Frequently Asked Questions

Is electric fencing sufficient to contain an Irish Wolfhound?

Our Wolfhound has had a problem with the tip of her tail being thrashed about and causing it to bleed. It seems that just as it starts to heal and it happens again. We have tried various methods to protect it, everything from socks, bandages to condoms. Are there any suggestions?

What is the ballpark cost for an Irish Wolfhound?

Are Irish Wolfhounds likely to develop hip dysplasia?

Is there a variation of the breed that has a relatively smooth coat?

Do Irish Wolfhounds make good guard dogs?

What can I do with a young wolfhound that is destroying my home?

What medical ailments are common to the breed?

If we were to purchase a Wolfhound puppy but already had a mature dog of another breed, what would be the best way to integrate them?

Do Irish Wolfhounds require a lot of grooming?

What is the normal growth rate of a puppy?

I have a five-month-old Irish Wolfhound puppy. How do I go about showing my dog and when could I start?

Animal Cruelty

The IWCC Board of Directors voted to add a list of people legally convicted of crimes against animals in Canada’s provincial and/or federal courts.

April Irving (wanted in Alberta and Saskatchewan)
CBC report on April Irving, January 11, 2017
CBC report on April Irving, January 17, 2017

Karin Adams & Catherine Adams (Houston, BC, banned from owning any animals for 20 years)
CBC report on Karin Adams and daughter Catherine, October 16, 2015

This list will be updated with any new or future information on convictions, arrests and/or bans as they become public. For more detailed information and a complete database, please visit the Canadian National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC).