Good Exercises For Your Irish Wolfhound
The original Irish Wolfhound is a very old breed – ancient Romans wrote about this dog breed. They originally developed the breed for use as war hounds, hunting and for guarding its owner’s homes. When the breed came to Ireland, it was used as a guardian dog and military dog as well as for hunting wolf and elk.
- very large, tall dog, tallest of all breeds
- muscular but graceful
- medium length, rough coat
- dignified, calm, quiet
- intelligent, highly trainable
- easygoing and loyal, gets along well with people, patient with children
- needs to be around people, can get destructive or melancholy if left alone too much
- gets along with other dogs
- fun loving, active but calm
This is a breed that only needs a moderate level of activity – she does not need high energy workouts as you can see by her easygoing nature. However, a big dog like this does need regular exercise and a chance to stretch.
Suggested Exercise Plan
This gentle giant is good with a daily walk of at least 30 minutes.
Things To Note
This breed has a tendency for developing hip and elbow dysplasia. No hard exercise for puppies under a year, no matter how large the dog seems! Bones and joints are still growing and too much exercise can damage.