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. 

Our specialty this year will be held at the Showcase for Dogs in East Windsor, CT on Sunday, June 11 and Monday, June 12. The premium list is added below and can also be viewed on the specialty tab.

In addition to our specialty weekend we will be offering a Fun Run FCAT trials on Saturday, June 10. A donation of $10.00 is asked but not required.

Also on Saturday, June 10, is an IWANE supported entry in Norwalk, CT with the Greenwich Kennel Club. Information is on

In keeping with CT state laws, Covid vaccinated exhibitors will have the option of running without a mask. Let’s play safe, remember to wash your paws and enjoy the weekend!

Address: Showcase for Dogs 121 N Road (Route 140), East Windsor, CT, 06088


IWANE Specialty 2023

Conformation judge: Rebecca Peek,
Milkwood Irish Wolfhounds

Sweepstake Judge: Susan Prokopenko,
Glenamadda Irish Wolfhounds

You can help support IWANE with a catalog ad

With our specialty show coming soon, it’s time to honor our hounds, friends who have passed, and celebrate being together once more. Won’t you please support our 2023 specialty with an advertisement in our catalog?

$100 – inside back cover $40 – full page $25 – half page $15 – quarter page

(7.5 x 4.5 inches) (7.5 x 4.5 inches) (3.75 x 4.5 inches) (1.875 x 4.5 inches)

We are happy to help with layout for you in color or black/white. Camera ready ads will be accepted, too! Graphics and photos (jpg, tiff, bmp, png, pdf, etc. formats are great) should be no smaller than than 300 dpi. Send your completed ad or photos and ad text, along with your ideas for layout to:

Pat Scelso at

Payment must be received by ad deadline, MAY 28. Please make checks payable to IWANE and mail to 140 Schell Road, Berne, NY 12023-2106

Update – May 15, 2023

Our next member meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2023 at our specialty show site. Details with the Zoom link will be sent to members.

We have confirmed sponsorship shows for 2023 and have listed them in the Calendar of Events tab. As additional sponsorships are approved we will update this section. Also note the Specialty 2023 tab which includes the premium list.

We will be continuing our Meet & Greet walks this year.  If anyone has a suggestion for a location or would like to host a meeting of the hounds, please let me know and I’m happy to help facilitate and get the message out.  The two we had in 2022 in Maine and Vermont, respectively, were a big hit with those looking to meet an Irish Wolfhound “in person”.  We continue to get people looking to meet and learn more about our hounds. 

We have some new items for purchase that highlight the talents of our own Sue Gilson. Some of these beauties will be available to purchase at the specialty in June. Handmade ornaments of our beloved hounds, and some gorgeous puppy teeth boxes, decoupaged with Sue’s unique artwork. Check in with us for other items as we’ve got some pretty good ideas up our sleeves!! All proceeds go to the IWANE general fund and ultimately to the well-being and education of our hounds.

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.

Regular Membership Dues: $35.00 plus $2.00 fee via PayPal

Associate Membership Dues: $30.00 plus $2.00 fee via PayPal

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