Wolfhound and IWCA News

Irish Wolfhounds at the 2022 AKC Obedience Classic


Pictured are Barb and Nikki

Congratulations to IWCA member Barb Patterson and her Nikki for being one of three IW teams to meet eligibility requirements for the 2022 AKC Obedience Classic.

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COED (Canine Osteosarcoma Early Detection) Study Now Open


COED (Canine Osteosarcoma Early Detection) is now open for enrollment at the University of Minnesota website.

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The Celeste Winans Hutton Award Presented to Frances Abrams


At the 2022 AGM, the IWCA was excited to present the Hutton Award to Frances Abrams for her invaluable contributions towards health research in the Irish Wolfhound. 

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Joe Roland Awarded the 2021 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award


Congratulations to our winner of the Outstanding Sportsmanship award for 2021, Joe Roland under the kennel name Gabriel.

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Irish Wolfhounds Met 2022 AKC Rally National Championship Eligibility Requirements


Barb Patterson and Nikki (Karontara Nickelodeon At Tantara).

Four Irish Wolfhounds met the eligibility requirements to enter the prestigious 2021 AKC Rally National Championship in Wilmington, Ohio on July 9, 2021.

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Finnegan inducted into the ASFA Hall of Fame


Stoneybrook Finn’s Mischief (Finnegan), owned by Karen Frederick and Michael Ferris and bred by Lynn and Judy Simon

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).

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Top Performance Irish Wolfhounds in 2021 (Video)


Top Performance Irish Wolfhounds in 2021

The IWCA congratulates all of the top performance Irish Wolfhounds from 2021.

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New IWF-Supported Study Targets Osteosarcoma


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.

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Ukraine Relief Funds Donation


Victoria Bolkina's Irish Wolfhound watching smoke rise in the distance, Ukraine

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.

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#1 Aine does it again! ASFA Names Top 2021 IWs


Aine at the 2021 ASFA International Invitational (photo credit: Mary Huff Photography)

The American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) saw 25 Irish Wolfhounds lure coursing throughout 2021.

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