Our Kennel name "Honiahaka" is Cheyenne for " Little Wolf "
( Registered with the UK kennel club)
Having both been raised
with Animals they have
been a big part of our lives
Andy on a Farm and
myself with every pet I
My first love were horses and German shepherd dogs.
Spending many years competing at all levels in equestrian sports
which then led to breeding and spending many more years with
our heads stuck in a stud book or two striving to breed the best.
Having always had German shepherds we always loved the wolfy
look and was led to a breed by a friend of ours called Utonagan
bred by Sulin .
We purchased our first wolfie looking dog in
2003 and found our first backyard breeder. Sadly our first
experience wasn’t a good one and our beloved wolfie was PTS at
17 months old, after she could take no more suffering from
severe hip dysplacia and a crumbling spine.
2005 saw our love of wolfie looking dogs increase when we put our
name down for our first Northern Inuit, born on my birthday it was
sure to be an omen…..Persuaded to take her sister too we came
home with Anya and Saskia from Mahlek they were 12 weeks old
and the start of the love affair grew.
We have had many highs through the years, being asked to become
breeders with the NIS and spending 9 years on the committee
Introducing more health testing and keeping the pedigrees in order.
We have won many a championship in the show ring with our dogs
and have put our everything into producing beautiful top class dogs.
We have also been doing breed stands across the country since
2006 after a recommendation from our dog training school, which
has increased to around 15 a year now, which keeps us and our
Honiahaka team busy.
It’s a real pleasure being invited each year to attend such events.
We have sadly had many lows over the years too. Any type of
breeding can be heart breaking especially when the founder animals
were never health tested.
We have had some health problems in our
line which were brushed to one side as a one off, but when it happens again you know there is an issue that needs addressing.
Sadly for us we were hung out to dry by our breed society and
breeder and were blamed for the issues.
We have since removed ourselves from the breed club and
with the help of the lovely people at the animal health trust UK (AHT) have surged forward to find out what’s causing these issues
and where they originally came from.
We are pleased to say our hard work and patience has paid
off and the genetic markers have been found. You can read about
the finding by following this link to one of our pages. Click Here
2015 saw us venture out of our comfort zone and we imported our
first American wolfdog and then in 2016 we added our second. You
can read about these on their own page. Click here
2016 saw the start of cyber bulling and slandering toward us, Its just
shown us that whatever good you try to do and achieve in life and
are at the top of your game, you will always come across groups
who will try to discredit you. We carry on doing the best we can and
we still held our heads high even when we wanted just to give
up...but that is what these bullies want.
2016 also saw the start of our outcross programme. The Gene pool
for the Northern Inuit dog is so small and the dogs are so inbred
that it needs an injection of new blood., there is no point is saying “
we” have x amount of new lines when they all still go back to the
same dog which is in one of my pedigree’s 15 times !!
We have opted to use some other wolfie breeds in our lines to give it
the injection of good health it needs.
Hopefully we will keep the wonderful soft temperament of our dogs
and bring is some much needed new blood and better health.
2017 will see us carry on our goal to improve the wolfie breeds
health, we will carry on health testing our dogs and hope to have
some beautiful babies along the way, we will also carry on staying
open and true to our owners and future owners.
Mid 2017 saw the start of the HWCC which is run by some lovely
wolfalike owners, the committee have put on some great shows and
2017 also saw our 3rd and final American wolfdog Lola puppy join our pack.
2018 was the beginning of the International Wolfalike companion
register, where people are invited to register their wolfalike breeds to
help build a database, share the use of fully health tested stud dogs
and be able to give out authentic pedigree certificates for their puppies.
2019 was an exciting one for us, the Wolfies on tour photo
experience was a huge sell out in the summer, and another is
planned for 2020.
In the autumn we traveled to the USA where we spent 10 days with
some of our American puppy owners, we all rented houses and
went on hikes in the mountains and paddle boarded in lake Tahoe,
such an amazing time spent with our American Honiahaka family.
