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NEWS
April 2021
Online Virtual Video Show
Click here for details., also  FAQs and judge's CV.

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March 2021
Changes to Committee:  click here for an updated list of committee members and their roles.
 
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Cancellations
The AGM and the Open Show scheduled for May are both cancelled due to uncertainty over Covid restrictions. We are hoping the Limited Show will go ahead as planned in July.

For full details, see the Diary.

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Cub Magazine - content required for next issue!
All contributions will be very welcome, whether recent or historic, wolfhound-related or not. Anything at all that you feel might be  informative or of interest to  the membership would be most gratefully received by the editor, Sonali Das Simspon.
Please note the new email address for all submissions:

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February 2021
Thinking of welcoming an Irish Wolfhound into your life?
 
There are many things to be taken into consideration when thinking of welcoming a giant breed into the household and you will find plenty of information on this website, including email and phone number details for the Puppy List Co-ordinator, as well as contact details for the Club Chairman and Secretary. There is also a link for those who may be interested in taking on a hound through the IW Rescue Trust, as well as links to many dedicated Wolfhound sites.

 
The Irish Wolfhound Health Group has a very informative website. This is well worth visiting before embarking on the journey to find the right breeder and hound for you. Under the ‘Downloads’ section you will find links to invaluable guides and of particular importance to those considering a hound are:

These contain lots of information about choosing the right puppy as well as life with an Irish Wolfhound.

 
Demand for puppies of all breeds has been incredibly high at this time, acquiring a puppy may necessitate a long wait and care must be taken to get a puppy that has been well reared and from a breeder that will allow you sight of mother and puppies and details of the father.  Make sure all health checks have been carried out with certificates provided and that exorbitant amounts of money are not being requested.

If in doubt, contact any one of the breed bodies who will be happy to help
and whose details you will find under the Links section on this website.

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Heart Screening
As you’ll be aware, the Irish Wolfhound Health Group have worked hard to get heart screening sessions organised throughout the Covid-19 crisis but have been hampered in the number of sessions they’ve been able to run due to the restrictions imposed.  Anyone who is thinking about getting a hound heart screened and is unable to do so through the IWHG scheme might like to refer to this link to a list of cardiologists who are able to provide testing. Any arrangements should be made directly with the appropriate contact.

The Health Group are sharing a copy of this link on their website and IWHG heart screening sessions will continue to be organised as and when it is possible to do so. Full details will be available on their website.

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January 2021
Associate Members
If you took out an associate membership of the Club prior to 2018, you are now eligible to apply for full membership.  This will offer you the opportunity to have a vote in how the Club is run and also to run for committee if you would like more active involvement.  To apply for full membership you will need to be proposed and seconded by two other full members of at least one year's standing (Rule 3(1)(b) refers) and a written application submitted to the Treasurer John Sharpe to be approved.

We welcome all input from our membership, this helps us to keep steering the Club in the right direction and new and fresh ideas will ensure the future of this, the oldest Irish Wolfhound Club in the world.

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Coronavirus
Following a Committee meeting, it is with much disappointment that the decision has been taken to postpone the 2021 Irish Wolfhound Club Championship Show scheduled for Good Friday, 2 April.  Based on all the government and scientific advice, we feel the Covid situation is still far too fluid to risk the health and safety of our members and exhibitors.  We have, however, secured an extra date at Stoneleigh on Sunday, 12 December 2021 and our judge-elect, Jean Timmins, has confirmed her availability to officiate, so we intend to move the 2021 Championship Show to this date.
Our carried forward 2020 Championship Show remains scheduled for Monday, 30 August 2021 with judge-elect Chris MacLeod officiating.  

We will continue to closely monitor all the announcements in the hope that we will be able to run some of our scheduled events. However, please be aware that further continuation of restrictions is also likely to impact our May dates. We will keep the membership advised accordingly through our website and FB news page. With shows clamouring to get going it may mean that we have events that will run closely up against other shows but we are doing our best to avoid a direct clash where possible.
As always, keep yourselves, your family and your hounds safe and well and we very much look forward to seeing our members at some stage in 2021!

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The oldest Irish Wolfhound club in the world.
Established in 1885 by Capt George Augustus Graham.
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