The Irish Wolf Hound has stringy hair, and therefore it has to be trimmed. A soft undercoat is hidden under the hard and rough outer coat of the largest hound species. The most experienced owners continuously remove the hairs, however in the case of a show, 4 weeks prior to the event a complete trimming has to be done.
The Foxie may function not only as a family pet but also as a hunting dog. Its fur consists of hard hair outercoat and soft undercoat. It's base color is white, which is made more colorful by black and brown patches.