Irish Wolfhound or Irish Wolfhound

history of the race: the Irish Wolfhound or Irish Wolfhound has been present in Ireland for almost 2,000 years , this noble race had virtually disappeared in the mid-19th century, when it was saved by Captain g. a. Graham, an officer of the British army.

the Irish Wolfhound or Irish Wolfhound was originally used by the Celts to hunt wolves, probably this majestic dog was brought to Ireland by the Romans. At the end of the 19th century, the breed was created again with success using a lineage of the former Wolfhound.

affectionate and loyal, the current Wolfhound is a excellent companion dog and an efficient guard dog . However, due to its enormous size you need lots of space, and for this reason, it is not suitable for urban life.

Irish Wolfhound o Lobero Irlandés


the head is long and has little Nick between the eyes

the thighs are long and straight, similar to the of a hound

the top layer of the coat is rough and tough, especially hard and long on the eyes and JAWS

under the chest is deep , with long body.

the legs and forearms are muscular, with bones strong and straight.

Irish Wolfhound o Lobero Irlandés

data to take into account:

country of origin: Ireland

origins: age/nineteenth century

first function: hunting wolves

current function: company

life expectancy: 11 years

weight: 40-55 kg

height: 71-90 cm

Irish Wolfhound o Lobero Irlandés

Irish Wolfhound o Lobero Irlandés

The choice of a dog

there are many reasons why people choose to have a dog and is faced with the question:

“am going kind of dog to choose?”

can find a substitute for a missing person, faithful companion and you could trust; 0 needing company because they live alone; or who want to have a playmate for your children and a system to teach them to take responsibility and care of others; or looking for a pet that share the life of a home without children… Whatever the reason why you want to have a pet, nobody should rush into acquiring a dog. Not only have to take into account the own interests as future owners, but that, first and foremost, has to think of the happiness of the future partner.

If you choose a dog carefully, life is vera nightly for years by a friend who will provide lots of love and satisfaction, and will cause little discomfort. If, on the other hand, is acquired a dog without thinking well, or only by the attractive exterior, the risk of having a bitter disappointment will be big.

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a dog raised in environments not suitable you will feel miserable and will not show its true character . Maybe that turns surly, grumpy and is porte evil, becoming perhaps so unruly and aggressive it becomes unacceptable for its new owner, who will complain that the ruling is in the animal or its breeding rather than admit that failure is in your little thoughtful choice. Having a domestic animal, the owner acquires a considerable responsibility and if, for example, that animal will exclusively as a symbol of position or for aesthetics, it would be best to reconsider it.

the first thing that one has to ask is if the standard of living and personal circumstances allow a dog . The time that can be devoted to the dog is very important, since is absolutely necessary to be able to give sufficient care : any dog do without them. It needs time to prepare your meals for your toiletries and cleaning diana, out walking daily for at least one hour; Let him go out two or three times a day, which means go with it and not let it loose and just on the street.

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a second, no less important issue is related to the attitude of all the members of the family. Are they all happy with the idea of having a dog? , may arrival lead to friction? Children easily promise to take care of the new partner and take out it for walks, but as soon as the novelty wears forget the responsibilities assumed.

if the family agrees that they want to a dog, is yet another problem to consider: what has to be done with the dog during the holidays?  can take is always with him? if there is no friends who can and want to offer you hospitality, will have to go to a nursery, or canine residence? In the latter case not is should I wait a day before the game to look for a good nursery, a really good nursery.

as you might expect, the Inn of the dog can be very expensive, costs that will have to be added to taxes by having a dog (which are very high in some countries and cities), the inevitable accounts of the veterinarian, the cost of food (in whose quality not is should economize). Remember that any possession that provides pleasure also implies concern and responsibility, and a dog is no exception.

if, after considering all these points, yet an invincible desire to own a dog, the next problem will be to decide the kind of dog to choose from, that we will see in the next article.

