An easygoing animal, Irish Wolfhounds are quiet by nature. Wolfhounds often create a strong bond with their family and can become quite destructive or morose if left alone for long periods of time. An Irish wolfhound is not a guard dog and will protect individuals rather than the house or the owner’s possessions. However independent the wolfhound is, the breed becomes attached to both owners and other dogs they are raised with and is therefore not the most adaptable of breeds. Bred for independence, an Irish wolfhound is not necessarily keen on defending spaces. A wolfhound is most easily described by its historical motto, “gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked”. Despite the need for their own people, Wolfhounds generally are somewhat stand-offish with total strangers. Most Wolfhounds are very gentle with children. The Irish Wolfhound is relatively easy to train. They respond well to firm, but gentle, consistent leadership. However, historically these dogs were required to work at great distances from their masters and think independently when hunting rather than waiting for detailed commands and this can still be seen in the breed.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE;  Some breeders listed here may not be members of an Irish Wolfhound Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction


Fredensborg ; Wolfhouse Pernille Monberg


Eurassburg ; Lean do chrol Andrea Herrmann + 49 (0) 8208 958124


BUCHAREST; “Alisdan” Irish Wolfhounds, Dan Dumitrescu, +4017816087 / 4095148090


MOSCOW ; Iz Volshebnogo Lesa Irina Kiryushina +7 985 969 69 66


CAMBRIDGE; “Culkeeran” Irish Wolfhounds, Sue Cole, +01733 243308
CARMARTHENSHIRE ; TONUCHKA, Toni Marriner +01269 851763
DERBYSHIRE ; Bonaforte Irish Wolfhounds, Carla du Rose +01773 820500
DERBYSHIRE ; BARRASSY Ms B Pejsova & Mr S Bridges
CLEVELAND; “KERGULLEN” Claire Owen, +01740 630522 / 07940 700949 KENC901@AOL.COM
HAMPSHIRE ; Mochras Irish Wolfhounds, Liz Thornton +01264 790720
STIRLINGSHIRE ; BRIBIBA, Fran and Bill Barnbrook +01324 851284
SUSSEX; “Ballalyn” Irish Wolfhounds, Mac McMillan, + 01273 589219
WORCESTERSHIRE ; Cornovi Irish Wolfhounds, Jean Timmins


NY, Eden; ” Tir Na Nog” Irish Wolfhounds, Rainer & Pamela Sticht, +001-716-992-4317