Irish wolfhound and German shepherd Mix, a rare combo but this is for someone who likes to experiment with breeds and Yes, I mean it.
This Article is focused more on GSDs but my aim here is to share my thoughts of the combos or mix of every breed German shepherd.
Now let’s get into details about the Irish wolfhound and German shepherd Mix.
Irish Wolfhound German shepherd Mix is a mixed dog breed between German shepherds and Irish Wolfhounds. These are two distinct species. Both are very strong and powerful. The Irish Wolfhound was named to hunt boars, wolves, and bears also and does not look like a wolf. If we speak about German shepherds, they are very well known breeds in the world, they are known for their ability to stay loyal to their owners and an excellent watchdog.
History of Irish wolfhound and German shepherd Mix
Irish wolfhound has a great history from 273 bc and GSDs had taken a shape in 1850s. But do we really need to know the history of these breeds and how they came into the picture.
Wikipedia does better research than anyone else and we can find good information about the history of this Breed Mix.
Here is the website which covered all the historical information about the Irish Wolfhound German shepherd Mix.
Some Quick facts and information about Irish wolfhound and German shepherd Mix SIZE AND WEIGHT
- Origins: Ireland
- Size: Giant
- Grooming: Time Consuming
- Training: Average
- Height: 30-32 inches at the shoulder
- Weight: 105-120 lb.
- Lifespan: 6-8 years
- Recognition: FCI: Group 10, AKC: Hounds, ANKC: Hounds, CKC: Hounds, KC: Hounds, NZKC: Hounds, UKC: Sighthounds & Pariahs
- Origins: Germany
- Size: Large to Giant
- Grooming: Average
- Training: Easy
- Height: 22 – 26 inches at the shoulder
- Weight: 75 – 95 lb.
- Lifespan: 10 – 14 years
- Recognition: FCI: Group 1, AKC: Herding, ANKC: Working, CKC: Herding, KC: Pastoral, NZKC: Working, UKC: Herding
Appearance of Irish wolfhound and German shepherd Mix
It is very surprising that, this mixed breed of dog will either look like German shepherd or Irish wolfhound, though it is a cross breed.
If a mating happens between a male Irish wolfhound and Female German shepherd, most of the puppies look like a German shepherd and vice Versa.
We can find some similarities one face of this mix breed, thought the physical appearance remain same.
Irish wolfhound and German shepherd Mix Nutrition
A high-quality dog food that is suitable for the dog’s age (puppy, adult or senior) and ideally designed for larger breeds should contain all the nutrients that the Irish Wolfhound needs. Strict exercise before or after the time is not recommended as there is a risk of bloating. Check with your dog breeder and your vet if you have any questions or concerns about your dog’s weight, diet or feeding schedule.
Irish wolfhound and German shepherd Mix Grooming
Irish Wolfhounds and German shepherds have a double coat, which has a rough, wire outer coat that covers the soft undercoat and hence the mix of these breed also have double coat and which is also rough. They shed throughout the year, but not at high levels. Brushing once a week or completely removes dirt and loose hair and the dog looks his best. Unlike many double-coated breeds, Irish wolfhounds do not “blow” their coats during the annual or semi-annual shedding season. As with all breeds, nails should be trimmed regularly because excessively long nails can be painful for the dog and cause gait and running problems.
Irish wolfhound and German shepherd Mix Exercise
Irish wolfhound and German shepherd Mix needs daily activity to resist destructive behavior and stay physically healthy. A house with a large cross yard is the ideal environment for this crossbreed. They need room to stretch their legs.
If you live in an apartment, you may want to consider a small dog breed or dog that resembles a wolf. Not only is the apartment a very small space, this mixer prefers to spend time outdoors like its wolf parent.
Wolfhounds and GSD Mix need lifelong exercise. Since they have a strong tendency to hunt and chase prey, they should be allowed to loosen safely only in fenced areas, and any walk should be taken on a leash. As adults, the bed may turn into potatoes if the Irish wolfhounds allow it, but regular exercise such as long walks or game sessions can help keep them physically and mentally healthy. They need a house with a very large fence to provide an environment in which they can thrive.
Now let me quickly talk about the advantages and disadvantages of adopting this mixed breed.
- Uniqueness: The uniqueness of this dog is that this looks like either GSD or Irish Wolfhound with minor changes on the face and it’s a very rare mixed breed.
- Carries a Huge Look: This dog is not only aggressive but his giant figure makes an intruder.
- Toddlers: They play extra ordinarily with children who are more than 5 years old but have to be very careful with toddlers as these dogs may consider them as toys and may harm them.
- Not Good for apartment living: They have very great sense of sounds as in apartments we always tend to hear the voices and sounds of our neighbours and hence that may always keep them engaged and stay alert which destroys their energy.