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by dash
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I am confused....
Replies: 46
Views: 3985

Re: I am confused....

I have 6 sibes and 1 Tam who is the leader of my pack. I run a husky ride company and the amount of breed snobbery about the sort of dogs that can work in this country is ridiculous. Tamaskans are viewed as a designer crossbreed within the Uk sleddog community, infact she could only race in about 3 ...
by dash
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I am confused....
Replies: 46
Views: 3985

Re: I am confused....

For me I'm glad to see Lynn has come on and posted, but from an outside point of view as I've come to this very late in the day I don't view it as a takeover and there has been no conspiracy to oust Lynn. This is where I stand on this - from an outside perspective:- I move predominantly in husky cir...
by dash
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: The "other" wolf content issue
Replies: 48
Views: 4065

Re: The "other" wolf content issue

nivenj makes a good point wolf to dog matings have been happening naturally for centuries. Settlements that were close to wolfpacks always had hybrids from accidental matings - it is natural and as they say life finds a way!! The siberian husky is a direct descendant of wolves after the Chukchi trib...
by dash
Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Scams & Warnings
Topic: "Tamaskan Wolfdog" (RightPuppy Kennel - RPK)
Replies: 681
Views: 52424

Re: "Tamaskan Wolfdog" (RightPuppy Kennel - RPK)

I think he's horrible and taking other peoples names and using them for his own benefits is disgusting behaviour. I dread to think of how this man treats his dogs as he clearly has no shread of decency in him. Just shows though that he needs the names of decent people to try and make his name and bu...
by dash
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Dogs in the Media
Topic: BBC LIve n Deadly
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: BBC LIve n Deadly

cheers guys we're very proud of them as there was alot of hanging around!! Yep Dash was leading the team and she's the one Steve showed their webbed feet and she sat very calmly just looking at him. Kinners loves giving kisses when we go into schools he's a hit with the kids as he does like to sprea...
by dash
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Tamaskan Dogs in the Media
Topic: BBC LIve n Deadly
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: BBC LIve n Deadly

We were only on at the start, Steve the presenter was going to race with the dogs with the arctic explorer woman but she was worried she might hurt herself and she has an expedition coming up soon. Mckinnley is the husky who gave Steve a proper good wash, he is very soppy!! The team were very well b...
by dash
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: X-back Harnesses!
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Re: X-back Harnesses!

We use a Manmatt universal harness as our dogs pull a scooter and a rig. If you only use a rig X backs are fine. I'm sure dogs have been using x backs for skiing, etc for years with no problems, but someone somewhere must have done some research so these are the latest findings. Probably in a few ye...
by dash
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Tamaskan Dogs in the Media
Topic: BBC LIve n Deadly
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

BBC LIve n Deadly

We will be on the show with the team which is on this Sat 9 - 10 on BBC 2. It's a kids TV animal show for those who aren't forced to watch children's TV by their kids. We will be sledding down a snowdome with our guys and then the presenter will go through some of the facts that make these dogs so a...
by dash
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: X-back Harnesses!
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Re: X-back Harnesses!

Just a quick word of caution about x back harnesses. They shouldn't be used on anything except a sled or dry land rig as the attachment point on these is very low. X backs come to the very back of the dog, which alters the strain point when you have a high attachment point. Universal harnesses are n...
by dash
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Dogs in the Media
Topic: Dogs Monthly Magazine
Replies: 15
Views: 2064

Re: Dogs Monthly Magazine

I'm a bit rubbish with technology, sorry it's so small I don't know how to get it any bigger!!!!
by dash
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Tamaskan Dogs in the Media
Topic: Dogs Monthly Magazine
Replies: 15
Views: 2064

Re: Dogs Monthly Magazine

Here's the piece - sorry it's taken me so long weekends are always manic here!!!
by dash
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: pet therapy
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: pet therapy

Or we could hook her up to their wheelchairs!!!!!
Not sure our insurance would cover us for that mind...
by dash
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: pet therapy
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: pet therapy

Dash is going for her assessment as a registered pet therapy dog next Thurs. We are going to the local OAP church group and she has to wander around calmly allowing them to pet her without getting too excited, whilst they try and distract her by dropping their walking sticks, etc - sounds like a hoo...
by dash
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Dogs in the Media
Topic: Dogs Monthly Magazine
Replies: 15
Views: 2064

Dogs Monthly Magazine

We got a 2 page spread in Dogs Monthly and finally Dashka has been called a Tamaskan. They just explain that she is a mixed breed sled dog called a Tamaskan, but at least this time she's not called a husky - so a start! We're in the Dec issue, which went on sale today!!! I'll try and scan a copy and...
by dash
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

Oops sorry Konah, lovely girl you are too!!! Maybe our rules in the Uk don't seem so bad after all, but guess your right you'd have to really know your artic breeds to notice a tam amongst the huskies. Good luck with it, I love running in harness and so do the team. Think we all have a bit of a bond...
by dash
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

OMG I'm quite shocked at that!!!! Surely it's animal cruelty to ban a dog from doing what it is genetically predisposed to do..... how sad.
It's great you let your guy work in harness, How much is the fine?
by dash
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Are they big eaters?
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: Are they big eaters?

