Then in October of 2008 at the IWADV (Irish Wolfhound Association of Delaware Valley) Specialty Mannie took a fourth place in the 9 to 12 month Puppy Dog class, under Breeder/Judge Mrs. Jean Malley (Ainsea, UK).
Then just a couple of weeks later at the IWAGS (Irish Wolfhound Association of the Garden State) Specialty Mannie took a third place in the 9 to 12 month Puppy Dog class, under Breeder/Judge James Behan, (Ireland). Mr. Behan said, “This young hound has an acceptable head and his bite is ok. He has a good neck. Needs to strengthen in the back. Although he is a little short coupled he is nicely angulated in the rear. Love his harsh coat.”
It was after this show that I rested my “Mannie the Man”, as due to his rapid rate of growth his gait was becoming affected and I did not want to put any more stress on him at this stage, physical or mental.
In 2009 Mannie finished as I mentioned earlier his Championship with multiple Winners Dog and a BOB win. His first show this year I entered him at the 2010 IWCC Regional Specialty in Quebec, as a Special (Champion). He did not take WD but he ran beautifully for me and the following are a couple of his photos.