What is the average cost of an Irish Wolfhound?
To purchase an Irish Wolfhound for a qualified breeder, you can expect to pay at least $1,400 to $2,500. Dogs with extensive pedigrees and champion bloodlines often cost more. You can find dogs for cheaper, but these are typically not high-quality and may be prone to health problems.
Where can I buy an Irish Wolfhound?
Irish Wolfhounds are often purchased without any clear understanding of what goes into owning one.
- Irish Wolfhound Club of America Rescue.
- Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada.
- Southern Irish Wolfhound Rescue and Adoption.
- Great Lakes Irish Wolfhound Association Rescue.
Are Irish Wolfhounds aggressive?
An Irish Wolfhound should not be aggressive. They are simply too big. Positive reinforcement training is the most effective way to train a Wolfhound. They do not respond well to harsh corrections, often simply “shutting down.” Despite their size they are very sensitive dogs.
What are Irish Wolfhound known for?
Irish Wolfhounds were highly coveted in the early centuries, because they were excellent hunters, guardians, and companions. You can guess from his name that the Irish Wolfhound is a wolf hunter. He has also been used to hunt wild boar and deer.
Why do Irish Wolfhounds live so short?
Although Irish Wolfhounds have been known to live up to 13 years, most of them die much younger—seven years or less. Only about 9% of the dogs will even make it to 10 years of age. They may die from heart disease (dilated cardiomyopathy), bone cancer, bloat, and many other less common diseases.
What kind of dog food do I Feed my Irish Wolfhound?
Most people find that their Irish Wolfhound and other dogs will actually eat as much as 1/3 less of our Gentle Giants dog food than what they fed their dog before switching to Gentle Giants dog food. Feeding all natural Gentle Giants dog food to your Irish Wolfhound and your other dogs can make your dogs’ coats look healthy and shiny.
Where can I get an Irish Wolfhound for free?
There are plenty of rescue centres across the country where you may find an Irish Wolfhound. Breed-specific rescues that specialise in Irish Wolfhounds are also out there. You’ll need to ask any rescue centre about the dog’s history to make sure they will be comfortable in your home.
What to do with Irish Wolfhounds in Westover?
Westover Wolfhounds offers a variety of Irish Wolfhound experiences. Schedule a visit for our private hound tours, interact with the hounds in our adventurous play-dates, join our exhilarating hunting events, go back in time with our award-winning stylized photo sessions and take advantage of our heartfelt Irish Wolfhound therapy programs.
What does the Irish Wolfhound Club of America do?
The primary mission of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America Rescue Committee is to support the dedicated individuals and organizations, listed in the National Rescue Directory, who rescue Irish Wolfhounds in need of a permanent home.