Pauric Hand “Killykeen Irish Wolfhounds” Ireland.
I first became involved with Irish Wolfhounds in 1986 when I met Tony Killykeen-Doyle of “Killykeen Irish Wolfhounds” and we became life partners”. From that point onwards, I immersed myself in trying to learn all I could about our breed. I feel very privileged to have had Tony and his expert knowledge base as my teacher and mentor!
We aspired to remain faithful to the old bloodlines in our breeding program, with a determination to breed to the old ideals of correct type and soundness. We had much success with breeding/showing “Killykeen” hounds and have produced many breed and lure coursing champions both in Ireland and abroad. In more recent times I have not been very active in breeding or exhibiting due to work commitments but have loved sharing the last 33 years of my life with my beloved Irish Wolfhounds
I have judged extensively in Ireland, United Kingdom, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg, including many Specialties. Most recently in the US, I judged the 2016 “IWAGS” Specialty in the USA.