The Irish Wolfhound Foundation
The purpose of the Foundation is to promote the appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of Irish Wolfhounds by raising and allocating funds for research, education, and rescue.
The Irish Wolfhound Foundation is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare of the Irish Wolfhound. We conduct health studies, run health screening clinics at IW specialty shows and gatherings, disburse grants to IW-related research, sponsor educational seminars, and coordinate and fund rescue efforts.
The IWF was founded in 2002 through the efforts of Phillippa Crowe and other visionaries in the IW community. We are grateful to our founders and supporters for their dedication to our beloved Irish Wolfhound breed.
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COED Main Study Open for Enrollment
The main Canine Osteosarcoma Early Detection (COED) study is open for enrollment. We need 35 more Iws to participate.
Bleeding Disorder Cheek Swabs Needed
The IWF needs cheek swabs from 100 Irish Wolfhounds to help determine the incidence of post-operative bleeding disorder (hyperfibrinolysis) in the breed. If you're going to the National Specialty you can help! Dogs of ANY age are eligible. Owners will be notified of the results and the IWF is covering all costs.
Further information on OFA's heart screening programs.
OFA Heart Testing Requirements - Clarification
OFA does NOT require Holter monitor screening for Irish Wolfhound heart testing.