Louie Moley and Koko

HONIAHAKA NORTHERN INUITS

Home of the Northern Inuit Dog, Wolfalike Dog
         and American Wolfdogs in the UK   

Here you will find some testimonials from puppy owners and visitors to Honiahaka . As you can see we wont sugar coat at Honiahaka.

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Anna & Jan 2020


After the heart breaking loss of our first Northern Inuit in 2017, we 

didn't think we would ever consider getting another one but 

gradually we realised that we couldn't live without this wonderful 

breed in our lives.  And so the Honiahaka magic began...….

We first met Tracey and Andy in 2018 and immediately knew they 

were the breeders for us.  It was a very emotional experience 

meeting their beautiful pack but the love they felt for their dogs was 

so evident during the afternoon that we spent with them.  They 

patiently answered all of our questions, and we left with our names 

on the Honiahaka waiting list.

Ten months later the beautiful Raphael came into our lives and we 

couldn't believe our luck when Tracey told us he would be ours.  We 

were invited to visit on a weekly basis to get to know our boy and 

had first-hand experience of the amazing start in life that Honiahaka 

puppies get.  If only all breeders were like this.

Raphie is now a year old and we can't pretend it has always been 

plain sailing as they are certainly not the easiest breed. He suffers 

from terrible separation anxiety and always has to be left with 

a 'babysitter' (and even then he often howls until we get back).  He 

was also very destructive and at times we despaired that he'd ever 

grow out of it but he has improved an awful lot.  You need to be 

prepared to put a lot of time, effort and hard work into their training 

but it is so worth it as you will be rewarded with the most loyal and 

wonderful companion you will ever have in your life.

Not only do you get a stunning dog but also the friendship of Tracey 

and Andy and the wider Honiahaka family so you always have 

someone to answer any questions and offer help and advice when 

needed.  Everyone we have met has been so lovely and we have 

made some life long friends. 

Be prepared to be stopped at least once on every walk as no matter 

where you go, these dogs get an enormous amount of attention and 

it's amazing the amount of new friends we've made as a result of 

having 'Mr Sociable' Raphael in our lives.  We can honestly say that 

it has been such a life enriching experience.

If you want a wolfalike or Northern Inuit in your life, then look no 

further than Tracey and Andy, who are without a doubt the best 

breeders around and let the Honiahaka magic begin for you. 


Donna & Barry 2020

It was August 2013 at Essex Dog Day, that we first met Tracey 
and learned of the Northern Inuit dog.
We were leaving the show with our young Hungarian Vizsla 
puppy Amber after a lovely day.
As we passed some marquee's on the way back to the car, we 
heard a squeal saying "aw look, it's a Stanley" We stopped and 
met Georgina, Tracey's daughter who had a Vizsla of her own.
Drawn into the marquee of Honiahaka Northern Inuits we were 
met with the most amazing looking dogs that I've ever seen. 
They were huge & looked like wolves & from that day we were 
hooked.
We had a chat to Tracey and discovered she lived just up the 
road to Barry's childhood home. Small world.  We took away a 
leaflet and decided to have a look at the website that night.
We spent many nights looking at the website and googling the 
breed.  I contacted Tracey and we were invited to come and 
visit them and their pack. Before the visit there was a show 
being held at the field near Tracey's farm where many owners 
got together to show off this beautiful breed of dog.  
We decided to pay a visit and I still remember driving slowly 
across that field I've now come to know so fondly from many 
annual Honiahaka camps since, where we were met by a sea of 
wolfie looking dogs and I'm not going to lie I was scared to get 
out. But everyone was so friendly and we got to chat to many 
owners about this amazing breed & find out more.

Fast forward to our visit and our fate was sealed when we 
entered the kitchen of dreams & were accepted into the pack. I 
remember going out into the yard and being surrounded by 
these stunning creatures. Tracey and Andy are truly the most 
welcoming, friendly couple you could meet and put their heart 
and soul into bringing these beautiful dogs into people's lives.
We asked to be added to the puppy waiting list and from that 
day made sure we got involved in as much of the Honiahaka 
family as we could whilst waiting for our puppy. We visited 
shows, the annual camp, Christmas party and met lots of 
beautiful dogs and wonderful owners.

Tracey kept us informed on potential litters and we eagerly 
awaited the arrival of the puppies from Dream & Ochi's litter.  I 
remember the day Dream's labour began, I followed every 
puppy born on Facebook & marvelled in the colours and little 
toe beans.  On 12th November 2014 the Little Gem's Litter was 
born. We were chosen to be lucky owners of a beautiful dark 
girl when they were around 3 weeks old. Little Miss Yellow was 
to become our very own Jet. Kennel name Honiahaka Jet's 
Heart of Ruby. Tracey even asked if we had a favourite gem 
stone and Ruby is my birth stone.

Tracey and Andy are very keen for new owners to visit 
regularly and we were very eager to oblige, who doesn't love 
the smell of a puppy. It was truly a magical time.
The 8 weeks wait seemed forever but it was eventually time for 
us to collect our little bundle so off we set to Honiahaka Hilton 
as it has fondly become.  It hurt to take Jet away as you could 
see the love that Tracey & Andy put into every pup but we knew 
we'd be seeing lots more of them.  

Jet wasn't an easy puppy, she was terribly car sick in her first 
18mths or so, a very picky eater and also loved to chew! We 
crate trained her which was quite easy as she loved our Vizsla 
Amber and they got on so well but any time she was left alone 
or out of the crate she would chew. Good lesson, crate train 
those puppies & never leave anything laying around.

We started attending country shows with the Honiahaka team 
and soon became part of this huge extended family. Jet loved 
the shows and got to see some of her siblings as well as her 
mum & dad at the same time.  Honiahaka camp was a special 
time with owners coming from all around the world to share 
time together with a love of this stunning breed.

Around December 2015, a year after Jet was born we enquired 
about going on the puppy list again to add another Honiahaka 
baby to our pack.  Then fate sent Bourbon, Jet's brother back 
to Tracey. Bourbon was our favourite boy in the litter but at the 
time we wanted a girl. Well Bourbon was put up for rehoming 
and after a long talk Barry & I decided we'd like to take him on 
(cats permitting as I had 2). 

Bourbon came home in February of 2016 and we're pleased to 
say passed the cat test despite having never been around 
them. He is such a gentle and sensitive boy and it's not been 
an easy ride (he has quite bad reactions to fireworks so Sept to 
Jan is a nightmare for us) but he's a big part of the family and 
an amazing looking boy.

I would say these dogs are not for first time owners, they can 
be stubborn and difficult & can suffer with separation anxiety 
but they are so loving and loyal, I'd never have another breed.  
They need regular grooming and can blow their coats for what 
seems like forever. They don't need as much exercise as you'd 
expect, around 45 minutes twice a day.  
From that one August day I can happily say we've made some 
amazing friends along the way and have the most beautiful 
dogs to live by our side.

