October 9-11, 2015 specialty show tee shirts for sale

2015 tee shirt addHi! Pre-orders have closed. We will have a selection at the show for sale.

Click the link below for information in PDF format.

2015 NCIWC specialty T pre-order sheet pdf

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19th Annual Celtic Festival October 2 – 4, 2015

19th Annual Celtic Festival

October 2 – 4, 2015

Nevada County Fairgrounds

Grass Valley

in Northern California


NCIWC has again been invited to appear at this festival as an exhibition of the Great Celtic Hounds of Antiquity.

Bring your well socialized Irish Wolfhound(s) for a weekend of fun and frivolity !


Dressing-up in period costume is definitely encouraged, so if you ever wanted to be a lady-in-waiting, a country squire or “just” a peasant with his or her hound(s) by your side, then this is most definitely for you …

We’ll supply the event insurance, some tents and two electric fans (in case it’s very hot) and you bring your seats, x-pens and tents if you have them (for safety, please apply a limit of up to two Irish Wolfhounds per person).

You can come, as some do, for all four days (Thursday to Sunday) or one or two days only – your choice.  The tents will be set up on Thursday afternoon.



I will need to know who is going to attend – there will be a formal gate list.

When you arrive, enter at Gate 2 and check in initially with the Fairgrounds at a small kiosk on the righthand side of the driveway, for your RV / tent location.

The NCIWC Gate List will be at the Grounds Entertainment check-in at Gate # 5


If you are not on that gate list, then your hound will be denied entry (none but service dogs are normally allowed on site).  It is better that you place your name on the list and not be able to come (if so, please inform me asap), than to be denied entry.  Send names to Chris Thompson at :     truebrit@napanet.net


Anyone on the NCIWC gate list will have free in & out access to the festival site, though the regular parking fees will have to be paid.  On-site parking of RVs, Trailers, Tents, etc must be arranged directly with the Fairgrounds through the event website.  Ask for a site in the “Fairview” section (which is on the hill close by our event set-up).

See :    http://kvmrcelticfestival.org/


Period Celtic costumes are encouraged, but the “Animals of the Celtic Lands” area is fairly new and they don’t want to discourage attendance on this kind of issue. The area is adjacent to but set apart from the living history area. So whatever we do with costumes is great. Throughout the Festival there will also be the occasional musket volley or field cannon firing, so be prepared to handle your hound in a firm, though gentle, manner in front of the public. There will be sheep (which are very well contained) horses (not so very well contained) and various other animals on site, so be sure “Fido” is very well socialised to such things … not to mention generally, around crowds of people.  As for the birds of prey (hawks, falcons and the like) – they are USUALLY tethered (but not always), so you’ll need to be especially careful when passing near to them …

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Club meeting August 22


Board Meeting Agenda

Saturday, August 22, 2015 after the Special Club Meeting

The Gabriel’s, 18 Everett Rd. Petaluma, Ca. 94952

Roll call at ______________

Minutes of the 5/16/15 Board Meeting

President’s Report by President Lynne Rosebrock

Secretary’s Report by Carla Zayac

Treasurer’s Report by Ann Gould

Committee Reports:

2015 Specialty by Lynn L.

Trophies by Dywan W.

Grounds by Frank C.

Boutique by Megan T.

Obedience/Rally/Lure Coursing by Robin B.

Heart Testing by Robin B.

Activities by Frank C.

Bugle by Robin B.

Legislation by Kathy B.


Policies by Robin B.

Grass Valley Celtic Festival by Chris T.

Constitution/By-laws by Karen W.

Election of new Members by Robin B.

Old Business

New Business

Napa Christmas Parade, November, 2015








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Specialty October 9-11, 2015

Club Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club
Specialty Date(s) 10/9 & 10/10 – 10/11/2015

Click here for the premium list

Hi all,
I’m reminded to tell you that we cannot set up RVs near either of the in-operation-on-the-site schools before 3 pm on Thursday.  If you arrive earlier than this you will not be allowed to set things up until the little ones are well out of the way …
There have been a few questions on what happens when you first arrive …
I will have an “A-Frame” type sign on the fairgrounds’ road, somewhere just inside the main entrance gate, probably next to a lamp-post centered on the driveway.  The sign will indicate roughly where your parking / tent spot is.
Your actual site will be marked by a sign with your surname on it, mounted on a short wooden post.
Please be VERY careful to respect others’ space boundaries (and any others I have marked off with “keep out” tape) in the placement of not only your sleeping quarters but also your x-pen set ups, shade, etc.  Sharing is the name of the game – my Colt Auto will be available to quickly settle any disputes !     <  grin  >
I will do my best to accommodate those who have expressed the wish to park alongside their buddies, though I give no guarantees.
There will be a number of unassigned spaces (probably further than most others from the Show Ring) – if you’d prefer, we can arrange to move yours to one of these if it remains open, but …
My cell is  (415) 640-2370 (but do NOT call before the show weekend – I rarely have it on).
Chris Thompson
and the Hounds of Eirinn

Below are the lure coursing information for the specialty. click on each, for the entry forms and premium list.

