The Irish Wolfhound is a large breed of dog that was bred for the purpose of hunting wolves. Nowadays, it often plays the role of a reliable friend for the owner.
However, the history of the appearance of the Irish wolfhound begins long before the formation of Ireland itself, namely, in the 400s BC.
All this took place in the central part of modern Europe. Then the breed of these dogs was called Celtic greyhounds.
Such claims are based on the study of written descriptions of the Irish wolfhound breed by the ancient Roman emperor. He describes them as large dogs with bristly coats.