Fay Mazerolle  2020


We first met Tracey and Andy and the beautiful northern Inuit 

wolfalike when we was at one of the many dog shows they attend, we were made to feel welcome by them both and everyone else in the Honiahaka family. 

  After having a very unsuccessful journey with another breeder 

(if you can even call them that) we were  very unsure about 

having another wolfdog in the family as we have children and 

had had a bad experience. 

 We followed the Honiahaka crew around for a couple of years 

and was nice to hear about everyone’s successful stories and 

took on board what everyone had said with advice and support. 

We decided to go on the waiting list we were after a black boy if 

possible so we knew the wait would be worth it. 

 October 2019 a litter of ‘Dreamy puddings’ was born and thankfully we were chosen for a forever family for  little ‘Honiahaka nova Black Forest’ who was to be  ours.

We were invited down on numerous occasions to see the pups with mum in a beautiful big area for the pups to learn and grow. 

The way Tracey introduces noises and different environment 

for the pups to be in meant that when we picked our pup up on 

27th December he was not fazed by anything or anyone. 

Chinook is now a healthy 8 month old pup and is a pleasure to 

have as one of our family. He has the perfect temperament that 

we could of wished for and a lap dog as well (45kg is not a lapdog but he thinks he is) We can not thank Tracey and Andy enough for all they have done for all the litters they have. When you get a pup from Tracey and Andy you get support from the whole of the Honiahaka family no question is stupid question and is quickly answered by one of the many Honiahaka crew, you are never alone. We would definitely recommend Tracey and Andy to anyone who is after a gentle giant. 

Meg Cregg-Parker  2020


What's it like to own one of these dogs? 

Firstly you never own this breed they own you, all of your heart 

and soul and beds and sofas. 

They are a breed like no other, their intelligence makes them 

quick learners whether that it for training or figuring out how to 

get what they want. Which means they will try and break rules 

and boundaries so you need to be firm with them and keep on 

top of training inside and outside the house. They are so loving 

so much so they want to share your sofa and bed if you let 

them, which means separation training is best started when 

young to stop separation anxiety as this breed can suffer with 

it as they love to be part of the family and don't want to miss 

out. 

They are super friendly and will continue to be, given the right 

upbringing with socialisation, saying hello to everyone and 

every dog. Teaching them from a young age on how to act 

around young children is the best thing to do as they do grow 

up very quickly in height and can become intimidating to those 

tiny humans which given half the chance will end in kisses! 


When out be prepared to get stopped and asked a million 

questions on the breed, their looks and temperament. This 

leads to lots of conversations with strangers so being 

someone who doesn't mind answering them all is definitely a 

plus. Despite all that attention this breed can become 

destructive. Which can mean you come home to the carpet 

pulled up and the underlayer ripped into tiny pieces, or 

remotes being chewed so plenty of positive play and showing 

what can or can't be toys. Crate training these dogs is always a 

good idea even if you don't like crates. We had never used one 

before but was the best thing to do to stop a lot of unwanted 

behaviours. We are lucky in that having changed my job to a 

dog walker mine comes with me to work. He has taken to this 

job like he has always done it. So many compliments of his 

temperament and his looks which I say Thank you for but it all 

started with the building blocks from Tracey and us as owners 

adding to them. I have always said the dog is a reflection of 

you. The time and effort you put into them really does show. 

Owning a Honiahaka dog also comes with a huge family behind 

it. Who are there to ask questions or advice. The meet ups are 

just like seeing the extended family and getting to see your 

dogs litter mates, or the new puppies to the family makes them 

so enjoyable and fun for you and the dogs. This family also 

asks for help which we did when it came to fostering a puppy 

who was set to live abroad. We were given the highest honour 

off Tracey to mold this puppy ready for her new home. 

Carrying on in Tracey's footsteps was not an easy task and 

showed just how much of her time, effort and love go into each 

puppy before they leave. Each one of the puppies Tracey 

breeds hold a piece of her heart. You aren't just getting a pet, 

you are getting a life changing soul mate who comes from a 

breeder who puts in endless time, effort and love for the best 

health and temperament tested dog's.


Bernice Harrison 2020


What’s it like to be owned by a Northern Inuit?

Wonderful. Hard work. Rewarding. Chaotic. Messy. Fun. These 

would be just a few of the words I would use to describe living 

with this breed. You need to become the alpha in your home; 

these dogs need a leader, boundaries, training and a firm hand.


They are adorable, friendly, loving to the extreme, beautiful, full 

of personality and the best breed there is.  A sense of humour 

is an absolute must.

But you need to be prepared. If you are precious about your garden, then this is not the breed for you. If you are worried about your furniture – forget it. Do you own a carpet cleaner, like a Vax? You’ll need one. What about your normal vacuum cleaner? Does it work – I mean really work? Because this fur sticks and moulting season is like no other.

My family became part of the Honiahaka pack back in 2008. I 

decided I wanted my children to grow up with a dog, to know 

what it’s like to love another soul and share your childhood 

with your best pal.

I grew up with a German Shephard and Richard grew up with 

Spaniels – so we were coming at this with different ideas. My 

concern over the health of the German Shepard breed meant I 

was not prepared to home one. That’s when we came across 

the Northern Inuit and instantly fell in love.

We researched and spoke to different breeders and to be honest, were left wanting.

 Wanting more answers to our many questions. We found Honiahaka, called them and they were the first breeders to ask us to visit them and their pack.

I think both Tracey and Andy remember our first visit as I pretty 

much interviewed them! It’s funny now and we laugh about it, but we turned up with a list of questions on hand and drilled them until they had answered them all! They made us so welcome, their kitchen quickly became a favourite place with tea and cake for all.

My first boy was SnowBo Bear, he was pure white and stole my 

heart the minute I held him, he was about a week old and the 

smallest of his litter of 3 whites. His mum was Anya, and this was her 2nd litter. Bo had a little bit of a rough start and Tracey and Andy did everything they could for him. He stayed with them until he was 11 weeks old before coming home with us. 

Bo was a special pup and he grew into a 49kg giant bear of a 

dog, who thought nothing of sitting on your lap. He was such a softy and absolutely adored from day one.

But Bo was my dog and Richard wanted one with a mask, so 

we promptly joined the waiting list for another in 2009 – this time it was Bo’s sister Moley’s turn to be mum. She had 9 pups and we picked out the cheeky chap and called him Indigo Blue – Indy for short. Well… Bo had been such an easy pup that we thought we’d easily cope with two…

Boy did we have a wake-up call! Indy was, quite frankly, a very 

naughty boy. He hated the crate – we tried for a year and had no sleep due to his howling at night. He ate a sofa – he teethed 

so bad that he took it out on our sofa and destroyed it. Both boys would steal food, Bo was a terrible thief and the list is endless of the food that dog managed to get his paws on. Indy was a barker and a howler – he suffered with terrible separation anxiety and couldn’t be apart from Bo.

