Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club


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NCIWC is dedicated to promote the continued well being and preservation of the Irish Wolfhounds by example, and education. NCIWC  sponsors many activities for this purpose. The activities range from shows and matches, to backpacking and public venues such as Celtic fairs and Parades.

Club meetings are held six times per year. Meetings are open for all club members.


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Northern  California Irish  Wolfhound  Club

Irish Wolfhound Association Of The West Coast


Click here for more information about the ASFA lure trial


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New Years Day

Dillon Beach

New Years 2018 day at dillon Beach

SPECTACULAR is the word that best describes the NCIWC Annual Holiday Party at Dillon Beach !  The weather was breathtaking.  The turnout was amazing !  The food was gourmet.  The Hounds were beyond happy !   It was obviously a Club gathering as so many were wearing the 2017 Specialty Logo apparel. 
Started out with hot coffee and Bailey’s Irish Cream, hot cider, homemade cookies, muffins, and fruit.  Then, a great walk !!!   The lunch table had everything you can imagine on it, including Champagne and orange juice.  Plus, Mr. Hot Dog (Al Lum) bbq’d his famous hot dogs.  Katie Madzier brought home made potato soup that was raved about.  We were disappointed that Terry and Robin couldn’t make it because of Robin’s hospitalization, BUT, we raised our glasses and wished her a very speedy recovery.  Peggy Squires made a toast to celebrate Ken Gabriel’s ?0th Birthday.  Then, another great walk !
We had kite flying, and New Year’s hats and horns which were enjoyed by the three Da Rosa girls.  They are such an adorable threesome and it was wonderful to have them join us.
All in all, it was just a perfect way to start the New Year  !!

click here for information NCIWC new years day party 2018


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SATURDAY, MARCH 17th 2018 @11:30 AM

The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club (NCIWC) has been invited to participate in the San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade sponsored by the United Irish Societies of San Francisco. It has been a long tradition for the NCIWC to participate in this parade and we urge all that are able to join us for this outstanding celebration. The parade route will take us and our Wolfhounds down Market Street and eventually to the judge’s reviewing stand which is located in front of San Francisco City Hall.

This event is open to NCIWC members and their invited guests. Participants and Wolfhounds will gather on 2nd St. at 10:30AM, one hour prior to the parade start time for registration and required check-in.  At check-in all members and guests will be required to submit a signed waiver of liability for parade participation.  A copy of the waiver form is attached. If you prefer, please sign, scan and return the waiver by email.

 A support van will follow our parade unit. Small items can be placed in the support van as needed. Bottled water will be available in the van for participants and hounds.

When we reach City Hall and the judge’s reviewing stand we will perform a “snake” maneuver (zig-zagging line of hounds) for review by the judges. One person per hound please!  Extra walkers can follow along in front of the support van cheering loudly for our hounds and waving to the crowd.

 For those who have not attended a parade in the past, there will be several times that the parade stops along the route. This is a great opportunity for well socialized Wolfhounds to visit the crowd and make new friends. However, please break off from visiting when the parade starts moving again.  It is necessary for us to stay together as a unit and NOT delay other parade units behind us. There are several sections of Market St. that are covered with metal grating.  Please use caution in these areas and walk your Wolfhounds around the grates. Serious injury is possible by walking hounds over the grates!

Please be sure to wear something GREEN to honor both our hounds and the United Irish Societies of SF that invites us each year to participate in this uniquely Irish celebration.  CELTIC attire or other traditional clothing is always welcome but certainly not required.  Good walking shoes are a must!

Please let us know if you plan to attend and include the number of hounds and guests.  We would appreciate your notice of intent to attend by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH.

Last year our unit was awarded a handsome cash prize. LET’S DO IT AGAIN AND LET’S HAVE FUN!

 Please watch the NCIWC Website and Social Media for last minute instructions and locations.

Tom and Inga Bourdon

If you have questions please call or email. 707.864.0567/email: (subj: St. Patrick’s Day Parade)

ST.Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 1st announcement

NCIWC Waiver St Pats Parade 2018(1)

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It was a perfect day with fantastic hounds and their humans.

A big thank you to John & Kay Paz for a wonderful day.



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Candid picture of the Month

Cow Palace 2018

This is for you; any club member. Add some photos in the candid section of you and your hounds.  Just upload to the web team by clicking here.

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Hi: A montage video of the Irish Wolfhound Backpacking adventures sponsored by NCIWC is available. Click here for video

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