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Are Irish Wolfhounds Cuddly Horses In Disguise?

Written by: Molly Weinfurter
Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.Read more
| Published on September 27, 2020

Irish Wolfhounds are one of the most massive dog breeds out there. Oftentimes, they reach 115 to 180 pounds, and their lanky structure only makes them look larger. Despite their size, they’re known for being gentle giants who are more cuddly and laidback than you’d expect.

In fact, many dog parents have been sharing hilarious photos of their Irish Wolfhounds. But in many of these photos, these dogs look too giant to even be real. So, it poses an important question: are Irish Wolfhounds really dogs, or are they just cuddly horses in disguise?

Here are some of the cutest, silliest, and most outrageous Irish Wolfhound photos out there. You can decide for yourself whether they are dogs like they claim to be.

#1 – These two dogs seem to have the same personality, regardless of their significant size difference.

Irish Wolfhound and Chihuahua
Image: @wolfgang2242/Instagram

#2 – Luckily, this gentle giant is willing to share, even if it means sacrificing his own comfort.

Irish Wolfhound Small Bed
Image: @source/imgur

#3 – Many Irish Wolfhounds enjoy helping out their smaller friends from time to time.

Irish Wolfhound with Dachshunds
Image: imgur

#4 – Believe it or not, Irish Wolfhounds have always been this big.

Irish Wolfhound old photo
Image: imgur

#5 – Here are two puppies sitting next to each other, but they don’t even look like the same species of animal!

Image: imgur

#6 – Of course, even the biggest giants feel safer with a teddy bear.

Irish Wolfhound with Teddy Bear
Image: @thewolfchronicles/Instagram

#7 – This dog’s size proves that Clifford the Big Red Dog is real!

Tall Irish Wolfhound
Image: imgur

#8 – That yawn is even bigger than the cat!

Irish Wolfhound yawn
Image: @storyofohno/imgur

#9 – Playing with toys and getting unconditional love can be exhausting.

Irish Wolfhound Sleeping
Image: @deadmuleranch/Instagram

#10 – These Irish Wolfhounds can reach the counter on their own, but they’re still incredibly patient.

Image: @snixon67/imgur

#11 – This dog’s tail is longer than some dogs’ bodies!

Irish Wolfhound tail
Image: imgur

#12 – This poor Irish Wolfhound is too big for the vet’s office. He can’t even fit on the waiting room chairs.

Irish Wolfhound Vet
Image: @murphyirishwolfhound/Instagram

#13 – This man is 6’1″, but the Irish Wolfhound still towers over him!

Tall Irish Wolfhound
Image: imgur

#14 – These little dogs are not sitting on a fuzzy rug.

Irish Wolfdog looks like rug
Image: @midwest_irishwolfhound/Instagram

#15 – If you have Irish Wolfhounds, you won’t have anywhere to sit on the couch!

Couch hogs
Image: @theseanmanning356/Instagram

#16 – If you thought Golden Retrievers were big dogs, think again.

Irish Wolfhound and Golden Retriever
Image: imgur

#17 – Even when standing on all fours, Irish Wolfhounds can give you a big kiss on the cheek.

Irish Wolfhound next to kid
Image: @source/imgur

#18 – These poor little Dachshunds can’t even sniff his butt!

Dachshunds sniff Irish Wolfhound
Images: @georgethesausage/Instagram

#19 – But on top of everything, Irish Wolfhounds are the best at comforting their humans.

Irish Wolfdog Comforting Human
Image: @kaldea/imgur

So, what do you think? Are these gentle giants actually just massive dogs? Or are they secretly horses in disguise? After all, dogs this big must only exist in fairy tales. That’s what we thought at least.

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