LIKE... SUNSTAG OFFERS,
NEW or Corrected.
...which I neither
endorse nor am the responsible party for, I just link to them and
these links could be unreliable after the latest Revision.
We lost some, found some, corrected some. Oh, and I've tried to stay away from those with Java-driven codes, heavy or
repetitive music, and garish colors. I hope you will find my selections informative, fun and educational.
NOTE: I have not checked this entire list since Dec 2007. Some links definitely could be unreliable.
Breed Info & National Club Contact
AKC ...has a full service site for canine related ownership. It is a little hard to follow, but AKC is continuing to update, upgrade and simplify.
SCIWFA...is an Irish Wolfhound only breed club hosting varied IW and family activities in Southern California. This targets the membership application. Currently being reactivated. Contacting the organizer listed at the bottom of the form will give you more current information.
Something VERY Special-- All Hounds
Artist, Cindy Conter of Arizona, has graciously allowed me to highlight her work. Please tour her website and drool over the Irish Wolfhound jewelry she has designed. This award-winning artisan is charming, a delight to chat with and extremely cognizant of your pocketbook, as well as interested in offering custom pieces of your personal description. PS--A Log-In window will appear, just click through it and Cindy's jewelry will come up.
Professional Dog Photos by renown writer-photographer! Exceptional work and artistry. Have camera, will travel! Give some pizzazz to your Christmas cards, dog advertisements, or just a lovely portrait for your pleasure.
Lure Coursing/Racing Website, items of superior quality for your "hunting" enjoyment. Check it out. Ask questions. Get involved.
General Pet Info--Products, Supplies,
Transport, Still Undecided?
A Canine Marketplace...PetSmart..full of products and services for dogs and other species. Comprehensive Club listings. Good site to browse through.
Dog Owner's Guide ...sponsored by Nature's Recipe, another good source to browse articles and breed data, nutrition highlights, and resource material. No, Irish Wolfhounds are not mentioned. Very slow to load.
Dog Stuff ...I liked this "homey" site! Unpretentious and enjoyable. Well-built handcrafted items. Some of you may find a few items to be pricey, but I'd bet the workmanship and Customer Service policy will make you the winner. Limited catalog, but good!
House Signs ... The custom signs are constructed on rust-resistant baked enamel aluminum, high quality magnetic sheeting, and weather treated pine. Also offering Weathervanes, mailbox toppers, stoneware pet dishes, pet memorials, and self-applied stickers.
Custom Flags ... Custom designed dog flags are made by double applique using a 200 denier nylon. These top quailty flags are available in different background colors. Let people know what dog is in Your household! These must be ordered by calling an 800#--no biggie but does take a bit more time.
Dog Breeders Online Directory. The online Directory has been updated and offers a wide range of contacts in U.S. and Canada! It is much better now. You could possibly find a breeder closer to home.
Discount Pet SuperStore. Buy PetSafe Wireless Dog Fence, Dog Doors, Dog Crates, PetSafe Electric Dog Fences, Pet Containment Fencing, and Discount Pet Supplies. I have no personal relationship or experience with this outfit, but what I have read, looks good. Use at your own discretion.
Health In General & Alternatives
Revival Catalog ... Lots of vitamin/nutrient information within the catalog pages! Great to have on hand for little things. Also has grooming products, disinfectants, and equipments. Reasonable prices.
Holistic book. Might find this useful. I have not had an opportunity to preview it. It is free... This site could get better with time.
What is Homeopathy? This site offers general articles-- updated monthly-- on homeopathy and natural ways to keep your hound healthy.
A Link to Herbals. Provides a comprehensive herbal list and links to providers.
Cancer Care: Hospice/Pawspice. ... Canine Cancer Awareness data for the Los Angeles Area. It can lead you to your local Canine Cancer facilities and may you NEVER need their services.
Allergy Aids. http://www.varlallergy.com/index.html Check out these folks and if you have an allergic dog that your vet wants you to take to a dermatologist or other specialist, suggest this blood test first. It seems right as a first step and relatively reasonable. It is around $300. Next step, after finding the food allergy, was the right food (in this case). I have learned that other allergies are helped by a food change even if the allergy itself is not food related, afterall nutrients in different combinations create different absorptions etc. This product is not very expensive, they offer free shipping and a free box of samples with all the flavors. So check out this link (which is also ironic--a "wolf" helping an Irish WOLF hound<L>): http://timberwolforganics.com/
Foreign and Other Kennels, General IW
Club Canofilo Caliente organizes dog shows in Tijuana Mexico for more information visit their website www.clubcanofilocaliente.com . It is glorious fun and SAFE. Four days of International and Mexican shows for championship points on the grounds of the Tijuana Greyhound Racetrack; lots of security and covered arenas for breed and group judging; and, bleachers overlooking the exhibition for easy viewing. Evening Equestrian entertainment, ringside cafe and bar, restaurants within walking distance, greyhound races, and terrific camaraderie! Come! Join the fun--even if you don't have a dog!
DOG CLUB, Internet Dog Directory: a general Index of worldwide clubs, kennels and breeders of our great breed. See some of the kennel websites for a good overview of what is representative of the Irish Wolfhound through the world.
ROHAN IRISH WOLFHOUNDS. Lovely beginnings! Also raise, train and show Peruvian Paso horses. Be sure to check them out!
IRISH WOLFHOUND WEB-JAPAN. I had a lovely discussion about the current (2005) trend to FAT Irish Wolfhounds instead of the athletic, long-lived ones. Akiko Tatsuki promises an English version shortly.