One of the more older breeds; this regal hound's account traces back to 3400 B.C., when he was owned and utilized for hunting by the Egyptian pharaohs. Phoenician traders perhaps carried his ancestors to Ibiza, off the coast of Spain, from which he gains his name. He is a tall and agile dog used to hunt rabbits, hare, and other game. He bears a level back and a narrow, deep chest. His head is long and narrow, with outstanding muzzle and strong jaw. His small eyes vary in color from clear amber to caramel. He gets a short orwire-haired coat, both types being firm in texture.
Weight 42-50 pounds
Height males 231/2-271/2 inches; females 22 ½ -26 inches
Color: red and white; lion and white; solid white; solid red.
The Irish Wolfhound was Ireland's ancient chaser of wolves and
Weight: minimum 105-120 pounds
Height: minimum 30-32 inches
Color: gray, brindle, red, black, pure white, fawn.