Grooming an Irish Wolfhound
Hair type: Irish Wolfhounds have a wiry, shaggy coat that is rough to the touch on the head, body and legs and longer over the eyes and under the jaw. Coat colours include gray, brindle, red, black, pure white or fawn, with gray being the most common.
Daily coat care: The rough, medium-length coat needs regular and thorough grooming with any regular brush and comb. This with keep the coat in good condition. About once or twice a year strip the coat to remove excess dead hair. This breed is an average shedder.
Recommended groom frequency:Irish Wolfhounds should receive a professional grooming every 6-8 weeks.
A full dog groom at Petmania Grooming Studios will include - Full wash, dry, nail clip, ear clean & pluck, breed standard hair cut and conditioning spray.
Depending on the age, size and activity level of your Irish Wolfhound, you can expect to feed between 450g and 850g of high-quality dry food a day
To help you find the best food for your dog, read about the dog food brands available at your local Petmania, or speak with one of our Pet Care Advisors instore today.
This is a laidback breed which does well with moderate amount of exercise. Daily walks are essential to satisfy the dog’s natural tendency to walk. However, excessive exercising should be avoided when the dog is young to prevent any injuries or malformations of the bone. It tends to gain weight easily so should not be overfed.
Where to get an Irish Wolfhound
There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100's of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.
However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.