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Logan, a Dog Bigger than it’s Owner

This post was written by jd on May 29, 2009
Posted Under: Angel's Dog House Listings
Logan The Irish Wolfhound Standing a little taller than Jeff Toff, Owner

Logan The Irish Wolfhound Standing a little taller than Jeff Toff, Owner

I’m excited, this is my first doghouse listing. (This is Angel talking, Angel is my dog)

This is Logan who was born on St. Patrick’s day!  4 years ago.  He was a champion show dog, winning every show he entered except one.  He retired from the ring and became my hiking buddy last June.  He is shy and afraid of small dogs & cats…unless they run.  He very rarely barks, even when he meets barking dogs or strange people.  He thinks he is a lap dog.  He travels back and forth to San Diego, 11 hrs, without so much as a bark, whine or cry…he just wants to go where ever Jeff goes.  He doesn’t seem fast loping around until you see him gallop like a horse.

Logan in the snow

Logan in the snow

The Irish Wolfhound was originally a war dog, used to drag men out of chariots or off horseback, but was also used as a hunting hound and as a guard. There are numerous references in Irish mythology to its prowess in all these fields. It was used to hunt the Irish elk and the wolf and was used singly or in pairs rather than in a pack, hence the need for great size. When the last of the wolves in Ireland was killed (the elk had become extinct long before), the breed dwindled and almost died out. The process was not helped by the demand for this magnificent hound around the world. It was given as a gift to kings and princes, but this was eventually stopped by Oliver Cromwell who brought out a law banning its export.

See also Cruiser Logan’s Son

Logan's home, a big house for a big dog!

Logan's home, a big house for a big dog!

This is Angel, my dog, first doghouse listing and she is excited! Have a dog? A dog house (you can make one up)? Angel would like to list your doghouse, send a picture of your dog and a doghouse, along with the square footage, how many bathrooms the doghouse has and we’ll post it on this site. Tell us what’s special about your dog and what breed it is. Angel would appreciate that. See the About Us page for details.

For all your real estate needs, call or email:

John J. O’Dell
Real Estate Broker
O’Dell Realty
(530) 263-1091
Email John at jodell@nevadacounty.com

Reader Comments

thats a huge dog how can you handle him

#1 
Written By Anonymous on October 4th, 2009 @ 11:29 AM

How is Logan doing?

#2 
Written By Anonymous on June 7th, 2010 @ 10:04 AM

i have an irishwolfhound too he is so goofy and his name is balto if you have an irish wolfhound is it goofy too

#3 
Written By Anonymous on July 17th, 2010 @ 6:59 PM

Logan is so awesome! my husband has written books with a Rolf, could be played by Logan. A monumental Journey, by Richard Cederberg. check it out! love to hear your input!

#4 
Written By Anonymous on October 2nd, 2010 @ 11:29 AM

In addition to above, We would love to use some action, cute photos of Logan for the last novel in the series, putting together final photos now!
If you would be interested were in San Diego also!
Richard Cederberg
Swederberg@aol.com
Books are on Author House.com!

#5 
Written By Anonymous on October 2nd, 2010 @ 11:48 AM

woah, that’s a huge dog.

#6 
Written By Anonymous on November 24th, 2010 @ 3:04 AM