Wolfhound and IWCA News
Four Irish Wolfhounds met the eligibility requirements to enter the prestigious 2021 AKC Rally National Championship in Wilmington, Ohio on July 9, 2021.
At the 2022 American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) Annual Convention of Delegates, Stoneybrook Finn’s Mischief (Finnegan), owned by Karen Frederick and Michael Ferris and bred by Lynn and Judy Simon, was inducted into the ASFA Hall of Fame. Finnegan is the only male Irish Wolfhound to ever earn a Lure Courser of Merit 2 title (LCM 2).
The IWCA congratulates all of the top performance Irish Wolfhounds from 2021.
Enrollment for the COED ( Canine Osteosarcoma Early Detection) Pilot Study is now open. It has been shown that a blood test can detect whether microscopic osteosarcoma remains in dogs after treatment. It is possible that the same test could detect an emerging bone tumor before any clinical signs of the cancer are present. Detecting the tumor in the its earliest stages could delay or possibly prevent tumor formation.
The Board of Directors of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America have voted to donate funds toward supporting Victoria Bolkina and her husband’s boots on the ground efforts in Kyiv to distribute food and medical supplies to other Irish Wolfhound owners, veterinarians, and pet owners in need.
The American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) saw 25 Irish Wolfhounds lure coursing throughout 2021.
Large Gazehound Racing Association's (LGRA) and National Oval Track Racing Association's (NOTRA) Top Irish Wolfhounds for 2021.
The 2022 IWCA National Specialty Show Committee regrets to announce Pauric Hand is unable to judge the specialty next year.
I am sending you this request for your input on behalf of the IWCA and the 2022 IWCA Nominating Committee comprised of myself as Chair, Jeniffer Johnson, Gretchen Bernardi, Mary Ellen Shriver, and Sue Marvin. We would sincerely appreciate your suggestions for nomination to the 2022 IWCA Board.