One particularly memorable incident took place at a puppy training class. Indy was left tied to the dog grill in the back of the car, the kids playing nearby, while I was taking Bo through his paces. Indy was screaming as usual but as he was some distance away, there was nothing I could do. About 10 minutes in and Indy is racing across the field with the kids chasing him – he comes haring towards me and Bo with the dog grill dragging behind him as he is still attached. It was both mortifying and hilarious at the same time, and a story I 

regularly tell.

Indy was such a character, full of love and fun but very determined to get his own way. He left a gaping whole in our family when we lost him in 2018.

February 2020 and we adopted Raven. Raven was nearly 7 months old when Tracey called and asked me if we would consider homing her. She was  quite anxious and nervous, but my old boy Bo took her under his paw and looked after her for a little while, until he passed over the bridge at the end of March.

Raven is simply the sweetest girl. She has a wonderful nature, 

soft and kind. She has grown in confidence and we have all 

bonded with her. But… She is a magpie – we should have called her Magpie as she steals things. Nothing, I mean nothing is out of her reach and nothing is safe. While I write this, she has stolen Richards running cap and eaten it.

Don’t be fooled by an NI’s daft ways, they are very intelligent 

and get easily bored. They need stimulus, lots of exercise and they eat a lot of food. They can be very needy, and doors are not barriers to them. Your stuff is their stuff. If Raven feels she is not getting enough attention (when she wants it_, she’ll walk off with your stuff to get it.

If you’ve read all this and think you are ready to be owned by an NI, then look no further than Tracey and Andy. They are wonderful breeders, doing all they can to support this breed, ensuring their health and wellbeing are paramount. If they let you have one of their pups, then they must think you are special too because not just anyone gets to become part of this special pack. It’s 12 years since we joined the pack and I am very grateful for the love of all my dogs and that I can call both Tracey and Andy my friends.


Bernice

Jane Puncher  2020


One day you meet someone or see something that attracts 

your attention, you don’t know why, but when you decide to 

look further you are led onto a path that you would never have 

thought about. 

 That is exactly what happened to us out of the blue on a sunny 

day out. This new path started over nine years ago when Dave 

and I were at a country garden show, when we saw a lady with 

two dogs of a breed we didn’t recognise. I have always been a 

cat person and liked dogs but to own one wasn’t on any 

agenda, so I was surprised with myself when I went over to ask 

about the dogs who were Northern Inuit’s (NI’s). Dave had his 

introduction later when he saw the husband sitting with these 

two and went over to ask if he could say hello to them. 

 During the ‘hello’ it was explained that they were hoping that 

the female was pregnant and that their male was not the father. 

Later at home, I googled this breed and everything I read was 

good! 

 After finding out more, we looked for breeders and found one 

quite close to us, Tracey at Honiahaka and before we really 

knew what we were doing we had arranged a date for a visit! 


The day arrived to met Tracey along with her husband, Andy 

and we ended up in the kitchen chatting and having a coffee. 

Questions came thick and fast from all of us as Tracey 

explained about the breed, both positives and negatives. After 

what seemed a short time (almost four hours) we were invited 

to meet the pack, little did we know this was the last part of 

Tracey’s assessment of us, if the pack didn’t like us then our 

chances of owning a Honiahaka pup in the future was finished. 

can only say that meeting the pack was an experience to 

remember, we were led out into the large yard and Tracey just 

let all of the dogs out in one go, to be faced with nine fully 

grown NI’s was just fantastic! They came bowling over to see 

who we were and within minutes we were making a fuss of as 

many as we could reach and certainly cuddling a good few. 

After this glorious meeting we were now potentially part of the 

pack and our names were added to the list. We had told Tracey 

that we were hoping for a silver girl, but didn’t mind if she 

thought a female of another colour was best for us. What 

seemed only a few weeks later Tracey contacted us with a 

photo of her holding a little baby girl who was apricot in 

colouring, she said ‘Hi, I think you wanted a silver girl”. We 

arranged to see her as soon as possible, but not at her home 

which was puzzling. We followed her a few miles and went 

inside a home only to meet the pair we had met at the show – it 

was just meant to be! The female had been pregnant then and 

now had three pups, one female and two males. The Dad of 

these pups was Tracey’s male white NI, Bear. We fell in love 

with this apricot bundle of fur, she was beautiful who would 

turn into a silver NI. 


 A few weeks later and this girl pup came home to a new name – Ayla and we have never looked back, especially when she did 

turn into a beautiful silver girl. We didn’t know it at the time, but 

we were also joining the wonderful family of Honiahaka NI 

owners. 

 This family meets up a couple of times a year at Tracey and 

Andy’s farm for a weekend of fun and games, keeps in contact 

via Facebook which includes asking for advice on any subject 

to do with owning an NI dog, on top of great advice from Tracey 

and Andy when things get tough! They also take a few of their 

dogs to various country shows and if possible, many of us go 

to help out, giving us a day out and the dogs time to have 

different experiences as well as loads of fuss from visitors. 


Then almost 6 years ago, we had a call from Tracey to ask us if 

we wanted another pup – of course we did! We went over to 

met our new pup, Chaya, who we immediately loved to bits, but 

we were told he did have medical problems. 

 We then found out that four of nine pups were born with 

problems, his problems are various, one being his left eye, 

blind due to a detached retina at birth, and may eventually have 

to be removed. He also has poor hips where the hip socket is 

poorly formed so the leg bone can cause pain when it wobbles 

around. His problems and those of the other three were caused 

when two dogs, who both carry a certain gene, are mated. Poor 

Tracey was devasted to have pups like these and in 

collaboration with the Animal Health Trust in Suffolk who did a 

long and thorough research into this. They concluded that as 

long as the male and/or the female were free of this gene, then 

all future pups would be unaffected. They confirmed that 

Tracey’s breeding had nothing to do with this, it was just part 

of the breed’s DNA but could be bred out with careful pairing. 

Tracey now has all her breeding dogs and bitches tested to 

confirm if this DNA is present before planning any future 

pairings. This information has been shared with the 

associations for NI’s in the hope that no more future breeding 

will produce pups affected like this. It is a shame that this was 

not looked into before by other breeders, but at least each of 

these affected dogs have a loving home with carefully chosen 

owners and a happy life with whatever extra care they may 

need.

