The Potomac Valley Irish Wolfhound Club (PVIWC) is a regional breed club dedicated to the health and welfare of the Irish Wolfhound. Our members live primarily in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. PVIWC is a very active club which hosts an annual AKC specialty and obedience show in the Spring, participates in educational activities and parades, rescues local wolfhounds in need of new homes, and sponsors a Fun Day in the Fall, to name a few of our regular functions.
*** Added 10/01/2020 *** Click here to view the 2020 Virtual Fun Day results.
*** Added 11/16/2020 *** Click here for the 2021 Membership Dues form.
*** Added 11/5/2020 *** Message from the PVIWC club president
Now that it's all official: PVIWC 2021 back-to-back specialties! Harford County Equestrian Center, Bel Air, MD.
April 3 (Saturday), Obedience and Rally - judge Debra Barrows. Straight racing, and IWF HEART TESTING!! (See comments!)
April 4 (Sunday), Sweepstakes judge - Dawn Wiseman (Temair) and 33rd Specialty, breeder judge Steve LeVan (Lismore). Picnic lunch, EKG's only , Raffle and/or Auction, and possibly CGC.
April 5 (Monday), 34th Specialty, breed only, breeder judge Dr. Frederic Maison (Grand Chien de Culann), picnic lunch, EKG's only, possibly CGC. Check our website and Facebook page, and the IWF page, in the near future, for more information!!
Read note below for the heart testing and EKG's
Heart testing will be performed on Saturday April 3. EKG's only will be performed on Sunday and Monday April 4 and 5.
On Sunday and Monday, since we won’t have a cardiologist, we usually ask for a smaller donation, about $20/dog. EKGs on Sunday and Monday. The suggested donations will come up on the registration form if they use the one that includes a donation.
"Heart testing requires preregistration https://www.iwfoundation.org/s creening-clinics and enrollment in the IWF Life Cycle Study.
Costs are partially covered by donations to the Irish Wolfhound Foundation. Suggested donations $175 for Echo and EKG dogs aged up to 7 years, $100 for dogs over 8 or affected with atrial fibrillation. Suggested donation for EKG and auscultation only is $60 on Saturday. Proceeds go towards paying the cardiologists. Dogs younger than two are eligible for testing and/or enrollment in the study.
Depending on the pandemic situation, COVID restrictions may apply.
For additional information on the Life Cycle Study see https://www.iwfoundation.o rg/studies/life-cycle-study-II "
Frances Abrams, PhD, Research Liaison
Irish Wolfhound Foundation