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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Chyppa Homer 3 months ago

Oh good, a burglar ! 'Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys !' :D

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#2 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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Han 3 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss mate. Bless her. X This is such a beautiful photo and memory.

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#3 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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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

You be making biggest mistake ever. Doggo will sit on you later and not get off.

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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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

The thigh bone is connected to the.. damn it.

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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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r3dd3v1lL 3 months ago

I'm pretty sure I've never said that before, but I like your grandmother's hair.

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#9 Dachshunds For Balance

Dachshunds For Balance

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Maik Unshelm 3 months 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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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

Super cuties!

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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 3 months 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 3 months ago

Aw, I see two adorable cuddly teddies!

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#13 The Tallest Boi

The Tallest Boi

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PandaJon 3 months ago

Chrissy kissed her date goodnight but vowed to never fall for Tinder photos ever again.

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#14 What A Big Mouth You Have

What A Big Mouth You Have

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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

Watch out! Kitty is thinking of pouncing on that good dog's tongue!

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#15 Is It Comfy?

Is It Comfy?

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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

Yep, it's very comfy thanks!

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#16 He Didn't Know What To Do

He Didn't Know What To Do

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Han 3 months 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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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

Oh, so adorable! Irish Wolfhounds have always been my favourite big breed dog and I have always loved donkeys. Having both is now my BIG dream!

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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 3 months 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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Arietis 3 months ago

It must cost a fortune to feed them all! Worth it, though.

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#20 Still A Lap Dog

Still A Lap Dog

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PandaJon 3 months ago

Well, technically a lap, chest, shoulder dog

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#21 He Heard Some Thunder

He Heard Some Thunder

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Laugh Fan 3 months 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 3 months 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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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

Safest spot in the world.

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#24 Jazza And Gandalf

Jazza And Gandalf

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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

In love! Looks at those happy faces and massive paws!

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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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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

They are both super adorable.

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#26 That Tail

That Tail

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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

Bet catching that tail is a bit too easy.

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#27 An Irish Wolfhound In A Mazda Miata

An Irish Wolfhound In A Mazda Miata

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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

Now I know what is wrong with mine! Needs an Irish Wolfhound fix.

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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 3 months ago

Humans face lol

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#29 This Big Boy

This Big Boy

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PandaJon 3 months 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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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

Janine is way better than any 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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Mountain Hippie 3 months ago

Pretty sure that's a Pilates move:)

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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 3 months 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 3 months 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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- 3 months ago

Where's the third dog? That's just a rug! ;)

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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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BlackestDawn 3 months ago

If you have the bowls on the floor then I can fully understand this since it's easier and, I believe, less damaging to them to do this. I'm basing it on what I have heard about great danes.

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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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Cheryl Thomas 3 months ago

I thought Queen Elizabeth was taller, and lives in a fancier house!

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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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

That must be one giant sofa!

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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 3 months 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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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

Doggo not impressed... put me back down now!

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#47 My Cousin Met An Irish Wolfhound

My Cousin Met An Irish Wolfhound

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CrunChewy McSandybutt 3 months ago

That's a little one.

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#48 Two Dogs And A Horsey

Two Dogs And A Horsey

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Donna Reynolds 3 months ago

Can we ride his Dad? Can we? Can we?

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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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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

Giving the pup the hairy eyeball...

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