On August 14th, we were contacted by a Shelter in SWO to assist Irish Wolfhound that has been at their shelter since July. Details given re: this IW were as follows:
"Hello, I'm Goliath. I'm a 2 year old male Irish Wolfhound. I am a happy, playful boy. I know the commands sit and down. I am a very vocal boy, I like to communicate with you when I need something. I would need to go to a home with a yard, that way I can stay active. I would likely do well with respectful children over the age of 12 years, this is because of my strength. I cannot go to a home with cats, I'm just too excited when introduced to cats. My ideal home would have owners who are familiar with my breed and who are active just like me. If you think I would be the perfect boy for you then come in today and visit with me! LIFE OF THE PARTY I think everything is fun, interesting and meant to play, especially you. Anything you do, I'll want to do, too. With my own brand of surprises, life with me will keep you constantly on your toes, and the fun is guaranteed."
In asking him to be temperament tested with other dogs, here is what came my way after several testing evaluations were done:
"The first test we did have to cut short because of the helper dog was intimidated by his size and was reactive and Goliath defended himself.
The second test was much better the helper dog and Goliath sniffed each other and the other dog was jumping on him and Goliath did not react to it.
Though when he first sees a dog he is very strong and pulling on the leash."
Several more evaluations sent my way:
"I am glad things are working out for him, he is a very nice boy!"
"As well, in my home his body language was excellent in the presence of my dogs. They did meet through baby gates & there wasn't anything untoward. Considering the level of stress this dog has been in from his extended kennel stay…"
Latest evaluation sent my way re: another evaluation done on August 17th, 2011:
"I just wanted to let you know that I tried Goliath with two more dogs yesterday evening. And once again, he was great. He did try mounting the one dog after a bit but he was easily corrected."
BHRR's Goliath was neutered on Thursday and is expected to arrive at BHRR on Saturday August 20th. I have an appointment scheduled with my Vet on the Monday for a check-up.
NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
For those wondering; here is the averages for height and weight for Irish Wolfhounds:
Height: 28-35 inches (71-90 cm)
Weight: 90-150 pounds (40-69 kg)