Jet was left till last to edit as Donna & Barry had a trip away so I have kept them waiting for a week or so longer than planned to see their stunning girls edits, Jet has been the only dark coloured Inuit I have photographed up until now and I was totally taken back by her strong look, she is a pretty amazing looking dog indeed.
Donna & Barry sent me some history about them all and I am delighted to share their words on my page <3
So here goes:- In Donna & Barry’s words
We were first introduced to the Northern Inuit breed and the Honiahaka name on a hot summer’s August Bank Holiday in 2013 at the Essex Dog Day. We were walking back to the car with our then 8 month old Hungarian Vizsla Amber having had a busy and enjoyable day meeting lots of other Vizsla babies and their owners.
We were drawn to a marquee as we walked back to the car when we heard an excited voice say “Oh look, its a Stanley”. The explananation for this being that the owner also had a Vizsla called Stanley. And so we met Georgina Fowler, the daughter of Tracey & Andy, owners of the Honiahaka name and the most fantastic dogs you will ever meet.
We went in to see the dogs and chatting to Tracey discovered that they were just 10 minutes away from where Barry lived in Collier Row. Although Amber was still young Barry and I had already said that we would like another dog and had been discussing breeds, another reason for visiting the Dog Day. We decided to take a leaflet, do some research and make an appointment to go and visit Tracey and her pack.
That night and several after were spent looking at the Honiahaka web site and researching the breed before we made the call and had a date to go and visit Tracey and her pack. I’m pleased to say we passed the pack test and were accepted with paws and jumps by Kizzy and Dream and so we joined the Honiahaka Family, I think we put our name down on the puppy list there and then not even knowing when a puppy may come.
Over the next 14 months we became integrated into this huge family network of Honiahakan’s, attending camps & shows, learning about the dogs and meeting other lucky owners and awaited news of our own little bundle.
Then on 12th November 2014 a litter of 9 beautiful puppies was born to Dream & Ochi, we watched via facebook as each puppy was born, the excitement mounting as each puppy was announced, then came the wait to see if we were to be blessed with one of these puppies, I had my eye on one or two particular puppies as favourties.
It was magical to watch these puppies grow, see regular updates on facebook, videos and to see the amount of love and committment that both Tracey and Andy put into each and every one of their dogs, sleeping with the puppies for the first 2-3 weeks to make sure each gets regular feeds etc.
Then came the moment all the potential puppy owners both waited for and dreaded as there was not enough puppies for everyone on the list, I don’t envy Tracey that task of choosing who would get a puppy as she hates disappointing people. Thankfully we were one of the lucky ones and whooped for joy when Tracey told us that Little Miss Yellow would be coming home with us. She was one of the darker girls in the litter and one of my favourites all along.
To say the next 5 weeks dragged would be an understatement although we were blessed with as many visits as we and Tracey could fit in along with the other lucky new owners. We gathered new toys, blankets, bedding, crate and anything else we could think of although along with a new puppy Tracey also provides a huge puppy pack including food, blanket, collar & lead, Honiahaka tag, toy & more.
So the day came to go and collect our new girl, a very exciting but also emotional day especially for Tracey and Andy, it must be so hard to pour so much love and care into these little bundles to have to send them all off with new owners, although the network that Tracey has created is amazing and we get to all see each other regularly throughout the year, from puppy walks to camp to attending and helping out at the shows.
Jet is so amazing and this last year has been one of the best, watching her grow from being born to her first birthday and onwards, attending the shows throughout the year to help promote the Honiahaka name and just the continued support from Tracey and Andy and all the Honiahaka family is truly amazing and we are already hoping to add another Honiahaka Inuit to our family when Jet is around 2.
Pics above :- collage – Jet first born, 8 weeks on gotcha day & 6 mths
Donna Dickens & Barry Oulds
Here are a couple of the finished artistic edits of Jet – one of these images had over 4k likes world wide! astounding 😀
Thanks Guys, I hope you have enjoyed this read about our last Honiahaka beauty Jet <3 Sal