the Irish Wolfhound can be a frightening sight for those who aren’t familiar with them, their all-around friendliness can’t be any higher.
To give these pampered pooches the attention they deserve, we’ve compiled a list of their funniest photos, so scroll down to check them out and upvote your favorite entries.
1 My Grandma And Her Irish Wolfhound From 1974
2 Our Anti-Burglar System
3 Hunter Of Wolves. Needs Teddy To Feel Safe
4 Is It Comfy?
5 Irish Wolfhounds Love Peanut Butter
6 He Has Eaten Breakfast, Romped Around In The Rain And Played With His Toys. Now It’s Time To Rest Up Until Afternoon Playtime
7 Still A Lap Dog
8 When A Chair At The Vet Is Too Small For You
9 17 Days After My Mom Passed From Ovarian Cancer, Her Old Irish Wolfhound Followed In Tow To Be With Her. I Miss Them Both So Much. Dogs Know
10 I Guess I'll Sleep Over Here...