THE IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB HEALTH FUND (IWCHF)
The IWCHF raises funds for research into health problems in the hope of improving the health of our magnificent breed to the benefit Irish Wolfhounds the world over. The allocation of funds is decided by the membership at the Club's AGM each year.
In view of their responsibility to maintain the health of the breed, breeders donate £5 for every puppy sold and £10 for each stud fee received. Whether breeders or not, many Club members kindly make donations to the IWCHF when entering Club shows. The Irish Wolfhound Internet Trust also regularly supports the fund, with generous donations towards research into liver shunt.
The Irish Wolfhound Club would like to thank everybody who has donated to the Health Fund
which would not be able to function without your continuing generosity.
For further information and to make a donation, please contact the Secretary.
In 2004, the Irish Wolfhound Health Group was set up, initially comprising representatives from the Irish Wolfhound Club, the Irish Wolfhound Society, the Irish Wolfhound Club of Northern Ireland and the Irish Wolfhound Club of Scotland. It was formed specifically to look at health issues in a unified way and is now an independent body.
One of the major initiatives of the IWHG has been the setting up of a subsidised regional heart testing scheme which is open to all wolfhound owners. For more about the scheme, click here.