Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

30 Photos Of Largest And Oldest Dog Breeds — Irish Wolfhounds.

We know what you’re probably thinking. An Irish Wolfhound? What’s that? Some sort of cross between a wolf and a dog? No. They aren’t wolves at all, but people originally used these pooches to go wolf hunting. Eventually, folks realized that they’re way cuter and more adorable as pets. But they’re pretty big too. So, coming into contact with an Irish Wolfhound might startle you, but they’re actually very friendly. And to prove that, people are posting some adorable photos to show just how big they really are.

#1. Meet Stanley, who's 38 inches tall at shoulder length. But that's not even the tip of the iceberg.

At 101 kilos, (roughly, around 223 pounds) he's a mountain of pure love, drool, and wet slobbery kisses. Some people might say he's too big for her, but we think his human momma just needs a bigger lap.

#2. No matter how big you think you are, there’s always someone bigger than you.

That little dog looks like Toto from “The Wizard of Oz” and it seems awfully tiny while standing on the sandy shores of this beach. Then again, who wouldn’t feel short standing next to this beast?

#3. Human clothes don’t generally fit an ordinary dog, but Wolfhounds are different.

This family wanted everyone to wear the same plaid pajama pants for their Christmas morning photo. And look! Even the dog was able to fit into a pair of his own.

#4. The average height of an Irish Wolfhound is about 32 to 34 inches.

You can clearly see that this dog’s size is pretty impressive. It’s almost as tall as that tiny blue car parked behind it. So, it’s a good thing these pooches are lovable.

#5. Irish Wolfhounds are big, but at the end of the day they’re oh-so nurturing.

Just look at this pooch who takes up most of the bed. There’s not a whole lot of room for another animal. Fortunately, this one doesn’t mind letting that tiny dog lay on top of his belly.

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