The Irish Wolfhound Foundation offers funding for studies relating to Irish Wolfhounds or to sighthound-related research. Please see our Grants Available page for more information.
Startle Disease Study Completed
Posted Apr 03, 2013.
The study funded by the Irish Wolfhound Foundation on Startle Disease has been completed.
Heart Testing at the 2013 National Specialty
Posted Mar 07, 2013.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation is sponsoring heart testing on May 1st and 2nd, 2013 at the IWCA National Specialty being held in Asheville, NC. Only $125 for an echo and EKG for hounds from 2 to 7 years old (a value of up to $600 depending on where your cardiologist practices). The IWF Health Research Committee has decided that in honor of our veterans we will once again offer FREE testing for hounds who are 8 or older!
Challenge Grant to Raise Money for Osteosarcoma Research
Posted Dec 05, 2012.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation received a challenge grant for osteosarcoma research in December 2012 and not only met, but vastly exceeded our fundraising goal, thanks to the very generous people in the Irish Wolfhound community. As of January 05, 2013, we raised $31,340, including the matching grant!
The need is great, and additional donations are always welcome. CLICK HERE to donate and note that you are donating for Osteosarcoma studies. The hounds thank you :-)
Progress by the Broad Institute
Posted Nov 28, 2012.
The osteosarcoma study supported by the IWF, IWCA and other generous donors is making real progress.
Please Help Us Find the Genes That Cause Irish Wolfhound Bone Cancer
Posted Nov 21, 2012.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation is working with leading geneticists to help identify the gene(s) involved with bone cancer. We know that cancer, whether hereditary or not, is a disease of genes. But we don’t know which set of genes malfunction when an Irish Wolfhound gets osteosarcoma.
If you have a wolfhound diagnosed with bone cancer, we need a blood sample from your dog. We also need more blood samples from wolfhounds eight years of age or older who have never had any type of cancer.
IWF Agreement Mentioned in Broad Institute Newsletter
Posted Nov 05, 2012.
The October 2012 issue of the Dog Disease Research Group's newsletter includes a nice article about the IWF's gift agreement with them.
New Study on Startle Disease in IWs
Posted May 06, 2012.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation is funding a new study to look at the prevalence of Startle Disease in Irish Wolfhounds using DNA from our extensive DNA bank.
Announcement of Gift Agreement to the Broad Institute for Osteosarcoma Study
Posted Apr 21, 2012.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation (IWF), together with the Irish Wolfhound Club of America (IWCA) is pleased to announce an agreement to provide the Broad Institute a $42,160 gift to support research by Dr. Kerstin Lindblad-Toh on genetic risk factors for early onset osteosarcoma in Irish Wolfhounds.
Heart Testing at the 2011 IWADV Specialty
Posted Dec 15, 2011.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation sponsored heart testing for 33 IWs at the IWADV Specialty on Sunday, October 9. Echocardiograms were performed by Dr. William Tyrrell, Jr. of Leesburg, Virginia, a board-certified veterinary cardiologist.
Locust Grove Honors Anne Janis
Posted Dec 15, 2011.
Because she has worked tirelessly and selflessly in support of the health of our breed, Locust Grove honored Anne Janis at its 2011 week-end.
Attention Lifetime Cardiac Study Hounds!
Posted Jul 07, 2011.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation needs your help to collect one last set of data for our Lifetime Cardiac Study.
New Membership Year Has Begun
Posted Jul 01, 2011.
Join or renew now to help us help the hounds!
How You Can Help the IWF
Posted Jun 30, 2011.
Support the Irish Wolfhound Foundation!
IWF at the 2011 IWCA National Specialty
Posted May 26, 2011.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation sponsored reduced cost echocardiograms at the IWCA's 2011 national specialty show, and sponsored an informative talk on cardiac disease in the Irish Wolfhound by veterinary cardiologist Dr. Bill Tyrrell.
IWF 2010 Financial Report
Posted Feb 21, 2011.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation's 2010 financial report is now available.
IWF Sponsored Heart Testing at 2010 IWADV Specialty
Posted Oct 15, 2010.
Once again, the IWF sponsored reduced-cost echocardiograms, EKGs and blood pressure screenings at the IWADV specialty in Morgantown, Pennsylvania in October. We tested over 50 dogs!
The IWF at the IWCA 2010 Specialty
Posted May 24, 2010.
The IWF once again sponsored reduced-cost echocardiograms at the IWCA national specialty show. Additionally, we sponsored a talk by veterinary cardiologist Dr. William Tyrrell on Wednesday evening.