Northstar Irish Wolfhound Club

About Our Club

Northstar Irish Wolfhound Club is an organization for Irish Wolfhound fanciers in the Midwest. We offer an annual AKC pointed Specialty Show, rescue services, educational seminars, and many other activities.

Longtime Wolfhound owners, those new to the breed, and those dreaming of someday owning an Irish Wolfhound are all welcome to join in club activities.

For more information about the club and our activities,
please contact the following club officers:

Joel Mattson

Vice President: Chris Sechler

Secretary: Jeanie Pitzenberger

Treasurer: Troy Pitzenberger

Director: Toni Maat

Director/Website/Newsletter: Beth Renstrom

Director/Logo Designer: Susan Sechler


Northstar Irish Wolfhound Club's Mission Statement

  • Northstar Irish Wolfhound Club is established to promote and protect the high standard of Irish Wolfhounds through breed specialty shows and matches under the rules of the American Kennel Club
  • Northstar Irish Wolfhound Club is committed to the preservation and use of the breed standard as written by the Irish Wolfhound Club of America and recognized by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Irish Wolfhound's should be judged.
  • Northstar Irish Wolfhound Club will provide breed education to the public and our members and maintain an active rescue and placement program for Irish Wolfhounds
  • Northstar Irish Wolfhound Club will guard against commercial exploitation of Irish Wolfhounds.  Indiscriminate breeding is not in the best interest of our breed now or in the future and is in opposition to the general purpose of the club.
  • Northstar Irish Wolfhound Club will protect the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike behavior at dog shows, trials, and other public events
  • Northstar Irish Wolfhound Club shall not be conducted or operated for profit, and no part of any profits or remainder or residue for dues or donations to the club shall inure to the benefit of any member or individual.

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