NCIWC ASFA SpecLure 10-9-15 premium 

NCIWC  AKC Specialty lure Entry 2015

NCIWC AKC Specialty LureTrial Premium 10112015

Contacts Name Phone Email
Show Chair Lynn Lawrence (707) 762-2511 lynnmlawrence@comcast.net
Show Secretary/Superintendent MB-F,  Inc. 336-379-9352 mbf@infodog.com
Club President Lynne Rosebrock 209-966-3267 carroyiws@sti.net
Club Secretary Carla Zayac 209-878-3636 zajaczcj@aol.com
Show Photographer
(for info only)
Murray Rockowitz murray@rockowitz.com


Specialty Events 10/9 (please indicate Yes, if offered)
Conformation X
Junior Showmanship
Obedience X
Rally X
Coursing-ASFA X
Other:  Heart Testing             X
Specialty Events 10/10 (please indicate Yes, if offered)
Conformation X
Junior Showmanship
Sweepstakes-Puppy X
Sweepstakes-Veteran X
Other:  Heart Testing             X



H&H Issue in which results will appear April 2016
Results, Critiques & Photos Deadline 03/01/2016 Award photos described above (only) should be sent in 300 dpi.

Specialty Events Friday 10/9

Conformation:   Pernille Monberg

Obedience/Rally:  Mrs. Lora Cox

ASFA Lure Course:   Kathy Kelly

Specialty Events Saturday 10/10

Conformation:   Jamie Souza Bartlett

Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes:  Lloyd Simmons

Specialty Events Sunday 10/11

AKC Lure Coursing:  Ginnie Koscinski

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Fun Match June 20, 2015

 dscf1915Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club

AKC Sanctioned B Match

Hall Park, Dixon, California Saturday,

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Judging begins at 10:30

Judge: Lesley Brabyn

Directions: Hall Park is located behind the Dixon May Fairgrounds in Dixon.

East or West bound 1·80, take Hwy 113 South and exit on 1st Street.

Drive south on 1st St to E Chestnut St, turn left. Follow E Chestnut St which will end at the park and our event site. Parking is on the right.

Pre-entries close Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Click below for premium list and entry form

AKC Conformation Entry Form

NCIWC Match Premium List 2015

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Irish wolfhound backpacking June 27-July 5, 2015

NCIWC Backpacking June 27- July 5, 2015

Howdy folks:
It’s time to start thinking about the up-coming backpacking trip into Emigrant Wilderness.


This trip is for anyone who has backpacked before, or would like to try a nine day backpacking trip with our best loved Irish Wolfhounds.
Emigrant Wilderness is about the best the high Sierra’s can offer. The trails are in good shape, the elevation changes on our route are modest, and the scenery is the best.
We will be passing dozens of streams, and many lakes. The wild flowers are almost in full bloom, and the weather is mild.
The Club provides the kitchen, and cooking. Also the club provides information on equipment (help you with equipment choices) and abilities (make sure you and your hound will have a good time), guiding, and wilderness permit.
The participants share the cost of food (about $100 per person), and provide there own equipment and transportation to the staging area.

If you are interested drop me a note, and I will happily answer any questions, and I will send the information packet to you. The closing date for signing up for the trip is June 8, 2015 (this gives me plenty of time to prepare the food)

We keep going back to Emigrant Wilderness each year because it is just fantastic!

I hope to see you on the trail.


Frank Christian
NCIWC Activities chairman
Falkor, the luck dragon (my trail name)
E-mail: fwc10000@gmail.com

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Club Fun Match April 26, 2015

Save the date!

More information will follow soon. Honest!

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The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club (NCIWC) has been invited to participate in the 164th annual 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 participate. 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 sign a waiver of liability for parade participation.

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 to impress the reviewing stand and the judges. We will form a single line and zig-zag with our Wolfhounds for the judge’s review. One person per hound please! Extra walkers can follow along in front of the support van smiling and waving to the crowd. NCIWC has won prizes in the past so let’s try for another prize by really impressing the judges with our graceful and majestic Wolfhounds.

