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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St Patrick’s Parade San Francisco

March 12, 2016

OK Club members, here’s a chance to shine with your hounds. If you would like to participate.

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Emigrant Backpacking 2016

Hey!  We are starting to plan for this years backpacking adventure. We are tentatively setting the date for the third week in July. The trip is for 9 days, and will cover from 35 to 50 miles of trail, depending on conditions of the route and hikers. Interested? drop me a line by clicking here.

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Annual Monterey Beach Walk January 16, 2016

WOW! The weather cleared for the day and we saw some sun. It was a perfect day to take our hounds for a stroll along the beach walk.


Click Here for More images of this fine day.


Pargraph spacerThe New Years day at Dillon beach fun day was reported as near perfect with lots of fun!

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53nd Annual Napa Vintage Christmas Parade

IMG_4746Disneyland in Napa!!!

We gathered for the 53rd Annual Napa Vintage
Christmas Parade on November 28th. The theme
was “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”. We started
arriving at 3 PM and enjoyed a “Tailgate Party” !
Hot drinks, cold drinks, cheese, crackers, cookies,
etc. The Parade formation began at 5 PM.
10 Wolfhounds, decked out in various Holly Jolly
attire, walked with their families who were also
wearing various Holly Jolly attire, including
battery operated strings of Christmas lights ! It
was wonderful to be joined by our newest Club
Member, Glenn Fagerlin, his Granddaughter, and
their puppy.The Parade route had hundreds of children, of all
ages, sitting on the curbs. They were so EXCITED
to be able to pet our well-mannered Hounds !!!EVERYTHING was so lit up ! Floats, Dancing Girls,
Horses, Pick-up Trucks, Tractors, Clowns, and Tom
and Ann’s Support Van. It reminded me of the Light
Parade they have in DISNEYLAND !!!!Thank you, Peggy Squires and Castle, for arranging
every detail. We could not have had a better evening.Carol G.

There are more photos in the club event gallery


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Our Specialty on October 9,10,11  2015, was a lot of fun. A big thank you to all who brought their hounds to be judged.

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NCIWC Backpacking June 27- July 5, 2015

 O’boy! The trip was great! We had nine days of mild weather and lots of wild flowers to dress up the wilderness. Six intrepid adventurers with two Irish Wolfhounds: Phila Finucane and Oisin Christian.

We spent three nights at a lake we visited for the first time, nestled in its own granite bowl with several white sandy beaches. We decided that it was our favorite destination for this trip.

This trip completed the requirements for both Phila and Oisin to achieve their Backpacking Companion Dog certificate (BCD)

Phila cert 1Oisin cert 1

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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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  Candid picture of the Month

Janet, Don, and Sarina at Green Island Lake Sirena with Janet and Don

 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.



14 years young





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