Welcome to Olakhota
We are a small kennels based in the Republic of Ireland, we are also the sole breeders of the NI in the Republic of Ireland ,our aim is to promote the breed throughout the country and to educate the public on the pro's and cons of the breed, and to show just how versatile the dogs can be.
We prefer quality to quantity and so only breed a maximum of two litters a year, health and temperament are most important but we also believe aesthetics are important too, after all, what is the point of breeding a dog if it cannot be identified as a Northern Inuit, because it has faults such as, ink marked coats, soft ears and curly tails, which are all faults according to the NI breed standard.
We believe the breed standard should be adhered to as closely as possible, but that isn't to say that ink marked NI aren't attractive, its just my own personal opinion that they should not be bred from.
Contact numbers and email
from Ireland 094 9621774
From UK 00353 949621774
From Ireland 086 2640789
From UK 00353 862640789
The founding breeders of the NI had a vision, to create a dog that closely resembled the Wolf in looks but that had a good temperament and nature, was biddable and without the health problems of many KC breeds of today.
I suppose people have differing ideas on what a wolf should look like, to many, the NI does look wolf like, to many more, they look Husky-like, which isn't surprising as the Husky, Malamute and the GSD were used in the original breeding plan, so it stands to reason that the NI will still carry some of the traits of the original dogs.
Those that know the NI can easily distinguish the breed from the Husky.
The NI society is the only official governing body for the Northern Inuit dog, we pride ourselves on how the NI is evolving, we have a strict code of ethics which all breeders have to stick too, we believe our gene pool is big enough to sustain the breed without having to out cross, and that we are breeding to type.
The Northern Inuit dog has a wonderful temperament, there is always an exception to the rule, but on the whole, a more friendly dog you couldn't wish for. Some have a high prey drive whereas others can safely be around live stock, mine are great around my chickens, one at a time, I don't think they could be trusted as a pack amongst them.
The NI and the KC
While the Northern Inuit dog is not a recognized breed, we do hope to get KC recognition eventually, it isn't uppermost on our list of priorities though. All potential puppy owners are advised on this fact before purchasing.
We do have all the records and data the KC needs but we don't feel ready to go ahead at this moment in time. The KC has recently had much bad press about its involvements with certain breed clubs and their bad breeding practices, in the long run, it should be these clubs that are held accountable for its practices but as the KC is the governing body for these clubs, they should concentrate less on accruing more funds and more on what is happening to some breeds of dogs and step in and start to get a grip on bad breeders.
Something to think on
Perhaps it was the eyes of the wolf, measured, calm, knowing.
Perhaps it was the intense sense of family.
After all, wolves mate for life, are loyal partners, create hunting communities
and demonstrate affectionate patience in pup rearing.
Perhaps it was the rigid hierarchy of the packs.
Each wolf had a place in the whole and yet retained his individual personality.
Perhaps it was their great, romping, ridiculous sense of fun.
Perhaps it was some celestial link with the winter night skies
that prompted the wolf to lay his song on the icy air.
For the native people who lived with the wolves,
and the wolves once ranged from the Arctic to the sub-tropics,
there was much to learn from them.
Is it any wonder that the myths of many tribes characterise the wolves
not as killers but as teachers?"