These Irish Wolfhound Calendars feature one of the largest and is the tallest of dogs in the world. By the age of six months they can weigh as much as ninety pounds and do not reach maturity until twenty to twenty-four months. They have a deep chest, straggly looking fur, and similar in shape to the greyhound. They have a long tail, almost reaching the ground. The Irish Wolfhound has large feet, and a double coat that may be gray, brindle, red, black, white or fawn. Despite their great size, they are very gentle in nature. They are excellent with children, and acknowledge that they are protectors of the family. Known as the gentle giant, they are a perfect gentleman who shows no signs of aggression to their family. Irish Wolfhounds are willing to please their owners and make a good family dog for those who have adequate space and a lifestyle to feed them, as they are rather expensive to look after. Irish Wolfhounds are calm, loving and affectionate. They are very loyal and courageous when called upon to be. Many an Irish tale tells of this breed defending their master and chasing away fiends. The Irish Wolfhound is the perfect dog for the person with enough space in their house and in their heart.