A man's best friend they say is his dog but what if the dog is bigger than the man! They were not always best friends though, as in the past the wolfhound was used in battle to drag men off horses. Nowadays this very gentle giant is more suited to the skirmishes of modern family life than those of ancient times. Historically only kings and noblemen were allowed to own a wolfhound but more recently he has become a much loved, if very large, member of many families, getting on with everyone, from children, to other dogs and even cats. In the image, perfectly captured by Leslie Gerry, this huge hound rests his shaggy head and implores his owner to feed, walk, or simply stroke him. A look all wolfhound owners will know too well. Whether you are an owner or simply an admirer of the majestic Irish Wolfhound this mug makes a perfect gift and will raise a very large smile.