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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Candid picture of the Month

Dark Stars Mischief Maker of Zajacz

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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Marine-Sonoma fair grounds in Petaluma

Mark your calendar!

below you will find the Premium list, the flyer for Logo tee shirts and sweatshirts, and a Friday night presentation given by Dr. Silvan Urfer

Friday conformation: Sue Cole judge

Saturday Conformation: Debbie Peterson

Hi: for those who are setting up ring side, any time after 1:00pm Thursday October 12, 2017 you are welcome to set up. We can’t start setting up the show till after 11:00 am Thursday, and need the two hours of time to layout the ring/site location. The premium list will have information about camping and setup. Any questions can be answered by the show chairperson. Lynne Rosebrock.

Hi! click on the link below for the show premium. If you have any questions contact one the club board members or the Show chairman.



This year the Heart Study will be held Friday, October 13th, 2017 between 8am and 3pm.  It is a “drop-in” event, and I can take time reservations. The Heart Study is Funded by The Irish Wolfhound Foundation.  It is a life time study.

See : you have had this exam performed in the past, PLEASE continue to have it done EACH year.  VERY important for the study.  You can have puppies checked, but a dog must be at least 20 months to be enrolled.  The cost per dog is $60 for an EKG and auscultation.  (A real deal !).  As soon as I know you are enrolled, I will send you the required paper work.   If you want to browse the Heart Study information go to or

Please fill out the attached form and email back to me   ANY AND ALL questions – Robin Burchett  (925) 689-9765  Hope to see you and your IW there !   Robin

Below is the attached form to fill out.

Heart – IWF info form

Click below for the t-shirts and sweatshirts available with this year’s specialty logo.

NCIWC 2017 logo flyer


Another new addition to this year’s NCIWC Specialty weekend will be an educational program during the Friday night pot luck dinner.  Dr. Silvan Urfer will make a brief presentation followed by questions and answers on “The Dog Aging Project”.   You do not have to be entered in the show to attend.  Come enjoy the friendship of the other wolfhound owners and perhaps learn something new about this topic which affects everyone who shares their life with this breed Click below for more information

NCIWC education presentation

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Dillon Beach New Years Fun Day 1-1-2017

20 Wolfhounds howled in the New Year, along with their families and friends, at Dillon Beach!  The Luck of the Irish prevailed once again as we enjoyed a rain free  –  wind free day in our “special place”.  Prior to and after January 1st, the weather was very stormy. -Carol Gabriel-

Go to club event gallery for pictures of the day

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DATE:  Saturday, January 21st, 2017

The weather cleared and was perfect for a walk along the wharf. Lots of big fluffy clouds with blue sky between. Heavy seas sent waves crashing into the shore. Some of the waves broke high enough to flood the walking trail. As always the day was fun and the food was and service at the restaurant was great. The weather held off most of the day, until the afternoon after we finished.

More pictures of the day in the club event photo gallery.

click here for more information Monterey Walk 2017

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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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