MacLaomainn Irish Wolfhounds
Nerriga, New South Wales
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Hi, I'm Rona M.
Breeding Irish Wolfhounds true to type, for good health and with excellent temperaments. Life long commitment to all pups bred by me. Puppies are only available very occasionally from bloodlines encompassing the best of Australia and Europe.
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Last checked on 12 October 2020
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- Health Practices
- Home Environment
- Physical Condition
Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
We practice the Puppy Culture program with all our pups, to help them become comfortable with new sensations, noises, and being handled. We do motorcross coaching, so there are always lots of people around and lots of loud noises for them to adjust to! We encourage lots of socialisation with different groups of adults, dog show friends (and their dogs), and people coming each weekend to visit the pups.
All pups are raised in the house, until they are too big to do so anymore! The pups can be nearly 14kg by 9 weeks of age! At around 8-9 weeks of age, the pups move outside into an insulated, grass puppy pen, where they play during the day and then come in during the night-time. Our adult dogs have their own room, on what used to be our pergola, with lots of day beds for them to lounge around on. We live on a large farm property,…
We will Liver Shunt test our pups before they go to their new homes - this is extremely important and all responsible breeders should do this. We also conduct heart checks every two years on all our adult dogs, including a cardiac ECG to obtain a Heart Certificate. I conduct hip and elbow scoring for all my adult dogs, although it can be hard to guarantee this for stud dogs as it's not mandatory for the breed. There is no genetic testing…
Included with our puppies
All our pups will come de-sexed (via tubal ligation or vasectomy) - unless the puppy is going to an approved registered breeder or prior arrangement. You will still need to have a full desexing done at two years of age, The pups will also come micro-chipped, vaccinated (1-2 courses of vaccines, depending on when the puppy leaves), a puppy pack, a couple of your pup's favourite toys, and the lifetime support of me as a breeder.…
MacLaomainn Irish Wolfhounds conducts 3 out of 3 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Irish Wolfhound.
Bile Acid Testing
Congenital abnormalities of the liver, such as a Portosystemic Shunt (PSS), are relatively common…
A heart certificate indicates a breeder has had their breeding dogs declared free from common…
These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess their ‘hip score’. Dogs with…
MacLaomainn Irish Wolfhounds conducts 1 additional tests available for the Irish Wolfhound.
These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess the quality of their elbow joints. Dogs with very low ‘elbow scores’ are less likely to develop elbow problems in the future and less likely to pass hereditary elbow problems on to their puppies.
About the breeder
A little about us
Hi, I'm Rona from MacLaomainn Irish Wolfhounds. We aim to produce hounds of quality, focusing on type, temperament, and health, and are dedicated to this magnificent historical breed.
Why we got involved in breeding
I first fell for the breed during my childhood in England. Many of the stables I worked at and visited had an Irish Wolfhound living in the stable environment, and I remember them as gentle giants. Unfortunately, I seemed to forget them once I moved to Australia, and it was only once I moved to the farm at Nerriga in NSW that I recalled the giant hound and decided to search one out for myself. After much waiting, I managed to obtain a beautiful female puppy from the quality Ornumflow stock, and went on to show her gaining her Champion Title at 9 months of age. I am now constantly wondering why I didn't remember the breed earlier, and not lose all those years that I could have been spending with this magnificent breed.
Our special touch
The name MacLaomainn was chosen as it’s my family’s original "clan name". This clan descends from the original Scots who crossed the sea from Ireland, where their original name meant "lawgiver".
Dogs NSW (ANKC)
- Irish Wolfhound Club of NSW Inc
- Irish Wolfhound Club of QLD Inc