Grooming an Irish Wolfhound is not a difficult task to do at home, even for an inexperienced owner. The most difficult aspect of the grooming regimen is the stripping needed a couple times per year. Most owners choose to get their pet hand stripped by a professional groomer-- this involves removing the dead outer coat hairs that don't shed themselves. Aside from that, the required maintenance for this breed includes:
- Weekly: Brushing, tooth brushing, checking the ears for cleaning
- Every 4-6 Weeks: Nail trimming, trimming the feet and private areas, bathing (if necessary)
- Every few months the coat will need to be stripped-- this should be obvious as the dead hairs separate themselves from the coat, giving it a broken appearance.