2020 had lots planned with wolfy days here and another wolfies on
tour photo experience, but sadly the Covid-19 pandemic has taken
its toll and we have decided to write off 2020, enjoy the break and
concentrate on 2021 instead
We hope you enjoy our website and insight to our lives,
Once this pandemic is over our arms will be welcoming and the kettle will be back on and always warm,
We are owned by some wonderful Northern Inuit Dogs
Wolfalikes and American wolfdogs.
Below you will see our past and present dogs, a click of the photo should take you to their page.
In 2005 we purchased 2 Northern Inuit puppies.
Anya and Saskia- The girls opened up a whole new world to us and were the ones who got us hooked on this breed.
Lovingly known as the naughty girls, we soon found out that there were never to be a dull moment with them in our lives.
Our Northern Inuit boy Kas ( Mahlek Kaskae) Turned up next to be our future stud dog but sadly had terrible hips so was castrated but stayed to became our puppy nanny so to speak. The clown and defuser of the pack.
We Kept one of Anya's pups from her 1st litter, lovingly known to us as "Moley or Princess Moley", (Honiahaka Inuit Spirit), who stole my heart the moment she was born and soon became my soul mate and best friend. She ruled the roost and was a complete spoilt brat and mummies girl.
Sadly Moley died suddenly in August 2016, and broke mine and many a heart and left us in state of shock and disbelief when she left us.
Adding to our ever increasing pack, we kept two pups from Saskia's 1st litter, Tiva (Honiahaka Tiva) a Black and white girl and Bear (Honiahaka Snow Bear) a whiteboy, who were both true stunners in their own right.
We then added a stud dog on board, known as Squims, who turned out to be a true head turner and did very well in the show ring. He became a Northern Inuit Society Champion dog the second dog to ever get the title, his dad being the first .
Mahlek Quimiq at Honiahaka has sired some of the loveliest Northern Inuit puppies around.
We then added Lelou aka Louie (who was brought up by Moley) to our increasing pack, she is the image of Moley and has one of the lowest scoring hips in the Northern Inuit Dog of just 0-0, (the other being a Honiahaka girl we bred) . Louie has never been an easy girl to get in pup but has blessed us with 7 beauties before retiring.
Mahlek Ochi Memorian Bona Fratre at Honiahaka AKA
Ochi Joined the Honiahaka pack as a stud dog, he is
very laid back and has sired some stunning puppies Ochi
is doing wonderful in the show ring. Lovingly known as the "Dufus dog"
We kept a girl from Moley's 3rd and final litter. She is our amazing wolfy girl with a temperament to die for.
Honiahaka Kioku no kokoro no Kami AKA Kami , a true head turner, check out her page to see what her name means.
Kami has been a prolific show winner at most of the wolf a like breed shows, proving that low/no wolf content dogs can still out shine the wolf dogs, This girl has it all...Kami has been staring on the TV in adverts and small films this last few years.
Two more beauties joined our pack.
The first being our most gorgeous Timber coloured girl Dream,
(Honiahaka Dream a little Dream) a homebred girl from Kizzy and
Spirit's Dream team litter, who lives up to her name, and is doing
exceptionally well in the show ring, and has also been doing photography and film work this past few years with great success.
Next is our beautiful Hope, lovingly known as Kat she has the most amazing grey/yellow eyes and is very feline in her ways.
We were very lucky to be offered the chance of owning the most wolfest boy ever, and who could pass it up...
Spirit aka Olderhill Alpha Winter's Sunset joined our pack and sired the most amazing pups for us..
We used spirit as a stud before we were offered him to live with us, Sadly Spirit passed away of a broken heart 10 days after his true love Moley and is now with the love of his life over the rainbow bridge.
Our homebred boy Yuri came to stay as his owner wasn't coping too well and stopped with us until he found the perfect home, Yuri is jointly owned by us and Kerry and Lee, and is available at stud..
Honiahaka Spirit of Destiny is a spirit and Moley son
and has gone on to sire some lovely pups himself.
Then along came Angel..( Honiahaka Miracle of Angels),
our true miracle baby, full younger sister to Dream and a real beauty. This girl has the whole package, and is often used for photography work.
