"The Veteran Specialty"







A Message From The President


Hello All,

     It is with great satisfaction that I congratulate all the members of  IWAGS on the huge success of this year's Specialty.  I would like to thank all the Committee chairs and their members for enabling us to put on a great Specialty with a special thank you to Eileen Flanagan and Pat Reilley, our
Show Chairperson and Show Secretary.  Their efforts start long before most of ours and continue long after.

     The many compliments that IWAGS receives each year from the exhibitors and spectators bears testimony to all the hard work of the members.

     The site was again awesome and the weather was certainly with us over
the Specialty duration, given the downpours during Saturday's setup and
what we awoke to this morning!

     The Veteran Hounds in competition reinforced IWAGS as "The Veteran Specialty" and the regular class Hounds on display bodes well for the future of the breed. Just remember IWAGS 2009 is less than a year away!

                                                                                Thank You All,

                                                                                John English, IWAGS President

Sunrise on the lake, early Sunday morning
Sunrise on the lake
The Fighting 69th Color Guard was led onto the show grounds by the Piper, followed by our conformation judge, Mr. Jim Behan
Piper and Judge
The Fighting 69th Color Guard
The Fighting 69th Color Guard
The Color Guard was followed by a troop of hounds, led by two hounds bred and born in Ireland - Ch. Golden Lass of Nutstown and Maura O'Lass of Nutstown
Our Conformation Judge at work
Jim Behan
Finn, the instigator of several sing-alongs...
11 year old Reenie, in contemplation

Reenie, winner of the GENERATIONS class,  and her descendants
Left to right - The Kathleen Trophy for Breeder of Best Veteran, and two Sweeptakes trophies, The Skye Trophy for Best Veteran in Veteran Sweepstakes and The Picasso Trophy for BOS to Best Veteran in Veteran Sweepstakes
Veteran trophies
The Trophy  table
Trophy table
One of the many great decorations
At the boutique (he found a good home)
the IWAGS Banner Flag Of Heroes - 9/11
Best Friends
Ryan & Blaise