THE IRISH WOLFHOUND
Much interest of late has been centered in the Irish wolfhound, a breed that has been for many years practically extinct.
This breed was at one time the favorite hunting dog of Ireland and Great Britain, and extensively used by the nobility of these lands.
The Irish wolfhound is a dog resembling the Scottish deer-hound very much in type and in color they are a steel gray bridle, with a stiff, wiry coat, the head strongly fringed with bristly whiskers, especially around the muzzle.
A dark, almost black, eye is highly desirable, «et squarely, with a good space between them.
They should not be too high from the ground, nor too low—a happy medium, typifying a stocky sturdiness of character and showing his endurance for long walks through swamps, marshes, brambles and other difficulties that beset the hunting dog.
The Irish wolfhound is one of the oldest of the known breeds, but of late years has fallen away considerably in the public's fancy.
It is to be desired that the breed attract some new blood to its folds, as it is a real man's dog, and should not be permitted to become extinct.
A club formed in its interest would do much towards reinstating this sadly neglected breed in the fancy where it belongs, which could be easily accomplished were a few live fanciers to get together and boost it.
Fur, News. Fur News, January 1916.
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