EIWC logo Whereas on April 30, 1994 during the 60th anniversary of the Irish Wolfhound Club of The Netherlands (IERDIE) several members of European Irish Wolfhound Clubs signed a letter of intend to found a Federation of European Irish Wolfhound Clubs (EIWC) aiming at the promotion of the interests of the Irish Wolfhound in Europe. The purpose of the EIWC shall be to bring together, within a single framework, the Irish Wolfhound clubs or associations from as many European countries as possible, to make joint efforts to promote and improve the breed, and to foster friendship among Irish Wolfhound enthusiasts throughout the world.

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EIWC Congress 2016

European Irish Wolfhound Congress 2016.
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The German Sighthound Association (Deutscher Windhundzucht- und Rennverband e.V. - DWZRV) is the biggest and oldest association of sighthound fanciers, founded 1892 in Berlin. The DWZRV is a member of the Federation of European Irish Wolfhound Clubs since 1994 and it is our pleasure to be the host of the upcoming EIWC Congress 2016 in Germany.


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I would like to say thank you to all who purchased, promoted and submitted photos for our first book. Book 2 is on the press as I write this message. We are all very excited. We hope you will join us in celebrating our wonderful friends once more. It is a wonderful book.

I was asked two years ago, "Why a second book?" I did not feel like we were done. Is the simple answer. That and we wanted to celebrate more of the Joy of sharing our lives with our wolfhound companions and yes, to also thank all those breeders who work so very hard to achieve the best wolfhounds in both confirmation and temperament while improving on longevity.

The book is filled with wolfhounds of all ages, and good too to see some of our friends grown up from puppies to now two and three years old, while celebrating those that live well past 7 and 8 in active and loving relationships. We actually have a number of 8, 9, 10. 11 and a 12+ year olds-- ALL ALIVE

Thank you to everyone for giving your hounds the very best of forever homes.

Larisa Blaghevica created a great advert for us and thought I would share it. Please send on to those who may not be on FB, but may be interested in a book.

We do donate to IW Health related fundraisers and to clubs. Please contact me if your club or group have a need for a book for an auction or a prize. Last fund raiser two of our first book went for $400/each

Also if there is someone you would like to nominate for a book, but you know it is simply not in their budget, we do set aside a number of copies for people who will get great enjoyment from the book. These are our "Angel Books".

If you will be going to the EIWC Congress and want a book, please pre-order now and indicate that you want to pick up the book(s) at the events.

Much love to all. Again thank you so much for your support of Book 1!

One of Rainer Sticht's photos has been chosen as our cover. He is a wonderful photographer and the photos captures a bit of "whimsy" that can make one smile just looking at it <3

Not too long now.



DWZRV-Jahrbuchs 2016

DWZRV-Jahrbuchs 2016 (DE)

IWH Breeders and Owners – send in your adverts!

DWZRV Jahrbuch – Yearbook DWZRV

The new edition of the DWZRV Yearbook, dedicated to the Sighthounds and Mediterranean breeds, is a beautifully printed and illustrated publication in Din A4 (horizontal) format.
In addition to the complete stud-book registers and the names of title Winners and Champions for the last two years, it contains leading articles on sighthound sports, breeding and correct management.

The Yearbook will first be published on the occasion of the European IWH Congress in May 2016 and will be available on spot at the subscription price.
If you, IWH breeders and owners, wish to get your advert included in this Yearbook, please send your layout (jpg-format in the highest possible resolution) by post (USB-key), by E-Mail (max. 5MB) or by upload via Dropbox.com or WeTransfer.com to:

Pottensteiner Str. 30
D-90411 Nürnberg
E-mail : angelika.heydrich@unikredit.de
Angelika is also available for all information and advice.

There are three possible formats:
¼ page DIN A6 (horizontal) - 55,00 Eur
½ page DIN A5 (vertical) - 100,00 Eur
½ page horizontal - 100,00 Eur
(N.B. 10% discount for IWH people)

The closing date is 15th of April 2016.

Ard Ri, IW Kennel - © Gisela Schwarz
Ard Ri Kennel story.
This and much more interesting articles will be printed in the DWZRV Yearbook.



Spring issue of IW World

Spring issue of IW World is in progress and will be available at the EIWC congress (www.eiwc2016.com)!
Deadline for your articles, adverts and club news is 10th of April 2016.




The Irish Wolfhound database

The Irish Wolfhound database

The Irish Wolfhound database
Launching sunday 13.03.2016



céad míle fáilte !

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