Darren Clarke in "ruff” with puppy
GOLFER Darren Clarke
knows it can be a bit "ruff" raising two Irish
The sports star posted a photo yesterday of his
eldest son Tyrone (16) trying to train the family's
cheeky giants with some tasty treats.
The adorable pets would clearly dwarf another owner
not reaching the teenager's six-feet plus in height.
"Tyrone trying to get the pups to behave! Good luck
with that," the Major winner told Twitter followers.
One amused fan responded: "You'll need to get a
bigger house in five years - stables perhaps!"
The golfer (46) took delivery of the puppy pair,
named Cain and Thor, last year after the death of
his beloved older wolfhound, Obi.
Tyrone trains the family's one year
old Irish wolfhounds Cain and Thor.
The pets, who are
brothers, are just over a year old and are proving
quite a handful in the Clarkes' Portrush, Co Antrim,
Irish wolfhounds are the tallest of all dog breeds.
They can reach seven feet in height standing on
their hind legs.
Another famous specimen that made headlines last
year was 'Domhnall of Shantamon', the official
mascot of the Irish Guards army regiment in Britain.
Domhnall was presented with a new ceremonial red
coat by President Michael D Higgins during his
historic state visit to the UK in April.