This Dark beauty stole our hearts and what a stunner she has turned in to...Dreams daughter Elsa ( Honiahaka Tourmaline Dreams),
Elsa lives with and keeps the American Wolfdogs in check.
Then my mid life crisis struck and the American wolfdogs arrived, Stunning animals but not for the faint hearted and certainly not for your every day pet owner, or even experienced dog owner come to that.
Meet Mona aka American Dreams for Honiahaka
Eden was the next to stay, a sweet Apricot grey girl
who is just like her mummy louie.
Honiahaka Santa Baby.
Next is our big boy Kootz, the first of our outcross litters, a stunning dark timber coloured boy with a double helping of giant genes on both parents side. Just a big grizzly bear, who is doing great in his modelling career.
Honiahaka Nova The Incredible Journey.
Our 3rd and final American wolfdog arrived in 2017, she
is from an amazing breeder and is the easiest out of the 3.
Lola is from The Filmwolf Family and has become quite a mummies girl...
Our next outcross litter produced some stunning babies, big gentle giants, we are so very blessed to have 2 in our pack.
Our Wonderful hombred Girl Lupa. How could we let this one go. A real darling and show stopper, one in a millon to own.
Honiahaka Nova Ice Ice Baby
We now also have Lupa's brother Drake back at
Honiahaka, where he will now stay and become a big
part of the pack.
Honiahaka Nova Stormborn
An unexpected duo turned up early 2018 and we took them into the fold, They do not live here but are in joint ownership with us.
Draco is in joint ownership and available for outside Stud duties for 2021 only
He is currently living his best life with friends in the north.
Kaos is litter brother to Draco, He is also fully health tested and producing beautiful pups, available for outside stud duties. Kaos is also on joint ownership and lives an amazing life near the sea in Essex.
Oh Jimmy Choo, the one that wasn't meant to stay,
the one that didn't fly the nest when he should have.
Looks like you are here to stay.
Honiahaka Nova one of a kind
The last girl born to our Dream, the only girl in the litter, the one that had to stay. Pudding our lockdown youngster.
Honiahaka Nova Chocolate Fondant.
Whats one more i hear you say !! We needed a Finn baby in our pack. Rona corona our 2nd lockdown pup.
Fireborn fall of light made for Honiahaka
Lock down 3 arrived and so did our Yuri baby, the beautiful Kazue.
Fireborn Yennefer for Honiahaka
Here at Honiahaka we pride ourselves with the way we care for and
look after our dogs.
Due to living on a Farm we are lucky enough to have the space to
have so many, they are first and foremost our pets and part of our
family. We do not subject our dogs to live whelping cam's we feel
that this is a private time for owner and bitch, but always keep our
puppy owners up to date during the event when time permits.
We Only breed our Bitches if we have a waiting list before they are
mated. All our dogs are fed the best quality food, and we are firm
believers that raw is best !! they have regular daily exercise, our
dogs have day runs which they love and come in to the family home
for cuddles and bedtime of a night.
We are honest and open with our puppy owners and potential puppy
owners alike, and are happy to let you contact them to find out what
we are like for yourselves.
When getting a puppy from us be prepared to also acquire an
extended family too, we like to be kept up to date on what our
puppies are doing with regular photos and feed back. We organise
regular pack walks so all our puppy owners can meet each other
and swap notes, we also hold puppy BBQ's in the summer, and
camping weekends, weather permitting. Potential puppy owners are encouraged to come and meet us and our pack, and also to come
on one of our pack walks or shows so they can see the good and
bad in our breeds.
We compete our dogs in companion shows and have also dabbled
in scootering, Agility, parkour and Rally with them for fun, we don't
push our dogs to do things they do not enjoy , if you feel you will fit
into the Honiahaka pack then please feel free to contact us to
arrange a visit, if we are not for you we are always happy to help
you find the right breeder for your lifestyle.
We had some fun with our girls at the sledging weekend.
"Mahlek Olakhota Saskia at Honiahaka"
1st yearling bitch, Best in show, And Dog of the year 2006 at the annual Northern Inuit show in Oldham"