Top 10 facts about the Irish wolfhound you never knew

10. Irish wolfhounds are the world’s tallest dog breed – they’re giant!

9. They held pride of place in ancient Ireland – as they should have

8. They narrowly escaped extinction – we’re thankful for that

7. They don’t make great watchdogs – gentle, not violent

6. They have had many job roles – including man’s best friend

5. The breed dates as far back as before Christ – been about since forever

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