By Paul Croes - I love this photo, the shadows that the photographer has used makes the dog look more alive than 2D. Although, I dislike how the photo is so dark - it creates sort of a depressed look. The photographer will have used a studio to create this look with studio lighting on the left side of the dog, to create the shadow.
Irish wolfhounds The Irish Wolfhound (Irish: Cú Faoil, Irish pronunciation: [ˈkuː ˈfˠiːlʲ]) is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris), specifically a sighthound. The name originates from its purpose (wolf hunting with dogs) rather than from its appearance. Irish Wolfhounds are the tallest of dog breeds.