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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.
Annual General meeting, Sunday June 23, 2013
Davis California Click here for more information
Northern California Sighthound clubs, Non-sanctioned Fun Match
Saturday June 22, 2013O’Hara Park School Oakley, Ca. Click here for more information
Sanctioned B fun Match. May 11, 2013
At the McInnis Park, San Rafael, California, Hillside Picnic Area.
Judged by: John Fitzpatrick
It was warm and sunny, with lots of happy hounds and puppies.
Our all breed AKC lure trial was on April 28th in Gilroy.
Everything went smoothly. The weather was perfect with some fog in the early morning. We were done by noon with plenty of time spent on practice and a couple of qualifying runs.
Videos of our NCIWC gang at the 2013 St Patricks Parade in San Francisco.
10 days Backpacking!
We are heading for the High Sierra, into the John Muir Wilderness area. This trip will take us into Humphrey basin around 11,000 ft elevation. The date July 10 – 19.
Wanna go? Contact Frank. it’s going to be good!
Backpacking For those who can’t make the trip above.
We are going into Thousand Lakes Wilderness. This is a fabulous area North West of Lassen National Park. We are planning to stay at a couple of lakes and take day hikes. This trip is an easier, and less strenuous trip than into Humphrey Basin. Total hiked Milage for this trip should be less than 25 miles.
If you are interested contact Frank by clicking on picture of Keenan Below
Hi: YouTube has a short video of two Irish Wolfhounds Backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Click here for video ___________________________________________________________
Annual Monterey Beach walk
January 19, 2013. Click here for more information
We had a perfect day with our hounds and friends walking along the beach walk. The public is always curious and friendly with our hounds. It is truly a wonderful way to share and educate the public about our fabulous family members; the Irish Wolfhound.
A big thank you to John & Kay Paz who organized to perfection this outing for the club. All of us who participated were well catered to by the Paz’s. Thank You!
Holiday Weekend December 1-2, 2012
Saturday: gathering of the CU & Sunday: Carmel by the sea
Saturday we had the fun match “The Gathering of the CU’ At the Toro park in Salinas. The weather turned out mild with some sun. It is always fun to see the puppies. We also had many new members join us this year. The morning hospitality and lunch were over the top good. We also had nine hounds try out for their Canine good citizen certificate. The Mordocks demonstrated in-line brace competition with their hounds off leash in the ring; very impressive.
There are more pictures in the photo gallery.
Sunday was our annual Holiday get-to-gether. This year we had a fun day at Carmel by the Sea.
For those who ventured onto the beach for the walk, I salute you ; the rain and wind were strong and steady. The Irish Wolfhounds loved it. We had a wonderful brunch at the Restaurant: The forge in the Forest. They set up a room for us and our IW’s and treated us like royalty. My food was delicious, including the dessert made of a chocolate chip cookie type dough cooked in a cast iron skillet topped with ice cream, whipped cream, nuts and fruit; yummy. Some of the hounds ordered off the dog menu and had steak and chicken strips. By the end of the brunch the outside weather had cleared up and the sun had came out; so most of us took our hounds and strolled through the town and window shopped. The town is the most dog and Hound freindly I have ever seen, every store invited my hound and I in with dog water and treats; it’s the best way to window shop.
There are more pictures in the photo gallery.
Specialty October 19-20, 2012
The conformation judge was Jette Holm Jensen, from Denmark. Brenda Fairbanks was the Sweeps judge. Obedience was Sat., Oct 20, judged by Loretta Delinger. Lure Coursing was canceled due to only three dogs entered.
A big thank you to Joan Trifeletti , Lynn Lawrence, and their family for making this show special and fun; did I mention yummy too! The food was WOW good! I enjoyed seeing all the hounds at our show, but mostly my heart was captured by all the wonderfull puppies. A big thank you to all who brought their hounds to our show, you are the reason the club exists. Congratulations on all the winning hounds; who our conformation judge said were some of the best she has seen.
For those who didn’t get a catalog of the show, you missed out on some wonderful adds; but you can get the results of the show by clicking for more information above or at infodog.com .
As pictures become available of the show, I will post. If anyone would like to share some of the pictures they took of the show, or share their winning pictures, send them on in and I will post.
There are 29 candid images of the specialty in the gallery A big thank you to Junko Ishihara for suppling some real good ones.
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16th Annual Celtic Festival September 29 & 30, 2012
The weather was warm with little breeze. People moved their chairs around to stay in the shade, and the hounds mostly lounged about between visits or walking amongst the people at the fair. Our hounds are always well received by the public at Celtic fairs, and it was no different this time. We had a wonderful bunch of Irish Wolfhounds, with their humans. It was good to see all the club members in costume with their Irish Wolfhounds by their sides. A parade at the start of each day is held with all of the people in period costumes circling the fair grounds. The best part of the parade were the Irish wolfhounds getting many ovations and picture taking. A big thank you to all club members who came and made this years Grass Valley Celtic Fair such a grand success. I have some images in the gallery, of the celtic fair.
Emigrant Backpacking July 21-29, 2012
We missed the regulars who didn’t make the trip this year. The trip was much dryer with no raging river crossings like last year. Fishing and weather were perfect. I finally have some pictures uploaded in the gallery. The hounds and humans who went on this year’s trip were the best.
- emigrant wilderness July, 2012
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