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I admit I’ve been fortunate as a breeder not to have often used this page, but at some point all breeders find themselves being called upon to help an Irish Wolfhound owner, rehome their beloved family member.  As these owners have made such a difficult decision in the first place, I ask that only serious inquires respond to any of the postings I’ve placed here at the owners’ requests.

Sometimes I receive requests to assist fellow breeders with similar placements and you might also find such postings listed as well.

If you see a posting that might be suitable for you and your family then I ask you to email me with your inquiry and contact details.  I will then contact the owner concerned and if he/she thinks you might suit I will forward your inquiry on to them.  If the owner does not think you would be suitable for them I will be sure to let you know.  Do not take it too personal if an owner does not have me forward on your inquiry.  Each of us is different and we raise our dogs differently.  Special circumstances might be required for that particular dog.  If such exist I will try to see they are placed within the posting but not having raised these dogs myself I feel it best to leave it to the owner to make such judgements.

I also want to make it known that these dogs/bitches are not necessarily ‘free’ to good homes.  I leave it up to their owners what fee they charge the new owner(s).   Irish Wolfhounds are not a common breed and to be able to get one who is relatively young, well trained and socialized should be considered an honour and having been fortunate to purchase such a Wolfhound years ago myself in a family’s time of need I am happy to say it was a pleasure to be owned by my ‘Bassie’.  I gave thanks to his former owners for entrusting him to me in their time of need.  At that time Bass was an eighteen month old and I had never adopted an adult dog before let alone a wolfhound.  I was pleasantly surprised to realized I was able to really, really enjoy him from the outset.  He was great with children having been raised with them, well socialized around other dogs and took his show championship in only one weekend, well once I was able to get him to stop sitting when a judge would look at his teeth....such a well trained boy!!  All the work really had been done by his former owners and their young children, so as I said before a pleasant surprise.

I’ve told my owners not to ever ‘give’ their dog away.  I have found over the years people sometimes do not really value that which they’ve not have to pay for.  In these cases all the training and rearing of these dogs have been done by someone else, so hello people lets not undervalue their hard work.  Yes the dog is older and I don’t expect anyone as a new owner to pay full price but depending on the age of the wolfhound looking for a new home I leave it to the former and new owners to work out an equitable arrangement.

Sorry but no young adults available at this time.

 

 

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