From my own experience, they eat about the same as a husky and can be just as picky!! All my team eat the same amount and Dash didn't really start eating properly until she started working in harness. Until then she'd pick at her food and sometimes skip meals if she didnt do too much. My guys eat ki...
by dash
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

I'm in the UK, which does suffer from some breed snobbery. Alaskans and Eurohounds can only do open races, which are few and far between. There is also a rule that any KC registered Sibe that has zero's bloodlines in their 5 generation pedigree are also banned from competing and yes we have one of t...
by dash
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

We don't race because there are some funny rules in this country for competing. The whole team could'nt race because I essentially have 2 mixed sled breeds and they are not allowed to compete, except in open classes and there is hardly any of those races throughout the year. In order for Dash and Mi...
by dash
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Hunting Instinct?
Replies: 145
Views: 14317

Re: Hunting Instinct?

Yes it was, she was on her 2nd lap which is a time trial, but she was very good about it. The dogs didn't fight over it they waited for Dash to give them some and they shared it around.
The lady was amazed as I was at this and it was a good talking point about lead dogs and prey drive!!
by dash
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Hunting Instinct?
Replies: 145
Views: 14317

Re: Hunting Instinct?

Dashka has caught 2 rabbits to date, the first time was when it was just her and she ate it with no ill effect. The 2nd time she was on a ride with a customer and snatched the rabbit from the bushes. She ate just the head and internal organs and then let the other two dogs on the gangline have the r...
by dash
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Tamaskan temperament vs Siberian Husky temperament
Replies: 19
Views: 3907

Re: Tamaskan temperament vs Siberian Husky temperament

I own 1 tamaskan, 1 mixed breed sled dog and 4 sibes and we run a commercial husky operation in the UK. Dashka is my tamaskan and she is 3 as well as being the alpha of the pack. She can run in any position in harness and listens well, except if there are rabbits on course and then there is no stopp...
by dash
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Tamaskan Dogs in the Media
Topic: Dash and Arctic Quest
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: Dash and Arctic Quest

No I've never been to Forstals, but would love to, I saw them doing a ride for blue peter and one of our dgos has Forstal lines. I bet they would be really interesting to meet and talk to. Must be amazing to live in a forest, but understand about running on public tracks. Guess that's where were luc...
by dash
Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Dogs in the Media
Topic: Dash and Arctic Quest
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: Dash and Arctic Quest

We do try and educate people to tell them she's a tam and they nod at me, but I know they're not really paying attention and they are just going to call them all huskies!! We do have a piece going in Dogs Monthly or something like that in December, so hopefully they will get all the facts right!! Th...
by dash
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Tamaskan Dogs in the Media
Topic: Dash and Arctic Quest
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Dash and Arctic Quest

We get quite abit of publicity being one of only 4 husky ride centres in the UK. We were recently in TimeOut Magazine and the piece can still be seen online here:-
http://www.timeout.com/london/feature/1 ... ear-london
by dash
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Dashka and the team
Replies: 14
Views: 1397

Re: Dashka and the team

And yep she is a real sweetie, except when there's rabbits around, cos then she's one of the swiftest and efficient hunters I've seen.
by dash
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tamaskans in dog team
Replies: 21
Views: 2938

Re: Tamaskans in dog team

I'm so in the wrong part of the country!!!
by dash
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tamaskans in dog team
Replies: 21
Views: 2938

Re: Tamaskans in dog team

Too hot!!!!!! You live up north it can't be warmer up there..... Saturday was driving rain, 10 degrees and I was flipping cold watching someone else run my dogs, I even hat my winter bobble hat on!!!
Does that make me a softy southerner??
by dash
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tamaskans in dog team
Replies: 21
Views: 2938

Re: Tamaskans in dog team

Your welcome anytime. Dash is such a good girl and a real crowd pleaser. She rolls over at the right time for the kids to rub her tummy, clever girl!!
Bring Dingo along and we can give him a spin with the team, if it's not too warm of course!!
by dash
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Heat Stroke
Replies: 11
Views: 1250

Re: Heat Stroke

Heat stroke, having written a piece on it, where has our summer gone?
This is worst than normal!!!
by dash
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: 2 Siberian Huskies - adopted
Replies: 30
Views: 2988