 In short, you will not find a more honest or ethical breeder 

than Tracey, she is dedicated and goes above and beyond in 

the care of all her dogs and owners. She is always available for 

help and advice so when you get your own NI, you know you 

only have to call if you need help. The last point is that you get 

the friendship of other owners as well, either on Facebook or 

on the phone

Trudy Harper  2020


When we decided to get our wolfalike boy a little brother or 

sister we already new it had to be a Honiahaka puppy, having 
experienced their shows and meeting them up close and 
personal at the Detling show in Kent, our mind was set. 
 From the moment we went on the waiting list we felt part of the 
Honiahaka family. We were invited to walks and play dates with 
our boy, where we made new friends and learnt so much more 
about life with a wolfalike breed. Our boy was treated as if he 
was one of their very own puppies and he made friends with 
dogs just like him. When our puppy was born we got constant 
pupdates and invites to visit so we could build a bond with our 
new little family member. I held my baby girl Newty when she 
was only 2 weeks old and I was smitten. Given the option to choose our top 3, I had placed her as my 2nd choice, but she 
had always been my no.1, I just didn’t think we would be lucky 
enough to be chosen to be owned by her.
 Everything was an open book, full of advice, support and guidance. There were constant updates on Newty’s development, her likes and 
dislikes, her social interactions with the wider pack and people 
who visited. When the day arrived to take her home, we were 
given the most amazing puppy pack full of healthy treats, toys 
and information. The puppy pack was bigger than Newty herself. Tracey and Andy not only fulfilled our dream of being owned by a Honiahaka Wolfalike, they gave us a bundle of unconditional love in the form of our girl Newty, support and friendship that we hold dear and most importantly a place to belong. When you decide to get a puppy, you think of the love and dedication you’ll give them throughout their whole life. But when you get a Honiahaka puppy, you also get a lifetime of love, support and guidance from the moment they are born and for the rest of their days by the very hands that help bring them into this world.

28/06/2020  Thersea Edwards 


So today it the 8th year anniversary of me receiving my first 

Northern Inuit from the UK into South Africa. 

It is fitting I explain our "journey" with the Honiahaka Family.

It began many years ago with me harassing one Tracey Fowler 

in FB ... on email ... and finally on a good old fashioned 

telephone call ... this took 2 years people ... Tracey was 

naturally skeptical to send one of her precious pups to Africa ... 

and between us we didn't have a corking clue how we were 

going to achieve this ..... but let me not digress ... the answer was initially a huge "NO" ... but I was determined ... I think getting Huskies in the meantime really helped our cause ... if you can handle a husky then you are worth your salt ... maybe .... I not only wanted 1 NI I wanted 3 ... 2 bitches and a stunning stud ... I really wanted to be the first (and as it transpires the only) breeder of the NI in South Africa .... I had years of "breeding" experience having been an owner of a pack of Olderhill German Sheps in South Africa (5 of them) from the original breeding pack from the UK. Slowly slowly Tracey 

relented and she took charge of my 3 pups who came to South Africa. First Nana (Nana Long Legs for those that remember) 

who arrived on our shores today 8 years ago ... some months later we got Freya slightly delayed as she injured her leg (I was offered another puppy but no I wanted her - funny enough her injury was placed in the hands of a South African Vet based in the UK) ... then we got Thor some months later from Angie Freeman .. my pack was complete. I only bred my girls on their 3rd season - they were not emotionally ready before that ... and we had around 5 very successful litters in South Africa. Not huge average 4 - 6 pups but very welcomed by their new owners who to date I am in touch with on a Whattsapp group .... 

we lost one pup sadly due to poaching on a farm and snares and I lost contact with one owner .... we have re-homed a few during this time due to personal circumstances but all my pups are accounted for and living the life ... What can I say about Honiahaka and Tracey and Andy ... so much more but I think the biggest accolade would be taking my 20 years plus experience with dogs adding the NI to my family and emulating their deep love and attendance to the breed on many levels ... 

This was a very successful paring ... 


Bronwynn Bezant 2020


I cannot praise these breeders enough! But I'll try my hardest! 

 We first met Tracey at one of there shows, we were then 
invited to meet there pack, and of course we became smitten! 
We were lucky enough to be welcomed by the pack and Tracey! 
where she inquired about our lifestyle to ensure we would be 
able to give the future pooch the best life! We passed the test! 
And went on the waiting list!.. we waited for 3 years to get our 
boy as Ben wanted a specific colour and gender. 
However we were offered others when litters were born.
 Even though we didn't get have a pup we still went to shows 
and camps and party's! and felt so welcomed by the whole 
Honiahaka family! Getting to meet everyone and hear there 
story's, to help us prepare ourselves. 
Then it happened. The knights of the round table were born! 
each litter is given a title. This was theirs) Tracey informed us 
we would be getting one of these pups and asked us to choose 
3 of our favourites. She would then match the pup to the owner. 
Tracey and Andy went above and beyond for these pups, one in 
particular ( Percy) known now as Timba who was very little and 
without daily tube feeding would not have made it! He is now 
grown up strong as ever and such a beautiful character! 
We were lucky enough to get our top choice. THE KING. KING 
Arthur! Needless to say we were overwhelmed! So were then 
able to do weekly visits with the pups, getting to know them 
and building a bond! Then came home day. And it was
amazing ! As well as being given a gift bag of goodies and 
advice pamphlets and books and foods and treats! We got toys 
from other members of the group to bring him home with! It 
was so incredible! Since then, every day we have needed any 
advice or concerned about anything the Honiahaka family have 
been there every step of the way! Group walks, Party's, Camps. 
Fantastic family!!! 
 Then! Tracey and Andy had to re-home one of there females 
due to a pack shift, and maple needed a new home. Tracey 
always knew from day 1 when she got maple I was besotted 
with her and wanted to steel maple instead of waiting for Koda, 
Which obviously couldn't happen. But! Then when maple 
needed to be re-homed. We begged Tracey for her, and so it 
began again. 
The meet and greets with koda and our spaniel, and then home 
visits, then a weekend stay... which lead to us keeping her 
forever! 
Needless to say the pups are perfect together! Both over 2 now.  
The dogs Tracey and Andy have are incredibly beautiful in 
every way! 
There Temperaments are incredible they are incredible with 
other dogs! people and kids. 
The support that we get from Tracey and Andy and the 
Honiahaka family is something you should definitely be apart of. 
So if you're considering it. Stop considering... and get on that 
list! 

Thank you for reading!

Lisa Marie Prior 2020


I first discovered Northern Inuits in 2006 when searching for a new dog. As a child I had a German shepherd cross that looked 

like a wolf and had always been in love with wolfy looking 

dogs. After moving out of my parents I had 2 German shepherds, that I sadly lost in a relationship break up. I decided I would like a different breed and began my search online. I researched a few different breeds including Northern Inuits and they were the only breed to tick all the boxes for what I was looking for in a companion.

 I then began searching breeders, and contacted the ones I came across with websites, including Tracey. Out of all the breeders I spoke to, Tracey was the helpful and the most honest when it came to the breed. 

We proceeded to talk around once a week on the phone (sorry for being a pest lol) and any questions I had were always answered. After a couple of months of talking I asked if I could go on her waiting list for the next litter, I was over the moon when she said yes. Xero was born to Saskia and Storm in May 2007, she was a little patchy beauty. She became my best friend and soul mate. I also made the mistake of taking her everywhere with me and as a consequence she suffered from separation anxiety when I wasn't at home. 

A year after having Xero I decided one wasn't enough lol. So I asked Tracey if I could go on the list for a Moley and Squims baby. 