For those who have not attended the 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. We really need to stay together as a unit. There are several sections of Market St. that are covered with metal grating. Please use caution in these areas and walk your Wolfhounds around rather than across the grates. Past experience has shown that Wolfhounds do not like to go over these grates and we do not want a Wolfhound “stuck” in mid-parade on a grate.

Be sure to wear a GREEN or WHITE shirt, GREEN sweater or other tasteful St. PATRICK’S DAY attire. Good walking shoes are a must! Bring water and necessary bags for your hound/s.

Not sure what to wear? The club has some great new apparel available that would be perfect for the parade. Order deadline is February 23rd for pick up at the parade or as otherwise arranged with Megan Thompson. See attached flyer for details.

For logistical purposes please let us know if you are planning to attend and include the number of Wolfhounds and guests. We would appreciate your notice of intent to attend by Monday, March 9th.

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

Tom and Inga Bourdon

If you have questions please call or email.

707.864.0567/email: bourdonti@comcast.net (subj: St. Patrick’s Day Parade)

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Annual Monterey Beach Walk January, 17, 2015

Monterey Walk January 17th, 2015

After Lunch we have a club Board meeting at the Pub. All members and guests of members are Welcome.

This is a fun event for you and your dog(s). You will be strolling along raised walkways overlooking the ocean. Lunch will be served at the London Bridge Pub (and yes, the dogs are invited!). So join us for a beautiful stroll along the beach.

DATE:          Saturday, January 17th, 2015

TIME: 9:30am Meeting Time

PLACE:      Parking lot, on Ocean View Blvd. Between Beach Street & Balboa Avenue

LUNCH:     London Bridge Pub around noon

             CONTACT:   Kay Paz (831) 385-3148  home

DIRECTIONS: Head towards Monterey on HWY I. Follow the signs to Cannery Row Aquarium. Turn left on Ocean View Blvd. (toward Pacific Grove). The parking lot (meeting place) is on Ocean View Blvd., between Beach Street & Balboa Avenue, on the right.

Dress in comfortable clothes to walk in and bring a windbreaker. In case of light rain, you may want to bring an umbrella. The London Bridge Pub (lunch place) is near the Monterey State Beach, a great place to let the dogs romp. The lW’s will have a great time with all the smells and activity that will include lots of people wanting to know more about our dogs.

Remember to bring water & “poop bags” for your dog(s).

For those that do not want to walk the full distance, call Kay to get information on a closer parking area. We should have a van to help out those that need a ride back to their car.

Please call Kay Paz to let her know how many are coming. If the weather is not cooperating, the walk may be cancelled; many times it may rain the night before and be perfect on the day of the walk.

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Carmel by the sea, Sunday December 7, 2014

Carmel by the sea, Sunday December 7, 2014

Join us this year, and enjoy a day at Carmel by the sea; a most dog friendly town. Show up around 10:30 at the parking lot at the end of Ocean Ave. and we can let the hounds romp on the beach. Then at 1;15 we have reservations at the restaurant The Forge in the Forest. After lunch we can walk around town with our hounds and window shop.

Let me know if you are going so I can tell the restaurant how many to expect. Click here to respond

Map to Forge in the Forest restaurant.

10:30am meet at beach. look at the map below. Let our dogs romp around and enjoy the sand and serf.

1:15pm Our brunch at The Forge in the Forest restaurant We are having a Pirate gift Exchange during brunch. Bring a wrapped gift to participate. Parking can be found around the restaurant, with a little patience.  We are ordering off the regular or brunch menu. click here for restaurant menu.

3:30pm walk around town with hounds. Click on the link below for fun map of downtown Carmel. don’t forget to bring a copy; it can’t hurt.

This is a link for the map of downtown Carmel. It shows the different businesses that one can visit. Look for the dog images on the map. this indicates dog friendly business.  Fun Map of downtown Carmel


For those of you that want to plan a weekend holiday and need a place to camp with your RV, or by tent. this is the best place in the Monterey area. The Veterans Memorial park and camp ground. It is on a hill overlooking Monterey with lots of trees and lawns. It has full bathrooms with showers and water at sites. It is a first come fist use facility, with many spaces for rv’s and tents. Below is a web site with information on the campground. The price is reasonable ($27/night), with a self service pay station. Notice that there are areas to walk and enjoy around the camp area. I think this campground is one of the best kept secrets of Monterey that everyone knows about. You won’t be disappointed. Click this link for information on the Veterans Memorial park and campground.  Click here for information on Veterans memorial park and campground.

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