The Irish Wolfhound might be considered today as a dog family, but the breed was originally used in war mainly to drag men off horses and chariots, he was also used for hunting deer, boar, and wolves.
They're incredibly kid-friendly dogs and affectionate with family and not to forget, friendly toward strangers.
Wolfhounds also happen to compete in tracking, obedience and lure coursing.
Their giant size doesn't prevent them from jumping on your lap and demand pets and cuddles, they deserve it anyway! They are marvelous creatures and they'll make your life much better. Here are some pictures of Wolfhounds pretending to be lapdogs despite their giant sizes.