I will give thee a dog which I got in Ireland. He is huge of limb, and for a follower equal to an able man. Moreover, he hath men’s wit, and will bark at thine enemies but never at thy friends. And he will see by each man’s face whether he be ill or well disposed towards thee. And he will lay down his life for thee. — The Icelandic Saga of Nial
Our family raised wolfhounds are selectively bred for health and longevity, temperament, and conformation.