The Irish Wolfhounds got their name not for their appearance. They got it for their purpose—wolf hunting with dogs. Some people think that all we have of the earliest times of this old breed are more myth and legend than fact. It is mentioned, as cú (variously translated as hound, Irish hound, war dog, wolf dog, etc.) in Irish laws, which predate Christianity, and in Irish literature going back as far as the 5th century or, in the case of the Sagas, from the old Irish period—AD600-900. Whatever the truth, it doesn't take away the fact that these creatures are incredibly delightful and beautiful. And big. According to the official the World Canine Federation standards, their desired height is 32 inches (81cm) to 34 inches (86cm). And although the Irish Wolfhound can be a frightening sight for those who aren't familiar with them, their all-around friendliness can't be any higher. To give these pups the attention they deserve, Bored Panda has compiled a list of their funniest photos, so scroll down to check them out and upvote your favorite entries.

#1

Our Anti-Burglar System

Our Anti-Burglar System

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Hassini
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2 years ago

I love how they get their noses through and all piled up even in such a small crack

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17 Days After My Mom Passed From Ovarian Cancer, Her Old Irish Wolfhound Followed In Tow To Be With Her. I Miss Them Both So Much. Dogs Know

17 Days After My Mom Passed From Ovarian Cancer, Her Old Irish Wolfhound Followed In Tow To Be With Her. I Miss Them Both So Much. Dogs Know

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Captain Marvel
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2 years ago

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This is really sweet, but may I suggest editing the title to: "Days before my mom passed from Ovarian Cancer, her old Irish Wolfhound climbed into bed with her. Dogs know." </3

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My Dog's Facial Expressions When I Didn't Turn Towards The Dog Park

My Dog's Facial Expressions When I Didn't Turn Towards The Dog Park

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Hassini
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2 years ago

I love the little growl thing at the end lol

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#4

I Guess I'll Sleep Over Here...

I Guess I'll Sleep Over Here...

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

at least his butt is comfortable

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#5

Owner And Her Dog Dressed Like Wayne’s World Characters For Halloween

Owner And Her Dog Dressed Like Wayne’s World Characters For Halloween

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

what dog? I don't see this dog they claim to be here.

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#6

These Two

These Two

One of these dogs has a clearly larger than life presence, whose mere physicality, elevated by an extreme amount of self confidence, intimidates any would be intruders and provides a sense of security for the entire household. The other one is an Irish Wolfhound.

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Hassini
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2 years ago (edited)

They're copycats! no they are not, they are copydogs!!

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#7

Janine Fell Apart. We Put The Pieces In This Chair

Janine Fell Apart. We Put The Pieces In This Chair

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BlackestDawn
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2 years ago

Awwwh, lost the instruction on how to re-assemble her?

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#8

My Grandma And Her Irish Wolfhound From 1974

My Grandma And Her Irish Wolfhound From 1974

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Subrata Pradhan
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2 years ago

Adorable Duo :-)

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#9

Dachshunds For Balance

Dachshunds For Balance

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Maik Unshelm
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2 years ago

Cool! Comes with two Subwoofers!

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#10

Our New Whippet Puppy Sitting With His Friend, An Irish Wolfhound Puppy

Our New Whippet Puppy Sitting With His Friend, An Irish Wolfhound Puppy

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Judy Qwek Yu Ting
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2 years ago

U sure that's a puppy!?

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#11

That's A Gorgeous Trio Right Here

That's A Gorgeous Trio Right Here

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kristy sickles
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2 years ago

I would absolutely love to spend a day in the owners shoes. So much beauty and peace in one pic

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#12

Hunter Of Wolves. Needs Teddy To Feel Safe

Hunter Of Wolves. Needs Teddy To Feel Safe

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Aw, I see two adorable cuddly teddies!

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#13

The Tallest Boi

The Tallest Boi

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

he is almost her size and he is sitting down, imagine one it stands up on two legs. wow

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#14

What A Big Mouth You Have

What A Big Mouth You Have

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2 years ago

My heart just exploded 😍

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#15

Is It Comfy?

Is It Comfy?

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Han
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2 years ago

Same doggo, same. Except I'm eating a ham and cheese sandwich too. :'')

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#16

He Didn't Know What To Do

He Didn't Know What To Do

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Han
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2 years ago

Awwwww I was having such a tough day with PTSD and now I'm all calm and relaxed. Bless this post.

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#17

As Big As A Donkey

As Big As A Donkey

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Kwj
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2 years ago

What an amazing photo <3

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#18

He Has Eaten Breakfast, Romped Around In The Rain And Played With His Toys. Now It’s Time To Rest Up Until Afternoon Playtime

He Has Eaten Breakfast, Romped Around In The Rain And Played With His Toys. Now It’s Time To Rest Up Until Afternoon Playtime

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JustABobcat
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2 years ago

Such a happy content doggie!

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#19

Irish Wolfhounds Love Peanut Butter

Irish Wolfhounds Love Peanut Butter

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Rowlie
Community Member
2 years ago

High expectations

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#20

Still A Lap Dog

Still A Lap Dog

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Han
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2 years ago

How cool! Always your pup! X

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#21

He Heard Some Thunder

He Heard Some Thunder

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Reasonable reaction... cuddles will save him.

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#22

The Irish Wolfhoud, A Perfect Bed Buddy

The Irish Wolfhoud, A Perfect Bed Buddy

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Mountain Hippie
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2 years ago

An energy efficient electric blanket!