Abberline was born in February 2009, a perfect little white girl. 

Unfortunately in 2011, Abberline disappeared in suspicious 

circumstances. Tracey and Andy were fantastic and when she 

was found they drove me to collect her.

 Sadly Xero went to the rainbow bridge in July 2018 aged 11. Again Tracey and Andy were brilliant. I said that I would like another nitwit eventually but that I wasn't ready yet. Once I was ready I went on the waiting list for an Eden and Kaos pup. Fira was born in 

February 2020 and came home just as lock down began.

Tracey has been great with advice on how to socialise the puppies during lock down. I will always have a Honiahaka 

puppy as they go above and beyond for their dogs and it shows. Nothing is kept secret and any health issues that arise are always discussed. I apologise for the small essay, but I 

can't praise them enough. 


James Gilby 2020


Me and Mandy have nothing but praise for Tracey and 

Andy, and how they care for their wonderful breed.

We went to their house and were introduced to the pack, and we 

were aware that they were watching our reactions to make sure 

that we were going to be good owners ,and rightly so as there 

are so many bad breeders out there and we are so glad that we 

chose them as they obviously care so much for their dogs. We 

paid the deposit and waited with baited breath for any litters to 

see which would be ours. In August 2018 our little Percy, now 

called Timba, was born and after a few visits we brought him 

home. We are so pleased with him, handsome and with such a 

loving temperament, which Tracey and Andy obviously have  

instilled in the breed. We have visited them since and been to 

their camp days, and been very welcomed and being a member 

of their club ,there is always someone you can turn to for help 

if needed. For me, the best breeders out there. 

Hellen Lamers-Heijnen  Via Guestbook

7:07 AM on August 28, 2019  Netherlands

Tracey and Andy are the top breeders for us. It was worth it to 

wait for almost 2 years and to travel overseas for a puppy from 

them. When we pay them a visit, they were so open and honest, 

showing us everything concerning their dogs and the kennel 

and taking hours the time answering all our question. From 

oveseas we can follow every step on the growth and the 

development before and after the birth of our puppy, so  

amazing. My compliment on the website, very cozy website but 

also well arranged. 

Jenny Watson


I first met Tracey in 2013 (I think Lily pup was 3 months). From 

that day I fell in love with the Inuits. Unfortunately I am unable 

to own one, but I was welcomed into the pack like another owner. Since then the 'family' had grown. More beautiful puppies have arrived. I have made some of my closest friends and absolutely adore the Honiahaka breed. They are the sweetest natured dogs you could ever meet and Tracey never ever forgets her puppies and vice versa. 


Sarah Jane Reeves


We researched a lot before contacting any breeder. ...Goggled 

goggled constantly . We looked at each northern Inuit breeders 

page and can I just say traveling to the North Pole wouldn't of 

been a problem we just wanted to find the right breeder. 

After reading and talking via inbox with different breeders we 

decided to ring Tracey and Andy to ask what we do next . She 

explained we would be invited to meet her pack and they would 

also want to ask us questions to make sure we are picking the 

right breed for us. When we arrived at there house we couldn't 

believe how  well set out , clean and friendly everyone was !!!!! 

The dogs were beautiful and really friendly. We stayed for what 

seemed like ten minutes but was hour’s lol chatting about 

everything to do with the northern Inuit. At this present time 

there were no girlie's pregnant. Tracey obviously saw 

something good in us as she put us on her waiting list . As 

soon as she had a confirmed mating she emailed scan pictures 

of hopes and yuri puppies which was amazing as we followed 

the pregnancy every step of the way smile emoticon. As soon 

as hope was in labour we all followed via Facebook it was 

really exciting! !! Tracey took pictures every day with a written 

update on progress etc.. THEN came the stressful day of 

Tracey having to carefully select from her list who was going to 

be able to have a pup, as the list is bigger than the amount of 

pups. This for us was nerve wracking as we really wanted a 

pup. 

We then got told we were having a little girl miss lilac ♡♡♡♡♡ 

omg I cried for about a week with joy !!!! We were allowed to 

see her as soon as hope was ok with visitors. Hope was a 

brilliant mummy and Tracey a brilliant fur mummy. We saw 

bellatrix every two weeks . Us choosing Tracey and her 

choosing us was the best thing that's happened to us since 

having our daughter 8 years ago . Bellatrix is now 6 months old 

and since bringing her home we have had endless information 

when ever we have needed it and have met up with all the 

honiahaka family lots of times. Beware if you do choose them 

as your breeder your stuck with us mad lot too lol xxxx


Andy & Ness Bassoli

When doing our research into the Northern Inuit breed we 

contacted other breeders with various questions. Only Tracey 

responded in a polite and honest way. We decided to attend a 

show to meet Tracey, Andy and their dogs. We immediately fell 

in love with Kami and knew that these were the breeders for us. 

We were lucky enough to visit Tracey and Andy at their home 

where we met the rest of the pack which was an amazing 

experience. After attending a few more shows and meeting 

more of the Honiahaka family we asked to be put on the Kami 

and Ochi puppy list. Ten months later our handsome boy, Shila, 

was born and our lives have changed forever in many ways. We 

have not only gained a new member of our family but have also 

gained the support and more importantly friendship of the 

extended Honiahaka family. The care and attention Tracey puts 

into every puppy is second to none. Health and good 

temperament are paramount and we would not go anywhere 

else for a puppy in the future. Andy & Ness


Linda Gelson

With the Honiahaka Tracey & Andy you don't only get a 

gorgeous pup you get a family also a help page no matter how 

silly you think the question is you’re not judged the advice is 

there the pups are loved by everyone they as breeders are 

wonderful always there when you want them with them it's not 

pay for pup take away and get on with it they do gatherings and 

shows which you will be made welcome to all and by all the 

pups never forget them they even sleep with the pups to make 

sure all ok and all the dogs are gorgeous.



Sharmayne

With most breeders you get a pup and that's it. With Tracey and 

Andy You get loads of support and a family. They put 

everything in to their pups, and the dogs love them even when 

they get older they never forget them. They always go mental 

when they see them even if it's been for ages. Me personally I 

wouldn't go to any over breeder then Tracey and Andy for a 

northern Inuit as a breeder they breed for the health and 

temperament not for money they are always there to help in 

any way they can.


Felicity Berry Summer 2013

I love dogs and like to study wolves; I respect the difference. 

One day in May 2012, when researching wolf-like dogs, a 

random click of my mouse opened Northern Inuit Dog rather 

than the Saarloos or Czecholsovakian Wolfdog and soon the 

Honiahaka website’s fabulous photos filled my screen! I could 

see and feel the love that was going into the breeding at Honiahaka. A call, an email, and a visit to the place I now call 

the Honiahaka Hilton followed in quick succession, and quite 

simply I fell in love with the breed.

