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About The Society

The Irish Wolfhound Society was founded as a National Organisation in 1981 by the late Mrs Florence Nagle (Sulhamstead), the doyenne of our breed, whose long involvement began before the first World War. Her lifetime concern was the protection and improvement of the breed and her dedication to those ends remains unsurpassed. She remained President of the Society until her death in 1988.


The Society is totally committed to those ends by:

  • Promoting the breeding and exhibiting of quality Irish Wolfhounds.

  • Giving help and encouragement to new owners of the breed.

  • Acknowledging and addressing any health problems, particularly of an hereditary nature.

  • Holding breed and judging seminars.


The Society holds three shows a year; a Limited show, an Open show and a Championship show. All are held at the Connexion, Coventry, which is centrally situated and has proved to be a popular venue.


We also hold rallies with the emphasis on the Irish Wolfhound as a family pet. These are great fun with games, fun matches, speakers and the opportunity to meet and exchange opinions with owners and their families.


Each year, a magazine containing varied articles of interest to all Irish Wolfhound owners is produced and distributed to all members.

Mrs F Nagle with three of her Irish Wolfhounds

Mrs. Nagle with some of her Irish Wolfhounds

Mrs. Nagle with the founder members of the Society


(Left to right):

Miranda Brace,

Zena Thorn-Andrews,

Sandy Surrell,

Mrs. Nagle,

Peter Forsey,

Gordon Crane,

Barbara Wilton-Clark,

Joan Forsey.

The dog is UK Ch. Drakesleat Kyak.

The original Irish Wolfhound Society committee

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