| Comrades by Herbert Dicksee
Xylitol is being used as a sweetener in so many products
nowadays and it has been found to have lots of health benefits for humans.
However, it is extremely dangerous for dogs, so do make sure that your dog/s
cannot get hold of [and are never given] any product containing Xylitol. Even
just a tiny amount of something like chewing gum containing it can cause
problems. Symptoms include vomiting, lethargy,
loss of coordination, collapse, and seizures. Larger amounts can lead to liver
failure and failure of other organs, and
I am in the process of making this site as comprehensive as possible; covering
the attributes and characteristics of the Irish wolfhound; its care, including
nutrition, exercise, and training; its health and the major disorders to be
found in the breed, and how best to deal with them particularly with regard to
alternative therapies, which are my special interest.
If you want to search the site for something specific, this can be done through
Google. Go to www.google.com and
click on Advanced Search, then enter your search criteria in the
relevant boxes and put irishwolfhounds.org in the Domain box,
then click Google Search.
The most recent additon to the site is an update to the page on the
London Irish Rifles, and earlier updates include a
page on the Coval Kennels of the Strohmenger
family, pages on megaoesophagous, laryngeal paralysis, lungworm,
heartworm and Blastomycosis,
and several pages on the Irish Wolfhound in
advertisements, and there are also several on the
Irish Wolfhound and coursing/hunting both in
the U.K. and in other countries, as well as lure (or mock) coursing. On the
pages to do with books and other publications,
I've added the parts on the Irish Wolfhound from Count Henri de Bylandt's
Les Races de Chiens. I've also started a page on the Irish Wolfhound in
films, beginning with The Bashful Elephant
At present I am working on the history of the breed in as much detail as
possible, covering the legends and myths of the far distant past but paying
much more attention to the more recent past, from the time of Captain Graham
and the resuscitation of the breed to the late 1970s, and including some
details of the care, kennelling, and feeding of those early hounds, and how the
Irish wolfhound was described in early publications, including books and
periodicals from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. There is a long list of
publications included in this section, beginning with one from 1811, and some
of which are extremely rare.
There is a detailed index of what is available in this area on the history
page, and also on the Site Guide, both of which can be located from the column
to the left.
For quite a few years now we have had rescue hounds. The latest was Ruby, who
came to us in early October 2003. Sadly we lost Ruby on July 3rd, 2008.
| Ruby early summer, 2004
|There are links to many sites of interest
given on each page and, in some cases, under each subject. There is also a page
of links to other Irish wolfhound and Sighthound sites.
A full list of the subjects contained on this site can be found on the