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.
It's That Time of Year!
Posted Jul 05, 2016.
The Irish Wouldhound Foundation's new membership year starts on July 1. Join or renew now to help us help the hounds!
To join or renew online, click on the blue "Join or Renew" button on the right side of the page. It's never too late.
The IWF Shoppe is Open!
Posted Jul 05, 2016.
Our brand new online shop is open for business!
IWCA National Specialty Show Presentations
Posted Jun 23, 2016.
At the 2016 IWCA National Specialty show at Purina Farms in Eureka, MO, the IWF presented talks on the conclusions drawn from several IWF-funded studies, including the Echo/EKG comparison study, the Atrial Fibrillation study, and the Lifetime Cardiac Study. Powerpoint slides from those presentations are now available on our website.
Upcoming Heart Testing - IWCC
Posted May 25, 2016.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation is sponsoring heart testing at the 2016 IWCC show. Only $200 for hounds from 2 to 7 years old (a value of up to $600 depending on where your cardiologist practices) and $125 for hounds 8 and older or those who have been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. EKGs only will be performed at a cost of $60/hound. All tests include auscultation by a Board-certified cardiologist.
OFA Announces New Database
Posted Apr 08, 2016.
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, in cooperation with the ACVIM Cardiologists, has now adopted a new clearance system for cardiac disease which is much more appropriate for Irish Wolfhounds.
What It Means to be a Member of the IWF
Posted Feb 26, 2015.
And what it doesn't ...
Posted Sep 18, 2014.
Some thoughts on the TX rescue from Deborah Sanders and the RMIWA. Many of these observations and bits of advice apply to anyone considering adoption of a rescue animal. (originally posted on Facebook on the RMIWA page by Deborah Sanders; permission granted to crosspost)
The IWF and Testing Registries
Posted Jun 09, 2014.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation facilitates the completion of registration forms at our heart and eye clinics, but the test results aren't registered with an external organization till the owner sends in the completed form and registration fee.
New Osteosarcoma Study at UPenn
Posted May 20, 2014.
Dr. Nicola Mason, recent IWF-sponsored speaker at GLIWA and IWADV, has launched an exciting new study for dogs with osteosarcoma.
Update on IWF Heart Studies
Posted Jan 28, 2014.
The latest news from our ongoing heart studies.
IWF Supports New Heart Research
Posted Jan 27, 2014.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation is helping to support a study sponsored by the Canine Health Foundation called "Using a Novel Combination of Drugs to Treat Arrhythmia and Heart Failure in Dogs."
Broad Insitute Osteosarcoma Study Published
Posted Dec 13, 2013.
Study results for the first phase of the osteosarcoma study at the Broad Institute supported by the IWF and the IW community have been published.
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.
How You Can Help the IWF
Posted Jun 30, 2011.
Support the Irish Wolfhound Foundation!