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Anatomy of the dog (part 1)

the body of the dog consists of forequarters quarters front (A), (B) and rear quarters (C) middle part.

the height of the cross is measured by the drawn perpendicular to the ground from the top of the shoulders; the contours of the chest is measured in the deepest part of this, immediately behind the elbow and the cross (blue color).

are used more or less special expressions for these parts:

anatomia del perro parte 1

1, snout; nose. 2, notch nasofrontal (stop). 3, occipital Protuberance or back of the head. 4A, cross; 4B, back; 4 c, loins. 5, grupa. 6, base or root of the tail. 7, hanging cheek. 8, chest; 8A, sternum; 8B, front part of the chest; 8 c, cinchera. 9, shoulder. 10, arm. 11, elbow. 12, forearm. 13, carpo doll 0. 14, Metacarpus or cane. 15, hand. 16, thigh. 17, leg. 18, 0 knee stifle. 19, Hock. 20, RAM (this RAM does not exist in all races and is often removed by operation); the French Sheepdogs breeds have even two spurs on the same site; This is demanded by the standards of the breeds. 14, metatarsal or cane. 15, foot.


anatomia del perro parte 1

the denture is not the same for all races. According to the disposition of the incisors, refer to :

  1. teeth in shape of scissors: the maxillary incisors cover the lower without intermediate space (such as scissors).
  2. teeth in shape of PINCERS: the incisors are played at the edges;
  3. lower PROGNATHISM: the incisors of the lower jaw are, with more or less intermediate space, in front of the of the upper;
  4. upper PROGNATHISM: the upper incisors are, with more or less intermediate space, in front of the lower jaw; This last type of denture is considered defective.

head and eyes

cabeza perro

the head may differ from the general type of different ways:

1, CARIBAJA, nasal bone with inclination towards the nostrils;

2, dish CONCAVE, with concavity on the top line of dish-shaped head;

3, CARRILLUDA, masseter (muscles of the cheeks) with thick and outgoing;

4, FROWNING, with severe expression of the chow chow;

5, BEAKED, with highly developed occiput;


the eyes may have the following peculiarities:

a, of porcelain with blue iris,

b, Falcon eyes, yellow eyes, in general little desirable because of the cold and sullen expression,

c, with the lower eyelid, forming a pouch. EARS

anatomia del perro parte 1

the ears of native races have a triangular and finished form in a moderate tip; the domestic breeds you are talking in this case of:

ear of Fox . The normal stiff ear of domestic races is greater and more pointed (1). We find a curious form of ear French Bulldog; It is the ear in shape of Tulip or ear of bat (2), ear stiff and open, broad at the base, tulip-shaped, rounded at the tip.

close to the stiff ears are many forms of ear showing variations between stiff and half hanging. The is very remarkable ear SEMIAGUZADA (3), i.e., that of the collie and the sheltie; When the tip of the ear hangs is called ear AGUZADA . The ear in shape of COCOON (4) is an ear with the middle part bent forward covering the hole and the tip pointing to the eye. The ears in shape of pink (1, below) are small, thin, and bent back and ears against the neck (some dogs, such as the borzoi , the greyhound, the whippet ). The HANGING ear (5) hangs flat and tight against the cheeks. Some trace dogs ears (3, below) are lower, and are implanted behind the skull, being twisted like a propeller. The LOBED ear (6) is a variation that occurs in the cocker spaniel .

Anatomy of the dog (part 2)

after seeing the first part of this series on anatomy and parts of the dog (jaw, head, eyes and ears), you can always read here .

neck is defined by the way in which skin is to its around:

  1. dry , when the skin is tight to his around and muscles are easily visible.
  2. MUSCULAR is the presence of skin loose in the throat; Gill
  3. is called the hanging skin in the throat

cuello del perro

the forelimbs of most breeds have a straight front profile (top, left). Due to rickets, poor treatment during the period of growth and insufficient food undesirable deviations can occur:

  1. elbow out , with the forearm curved out;
  2. profile front in shape of VIOLIN , defective front profile for many races, in which the feet are turned out;
  3. elbows loose , the elbows are turned out and the feet inwards. This is often due to frequently hold the puppy at the elbows to lift it from the ground.
  4. something different is the ESTEVADO , straight front profile with your feet slightly turned inward, which constitutes a frontal profile typical and normal for many dogs of trace.

patas delanteras del perro

later members usually have meet the same requirements as the forequarters: seen from behind should be straight and lean.

