If you have a question about Irish Wolfhounds, please email
us and we will answer you and post the questions and answers
Q: Is there a special diet that I should feed my puppy?
We can give you a diet sheet on what kinds of food the puppy has
been used to, the amounts and when they are being fed. You need
a balanced diet that is not too high in either fat or protein.
|Q: Can I feed my puppy after exercise?
This should never be done in the life of your hound. It is best to
feed your puppy or adult dog 30 minutes to 1 hour after exercise because
the dog may get bloat (Torsion).
Q: How old will my Wolfhound puppy be when she is full grown?
A lot depends on whether you have a bitch or a dog. Most bitches mature
sooner than dogs so you can pretty well say that they are fully grown
at somewhere between 18 months and 2 & a half years. Dogs have
usually grown to their full height by the time they are 2, but will
probably carry on maturing for another 18 months. This is only a generalisation
as all dogs are different.
|Q: Is there something wrong with my puppy, she seems to
spend over half the day sleeping?
No, she is just a baby and all babies need lots of sleep. Also she
is growing very fast.
Q: How is it best to go about training my puppy?
Wolfhounds will just turn off if you use physical punishment, it is
best to train your hound using a calm pleasant voice with heaps of
praise and love. Use aids that your pet loves to encourage them to
your way of thinking. Spend small amounts of time training. Games
and walks can be the best time to train your puppy and teaching them
before dinner is another good time.
Q: We have a young child, will it be all right with my puppy?
Wolfhounds are very tolerant of children, becoming most protective
as they grow older but you must remember that your puppy is just a
baby and like babies must be treated with care and respect. Your puppy
and child should be supervised at all times. Remember both are young
and enjoy making trouble!
Q: Will my Wolfhound be a good guard dog?
Just by their size and bark they will be a discouragement to intruders.
They will try their best to protect their owners, but if you want
a guard dog as such, you should seek one of the recognised guard dog