Irish Wolfhound Association of New England

Thank you for your interest in the Irish Wolfhound Association of New England.  You are in the right place if you are looking to meet, learn, share, and widen your social circle around Irish Wolfhounds. 

We are working on exciting events, some new to the club and some old, that we hope will spark interest to those who appreciate the beauty, strength, and athleticism of our breed.  New this year is our “Meet & Greet” which provides three benefits.  Our first official took place on April 2, 2022 in a gorgeous wildlife refuge off the coast of Kennebunk, Maine.  We had over a dozen humans and their hounds attend.  Meet & Greets are designed to give people interested in the breed an opportunity to meet Irish Wolfhounds in an outdoor setting where they can see and learn from them and their humans.  It also gives our noble hounds an opportunity to socialize with their kinship and provides for a platform of continuous learning for all involved.  Our next Meet & Greet will be held in the fall.  Location to be determined.

Also new to the club is our AKC licensing to hold Fast CAT trials.  We are super excited to share this event with those looking to get their hounds on the course and let them experience the thrill of the chase.  Chasing prey is a natural instinct for sighthounds and it comes quite naturally to a wide variety of breeds.  Participation in Fast CAT is open to breeds from all Groups and mixed breeds.  Our first official Fast CAT will be held in Gorham, Maine on May 21 & May 22, 2022.

Let’s not forget about our annual specialty!!!  This year it is scheduled for September 18 & 19, 2022.  It will take place in East Windsor, CT at the Showcase for Dogs.  We’ll be offering on-site heart testing for our hounds – details will be forthcoming.

Our annual Fun Match is planned for June 18 and will be held at the 4H Fairgrounds in Westford, MA.  We will share more details to this event as soon as we tidy up the schedule of events.

Please be sure to read the note below if paying for membership via PayPal.

Our next club meeting is planned for April 24, 2022, and will be held via Zoom. We intend to adhere to our plans of holding two in person meetings and two video call meetings as discussed at our fall meeting.

We will continue to social distance and all IWANE outdoor gatherings will adhere to the local guidelines in order to keep everyone safe and stop the spread of Covid-19.

NEWS FLASH!! We sold out of our annual calendar for 2022! Thank you all for your support. We will continue to offer this beautiful calendar filled with animated and colorful renditions of our adored hounds.

We will offer our IWANE coffee mugs in limited supply at the Fun Match. These mugs are the perfect size for a hot cup of joe, tea or anything, really! Look for more information on our Facebook group page, or reach out to the club secretary. We are still working out additional costs for shipping.

Mugs are 11 ounces.

Below are the updated IWANE membership applications. Please download the editable PDF and send to the IWANE secretary via email or address listed on the form. Email is preferable. Should you have any questions at all please reach out to the secretary:

Members can now use PayPal for annual dues and donations!! Please be sure to make a note on any donations as to where you would like it to be applied.

For annual dues, in your browser, please type in or click this link: It will bring you to the IWANE PayPal page. Please add $2.00 for a transaction fee to your dues.

Regular Membership Dues: $35.00 ($37.00 via PayPal)

Associate Membership Dues: $30.00 ($32.00 via PayPal)

Health, Education, Rescue and General Fund Donations welcome! Please Press the Donate Button to make a donation.