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.
Rules and Regulations
Latest updates and events
Update on Club events:
We have secured the date of Sunday 31st October 2021 at Bulla Exhibition Centre, Bulla for our next Championship Show.
The show is to be judged by Ms. Pauline Grutzner (Vic).
The Dog Lovers Show has been re-scheduled for 22nd to 24th October 2021. We plan to be in attendance as a Club at this event in 2021. We have a stand secured. There will be Irish wolfhounds in attendance over all three days of the show.
Many club members attended the Koroit Irish Festival on Saturday 1st of May to take part in the parade. It was a great day and a great festival and all of the dogs were exemplary in temperament and spirit and impressed the crowds to no end. The organisers would like us to come back next year which we would be more than happy to do.
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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