Sarken Kennels was founded in 2002, based primarily on the philosophy of soundness, substance, structure, temperament, and function in our dogs.
We are proud to announce that we passed our recent AKC Kennel inspection in October 2009
Irish Wolfhound Puppies
We started with the best foundation stock that we could find, from both American, Canadian and Irish bloodlines, and have steadily built on, and improved, our original foundation through our carefully planned breeding program. We primarily emphasize controlled breeding of our dogs, and frequently add new bloodlines to improve and renew vigor in the lines. The result of this program represents what we believe to be some of the finest Irish Wolfhounds available in America today.
Our Irish Wolfhounds are all genetically sound, well-put-together animals with even temperaments and beautiful conformation. Sarken Kennels' dogs seek to reinforce the Irish's original reasons for developing the Irish Wolfhound - to produce a versatile dog that is equally at home in the house with your children, or in a show in pursuit of a blue ribbon. Obedient and intelligent, as well as loyal and affectionate, Sarken Kennels Wolfhounds are a delight to own and easy to train.
We specialize in the breeding of our Wolfhounds, and have puppies occasionally available. Our Wolfhounds come in many colors ranging from the lightest Cream through to Black. All of our puppies are whelped and raised indoors, and are well-socialized with adults, small children, cats, chickens, ducks and other dogs. They are all vaccinated, micro-chipped and de-wormed before they go to their new homes. The earliest we will release a new puppy is at eight weeks of age but we do keep some dogs longer.
The Irish WolfHound
Denis Florence MacCarthy (1817–82)
AS fly the shadows o’er the grass,
He flies with step as light and sure,
He hunts the wolf through Tostan pass,
And starts the deer by Lisanoure.
The music of the Sabbath bells,
O Con! has not a sweeter sound
Than when along the valley swells
The cry of John Mac Donnell’s hound.
His stature tall, his body long,
His back like night, his breast like snow,
His fore-leg pillar-like and strong,
His hind-leg like a bended bow;
Rough curling hair, head long and thin,
His ear a leaf so small and round;
Not Bran, the favorite dog of Fin,
Could rival John Mac Donnell’s hound.