LARGEST DOG BREED
WHAT IS THE LARGEST DOG BREED IN THE WORLD?
Have you ever wondered what is the largest dog breed in all over the world? What’s its size? There’re many pet lovers who have ever wondered about the height of these giant dogs. In this report, we want to tell you about this peculiar dog breed who feature by its height. We’re goint to tell you a briefly summary about its apperance, temperament and its health.
The answer is….THE IRISH WOLFHOUND DOG
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What is the Irish Wolfhound dog like?
The minium height for mature male dogs is 32 inches (79 cm), although for mature female dogs is 30 inches (71 cm). A male Irish Wolfhound can rearch until 40.50 inches (1.00 m) and 90 inches of length. Sometimes they can get seven feet tall on their legs.
*We must keep in mind the height of a dog must be measured from the ground to the area where the neck starts. Also, the growth of the female dogs finish when the heat comes up about ten months, in that time we can consider they have already matured.
*The length of a dog must be measured from the muzzle to the beginning of the tail.
The minium weight for male dogs is 120 lbs (54.5 kg) and for female dogs is 105 lbs (40.9 kg).
Currently, the Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all dog breeds including the seven known dog groups (Sporting, Non-Sporting, Herding, Hound, Working, Terrier, and Toy). The average height of an Irish Wolfhound is taller than Great Dane. However, they shouldn’t get mixed up with being the heaviest dog in the world.
These dogs belong to hound dog breed group and their name is due to their tradicional aim. They were used for wolf hunting and protecting. There’re eight different colours patterns to the Irish Wolfhunting dog: grey, brindle, red, black, pure white, fawn, wheaten and steel grey.
They’re frequently intelligent, quiet and fairly withdrawn. However they’re quite independent, they usually make a strong bond with their owners and other dogs. Anyway, they aren’t too friendly with stranges. They don’t have a fighting or bossy behaviour and are soft with children.
Their lifespan is quite short like other large dog breeds. They’re about between 6 to 10 years long being the average age of death at 7 years and the most frequently illness which causes their death, is bone cancer. Many breeders recommend these dogs are fed with a low protein dog food from the puppyhood beyond but not use supplements to avoid their fast growth.