Irish Wolfhounds have a majestic heritage that is believed to date back to 391 AD. Named for their mix, Wolfhounds were used by the Gaels as hunting dogs, who called them Cú Faol (wolfhound). While they might sound like the stuff of legends – they are now known as sweet, affectionate and sometimes silly pets. According to the official the World Canine Federation standards, their desired height is 32 inches (81cm) to 34 inches (86cm).
The tallest of all the American Kennel Club breeds, this enthusiastically large breed of dogs might look intimidating from afar but as their owners can prove in these photos they are just loveable goofballs. Scroll down below to check out this Bored Panda list of hilariously adorable Irish Wolfhounds we have collected from our readers that sent us the pics of their giant dogs as well as some pics found on the internet. Don’t forget to upvote your favs and if you want even more, check out our previous post on Irish Wolfhounds as well!
Murphy At 8 Months, He’s Now 4 Years Old And 165lb
The Space Cowboy And The Gangster Of Love
Looks Like They’re About To Drop The Hottest Music Album Of The Year
This Irish Wolfhound Testing The Ice Cream For His Human
Happy And Houndy Thanksgiving!
Manager Amber Is 5ft… Moose Is One Big Boy!
We Want Your Toast!
My Buddy Chester Almost One Year Old Irish Wolfhound. He Wanted To Look Out The Window
Christmas Morning Pjs
This Is Guinness. He Just Passed Last Month At 9 Years…
Gilligan Sharing A Birthday Kiss With 110 Year Old Mariette
How Many Dogs Do You See?
My Irish Wolfhound, Sitting On Grandma’s Lap. He Has No Idea How Big He Is
Size Is Not An Obstacle
How Bout A Bear Hug Momma? I Mean, A Wolfhound Hug?
Big Ron And Big Ern
Just A Lap Dog
Weigh In For My 6 Month Baby. Happy Half Year Birthday To All 115 Pounds Of This Sweet Girl
Naps And Cuddles With Hoomum
Me And Auntie Terri
Rex Is A Tiny Little Lap-Dog
Stanley, 38 Inches At Shoulder, 101 Kilos (223 Pounds) Of Pure Love
Jarvis Watching His Boy
Paddrick Loves His Baby Girl!
This Is Fergus
Always A Lap Dog
Little Brother Out Walking The Dog
My Dad, Who Always Complains About The Dogs
Irish Wolfhound Lounger
Me And My Boys
1. Your Face When You See Yourself In A New Collar 2. Your Face When You Realize You Get To Keep Said Collar
My Mother’s Irish Wolfhound, With Banana For Scale
Ever Get The Feeling Someone’s Watching You?
They Want His Pizza!
On A Walk
He’s My Very Own Dire Wolf Come To Life
Sloane Got To Sit On My Lap. He Wasn’t Excited At All…
Often Forget That I Have A Big Dog As Have Got So Used To It. Then I Look At This Photograph
King Size Fur Babies
Huge Paw Or Small Hand?
My Irish Wolfhound With My Dog Walker
When You’re The Size Of A Couch
Dog-Head Is Served. Enjoy Your Meal!
Just Irish Wolfhound Things…
For Perspective I Am 6’ Tall Tall
Floki. He’s Such A Sweetheart!
Baby Feet Are Delicious!
Num Num Num!
This Is Kyle And His Big Friend Diesel
My Boy Fezzik
Love My Crazy Beast!
Took Care Of My Aunt’s Puppy For A Few Days
A Large Dog Or A Small Woman?
Truman The Irish Wolfhound Therapy Dog
Favorite Place To Nap
I’m Jealous Of Their Naked Skin, And All Things They Do With It
Galahad Getting A Bath
Saw This Guy Driving Home. Had To Pull Over Because I Have Never Seen Anything Like This In My Life
Partners In Crime
My Dog Merlin Met A Horse
Why Is It Every Time I Try To Get A Comfy Seat There’s A Human Child In My Way?!
Tormaigh Loves His Mommy!
Our Irish Wolfhound Turns 6 This Year. She’s As Tall As The Counters In The Kitchen
How He Lies In The Kitchen Waiting For Something To Fall
If Lincoln Can’t Be A Couch Dog Then She Will Be A Floor Person
Throwback To When The Grass Was Green And It Was Just Her And Him
Tried To Get Down To His Level But It Didn’t Work
Alfred Wonders How He Will Get Past The Guard Chiwa Blocking His Route To A Snack
A Girl Needs To Be Pampered Sometimes
Beauty And The Beast
Me With My Late Irish Wolfhound Faust. I’m 184cm
None As Big As Our Owen
My Most Favourite Dog In The World! 9 Months
Mommy Got Me An Emergency Dog Carrier In Case I Get Hurt Out Hiking! I’m Pretty Chill Being Carried, But Mommy Can’t Pick Me Up!
Lap Dog Humphry
Meet Winnie The White Wolfie
It’s Hard Work Chasing Cows. Got To Rest Up Until This Evening And Go Make The Rounds Again
I Think If We Stare Really Hard And Don’t Move They Will Let Us Back In
I Guess They Are Ready To Go
Not Only Is Tully A Bed Hog, He’s A Pillow Hog Too