Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club


Slide show highlighting club activities

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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Our Specialty is just around the corner. It will be held at the Petaluma fairgrounds. Please note that we are offering a back to back Specialty! Two conformation judges in two days. A great Bang for the Buck! Don’t miss it.

Friday, October 24, 2014 – Obedience (Mr. C J Pat Alvarez), Conformation (Mrs. Pat Pask), ASFA Lure (Kathy Kelly)

Saturday, October 25, 2014 – Sweeps (Bernie Smith), Conformation (Mr. Peter Pask) Judges Dinner

Sunday, October 26, 2014 – AKC Lure Trial (Ginnie Koscinski

For all forms and information about the show including the premium lists click below.

Click here for more information

Oh-No!  Specialty logo items are now ordered. We can no longer accept pre-orders. We will have a small supply for the day-of purchase.  Click here for more information about logo items.


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18th Annual Celtic Festival September 26 to 28, 2014 Nevada County Fairgrounds Grass Valley in Northern California

“Great Celtic Hounds of Antiquity”

Was as usual a grand success even with the rain. Our hounds always put the shine on the event.


Grass Valley Celtic fair 2014

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West Park School in Napa hosts their 60th Anniversary Carnival. Saturday September 13th, 2014.

It was a privilege to participate in the Fundraising
event at West Park School, especially after the
devastating earthquake that did millions of dollars
in damage !  Teachers and parents set up an incredible
array of game booths, raffle tables, and a fabulous 
 BBQ.  They had a printed banner with our Club’s
name at the Golf game booth.  There was also a
petting zoo.  An adorable 4 month old pygmy goat
was there with his Mom.
The ” Welcome to the Carnival ” sign features
Peggy as the beauty queen and John as the muscle
man !   We paraded around several times throughout
the day as the announcer called out “Here come the
Irish Wolfhounds from the NCIWC !”  These walks
always ended with lots of time to let the kids hug the
One little boy, in particular, fell in love with Phoenix.
I was explaining to his Mom how mellow IW’s are and
the boy looked up at me and asked “What does mellow
mean?”   I told him and he took off his baseball hat so
he could put his head even closer on Phoenix’s neck and
hugged him.   A little girl put one of her hands on each
side of Phoenix’s head, looked him in the eye, and gave
him a huge kiss !  So heartwarming.
As ALWAYS, our Gentle Giants leave behind a VERY
wonderful impression of big dogs !!!  Thank you, John
and Deanna, for arranging this memorable day.
Carol G.

We have some pictures in the club event gallery !

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Thousand Lakes Backpacking trip June 28-July 8

Wow! Terrific time, with terrific people and of course our Irish Wolfhounds.


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


  Candid picture of the Month.


Peaches and Luke

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








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