I have always loved Irish Wolfhounds, although I grew up with Bouviers! My dream, from the time I was very young, was to have an Irish Wolfhound.
In 1999 I purchased my first Wolfhound. It snowballed from there, with my second Wolfhound being added in 2000. I entered the show ring for the first time in early 2001.
My kennel name, Laislinn, is born from the Irish word "Aislinn" meaning "dream", adding the L in front to create "Lani's Dream".
In my breeding program I strive for correct type, superb temperment, athletic, functional hounds. I do extensive health testing prior to any breeding in order to produce the healthiest hounds I can, and to help lengthen the longevity of our breed.
When I breed, my puppies do not leave my home until 11-12 weeks of age. They are vaccinated, microchipped, liver shunt tested, registred with CKC.
My dogs are my companions and family, first. They live in the house, share my bed & couches, spread their toys everywhere and generally fill my home with the love only an Irish Wolfhound can.