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#23

Our 3lb Kitten's Favorite Place To Nap Is In Between Her Two 180lb Irish Wolfhound Brothers

Our 3lb Kitten's Favorite Place To Nap Is In Between Her Two 180lb Irish Wolfhound Brothers

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Capri Figueroa
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2 years ago

That's a lot of legs

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#24

Jazza And Gandalf

Jazza And Gandalf

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Kwj
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2 years ago

Love their happy-goofy look on this picture :D <3

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#25

Smallest Horse In Britain With Fergus The Irish Wolfhound

Smallest Horse In Britain With Fergus The Irish Wolfhound

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years ago

They're both gorgeous! I wonder if this is a Shetland pony or a Falabella?

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#26

That Tail

That Tail

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PandaJon
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2 years ago

Hairy snake

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#27

An Irish Wolfhound In A Mazda Miata

An Irish Wolfhound In A Mazda Miata

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PandaJon
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2 years ago

"Wait till she sees me in this little beauty "

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#28

When A Chair At The Vet Is Too Small For You

When A Chair At The Vet Is Too Small For You

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Han
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2 years ago

Humans face lol

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#29

This Big Boy

This Big Boy

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PandaJon
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2 years ago

The DOGRAM: Half dog - half grandma

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#30

Turned Around To This. Janine Thinks She Is A People

Turned Around To This. Janine Thinks She Is A People

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Captain Marvel
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2 years ago

Janine IS a people!

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#31

I Think If We Stare Really Hard And Don't Move They Will Let Us Back In

I Think If We Stare Really Hard And Don't Move They Will Let Us Back In

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

It would work on me! Let those good dogs back in!!!

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#32

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

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Anne
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2 years ago

Very nice white teeth!

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#33

This Is My Dad, Who Is 6' 1'', Standing With My 2-Year-Old Irish Wolfhound, Conagon

This Is My Dad, Who Is 6' 1'', Standing With My 2-Year-Old Irish Wolfhound, Conagon

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
2 years ago

My dad's ex-girlfriend had an Irish Wolfhound that stood a few inches tall than my 6-foot tall dad when on his hindlegs.

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#34

When You Realize That You Can Touch Your Feet

When You Realize That You Can Touch Your Feet

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Han
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2 years ago

I'm living vicariously through this doggo... *tries to touch toes, rolls instead*

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#35

My Irish Wolfhound Meeting His New Roommate!

My Irish Wolfhound Meeting His New Roommate!

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Cactus McCoy
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2 years ago

Don't inhale, don't inhale, don't inhale...

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#36

Who Is Walking Who?

Who Is Walking Who?

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Hassini
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2 years ago

What do you mean walking, The dog is just getting ready, in a second the little girl will be flying not walking!

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#37

Driller, Coco And Chanel Are Best Friends Always...

Driller, Coco And Chanel Are Best Friends Always...

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Gabriela
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2 years ago

If I fits I sits!

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#38

Why To Even Bother With Bowls When There Are Two Sinks In The House

Why To Even Bother With Bowls When There Are Two Sinks In The House

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JustABobcat
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2 years ago

It's cool that they're so tall they just put their muzzles right up to the faucet! Damn these are big doggies!

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#39

My Friend's 4'11" Mother And His 120lb Irish Wolfhound

My Friend's 4'11" Mother And His 120lb Irish Wolfhound

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Sarcastic Cow
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2 years ago

At first glance, i thought - is that queen of UK? :D

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#40

Irish Wolfhound, 4,6,8 And 10 Months Old. Meet Hobbes

Irish Wolfhound, 4,6,8 And 10 Months Old. Meet Hobbes

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Cat on a bike
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2 years ago

and keeps growing...

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#41

I Have A Clown Car- I Really Need Something Bigger!

I Have A Clown Car- I Really Need Something Bigger!

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Like a lorry...

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#42

Brody The Irish Wolfhound (Baby For Scale)

Brody The Irish Wolfhound (Baby For Scale)

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Hassini
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2 years ago

I think the baby is enjoying this!

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#43

Hugeboye Is A Heckin Big Woofer

Hugeboye Is A Heckin Big Woofer

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Gorgeous heckin big floofer.

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#44

Three Wolfies Worked Together To Kick Me Out Of My Seat

Three Wolfies Worked Together To Kick Me Out Of My Seat

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Chyppa Homer
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2 years ago

They're also laughing at you :D

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#45

My Parent's Golden Retriever Next To My Uncle's Huge Irish Wolfhound

My Parent's Golden Retriever Next To My Uncle's Huge Irish Wolfhound

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Hassini
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2 years ago

And i thought golden retrievers were big dogs....

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#46

Apparently, When You Turn 9 Months Old, You Have To Get Weighed. Checkinh In At 113 Lbs And 34 Inches Tall Today - Happy 9 Months To Me!

Apparently, When You Turn 9 Months Old, You Have To Get Weighed. Checkinh In At 113 Lbs And 34 Inches Tall Today - Happy 9 Months To Me!

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PandaJon
Community Member
2 years ago

I would have guessed you were older than 9 months

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#47

My Cousin Met An Irish Wolfhound

My Cousin Met An Irish Wolfhound

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M.Maria
Community Member
2 years ago

I need to feel that kind of glee

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#48

Two Dogs And A Horsey

Two Dogs And A Horsey

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Chyppa Homer
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2 years ago

"Oh, Bunny ! ball, ball !" - Eddie "Hudson Hawk" Hawkins :D

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#49

Here's My 6 Week Shiba Inu Puppy With My Mom's Irish Wolfhound

Here's My 6 Week Shiba Inu Puppy With My Mom's Irish Wolfhound

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years ago

Shibas tend to be pretty bossy so she'll probably run the show once she grows up

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