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vetstreet.com: 9 Extreme Dog & Cat Breeds

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Tallest Dog Breed — Irish Wolfhound

It’s hard to ignore the towering 30- to 35-inch-tall Irish Wolfhound — his giant size gives him quite a commanding appearance. Unfortunately, because the breed is so big, its lifespan is heartbreakingly short. The average life of the Irish Wolfhound is only 6 to 8 years.

(Sally Anne Thompson, Animal Photography)

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