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
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
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, our arms
are always welcoming and the kettle is always warm.
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"