Re: HUSKIES DESPARATELY IN NEED OF NEW HOME/s

Wiltshire huskies do quite a lot of rehome work and organise meets, etc for husky owners- they do a really good job, good on them!!
by dash
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Dashka and the team
Replies: 14
Views: 1397

Re: Dashka and the team

Incidentally that's not me riding, i'm support crew in the golf buggy behind.
The buggy does 18 miles an hour and they came shooting past me, this is on the home straight!!
by dash
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Dashka and the team
Replies: 14
Views: 1397

Dashka and the team

Here's the team doing their thing. Dash is running at wheel in this pick with our naughty youngster Koda and teaching her how to run like a big girl does!!
by dash
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tamaskans in dog team
Replies: 21
Views: 2938

Re: Tamaskans in dog team

I have 6 dogs mostly huskies and Dashka (tamaskan). We run a commercial husky ride business in the UK and Dash is our lead dog. She is brilliant at commands and I trust her pretty much 100% when she runs up front. She will get you home without too much fuss or bother and is very smart. She isn't the...
by dash
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: 2 Siberian Huskies - adopted
Replies: 30
Views: 2988

Re: HUSKIES DESPARATELY IN NEED OF NEW HOME/s

I only wish we could, I'm at full capacity with 6 right now!!! We get calls every week to rehome dogs and some of the stories are so sad. I think you're right about welfare they have to be papered, we do work with a local shelter to help teach the huskies they get in how to run in harness, there are...
by dash
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Heat Stroke
Replies: 11
Views: 1250

Heat Stroke

Here's some stuff our vet went through with us about heat stroke for our team, besides the obvious shade, not going out in middle of day, etc. Please add anything else you think may be vital. It's hard to spot comes on quickly and can be fatal. Dogs normal temp is 100 - 102 fahrenheit and they relea...
by dash
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

We don't use a bow saw, just the flint and various kindling collecting.
by dash
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

I have to confess that I don't actually skin the rabbit, we get a man in from the local estate that does this for us!! I do gut and fillet fish and we teach people to do this, however I'm not very good at catching them!!! Navigating using stars is all about locating the North Star. You have to find ...
by dash
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

Bushcraft is pretty basic due to health and safety. Fire lighting techniques (people love the flint!!) wood chopping, navigation by stars, basic shelter making.
We do a demo of rabbit skinning, (the dogs get this after), but do teach fish gutting, preparation and then cooking over the campfire.
by dash
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Climate
Replies: 50
Views: 8355

Re: Tamaskan Climate

Miserable and rainy is pretty much an English summer.... hard to imagine it hot. I don't do well in the heat, guess that's why I live in England. We do have the occasional hot spell, but it never lasts long!!!!! I will put something in the health section for sure and we also have cool coats just for...
by dash
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Climate
Replies: 50
Views: 8355

Re: Tamaskan Climate

A rest would be nice - afraid not!! Luckily for us our summers are pretty rubbish, infact last week we had a group of ladies in the evening and they had gloves on it was that chilly!!!! We've had great training from our vet, who is really helpful about heat stroke, as it happens internally and can b...
by dash
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Climate
Replies: 50
Views: 8355

Re: Tamaskan Climate

We only run in the early mornings or evenings and if the humidity is high we don't run at all. We run by the river perfect for cooling them off and the distance is no more than a mile.
by dash
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Re: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

what about traffic??? dont you meet cars out on the road? We run at silly times so traffic isnt a problem. What kind of sibes are these? Are they from show dog lines or racing lines? We have 6 dogs of which:- Dashka lead dog is a tamaskan not the fastest, but 99.9% reliable unless theres a rabbit o...
by dash
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides
Replies: 31
Views: 3045

Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

Here's a video we made of our guys doing command training on bikes and a bit of chill time in the park. We only run short distances on concrete and have special permission from the Police to run on pavememts - so maybe don't try this at home!!!!!

by dash
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Arctic Quest
Replies: 15
Views: 1526

Re: Arctic Quest

Yea it is really cool and I do feel pretty lucky. We did struggle to find an insurance company that would insure novices to ride, as you get to do it yourself - it's not a sit on look at the scenery type of ride. Luckily we are very busy!! I wish we could get to race, but weekends are taken up with ...
by dash
Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Arctic Quest
Replies: 15
Views: 1526

Arctic Quest

Have'nt been online for ages as have had a pretty big change in my life. We now run a husky ride business in Gloucestershire - http://www.arcticquest.co.uk The business is going really well and we also managed to persuade Centre Parcs that husky rides was an attraction they needed. They have proved ...
by dash
Tue May 25, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey
Replies: 10
Views: 3005

Hey

Hi everyone - sorry not been online for ages, so had to register again.
I've got Dash and my 2 huskies Mckinnley and Willow and we live in Gloucester in the UK.