Born in 2004, Vicky is an Irish Wolfhound and lives in Gores Landing, Ontario, Canada. Irish Wolfhounds are the tallest breed of dog, 30 to 32 inches at the shoulder. Although very large, they are not the heaviest breed; however, a Wolfhound "puppy" can weigh about 100 pounds. One of the earliest recorded references to Irish Wolfhounds is in Roman records dating to 391 A.D. Often used as royal gifts, they hunted with their masters, fought beside them in battle, guarded their castles, played with their children, and lay quietly by the fire as family friends. Today they are primarily family pets. In spite of their size, enough to frighten some people, these gentle giants typically have a soft nature and an easygoing temperament.
Vicky takes a moment to offer help to a librarian.
Vicky and her human companion, Marian, bring comfort, encouragement, and friendship to children and adults in many settings. In Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, Vicky is a Saint John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog. She had to complete 40 visits with adults before being allowed to take the child test. An additional part of the test, which she passed, allowed her to be tested for reading with children.
Vicky looks like she's hunting all right,
books and children, not wolves!
Vicky and Marian visit a nursing home in Cobourg once a week as well as the library in Oshawa. They have also participated in special events such as parades and Remembrance Day ceremonies.