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Irish Wolfhounds - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

THERE was a good turnout of family, friends and breed enthusiasts for the funeral of Ken Johnson at the West Sussex crematorium last week. At Kathy’s request, the service was attended by Elaine and Gary Bogart’s two lovely Wolfhounds, Ozzie and Quista, which would have pleased Ken no end. They led the procession ...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 7Updated : 08/02/2017

MELINDA Hitch of the Zendushkas Afghans has sent the following: “The Afghan Hound Association is repeating its popular exploration of hounds day – this time we look at fitness for our hounds, to find the FIT, FITTER, FITTEST – on April 22 at Chieveley Village Hall, Berks RG20 8TE starting at 11am. Breeds hi...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

THE IW Society open show was held at Coventry, and a very relaxed and enjoyable event it was, with most exhibitors staying until the end. There is nothing worse than an empty hall when BIS is announced. It was lovely to see so many of the old guard in attendance (I’m sure they won’t mind the appellation!), and so...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

THE FUNERAL of Ken Johnson will be held at the West Sussex Crematorium, Crawley Down, Sussex on Monday Feb 6 at 10.30am. Kathy has requested no flowers please, and that any donations should be made to the Irish Wolfhound Rescue Trust, a cause close to Ken’s heart.      Manchester was held at Staffo...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

MORE SAD news this week. I heard that Ken Johnson, Kathy’s husband, died on Jan 17. Ken was always ringside in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and I know many people who have been around for a time will be upset at his passing.      Although Ken hasn’t been seen at the shows for a while, he al...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 2Updated : 04/01/2017

IT WAS interesting to see that the findings in the Health Group newsletter regarding neutering are very similar to the findings of the Dachshund health survey, Dachshund Life.      In the survey of 2,031 Dachshunds, it appears that, contrary to popular belief, no difference was found in the occurrence ...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 1Updated : 29/12/2016

MEMBERS and hounds make history! Tony Dunne of the IWC of Ireland posted the following report: “For the first time in perhaps 1,000 years a group of 20 Irish Wolfhounds have awaited the mid-winter sunrise at Newgrange.      “The club was welcomed to bring members and hounds to this the most...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

CONGRATULATIONS to the ‘top” Wolfhound winners for 2016 in all categories, although it looks as if the awards have been shared between Louise Pinkney (Hydebeck) and Debbie Tebbutt (Caredig).      Top Wolfhound for 2016 is Louise’s Ch H Imperial Dream with seven CCs and one G1, a G2, a...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

LKA, THE last show of the year, saw a new champion crowned in Debbie Tebbutt’s Caredig Barbarian (Berwyck Arcangelo at Witchesbroom ex Evita Della Bassa Pavese) winning his third CC from limit, thus elevating him to the upper house. His other two CCs were won at the IWC of Northern Ireland 2015 from Eileen Flanagan whi...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 50Updated : 09/12/2016

Congratulations to Louise and her youngster Hydebeck Ruler Of The Stars, on firstly qualifying for the Pup of the Year finals, and then making it to the last four under judge Kevan Berry of Ricksbury Cavalier fame. Nonny won nine BP in breed plus two RCCs from puppy classes this year, which must make her top puppy for 2016 &...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

IN THE absence of any other news, another extract verbatim from an old year book, this time 1935 and written by Phyllis E A Hudson of the Brabyns hounds regarding the ‘Irish Wolfhound as a Sporting Hound’.      “During the last two years, breeders and owners of Irish Wolfhounds have b...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

NO NEWS to report this week – all very quiet on the breed front.      I have been recently reading again some old yearbooks, and this article regarding the development of the breed in Ireland by J B Carter, is taken from 1932, and gives some idea of the hurdles to be overcome and is quoted verbat...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

A BROWSE through the 1930/31/32 year book makes interesting reading, not least the registration in 1930 of three hounds sired by a Deerhound, Rob The Ranter ex the Wolfhound Droona of Clonard, born April 26, 1929 owned and bred by Mr I Everett. They are listed as crossbreeds, but still registered as Wolfhounds – perhap...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

VERY GOOD news to start: Mandy Addington’s Facebook ‘Irish Wolfhound Community’ page’s merchandise has raised another marvellous sum of £500 for each of the IW Rescue Trust and the IW Health Group. Thanks are due to Mandy and her never flagging enterprise on behalf of Wolfhounds, all power to he...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 45Updated : 04/11/2016

JIM BEHAN, president IWCI, has forwarded the explanation of the recent changes to the FCI Irish Wolfhound Standard, as follows: “The revised Standard: The Irish Wolfhound Club of Ireland was requested by the EIWC at its congress in Denmark, and by other Irish Wolfhound Clubs to consider revising our Standard, with part...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

CAROLE Kelly has contacted me about the Novice Cup at the IW Society championship show. Sadly (she says) the winner wasn’t her Kelly’s Heroes, but Mr and Mrs Appleyard’s Bonaforte Justice – apologies all round.      The last ever Locust Grove match was held at the home of Gretch...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 43Updated : 20/10/2016

THE WOLFHOUND fraternity is gathered from all over the world last weekend to celebrate the last ever specialty at Locust Grove, the estate home of Gretchen Barnardi, breeder of the famous Berwick Irish Wolfhounds. Very much an ‘old country’ flavour, as the principle judges were Anne Webb (Foinavon) on the Oct 21,...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 42Updated : 14/10/2016

THE NEW revised breed Standard was agreed between the IW Club of Ireland and the FCI in August 2015, the amendments agreed on and have now been ratified. This doesn’t affect the UK Kennel Club Standard, which remains the same.      Basic amendments/additions are: Ears: small, rose ears, set on hi...

Irish Wolfhounds - week 41Updated : 06/10/2016

DRIFFIELD, without CCs on offer, was judged by Wendy Heather (Whiteorchard). From an entry of 15, there were five absentees, mostly bitches. BB and BOB was Louise Pinkney’s Ch Hydebeck Imperial Dream, with her brother Ch H Imperial Ruler taking BD. RBB was Caroline and Clive Sheppard’s Conmeryl Miss Scarlet for G...

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