LOVE is mentioned a lot in conjunction with Honiahaka. On my 

first visit I hoped to find a breeder who genuinely loves her 

dogs – that is my top criterion when looking to buy a pup, and 

was more than satisfied, in fact fulfilled to overflowing! The 

Honiahaka dogs looked superb, well-cared for in clean 

conditions and obviously ‘family’. There was a litter ready to 

leave and another on the way from a different bitch. I was able 

to meet mother and pups, the rest of the pack, and to have an 

unrushed cuppa and detailed conversation about the breed, 

and just as important - my circumstances.

At Honiahaka I could see that puppy welfare is absolutely a 

priority over financial gain. The bitches are not overbred, and a 

waiting list system is in operation. I was impressed by the 

responsible governance of the breeding programme, and I 

appreciated the thought and consideration going into 

assessing the suitability of the buyer, and later into the 

matching of pup to ‘forever home’ - another key phrase which 

speaks volumes about the Honiahaka attitude.


There was a littler due out of Sesi (Honiahaka Snow Princess) 

by Ochi (Mahlek Ochi Memorian bono fracture at Honiahaka). 

Tracey put my name down in her little book but I didn’t know if 

there would even be enough puppies for me to have one this 

time. Luckily, Sesi produced a large litter on June 1st, at the 

start of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee holiday weekend, and a 

bit later I was absolutely thrilled to be offered the only charcoal 

girl, Sesi’s firstborn, now named Honiahaka Haquihana Ribbon 

of Moonlight. I call her Inka and I love her to pieces.

Tracey slept with those puppies – as she does - for the first 3 

weeks of their lives, after which I was encouraged to visit my 

pup weekly. I was so excited, I loved my regular bonding visits, 

armed with some butcher’s treats for the dogs and cuddly toys 

for my girl. My phone filled up with photos – and actually that 

hasn’t changed in the year that’s passed since!


I treasure every day I spend with my clever alpha girl, Inka. She 

bonded instantly with my senior Golden Retriever, Poppy, and 

at Christmas I brought home another Honiahaka puppy for her 

to play with! Yes, they are addictive! In October I had fallen for 

Miss Silver, last born of the so-called Dream Team litter from 

Kizzy (Honiahaka Kizzy Kon-Tikki) and Spirit (Olderhill Alpha 

Winter's Sunset with Honiahaka). Honiahaka Autumn’s Dream, 

is a timber girl with a full chocolate mask and she’s going to be 

huge like her parents. A complete dreamer and cuddle monster, 

she is called Ruska, aka Roo Roo, and she’s fitted into my life 

as if she’s always belonged.

My Inuit girls, Inka and Roo, with their complementary 

personalities, adore each other, and they are absolutely my 

pride and joy. Both pups are perfect. It comforts me to know 

that if anything bad happened to me they would go back to 

Tracey, to Mummy Honiahaka, and be cared for. From Honiahaka, Tracey said, you don’t just get a puppy, you join a whole family: the Honiahaka Family, and that is exactly 

what we are, FAMILY. For life.


Lindsey Hiscocks

To all those reading...

At first I thought I would just write “I started off with one 

Honiahaka Northern Inuit...now I have three...enough said.” and 

that would adequately say what I think of these wonderful dogs 

and the amazing people who are behind 'Team Honiahaka'.


Then I realised that in order to do them proper justice I'd 

probably have to write more than I did for my university 

dissertation...which I am sure wouldn't make the most 

thrilling read. Instead I guess I'll settle for a short(er) essay and 

hope you're still alive at the end of reading it.


We first met Tracey, Andy and Georgie on my 22nd Birthday in 

2009 after arranging a visit to meet 'the pack'. We traveled over 

100 miles to reach our destination; a strange oasis of green in 

the heart of Essex! We brought the cake, Tracey brought out 

the pack! I have never met a more beautiful breed than the 

Northern Inuit and after meeting them in the fur I was smitten 

and desperate for a puppy! Needless to say a 'quick visit' 

turned in to over six hours of talking anything and everything 

dog, whilst asking all those questions that first time Northern 

Inuit owners are sure to have and in turn being interviewed (in 

the best way possible) by Tracey and Andy to see if we were 

right to join the Honiahaka Family. I say Family and I mean 

it...when you put your name on 'the list' you don't just put your 

name down for a puppy, but gain a whole new extended family 

of puppy owners and friends to help you along your way! Our 

first introductions were with Claire, Vince and their son Joel, 

who had come to visit their beautiful puppy, Cana.


You can't help but leave with a smile on your face after 

spending the afternoon with such friendly and helpful people 

and a room full of gorgeous puppies. Nothing was hidden; we 

were told the highs and the lows of being owned by a Northern 

Inuit; warned about any health problems that might arise from 

owning a large breed dog; shown the health testing certificates 

for the Honiahaka Pack and explained to that no puppy leaves 

without a clean bill of health. With Tracey and Andy it's not just 

whether a Northern Inuit puppy is right for YOU, it's whether 

you are right for the puppy. We left late that evening knowing 

that we had found the right breeder, for whom these dogs 

obviously aren't a business or an opportunity to make money, 

but life-changing companions and a labour of love.



We skip ahead around six months now...to the point where we 

were anxiously waiting to hear that Anya and Squim's puppies 

were arriving. We were staying with the future in-laws...I don't 

think I spoke more than 4 sentences in those six hours of 

waiting. By then I had been forced to join Facebook – 

something I resolutely refused to do for over five years – and 

along with a couple of other expectant puppy owners, Rhonda 

and Sal, I was waiting anxiously for news. Because all of Team 

Honiahaka are very involved in the birthing of their litters we 

had a bit of a wait, but the chatter helped to pass the time and 

Georgie would come on regularly to update us with how many 

puppies had been born and how Anya and the pups were 

doing. There was a bit of a scare with two of the male puppies, 

but thanks to the love and quick actions of Tracey and Andy, 

both puppies survived and fed well!


In the beginning I had determined that I wanted a grey male 

with a full mask...but as soon as Tracey posted pictures of this 

little fat white puppy my heart melted. I knew he was the one 

and mercilessly annoyed everyone concerned until it was 

decided – Kiba was coming home with me!

We visited every couple of weeks until it was time to bring Kiba 

home. Tracey always made time for us, always patiently 

answered our questions (despite asking the same things over 

again) and always made sure her puppies got the very best 

possible start in life. Either Tracey or Andy sleeps with the 

puppies and mummy until they are at least three weeks of age, 

waking up every few hours to make sure the puppies are 

feeding and that they are warm and cosy enough, buried deep 

in hot water bottles and cuddly toys. Something that I always 

noticed was that the bedding was always clean, the area where 

the puppies were was always spotless and nobody was 

allowed into the house without being sprayed with a spray that 

kills harmful bacteria and using alcohol gel on their hands. 

Only the best for Honiahaka pups!


Finally the time came to bring Kiba home! We arrived at 

Honiahaka armed with a cardboard box, towels, newspaper, 

toys and kitchen towel...the little fat white puppy was no longer 

so very little and watching him play with his last little brother 

before we left was heartwarming. It was easy to see that Tracey 

was trying to put on a brave face as we bundled the tons of 

puppy food, toys, bits of bedding and paperwork into the car. 

