"Irish Wolfhounds  are such an addictive breed with their soulful eyes and knowing looks".

Our hounds are our hobby, but there is nothing amateur about our approach.   Standards  are high, with emphasis on health, heart health, longevity  and their emotional wellbeing.   Having a keen eye is very important, as we strive to improve the breed, and there is nothing more pleasurable than watching healthy balanced hounds exercise, their speed, alertness, and movement is a sight to behold.  

 I am grateful of  the on going help and support of many other long established  reputable Irish Wolfhound breeders in the UK,  without this mentoring I would not have been able to breed and have such lovely hounds.   I would also like to thank  Jürgen, who I came to know because the Oelmühle Kennel name was on the pedigree of my first Irish Wolfhound.  

These days we very rarely advertise our  Wolfhounds puppies. Our litters arrive when our girls are ready, which means waiting for a series of heart test results,  and for the girls  to mature. We also heart match our matings, in an attempt to achieve the best possible heart health outcome.   

Whelping and  rearing of all our Bonaforte Irish Wolfhound puppies takes place in the home environment  (Bonaforte's Any Old Eva)

All our puppies are born in our home, and there they stay until their new owners arrive. Having the benefit of the complete home experience whilst growing up, we are constantly with them for the first 3 weeks of their life.  In addition we feel is it very important, that puppies regularly  go outside not only to play and exercise but to house train them as much as we can.