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|The Society was
founded as a National Organisation in 1981 by the late Mrs Florence Nagle, the
doyenne of our breed, whose long involvement began before the first World War.
Her lifetime concern was the protection and improvement of the breed and her
dedication to those ends remains unsurpassed.
The Society is totally committed to those ends by:
The Society holds two shows a year, an Open show in January and a Championship
show in September. Both are held at the Connexion, Coventry, which has proved
to be a popular venue and centrally situated. We also hold rallies each year
with the emphasis on the Irish Wolhound as a family pet. These are great fun
with games, fun matches, speakers and the opportunity to exchange opinions with
owners and their families.
- Promoting the breeding and exhibiting of quality Irish Wolfhounds.
- Giving help and encouragement to new owners of the breed
- Acknowledging and addressing any health problems, particularly of an
- Holding Breed and Judging Seminars
Each year a magazine is produced, distributed to all members, containing varied
articles of interest to all Irish Wolfhound owners.
|Irish Wolfhound Society
It is with regret that the committee decided to close the
page in the present format. We thank the people who posted interesting items,
pictures and general topics of conversation about our lovely breed. I know we
will all miss your contact.
Sadly we also had posts from people who did not treat others' opinions with
respect and consideration and seemed to enjoy initiating or continuing
conflict. This is not what we had hoped for when opening this page.
The Facebook page will be discussed by the committee and may return in the
future under a different format.
|The Irish Wolfhound Health
is holding a Seminar on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
at St. Peters Church Hall, Coventry
click here for details
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NEWS FROM THE IRISH WOLFHOUND HEALTH GROUP
'We're delighted to announce that the IWHG has won an award at the first
Karlton Index/KC Breed Health Awards presented on November 10th
at Discover Dogs!
We won the award for 'Participation in Breed Health Initiatives' awarded in
of health schemes that inspired wide take-up and involvement from breeders and
This was chosen by an independent panel of judges of veterinary specialists and
It could apply to one initiative or several and although we have several
programmes in place with the whole breed supplying data, it is the Regional
and Research that has made the biggest impression on the judges.
Judges quotes about us included:
'The IWHG Heart Screening Programme must have been one of the first screening
programmes of any breed club. This is very impressive and their collaboration
Imperial College into research of IWDCM and the condition in humans
is a fantastic example of 'One Health' in action'
'Full Marks to the IWHG for doing such a proactive job in this breed where
longevity can be an issue'
'The sheer numbers of Irish Wolfhounds that have been heart tested is a tribute
obvious dedication of IWH owners and breeders who are trying their best for the
of the breed'
In addition to a lovely glass trophy, (pictures will be posted soon), the KC
Charitable Trust also donated all award winners £250.00 to put towards a
breed health project or initiative of their choice - so a big thumbs up for
An even bigger thumbs up has to go to everyone who has and continues to make a
huge contribution to IW research in all areas by providing the data required
from their hounds and the hard earned donations made by everyone - this is your
Award too! Thank You.'
| Regional Heart
Dates for 2013 can be found on the Irish Wolfhound Health Group
Exciting News from the IWHG!
Calling all super veterans - your breed needs you! This year, the IWHG has
agreed to subsidise the cost of heart testing all veterans 8 years and over in
order to meet the urgent needs of the breed specific heart and osteosarcoma
research programmes. All veterans will be required to provide DNA samples for
these projects as well as attend an IWHG Regional Heart Testing Session, all
very simple and straightforward and at no cost to the owners. If you have a
veteran that you would like to include, please contact Rebecca Peek
07860 142867. Your Golden Oldie will be making an invaluable contribution.
|The Irish Wolfhound Health Group
(IWHG) has written that the Animal Health Trust needs many more samples for its
study on osteosarcoma in Irish Wolfhounds
The Animal Health Trust (AHT) Oncology Research Group
continues to need the help of Irish Wolfhound owners to collect samples for its
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