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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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, forthcoming heart screening clinics scheduled for this Spring have been cancelled.
A study was recently published (authored in part by our own Bill Tyrrell, DVM, Steve Rosenthal, DVM, Mariellen Dentino and Frances Abrams) examining pedigrees for IWs with and without atrial fibrillation to identify possible modes of inheritance.
Summary of results from the IWF heart screening clinic held in conjunction with the 2019 IWCA National Specialty.