Historians claim that there are drawings of dogs that resemble the Great Dane on Egyptian monuments from roughly 3000 B.C. The earliest written description of a dog resembling the breed can be found in Chinese literature of 1121 B.C. The origins of the Great Dane as we know it today can be traced to the Irish Wolfhound with mixture of old English Mastiff. The breed was originally developed by the Germans to hunt boar, a ferocious animal. When no longer used for hunting, the breed changed to…

Irish wolfhounds :} @Kyla: "Did you know they're the biggest breed of dog? They can stand up to 7 feet tall on their hind legs." Katie: "Oh, my goodness! I want one to hug and dance with!"

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To celebrate #StPatricksDay, let’s honor those breeds that hail from the Emerald Isle: the Glen of Imaal Terrier, the Irish Terrier, the Irish Water Spaniel, the Irish Wolfhound, the Kerry Blue Terrier, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, and the Irish Red and White Setter. Here are the first 4 Irish breeds. Stay tuned for the next 4 Irish Dog Breeds in this St. Patrick's Day Special!

To celebrate #StPatricksDay, let’s honor those breeds that hail from the Emerald Isle: the Glen of Imaal Terrier, the Irish Terrier, the Irish Water Spaniel, the Irish Wolfhound, the Kerry Blue Terrier, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, and the Irish Red and White Setter. Here are the first 4 Irish breeds. Stay tuned for the next 4 Irish Dog Breeds in this St. Patrick's Day Special!

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