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The Irish Wolfhound, mascot of the Irish Guards with the Queen Mother.

Breed of the week: the intelligent Irish Wolfhound

Soldier's best friend: A member of the Irish Guards with an Irish wolfhound in 1987. The handsome breed has been the regiment's mascot since 1902

The real dogs of war: Intimate images show ‘soft’ soldiers caring for the animals who have helped them through the ages

Soldiers best friend: A member of the Irish Guards with an Irish wolfhound in The handsome breed has been the regiments mascot since 1902

IRISH WOLFHOUND    Famously the largest breed of dog in the world, Irish Wolfhounds tend to be gentle giants. A very old breed, precursors to the Irish Wolfhound originated in Greece, and are believed to have been imported to Ireland around 1500 B.C. They  were bred even larger, turning into the dogs we’re familiar with today. Irish Wolfhounds grew legendary in Ireland, esteemed for their ability to fight wild animals for sport and in hunting, but also for their agreeable nature and…

Irish Wolfhounds grew legendary in Ireland, esteemed for their ability to fight wild animals for sport and in hunting, but also for their agreeable nature and nobility.

Special animal lovers needed for Service Dogs Uk. Can you foster a dog under assessment?

Special animal lovers needed for Service Dogs Uk. Can you foster a dog under assessment?

A soldier and Irish wolfhound Brian Boru VIII led the parade as Irish Guards marched through their  hometown in Market Drayton, Shropshire.   The battalion had just completed a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, October 2008.

A soldier and Irish wolfhound Brian Boru VIII led the parade as Irish Guards marched through their hometown in Market Drayton, Shropshire. The battalion had just completed a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, October

"We wire-hairs stick together, no matter what!" (seriously, wire-haired dachshunds and Irish wolfhounds are fricking adorable.) (via ZebraGang)

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'Two Subwoofers', An Irish Wolfhound Wears A Pair of Dachshunds On Either Side of a Saddle Bag this is too funny!

Irish Wolfhound & friend...this guy would look good standing next to Jackson!

♧The Irish traded Wolfhounds to the Romans. We know because there is an early century CE reference to ‘seven Irish dogs, which so astonished Rome that it was thought they must have been brought in cages’ From: Coastal Cottage, please visit

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