Ierne Irish Wolfhounds
Hello! And welcome to the web home of Ierne Irish Wolfhounds. We are a small, inclusive kennel near Raleigh, NC and we enjoy sharing our love and passion for this ancient and unique breed with those interested in learning. We are dedicated to preserving the correct type and functional beauty of the Irish Wolfhound.
Ierne's Aine Ni Fear Mor (Grandmother)
We have a strong commitment to health and longevity and have begun participating in the CHIC certification program with all our hounds, whether or not they will be included in our breeding program. We believe in order to have a comprehensive knowledge of the health of a breeding line you need to look at your pedigree horizontally as well as vertically, this means the health status of aunts, uncles and cousins must also be taken into consideration prior to breeding, not just Mom, Dad, or Grandma and Grandpa. If you are interested in purchasing any purebred dog regardless of breed, you should check out the Canine Health Information Center website and learn about CHIC certification. You can follow this link to learn more. http://www.caninehealthinfo.org/
you're interested in an Irish Wolfhound as an addition to your family I
would strongly recommend gaining knowledge about health concerns the
breed is prone to by visiting both the
Irish Wolfhound Club of America on the web and the Irish
as well. If you click on the links the names of these organizations the
links will take you to both of these sites. I encourage you to explore
health and longevity and be prepared with questions once you visit a
I had wanted a wolfhound since third grade, when I discovered the breed in a 1940s breed book. It described the wolfhound as being of great size and commanding appearance, it also stated the heritage of the breed was lost in antiquity. I was a young girl in love with dogs, it sounded so romantic and I was hooked, from that day forward the Irish Wolfhound was the breed I wanted to one day share my home. I bought my first Wolfhound from a breeder in Kansas in 1991, she was from a puppy mill and though beautiful to me was not of good type or quality, however Kaila was my dream come true. We did attempt the show ring without much success, but she certainly made her mark on the coursing field, finishing her career as the number 7 hound in ASFA in the early 90s. We've had the luxury of owning many beautiful hounds since then... and I would like to share a few of them with you now, on these pages. If you too are interested in being owned and loved by this beautiful breed then please visit the website of our National Breed Club, The Irish Wolfhound Club of America to learn more. Please read up on this breed before making a decision, the IWCA will be there to help you. http://www.iwclubofamerica.org/
To contact us, email firstname.lastname@example.org
While on our way back from the Rocky Mountain Irish Wolfhound Association Specialty in 2009 we stopped in St. Louis to visit our good friends Carolyn Dean and Maureen McCreery. Carolyn graciously agreed to take the picture above of our three generations together. I want to thank both Carolyn and Maureen for their friendship and support over the years… I am a much better person for having known both of them. I love you guys!
Video of Aine, Sorcha, Stella, and Nora playing cowboys at the Rocky Mountain Irish Wolfhound Club's Specialty.
Carolyn is the Editor in Chief of the IW World Magazine, you can see Carolyn’s work and learn more about Irish Wolfhounds worldwide by visiting their website and subscribing at www.iwworld.com. The beautiful collars the girls are wearing were made for them by their loving Aunt Maureen and you can find similar collars for your own hounds at Carolyn and Maureen’s online store www.fuzzywumpets.com. These have been the best collars, both durable and comfortable.
Ierne's Stella Artois
Taryn Tate of Limerick, SC x
Stella is out of our May 2007 litter and has been a pleasure to own and show. She was awarded "Best Puppy" at the 2008 IWCA National Specialty by Judge Kathleen Kelly, Nutstown Irish Wolfhounds, Ireland. We thank Mrs. Kelly for recognizing the quality of this young hound. She has earned both of her majors... one by going Best of Breed over Specials and only needs a few points to complete her Championship. She is currently being shown on a limited basis. We have practiced Stella on the lure and will give her a chance to earn her JC at the 2009 Specialty. She will be CERF'ed and heart tested at the 2009 Specialty with the intent of completing CHIC certification in 2009.
Stella was shown at the 2008 Specialty in the Sweeps class by our son Sean. Sean is Stella's co-owner as well and did a beautiful job of showing Stella to first in her class. He even managed to beat out his Mom who was showing Stella's sister Norah. We would like to thank Steve Levan, Sweepstakes Judge, for his infinite patience and wonderful comments for both Stella and Sean in the Harp and Hound.