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Irish Wolfhounds: Complete Pet Owner's Manual Paperback – 25 Jun 2005


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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: 20.1 x 16.6 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 668,806 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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The Irish Wolfhound is the tallest and largest galloping hound, the tallest American Kennel Club (AKC) breed, and probably the tallest breed of dog in the world today. Read the first page
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By nev666 on 16 Aug. 2010
Format: Paperback
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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By Ddraig64 on 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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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ashtar Command on 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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By Hannah on 14 April 2015
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Great service. However Book not brilliant there are more detailed books out there for Irish Wolfhound.
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