Irish Wolfhound History

Early Pedigrees

Pedigrees do not go back much further than the mid-19th century, and some of the pedigrees of the first hounds used were unknown. The following is about as much as is known of the early breeding:-


head  COLIN as portrayed in Phyllis Gardner's "Irish Wolfhound Portraits". He was bred and owned by Capt. Graham. The small high-set ear was a point much sought after but not possessed by many hounds
OLD DONAGH - a silver brooch made from a Phyllis Gardner woodcut   silver brooch
woodcut   SHEELAH - a Phyllis Gardner woodcut after an unsigned drawing


 Graham's Brian & Sheelah
 Graham's Sheelah (at back) and Brian

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