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Irish Wolfhounds: Complete Pet Owner's Manual [Paperback]

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S. (25 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764130277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764130274
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 17 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 531,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Talks about Irish wolfhounds. This gentle giant requires plenty of room for regular exercise, and its shaggy coat needs regular grooming. Despite its size, it is good with children and other dogs.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good and Concise. 3 Jan 2013
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Vastly superior to some of the Wolfhound books available this presents a good variety of information and pictures. I would love a hardback full size version. Concise and informational, the author provides you with plenty of information if you are considering one of these magnificent animals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book 16 Aug 2010
By nev666
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Owning Wolfhounds is a great pleasure, but can also be a great pain when you first get one, They are unlike any other dog.
This book will give you a good insite into the needs and problems of the breed. It is a modern book unlike some so you can relate to it. The beauty to me is that the book talks a lot of sense, and covers the basics of what you need to know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The hound that cried wolf 27 Aug 2011
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I actually encountered an Irish Wolfhound once. It was in the Stockholm metro, of all places. The dog was higher than me as I was sitting down. I was surprised by its calm demeanours, but felt relieved when it left. Naturally, I considered the owner to be a crackpot - Irish Wolfhounds, as we all know, were bred to hunt wolfs (hence the name). I assumed that such a dog would be mad, bad and dangerous to know! I felt something similar towards its owner.

I was therefore surprised when reading "Irish Wolfhounds". It turns out that this huge dog - one of the largest - is almost completely harmless and even something of a "couch potato". It's good with children, other dogs and strangers. It also eats much less than many normally-sized dogs.

Still, the Wolfhound isn't for everyone. It does have a strong prey drive which can be triggered by rabbits, other people's pets and even horses (or wolves, presumably). If the prey drive is triggered, the dog spins out of control! Therefore, Irish Wolfhounds should only be kept in *very* well-fenced areas. The fence has to go underground, too, otherwise the dog might dig a whole and disappear anyway. Another obvious problem is the Wolfhound's sheer size: a four-month old puppy is larger than the adults of most other dog breeds! Due to its size, this hound is privy to a lot of health problems, and only lives for about 6 years.

"Irish Wolfhounds" is an excellent introduction to this king-size dog, and many of the colour photos are actually quite entertaining. I mean, a puppy the size of an Alsatian? Another puppy the size of a human child? Another photo shows an Irish Wolfhound tied to a Celtic cross. Eating while having a bad mannered Wolfhound around the table can apparently be a problem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Dad loved it! 11 Feb 2009
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I had a quick flick through and this book seems to cover everything about the mut! the only downside for me is I found out my Dad has a Deerhound but they're pretty much the same just considerable smaller.. great price for a good read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Folk will know how large your soul is, by the way you treat a dog! -Charles F. Doran 2 Feb 2008
By Cherise Everhard - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book over 2 years ago before I bought my Irish Wolfhound. I wanted to really research the breed and know what I was getting into. For the most part, this book was very helpful painting a clear picture.

Irish Wolfhound's are the tallest breed of dog and they have a relatively and heartbreakingly short lifespan. This book gives you some steps in taking care of your dog from puppy into adulthood, to ensure you have your Wolfhound for as long as possible.

Table of Contents:

Introducing the Wolfhound
Finding the Right Irish Wolfhound
Bringing your Wolfhound Home
Caring for and Feeding your Irish Wolfhound
Your Irish Wolfhound's Health
Living with a Giant Hound
Activities for your Wolfhound
Information
Index

There is some important and valuable information in this book. There are also some pretty idiotic statements. One of those statements that is absolutely not true is the book tells you to not elevate your dog's food because it causes bloat, it tells you to let them eat off the floor. My dog's breeder was actually part of the bloat study and the opposite was found true. Plus, if you think about it, my Wolfhound is about 38-40 inches at the shoulder, can imagine how uncomfortable and difficult it would be for a giant breed dog to eat off the floor?

The most important thing this book tells you is to find a reputable breeder. My dog is now two years old and I am still in contact with the breeder. She is a wealth of knowledge and information that a book can not begin to capture.

Because these are such giant dogs, they have special needs and considerations. All in all this book does a good job of pointing out some of the pros and cons of the breed and is a good stepping stone to helping you make that decision. If you decide to bring one of these gentle giants into your home, it also is a fairly good guide to a healthy and happy pet and family.

I read and rely on this book for very general information. But in the end found the most important and reliable information came from my breeder.

Cherise Everhard, Feb. 2008
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything You Ever Wanted To Know 18 Nov 2005
By Jill Maloney - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book was so easy to read and understand. Every possible area of owning,feeding,training,medical,etc. is there and explained completely. This book will be a wonderful guide for the first timer interested in this wonderful breed. You will have a step by step guide on a lifetime of fun and enjoyment . Your Irish Wolfhound will thank you for learning about every angle to their behavior and demeanor....their wants and needs. The numerious pictures give a wonderful view of how a Wolfhound actually looks from puppyhood to adult. One can see the variety of colors this breed comes in. The "tips" of information are fantastic!!!!!!!! The chapter on finding reputable Breeders is a wonderful guide and great place to start. This book would be a wonderful gift for any occasion!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The hound that cried wolf 10 Aug 2011
By Ashtar Command - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I actually encountered an Irish Wolfhound once. It was in the Stockholm metro, of all places. The dog was higher than me as I was sitting down. I was surprised by its calm demeanours, but felt relieved when it left. Naturally, I considered the owner to be a crackpot - Irish Wolfhounds, as we all know, were bred to hunt wolfs (hence the name). I assumed that such a dog would be mad, bad and dangerous to know! I felt something similar towards its owner.

I was therefore surprised when reading "Irish Wolfhounds". It turns out that this huge dog - one of the largest - is almost completely harmless and even something of a "couch potato". It's good with children, other dogs and strangers. It also eats much less than many normally-sized dogs.

Still, the Wolfhound isn't for everyone. It does have a strong prey drive which can be triggered by rabbits, other people's pets and even horses (or wolves, presumably). If the prey drive is triggered, the dog spins out of control! Therefore, Irish Wolfhounds should only be kept in *very* well-fenced areas. The fence has to go underground, too, otherwise the dog might dig a whole and disappear anyway. Another obvious problem is the Wolfhound's sheer size: a four-month old puppy is larger than the adults of most other dog breeds! Due to its size, this hound is privy to a lot of health problems, and only lives for about 6 years.

"Irish Wolfhounds" is an excellent introduction to this king-size dog, and many of the colour photos are actually quite entertaining. I mean, a puppy the size of an Alsatian? Another puppy the size of a human child? Another photo shows an Irish Wolfhound tied to a Celtic cross. Eating while having a bad mannered Wolfhound around the table can apparently be a problem. Most photos simply show how absurdly *huge* this creature actually is.

Irish Wolfhounds, obviously, aren't for everyone. If you live in a countryside manor and can afford very sturdy, king-size fences, you're in. Otherwise, please get a poodle! :D
5.0 out of 5 stars A very helpful manual 23 April 2013
By dawn schurman - Published on Amazon.com
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We were considering bringing an Irish Wolfhound into our family. After reading this book, it became clear to us that an IW is a perfect fit for us. This book is very informative, and covers everything you ever wanted to know about them.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource 29 Dec 2012
By pwtortelle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was the only book I could find on Irish Wolfhounds, but I would've chosen it anyhow given the informative and humorous content within.
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