Five Traits That Will Make You Not Want An Irish Wolfhound For Yourself

Bloat: Irish Wolfhounds have a very deep and somewhat narrow chest. As a result, it runs the risk of developing gastro problems like bloating.

Cancer: Unfortunately, Cancer is very common across most dog breeds. However, Wolfhounds are more susceptible to osteosarcoma. It is a form of bone tumor.

Elbow Dysplasia: Dysplasia is a form of genetic defect. This can greatly affect a dog’s ability to be agile and active. Surgery can be a solution.

Heart Disease: Irish Wolfhounds are very active. Howevevr, they run a high risk of developing a specific heart condition called cardiomyopathy.

Liver Shunt: This is another genetic disorder that can be diagnosed early in their lives. Common sign of this disease is poor muscle coordination, weak muscles and stunted growth.