She picked him up and gave him one last cuddle before 

handing him over, whispering in his ear and telling him to be 

good for his new mummy and daddy. There were tears as we 

drove out of the gate...the sign of someone who truly loves 

every single life that they bring in to this world....


At 8 weeks old Kiba was almost completely paper trained. He 

slept in a crate next to our bed and we have never heard a peep 

out of him. As long as he was with his humans, Kiba was happy.


Kiba is now almost two and a half. He is everything I could ever 

have wanted in a dog and so much more. He is my soul mate, 

the love of my life and a complete spoiled brat. It hasn't been 

without its trials, getting to this stage – Kiba has separation 

anxiety due to not being able to train him to be away from us as 

a young pup, which means his cannot be left on his own or 

with strangers. He also went through the 'teenage stage' of 

Inuit Deafness, running off to see every other dog that caught 

his fancy and expecting them to play with him. He is the most 

loving dog you could ever hope to meet, fantastic with 

children, other dogs and even my house rabbits when they 

were still with us. Kiba came to our wedding in 2010 and 

behaved impeccably; he is with me 24 hours a day and I 

wouldn't have it any other way.


Two and a half years on and I am now owned by three 

Honiahaka Northern Inuits. Each one brought up with the same 

unending love and attention as Kiba. All left Honiahaka with a 

big hug, whispered words and tears. Yoyo, our Koko and Bear 

baby was born in June 2011, after waiting almost two years, 

and in September 2011 we added little Teddy, a Moley and Spirit 

baby to our small pack, despite my Husband saying we could 

only have two, the Northern Inuit motto is “There's always 

room for one more!” and boy was this one extra-special litter!


I suppose I have to end by saying I think we have found not 

only the best breeder of Northern Inuits, and quite possibly of 

dogs in general, but some wonderful friends who are always 

there for us and our dogs. We love the pack walks and the 

Honiahaka Camping Weekends, that closeness that there is 

between Team Honiahaka and the rest of the Honiahaka Family. 

I am so glad that we found you and that you continue to hold 

on to your excellent breeding practices. That love and devotion 

that you just don't see very often. I would never have a 

Northern Inuit from anyone else...


Jamie

Wow thanks for that essay Lindsey that really helps. Sue and I 
have decided to get a NI which will be our first dog together! 
We have been looking on the internet at breeders and found 
Honiahaka a couple of weeks ago and the website was 
fantastic with loads of info and an endless amount of cute pics 
which made us sigh "ahhhhhhhhh" for hours!
 Honiahaka seems to be that bit special compared to the others for some reason and we knew if we were going to get a NI then this was 
the best place. We were so excited when we arranged to meet 
last Monday and we were made to feel very welcome like 
Lindsey was ( only we missed the cake ;-).. The experience was 
great and we got a chance to meet the pack and I a chance to 
see how my allergy would be. I was covered in hair from head 
to toe as some of them wanted to dance with me! But not a 
sneeze so its all good. We had all our questions answered by 
Tracey and look forward to meeting again.

Mark 

I first heard about the Northern Inuit breed at a burger van of all 

places, but nevertheless I was getting some lunch and the 

owner was talking about a breed of dog that a friend of his had 

owned that was part wolf. This intrigued me so I asked him 

what the breed was called and so it was then i found out the 

Northern Inuit breed existed.

My next couple of hours were spent looking for pictures, which 

i found on the net and then that was it, home, internet and 

searching websites!! As many as i could find! Which is then 

when I came across the Honiahaka website and compared with 

some of the other sites i had seen it was packed full of 

information and pictures.


In not so many words at this point me and my fiancée were 

hooked and we hadn’t even seen a NI in real life yet. I sent 

Tracey an email asking if it would be possible to come and see 

her and the dogs and she was very happy to arrange a date, 

which couldn’t come soon enough for me may I add. So in 

January 2011 we all went to meet the Honiahaka pack.

As we got out of the car we could hear the dogs and it was 

strange to think that in minutes these pictures we had looked 

at would actually be real, sounds silly but trust me they get you 

that way, you will see what i mean.

Tracey and Andy welcomed us into their home like we had 

known them for ages and we met some of the girls inside the 

house, namely Moley and Kizzy and baby Ochi, my first instinct 

was how gentle they were with my kids my son at this point 

was 9 but my daughter was just coming up to 3 and this was 

obviously going to be a big consideration but there was no 

problems at all, we talked for ages about the good and the bad 

and nothing was kept in secret. We then proceeded to meet the 

rest of the pack and it was truly a fantastic experience one by 

one they came to have cuddles and all of the dogs were happy 

to greet us with licks and big waggy tails. The area in which the 

dogs were kept was spotless and in general everything was 

clean and the dogs all looked in great condition so at this point 

we were confident we had met the right breeder.


We have now been an honorary member of the Honiahaka pack 

and been to shows , camping weekends and met many other 

owners and Dogs whom I would be very happy to call new 

friends and at no point were we made to feel unwelcome infact 

the complete opposite and the one thing that u WILL get when 

you have an NI, is an extended family and in our case even 

without the dog. The support network within this group is 

fantastic and as a novice owner I know that when we do 

eventually get our puppy there will be no lack of help and 

support from both Tracey and all of the great people associated 

with her.



I am writing this from the aspect of someone who does not yet 

have a puppy although we are on the list, and we are now all 

bar the dog immersed in this great breed and all things that go 

with it. I hope you have enjoyed reading this and believe me 

when I say you will not meet a more devoted breeder than this 

one.

Sally Bryan

 We had been looking into this breed for a long time and had 

already made up our minds that it was a NI we wanted. We had 

visited another breeder and just didn't feel comfortable with 

them or their dogs so decided not to get one from there despite 

there being a gorgeous little boy ready to go that day ??

I trawled the internet and came across HONIAHAKA and once i
finish on the website we just knew that this was the place we 
had been searching for.

March 2009 I had made contact with Tracey and had arranged a 
visit for myself and my husband, Steve. We arrived at the gates 
and there was 8 big dogs all stood up on their back legs 
hanging onto the gate barking in excitement at us.......Steve 
shoved me forward and said "go on then, open the gate"!!!! 
Luckily, Tracey appeared and called then all back into their 
kennels so we could come in? She made us feel very welcome 
from the moment we met and we were introduced to the 
wonderful Honiahaka pack there and then, which was just 
amazing? We were greeted with lots of hugs and kisses from 
the doggies and Steve was honored - Squims didn't bark at 
him?
We were then welcomed into the house, after being disinfected 
on our feet and lower legs. We met Saskia who was pregnant 
and would be giving birth in the next two weeks, and then we 
met the wonderful Moley and her 9 gorgeous bundles of fur? 
She sat watching us closely and doing a head count every so 
often to make sure all 9 of her pups were still present and 
correct. 
We sat drinking tea and asking loads and loads of questions of 
poor Tracey? We felt like old friends and so relaxed that we 
were there, like Lindsey, for about 6 hours quizzing Tracey 
about her dogs and NI in general. Unfortunately, on this 
occasion Andy was working and Georgie was at school so we 
had Tracey all to ourselves and made the most of it?

