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Sterling Silver Irish Wolfhound Pendant

Sterling Silver Irish Wolfhound Pendant

$216.00

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Irish Wolfhound Pendant in Sterling Silver on 20" Bell chain.

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The Irish Wolfhound is a breed of domestic dog. The name originates from its purpose (wolf hunting with dogs) rather than from its appearance. Irish Wolfhounds are the tallest of dog breeds. Irish Wolfhounds are often favored for their loyalty, affection, patience and devotion. There are suggestions that the Wolfhound may have been brought to Ireland as early as 7000 BC. One of the earliest recorded references to Irish Wolfhounds is in Roman records dating to 391 A.D. These dogs are mentioned, as cú (variously translated as hound, Irish hound, war dog, wolf dog, etc.) In Irish laws and in Irish literature which dates from the 5th century the word "Cu" often became an added respected prefix on the names of warriors, such as Cú Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster, as well as kings denoting that they were worthy of the respect and loyalty of a Cu. The ancients, who called them Cú Faoil, bred wolfhounds as hunting dogs. The Irish continued to breed them for this purpose, as well as to guard their homes and protect their stock. Cúchulain, a name which translates literally as "hound of Culain", gained his name when as a child, known then as Setanta, he slew the ferocious guard dog of Culain forcing him to offer himself as a replacement. During the English Conquest of Ireland, only the nobility were allowed to own Irish Wolfhounds, the numbers permitted depending on position. They were much coveted and were frequently given as gifts to important personages and foreign nobles. Wolfhounds were the companions of the regal.

The standard of The American Kennel Club describes the breed as "Of great size and commanding appearance, the Irish Wolfhound is remarkable in combining power and swiftness with keen sight. The largest and tallest of the galloping hounds, in general type he is a rough-coated, Greyhound-like breed; very muscular, strong though gracefully built; movements easy and active; head and neck carried high, the tail carried with an upward sweep with a slight curve towards the extremity". 

An easygoing animal, Irish Wolfhounds are quiet by nature. Wolfhounds often create a strong bond with their family.

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Additional Information

SKU Wolf-S-Pendant
Custom tab N/A
Dimensions Approx 2.5" across
Manufacturer No

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