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The Irish Wolfhound Club was established in 1885 by Captain George Augustus Graham to encourage the breeding of quality Irish Wolfhounds. It continues in the present day to promote the maintenance of true breed type.

Irish Wolfhound breeders are the custodians of this magnificent breed and it is their responsibility to breed hounds who conform to the Standard of Excellence.

Typical Irish Wolfhounds should still be strong, fit and athletic enough to do the job for which they were originally bred - that of hunting wolves. However, it is equally important that a steady and typical temperament is also maintained.

Wolfhounds should be 'gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked' - 'lions in the chase, lambs at home'.

It is essential that such large, powerful hounds remain sweet-natured and kind as companions. Responsible breeders will always strive to breed from hounds who are sound in both mind and body.
~ Officials ~

Patron: Regimental Lieutenant Colonel of the Irish Guards

President:  Mrs Dagmar Kenis Pordham
Vice Presidents:  Mr Peter Pask, Mrs Pat Pask, Mrs Kathy Johnson, Mrs Hilary Jupp
Chairman:  Mr Noel Box
Vice Chairman:  Mrs Kathy Johnson
Treasurer: Mr John Sharpe
Secretary: Mrs Debbie Treadwell     Tel: 07855 663697

~ Committee ~
Mrs Hazel Barnes, Mr Gary Bogart, Mrs Sylvia Court, 
Dr Pinak Das Purkayastha (Breed Health Co-ordinator),  
Ms Sonali Das Simpson, Mrs Kathy Johnson, Mr Alan Lefley,  Mrs Lynda Ward.

Archivist:  Anne Vaudin

All Irish Wolfhound enthusiasts are welcome to join the Irish Wolfhound Club.

Due to the increase in numbers of Irish Wolfhounds members are urged to consider very carefully before breeding a litter or allowing their dogs to be used at stud, and to restrict the number of litters produced by their bitches.

Members are also urged to ensure that all Irish Wolfhounds sold, or changing hands solely as companions, have their Kennel Club Registration Certificates endorsed "Progeny not for Registration".
It is the duty of every Member and Associate Member to carry out this request.

Since 1975 anyone wishing to join the Club has been admitted as an Associate Member for the first three years. After this period they can then apply to the Committee, under Rule 3, to become a Full Member. People living abroad are able to join as Overseas Members. Associate and Overseas Members have the same rights as Full Members except that they are not eligible to vote, or hold office in the Club.

Each year the Club holds three shows in the Midlands area, easily accessible to all. There is also a rally and fun day arranged as a summer social event with friendly competitions for the hounds and plenty of opportunity to chat to friends old and new.

To try to improve the social side of the Club, local area secretaries have been appointed to eight parts of the country to ensure members are kept informed of local activities that they may wish to take part in or assist in organising. 
AREA SOCIAL SECRETARIES

South East:   Angela Parsons
Wychwood, Turners Hill, Crawley Down, W Sussex, RH10 4HG
Tel: 01342 712029

South West:  Sheena Evans
Braewisan, 15 Louis Way, Dunkerswell, Devon EX14 4XN
Tel: 01404 892857

North East:  Louise Pinkney
Hydebeck House, Carnaby, Bridlington, E Yorks, YO16 4UJ
 Tel: 01262 679504

North West:   Carol Stirling 
35 Cinnamon Avenue, Hindley Green, Wigan, WN2 4RE     Tel: 01942 521474

Midlands:  Noel Box
28 Blanquettes Avenue, Worcester, WR3 8DA    Tel: 01905 457239

East Anglia:   Caroline Sheppard
Susted House, Stow Road, Magdalen, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 3BD 
 Tel: 01553 810995

Wales:   Gill May
72 Gwyddon Road, Abercarn, Gwent, NP11 5GH    Tel: 01495 249346
 
 
 
 
 
 
The oldest Irish Wolfhound club in the world,
established in 1885 by Capt George Augustus Graham.
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