Irish wolfhound puppies are hound dogs with power, grace, and a dignity. Puppies and adult Irish wolfhounds are both calm, rarely barks, and is very patient. Training must start with Irish wolfhound puppies as they respond to training better on a young age and is willing to do things that would please their owners.
Being smart hounds, Irish wolfhound puppies must be taken seriously. They would know if people around them are talking about or laughing at her. It is also a sensitive dog that can get moody on random times. Physically, Irish wolfhound puppies can grow into large dogs that has distinct features and traits designed for their purpose. Moreover, this particular dog breed is a sight hound, which has exceptional visions. Their body is lean and muscular with long powerful legs and deep chest. Common color of Irish wolfhound puppies are grey, black, brindle, red, fawn, or pure white, with a harsh, shaggy, and rough coat.
Although bred to go along with hunters and kill wolves, Irish wolfhound dogs are very affectionate, loyal, and gentle as house pets. It gets along well with children and can adapt to family life. However, extra care must be given to Irish wolfhound puppies because it is also susceptible to common dog diseases like canine hip dysplasia, bone cancer, heart problems, and bloat. For Irish wolfhound puppies , consistent visits with the veterinarian in a year for boosters, check up, and shots are necessary. As the dog gets older, yearly check up is recommended and once the dog ages six years and above, a twice a year check up to the veterinarian is a good idea.
As puppies, the Irish wolfhound might be okay with small places but as it grows older, a bigger and ample space would be necessary. This particular dog breed needs lots of spaces to stretch out and exercise its muscles. Its expected life expectancy can last for 7-10 years.
Grooming of this dog breed must be done regularly using a brush and a comb. Brushing will keep the coat of the dog clean and healthy. It is also helps the coat of the dog avoid mats. In addition, brushing the dog regularly is a good way to develop a deeper emotional bond with him/her. For the teeth of the Irish Wolfhound, it must be brushed at least twice a week with a toothbrush and toothpaste made especially for puppies. This is a way to avoid development of plaque and tartar that can cause cavities and periodontal disease. Toenails must be examined and clipped regularly. The toenails located on the front feet grows faster than those on the rear feet.
For owners who want to consider Irish wolfhound puppies, these things must be taken into account:
- Family – Adaptability of the kids to a house dog
- Living Conditions – If it is suitable for puppies and eventually as the dog grows older
- Exercising Requirements – The Irish Wolfhound breed requires constant exercise
- Personal Situation of Owner – Time availability and present medical conditions like back pain, asthma, or allergies
- Budget – Money and time allotted for purchasing, equipment, training, medication, and feeding cost for the puppies