We are Steve and Taniya Coxhead and we own Timberline Kennels.

We have been involved with sled dogs for 24 years and have the largest Siberian Husky Race Kennel in New Zealand. In early 2016 we relocated to Taupo to establish TIMBERLINE – a purpose built facility for our dogs complete with a track for training the team.

Our central plateau property has the ideal location for us to pursue our passion for running the dogs – with its cold winters and proximity to forest areas for training.

Our kennel is named TIMBERLINE after the greatest dog we have owned and trained - TIMBER . His lineage will be the foundation of our future teams.

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Here's what makes your time with us so special

When on the ground, meet and cuddle the dogs and puppies. Take the photos and enjoy a live demonstration of tunning 8 dog team

Enjoy refreshments on the deck learning the history of Siberian husky and introduction into NZ

Learn what makes a husky run and how to keep a pack of Siberian Huskies - suitability as a pet

What our previous guests have said