The Irish Wolfhound Club of Victoria Inc. was formed in 1977, with the inaugural meeting taking place on 25th July. Mrs. Herta Buxey (ABDILLYA) was appointed as the first secretary and Lt. Col. N.B. Scott (OLE) as president.
The inaugural Open Show, held on 10th June 1979 was judged by Miss G. Acreman (Vic), whilst Mrs. S. Mashford (Vic) was chosen to judge the first club Championship Show on 22nd March 1980. Many secretaries have come and gone over the years, but the longest serving was the late Mrs. Agnes Hocking (MAYNOOTH), who was one of the foundation members and served on the committee before becoming secretary. She held the position from 1984 to 1992.
Within Victoria, most shows are held under the auspices of the Victorian Canine Association at KCC Park, Westernport Highway, Skye.
The Club organises activities for both pet owners and members who are interested in showing their dogs. A quarterly magazine, titled "CU", contains articles of interest, show results and news of club events while there is also an active Facebook group where details of merchandise, raffles and other activities are promoted.
The Club provides a Rescue Service for dogs that have been surrendered, abandoned or identified in Dog Pounds and as such we fund raise to ensure we are able to care for these dogs when required.
The rules, regulations and by-laws of the club are available to download from this website.
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Update on Club events:
With all of the restrictions in place at the moment all of the events that the Club were scheduled to attend have been either cancelled or postponed.
Our Club Championship Show will not be held in 2020 due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. We are now looking forward to our Champ Show for 2021. I have secured the date of Sunday 31 October 2021 at Bulla Exhibition Centre, Bulla. Judge yet to be confirmed. More information will be forthcoming when it is decided.
The Dog Lovers Show has also been cancelled for 2020. It has been re-scheduled for 22 to 24 October 2021. We plan to be in attendance as a Club at this event in 2021.
We were to attend the Koroit Irish Festival in their parade this year but this has been cancelled outright until next year.
Earlier this year the Club donated $1,000 to Vets for Compassion Inc. who provide volunteer veterinary care to wildlife, companion and domestic animals. The donation was made to assist Vets for Compassion in their huge efforts treating animals affected by the bush fires over summer.
Rest assured that we will get back out there with our hounds as soon as we can and hope that we see you all there at one or all of our events.
Irish Wolfhound Club of Victoria Inc.
2019 Championship Show Results
Sample of 2018 issue of Cu
The irish Wolfhound Club of Victoria Inc.
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