There is not a day goes by that we don’t feel blessed to have these beautiful animals in our lives. We work our lives and our home around them to give them what they need.
These magnificent creatures are not for everyone, they have turned our lives upside down. People only show the dreamy photos of wolfdog ownership, they don’t show the struggles of everyday ownership, the tears and tantrums the days where they refuse to be dog, the 10 steps backwards after putting months or years of hard work in because of one negative experience.
Owning Wolfdogs can be a lonely experience within a community that judges and condemns rather than encourages and help, I’ve always steered clear, but have seen first hand how a Wolfdog can suffer because the owner has no where to turn for help without judgement. Just like any animal, you never stop learning about their behaviour no matter how long you have owned them.
I see people buying these animals with rose coloured glasses thinking of all the wonderful times they have ahead showing off there majestic wolf !! Trust me it’s not a bed of roses 🥀. We love our Wolfdogs to the moon and back and would do anything to keep them safe and happy, but we would do things so differently if we had our first time again. #wolfdogownership#highcontent#midcontent#honiahakanortherninuitsandwolfdogs#americanwolfdogs#wolf#wolfie#wolfy#honiahaka#monaathoniahaka@troyathoniahaka#lolaathoniahaka#notabedofroses#hardwork#notapet#myworld#majestic#wolfdogsofinstagram#wolfdogsofhoniahaka
Yesterday we were out on set for the vampires and wolves shoot,but as poor Troy had had a little run in with a tree 🌲 we took Kootz and Angel as they work well together normally and for her first outing to get a feel for things we took along Lupa. We normally start ours quite young in the studio, but Lupa was a late bloomer, but boy has she bloomed now ❤️
This is the first of a few edits we will be sharing throughout the week from this shoot. Hope you enjoy
Salli Gainsford Workshops
Model - Megan Biffin
Hair & MUA - Megan Biffin
Blood Dress - Salli Gainsford Photography Susan Jones
Wolf Models - Kootz - Angel - Lupa
Trainer - Breeder - Tracey Honiahaka Fowler Honiahaka Northern Inuits and Wolfdogs
Tracey's Assistant Handler - Georgina Heap
Assistant to Salli Gainsford - Tony Lane