Wolfhound is an
ancient breed of the greyhound family. He was used to hunt wolves and
elk and to accompany Irish nobles to war. Even though this
original purpose is no longer valid, the instincts originally developed
for the chase are still very much a part of the modern hounds, so proper
fencing is important.
The Breeder of Your
Puppy Should Be A Valuable Source of Information..... Besides adequate exercise, your IW will need
professional veterinary care, vaccinations, good quality food and basic
training and socializing. Your breeder should be available to you for
questions and support.
growth patterns, nutritional needs and treatment for health
problems are not exactly the same for a giant breed as for
small dogs. Reputable and conscientious breeders are
committed to their puppies for life, and should be willing
to help you with advice and support for any problems or
questions you may have.
If for some reason you lose touch with
your IW's breeder, or you simply want to find others near you
who share your interest in IWs, the IWCA can
provide you with names of knowledgeable owners in your part of
the country. Educational materials are available through the
club and in book stores. The club magazine,
and Hound, is available with membership in the club
Comfortable Companion and Good Citizen..... IWs are eligible to participate in a
wide variety of AKC-sanctioned activities. Conformation showing
is open only to non-neutered dogs and essentially measures how
closely an Irish Wolfhound conforms to the official AKC breed
standard. Neutered dogs can participate in obedience
competitions, lure coursing, tracking and junior showmanship
(for young people between the ages of 10 and 18).
all hounds do well in every one of these events, but if
you can find one that both you and your dog enjoy, it can
provide you with many hours of rewarding companionship and
a deeper appreciation of the special qualities of this
breed. Of course, you'll need to teach your hound manners
and enough obedience commands to make him or her a
comfortable companion and good citizen.
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2013 IWCA Specialty Best Of Breed:
CH HOUND HILL VALLEY OF AERIE.
HP29214902. 12/17/2007. Breeder: Doug
Marx & Amy Benjamin. Sire: CH Pitolochry's
Quintus Dam: Viceroy Of Aerie.
Owner: Donna Brown, Doug Marx & Amy
Benjamin. 8717 S Lowell Rd, Bahama, NC
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for Club and Breed Information,
contact the IWCA Secretary:
A. I. (Nina) Gottsch
PO Box 1572
Monticello, MN 55362
For Rescue Assistance and Information:
National Rescue Coordinator -
Jean A Minnier, 609-268-9373
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