  1. dog open 0 hollow back , with very separated hindquarters;
  2. disposal of legs which often constitutes a inherited deviation ;
  3. dog closed rear , with close-set rear limbs, defect which becomes apparent when the dog moves.

anatomia del perro

the legs should be considered with respect to their function as organs of the movement. If studied from top down, are ye that different parties vary each other continually address. This is the law of balance and gravity, which tends constantly to the effective forward movement with minimal effort. Some members front and later too straight (1 and 2) will make uneven progress of the animal too short crossing; for a firm and energetic March about HINDQUARTERS well ANGLED are necessary (both knee and Hock, 3).

huesos patas del perro

the feet: the dog is an animal digitigrade , which means that walking supports on the floor fingers only . The phalanges of the fingers are lodged in the head pillow and various digital pads.

the shape of the foot presents the following types:

1, cat foot, short, round and solid;

2, Hare foot, foot, elongated and oval;

3, FLAT FEET. The latter is considered defective

anatomia del perro pies

(las ilustraciones muestran el pie anterior derecho; el quinto dedo, o espolón, a menudo se extirpa inmediatamente después deel nacimiento).

the tail is the part that vary . Regardless of the length (and amputation), the shape of the tail can be defined taking into account the way in which the animal, kinking, and fur.

the animal carries it: to low; b, below the line of the spine; c, to the level of the spine; (d), above the line of the spine; e, and f, raised; (g), on the back.

cola del perro 1

according to the Threading:

1, tail in shape of sword, almost straight, long and carried low.

2, COLA in form of Saber, carried high, slightly bent upwards.

3, tail in shape of SICKLE, even more bent upward.

4, tail in shape of ring, tail curled up forming a circumference.

5, tail with ring, the end of the tail forms a ring ( Afghan Hound ).

6, tail with hook, the end of the tail form a hook.

7, spiral tail, tail forming a double whorl on the thigh (wetterhound).

8, tail CURLED, coiled tail on the back.

9, COILED tail, tail with double loop and very tight against the hip (pug ).

10, tail in a CORKSCREW ( French bulldog).

cola del perros 2

tail coat is:

11, EMPENACHADA tail, tail with longhaired on the underside.

12, OTTER tail, tail thick at the base and which is slimming to tip, with thick, short fur ( Labrador retriever ).

13, glue with brush (or Fox tail), tail coat of medium length, but hard on the underside.

Puppies: Choice and first steps

is difficult to choose among a litter of six to seven weeks of age and choose the most promising puppy. Unless we are experts, it will be necessary to seek advice from someone who understands both the race in question, as puppies.

as we discussed specialists, such as the of this website sale of dogs: breeder Portal, even though a dog contest, does not want to especially it is necessary to pay close attention to the behavior of the puppies. A bold puppy will be more capable of living in a bustling family than a shy dog and scary. All puppies should show a bold temperament and both them and the mother should have the appearance of being well fed.

there is a diversity of opinions regarding what is the best age to acquire a puppy . Doctor Scott, American, carried out psychological tests with puppies of very varied types and found that seven or eight weeks are the best age for the adaptation to the new owner and the new environment. Some wild animals, as it is the case of the Wolf, is at this age when parents begin to educate young people, task that in the case of our dogs, to be taken us.

must be taken into account, that many breeders do not let the puppies until they are three months of age, with what if we bought the puppy at that age, the breeder already has should have responsible for putting necessary vaccines so far. If we choose to buy puppies online will have more options to find a dog of the age you want.

Cachorros: Elección y primeros pasos

the transition to the new environment will be easier if the puppy is not older than two months . Its strength will be less in this case, and after a day full of new impressions, and tiring when you leave alone, will stay asleep without protest.

more pup, which has been more strongly attached to their original environment, will feel much more upset by the change . It will complain to howling and their greater strength and endurance will make you more “grouser” when it comes to let him in her bed.

first night events are often decisive for the future. All this shows that most advisable will be to take the dog home in the morning, in order to give the opportunity to calm it.

is advisable to prepare a small enclosure for the dog , since if it is closed, puppy not dirty, since he will be forced to endure needs. Naturally if warns that you need, it is best to take as soon as possible, so we will be able to becomes clean .

Cachorros: Elección y primeros pasos

the best way to teach a dog to be at home during the day is let him leave immediately after your meals and NAPs , it is also necessary to take them every hour and a half or two hours. The dog is an animal with customs , and preventing you to carry out your needs inside House will soon get used to carry them out.

when bad weather, may be you do them on a few newspapers in the shower, in a covered balcony or somewhere where things will not stain, and when finished, the best thing to do is to reward you.

teaching a dog to defecate on newspapers is also handy for when living in a flat. However then it will be harder to teach the dog to make them out. Always keeping in mind that some puppies learn to be clean before others.

bed within the “Park” is the best place to leave the puppy when we have to go out or when it is not possible to be constantly watching you . This will prevent the dog not walk by the House at ease. In their enclosure we can let toys so you play, there are special toys for puppies posed no danger for them. And that you can buy in any store specializing in dogs.