Once our first visit was over, we knew that Honiahaka was the 
place that we would be adopting our NI from and we were on 
the list immediately. We waited, and waited for news if there 
was a pups left for us to adopt. Then we got the news that yes, 
there was one little boy left looking for his forever home, but 
that another couple had first pick so it was either going to be 
"cheeky chappie" or "garden boy"? (Garden boy was so named 
as he was the last pup born and appeared in the garden when 
his mum was allowed out to stretch her legs after her long 
exhausting labour) We sat for hours drooling over the website 
and at the pictures and little snipits of news of the puppies 
progress until the pups were about 4/5 weeks old, the other 
couple (Bernice and Richard) had chosen their 
pup...............Cheeky Chappie (Indy) would be going home with 
them so Garden Boy was ours ♥♥. 
We visited Honiahaka every fortnight right up until collection 
day and got to finally meet Andy and Georgie. We were made to
feel very welcome at every visit and they always had time for 
us and answered all our questions, even the silly ones?
We waited for an agonising three weeks to finally collect our 
huge puppy? Again, the tea was flowing and the cakes and 
treats were shared. We sat in the garden playing with the pups 
and chatting until we had to leave. There were special goodbye 
cuddles for Garden Boy and he was told to be a good boy and 
do Honiahaka proud. We were also give a huge puppy pack 
including toys, blankets and huge amounts of food and biscuit. 
There was also a toy that had Tracey and Andy's "smell" on 
and blanket with Moley's scent on plus a piece of vet bedding 
with the smell of the rest of the litter on so the settling in 
process would be a lot easier for Kenai (garden boy).

Once home, Kenai was such a good boy for a pup. He was 
virtually house trained from day one and didn't have any 
accidents at all. He slept through the night, but, unfortunately 
not in his crate. We tried for three nights to put him in it but he 
appeared to be claustrophobic and would jump up at the roof 
and try digging his way out. We were so worried he would harm 
himself so on the third night, after he had been howling all 
night and then, all of a sudden the howling just stopped......I 
raced downstairs to find him sitting at the bottom of the stair 
looking at me with his big puppy dog eyes and wagging his tail 
so much I thought it was going to fall off? I was so relieved that 
he wasn't hurt and then inspected the crate........he had 
managed to open the bottom catch and had escaped through 
the smallest gap ever. We decided from that night on he would 
not go in the crate again. He sleeps on his bed in the lounge as 
good as gold and we have never looked back.

When Kenai was Two months old, we decided that one was not 
enough and we contacted Tracey again and put our names 
down to adopt another Honiahaka pup!!!
On the 12th September 2009 Anya gave birth to four gorgeous 
puppies, 3 boys and our special little girl, Tala - "Garden Girl" 
(who was also born in the garden) so now we have a complete 
set, Garden Boy and Garden Girl.

Tala is also a very good girl but sometimes, when the two of 
them are together, alone, they plan things and can be quite 
destructive? They have eaten one of my leather chairs and 
have had numerous hair brushes, socks and shoes/trainers 
between them? I am home all day, every day, but still......I have 
to pop out to take my youngest son to nursery and am usually 
not gone more than about 30 mins???
The key is exercise, we take ours out for long walks over the 
forest every day and we do training with them indoors and in 
the garden. A training session is as good as a walk for draining 
energy and getting them to use their brains.

If you have any questions or concerns, Tracey is always there 
to answer them and to help you out in whatever way she knows 
how. She is more than a breeder, she really does care about her 
dogs and puppies and wants the best for them. It shows too in 
the pups. They are all lavished with so much love and attention 
that they are just the best puppies ever. They are usually 
housetrained, paper trained and lead trained all by the time 
they are 8 weeks old? That is amazing. I have had puppies 
before and I have never had a pup that was able to walk on lead 
and be house trained before?
She never turns you away? We visited Tala every week from 
her birth and Tracey was dealing with all sorts of chaos most of 
the time but we were never refused our visit. We always went 
armed with cream cakes and sweets as Tracey is so busy she 
forgets to look after herself? We wanted to treat her. She 
always shares the cream cakes but you will never see the 
Haribo!!!

From the moment we met the Fowler family we have been 
welcomed into their home, have enjoyed NI shows and even a 
puppy party for Kenai's litter and a pack walk for Tala's litter 
and friends. We now have a load of new friends and a very 
special extended family and an ever increasing Honiahaka 
pack. I thank my lucky stars that I found the Honiahaka website 
and made that initial contact with Tracey and her lovely family 
and gorgeous dogs and I thank her from the bottom of my 
heart for my two gorgeous Honiahaka puppies. ♥♥

Rhonda

Well I had to start tonight as I'll be too busy in the morning, this 
is my last night of doing what I want to do!! That's ok as I have 
had plenty of these nights. The kids are happy to do things for 
themselves or hang out with me & Terry while watching TV. 
Tomorrow night will be so much different than my last 3 years 
I'd say...I hadn't realised I needed another interest but when the 
kids grow up (only 10 & 6) they don't seem to be needing you 
to do things for them so you sit back and maybe for me get 
lazy. I mean I keep a good clean house, do all my duties and 
watch TV and play with the kids in the evening but I was 
needing something else I just hadn't realised it was a Northern 
Inuit. 

Never thought I'd have a dog but then again never knew this 
interesting breed either! It's like my babies due tomorrow! I 
have been nesting now for 6 weeks, that's how long really 
since I have definitely known I was to be owned by 'Chip' that's 
his pet name given to him by Tracey & Andy. He will always be 
know as lil' chip!! lol....I think it's a rather cute name but as I 
have had my chosen name of Lucian for 9 months it's only fair 
to keep it that way. Yep....we named a twinkle in our eye.....and 
we waited and waited and waited. I can say I have patience but 
with nature it is out of your hands. I missed out on a few 
maybes but deep down knowing they weren't my special 
puppy. I have sent my son Ben to bed at a really good time, it 
was easy as I told him that if he slept tomorrow would come 
round quicker and he would be off to school sooner and Lucian 
will be waiting for him. Sometimes and only sometimes it is ok 
to wish a day away. I'm normally up quite late every night on 
here or FB or watching a movie but tonight I feel very tired. I 
think my body is telling me to get some sleep....lol....the next 
few weeks will be broken sleep and too early 
mornings...lol....that's ok as it's an experience I want to go 
through, I am actually looking forward to every little thing that's 
going to happen from tomorrow onwards. I have heard all 
about the howling, the hair balls, the loss of your green lawn to 
all sorts and all I can say it....BRING IT ON......lmao......I'm finally 
to be owned by a Northern Inuit.


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