Friday, March 12, 2010
Irish Wolfhounds were also used as war dogs, and they were trained to pull armored knights off their horses or out of their chariots. This was very helpful to the Irish when they were fighting against Roman invaders and also later on against the English.
Because they are so big, Irish Wolfhounds usually only live to be 10 years old or maybe less. They are especially likely to get bloat or cancer or an enlarged heart, and none of these things are good.
That's all I'm going to tell you about Irish Wolfhounds, except I will just say that if you want to get one, you should make sure you have a big house and a big yard, and you should be prepared to spend a lot of money on dog food!