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An ancient and magestic breed, the Irish Wolfhound is an intrinsic part of the heritage of the Emerald Isles. Most people are awed by these gentle giants, that largest and tallest of the galloping hounds. We would like to enrich your event with the history and stories of these hounds..

The Irish Wolfhound: Of great size and commanding appearance, the Irish Wolfhound is remarkable in combining power and swiftness with keen sight. The largest and tallest of the galloping hounds, in general type he is a rough-coated, Greyhound-like breed..

From: "The Irish Wolfhound Standard of Excellence" The Irish Wolfhound dates back to 3200 B.C., older than the great pyraminds of Egypt and predating Stonehenge by 1000 years. Many Irish folktales mention these great hounds as companions, hunters, protectors and war dogs. Highly sought after, these dogs have been gifts to kings the world over..

The Greyhound: Greyhounds were treated with almost god-like reverence by ancient Egyptians and highly regarded by other cultures in the Middle East. As time passed, the Greyhound became both a hunter and a sporting dog. A favorite pastime of nobility almost from the moment the first sighthounds were bred was a sport called "coursing", in which dogs compete against each other in the pursuit of a lure. Coursing existed in Rome by at least the first century A.D. For centuries, only royalty were allowed to own Greyhounds..



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