Wolfhound and IWCA News

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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Off to the Races: LGRA and NOTRA Name Top 2021 IWs


Brice (photo credit: Dai Kshi Austin)

Large Gazehound Racing Association's (LGRA) and National Oval Track Racing Association's (NOTRA) Top Irish Wolfhounds for 2021.

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Judge Change for the 2022 IWCA National Specialty


The 2022 IWCA National Specialty Show Committee regrets to announce Pauric Hand is unable to judge the specialty next year. 

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Request from Nominating Committee


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.

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Call For Auction Donations For 2022 Specialty


It’s almost November, and we’re approaching the 6 month mark until the 2022 IWCA Specialty in Fair Hill MD. Just a quick reminder that your generous donations of items for the auction and raffle are greatly appreciated.

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