If you have Irish Wolfhounds and are passionate about them but don't have a community or have always wanted one for years and are now ready:

We are a growing, dedicated family and resource of IW stewardship, friendship and knowledge. Whether they are show dogs or just our companions, they are family forever!

If you aren't a member yet, Sign Up and Join us on this incredible journey!

Memberships become due on April ist.


 Great Lakes Irish Wolfhound Association

exists to promote and protect the welfare of the breed of dog known as the Irish Wolfhound.  We foster and perpetuate an interest and knowledge about the Irish wolfhound among the general public and especially among the residents of the Northern Midwestern United States. 


By Laws: By Laws of the Great Lakes Irish Wolfhound Association

Policies: These Policies have been established at GLIWA Board meeting or at General Membership meeting in order to clarify and augment the By Laws. A date in parentheses (if one appears) after an item represents the Board Meeting or Annual General Meeting at which the policies were voted into effect. This is intended to be a living document with updats as new policies are established. New polices may be published as needed. 

The Breed: An overview of the Irish Wolfhound breed including history 

Breed Standard: The Irish Wolfhound Standard of Excellance and Points in Order of Merit

Breeder Registry: Breeding standards and contact information for some local Midwest breeders

Brags: Recent achievements of our members and their dogs