Can a single Irish wolfhound kill a wolf by itself?

: Can an Irish wolfhound kill a wolf single by itself?
Just a little curious.

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Answer by Ocimom
One on one – probably. Tho most of the breeds now are probably not capable of doing things they were originally bred for!

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  1. Rayven ~ SCAdian gir says

    Possible. Your average wolfhound? Likely not. Now a wolfhound that's actually used for hunting and taken on things meaner than a wolf(wild boar for instance) Then yes the scales are tipped a little better in favor of the wolfhound.

    I <3 animals: so was the irish wolfhound. They didn't get that name just on a whim you know.

  2. darren says

    Wolfs are cowards usually never fight one on one and if they are lossing the fight will run away. The wolfhound would have a tough go at it, like the others said depends on training and the dog

  3. Gail says

    They were originally bred to hunt wolves, boar and deer, but only in numbers so its unlikely one Wolfhound could bring down and kill a wolf.

  4. I <3 animals says

    Yes a wolfhound could most certainly, but wolves are more rugged, and were made by the Wild….certainly they have the upper hand(wolves) now a Borzoi…well they were made to hunt wolves ;)

  5. Ashley says

    my guess is that it would not be able to or at least safely. There would probably be more then one dog on one wolf

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