|Contact Name||Kathryn O'Brien|
|Contact Phone||0402 276 852|
Welcome to the Irish Wolfhound Club of Victoria Inc.
Thank-you for taking the time to look at our page.
If you own or are thinking of owning an Irish Wolfhound, are simply interested in the breed or would like know more, please visit our website for further information.
Who are we?
The Irish Wolfhound Club of Victoria was founded by a dedicated group of individuals in 1977. Our objective is to promote and encourage interest in the breeding of pure bred dogs, their upkeep, training and general well-being for the ongoing improvement of the Irish Wolfhound.
We aim to successfully educate people about Irish Wolfhounds and promote healthy, happy Irish Wolfhounds at all levels of ownership.
We also offer a rescue service for pure bred Irish Wolfhounds that for various reasons may need our assistance.
Club Magazine - 2017 Autumn edition - Out now
The latest issue of the club magazine CU has been sent out (06/03/17) – if you are a club member and have not received it, please contact the club Secretary, so that your membership status and contact details can be confirmed.
Breeders/Kennel ListThis list is provided to all new club members as part of their welcome pack, and included in the club magazine CU (issued quarterly to club members) and shown on the clubs website.
New Website : www.irishwolfhoundsvictoria.com We now have a new website address. Please save this as a favourite, and check for updates on club events and show details.
Join our Club
Any club needs members to support it, without members, the club would fold. By becoming a member you receive a “welcome pack”, and a quarterly club magazine “CU” which provides information on recent and future shows and events, and can include interviews with breeders, pet owners, pictures, health information and other useful bits and pieces.
You don’t need to own an Irish Wolfhound to become a member – you just need to love the breed.
2017 Championship Show - 13th March (Monday)
We hold a Championship Show every year. The Championship Show enables registered Irish Wolfhound breeders in Victoria and Interstate to compete for the prize of Best in Show, and is normally the largest turnout in Victoria, of registered breeders and their dogs, in one spot, and provides a great opportunity for people to meet breeders and their dogs.
This years Championship show will be held at Bulla Exhibition Centre on Monday the 13th of March 2017 (Labour Day long weekend). The Judge officiating is Mr Bo Bengston from Sweden.
We would like to extend an invitation for anyone interested in Irish Wolfhounds to attend.
Irish wolfhound related merchandise will also be available to purchase on the day.
Autumn Gathering - 30th April, 2017
The Irish Wolfhound Club of Victoria Inc. is hosting a member’s BBQ on Sunday 30th April, 2:00pm, at Houndswood (801 Melton Road) in Gisborne, Victoria. Non-members are also welcome. There will be lots of hounds around and you can bring your fur babies too. You can also join the club on the day. It will be a fun day for all hounds and their owners to get together, join in some planned activities, have some food, drinks, and socialize. Food Provided BYO Drinks For catering purposes, please RSVP to Kathryn O’Brien: email@example.com
Lure Coursing – 2017
Lure coursing will be starting again in a few months, we will keep you updated the dates and would love to see you there. These are normally held at the the Wandin East Recreation Reserve, where the dogs run a straight line course of approx. 120 meters using a drag lure. All dogs that participate have to wear a muzzle. The Irish Wolfhound Club of Victoria Inc. will supply two muzzles on the day that you can borrow that will fit a Wolfhound dog or bitch. So come along with your dogs and let them have a lot of fun.
Go to our Facebook page and check out some pictures from previous outings.
***Please check our website or facebook page for other upcoming events. We also have Irish Wolfhound themed merchandise available, at club events. Remember you don't have to be a member to come down and have a look.