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The Irish Wolfhound Association of the Delaware Valley was formed in August 1974 to do all possible to bring the natural qualities of this ancient breed to perfection, to guard against commercial exploitation of the breed, to protect and advance the interest of Irish Wolfhounds, to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials, and to educate the public about the Irish Wolfhounds.

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Correction to the Foundation testing notice in the premium list:

The IWF has completed a portion of the heart study so the IWF is no longer subsidizing echocardiograms for young, healthy dogs. They will continue to provide testing by Board-certified cardiologists at the IWADV Specialty.

The Irish Wolfhound Foundation is sponsoring heart testing on Sunday, October 9, 2016.  Each dog will get an echocardiogram & an electrocardiogram (or just an EKG), interpreted by board certified cardiologist Dr. William Tyrrell, Jr., DVM.  There will be a limit of 30 hounds, and pre-registration is required.  To get an appointment scheduled, please contact Frances Abrams at Frances.abrams@att.net, by September 30, 2016All paperwork and payments must be received by Frances before your appointment will be confirmed. 

$200 contribuion for hounds 2 to 7 years old and $120 for hounds 8 years and older or those who have been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. EKG's only will be performed at $60/hound. The balance of the cost being paid by the IWF.  All data collected will be used by the Foundation for ongoing heart studies.  Additional donations to the Foundation are much appreciated and wisely used to fund our mission of Health, Education, & Rescue.  All tests include auscultation by a Board-certified cardiologist and are eligible for inclusion in the OFA Advanced Cardiac Database, meeting CHIC recommendations.