Health testing and research

Visit the Irish Wolfhound Health Group Website for details of

Anyone with a Wolfhound can use the Breed Heart Testing Scheme.

Our biggest enemy in any long boned breed is cancer. If we want to improve the longevity of our breed it is important that we contribute to these projects when we can. Information on how you can contribute to any of these projects can be found on the Health Group Website.


The IW Health Group is collecting information on the incidence of Livershunt in Wolfhounds here in the UK, therefore are collecting information from clear and affected litters and cheek swabs for DNA research into the cause of the condition.