Irish Wolfhound


“As soon as I released the Bloodhound,” Mr. Genosse recalled, “I was flooded with requests.” One person who had befriended Mr. Genosse in those early days, a fellow by the name of Exrex Somme, lobbied successfully for an Irish Wolfhound to become the second VKC™ Dog. Pluto was the name bestowed upon the early versions of this dog.


  • Basic Positions: stand, sit, down, bang, beg, bellyup, shake, rest
  • Basic Activities: come, getbone, howl, itch, roll, rove, sniff, speak, wag, wander
  • Other Activities: go, run, on, greet, get (These require you to name a destination or an object; for example, "Fido go Sandry" or "Fido run redball" or "Fido greet Bichon")
  • Owner-only commands: heel, follow (Follow also requires you to name a destination)
  • Special command: fetch (Requires a redball toy, free at VKC Dog Parks)

These instincts are not described in any detail because it will be much more fun for you and your dog to try them out together.

Special Poses

The Irish Wolfhound has the best hug when you pet him. The avatar kneels down in front of the big dog and then puts her arms around him in a huge hug.  She then gives him a soft kiss before standing to give him a warm wave.

Color Options

You can use the commands color and tint with the Irish, but only the torso, neck, and ears will change color. It takes a delicate touch to customize the colors on this dog because of the underlying color of the dog plus the fact that only some parts change color.

Prim Count

Prim Count — 31

Land Impact — 27

Important Dates

Released: August 2006

Retired: January 2012

Although the Irish Wolfhounds are in retirement, they still receive the full support of the VKC. They can be updated and claimed at the Dog Clinics and the VKC Proven Trainers will continue to help you with these breeds, just like always.

The Irish Wolfhound has been replaced by Irish Wolfhound II. You can Regenerate your original Bloodhound to Bloodhound II for a small fee, at the Regeneration Station in the Dog Parks.