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by JenV
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leilah x Darwin Litter! :)
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Leilah x Darwin Litter! :)

Totally understand! I would be incredibly sad, but if there were no males we'd have to pass on the litter. The training we're planning on doing is pretty expensive and I want to make sure that we can do everything in our power to ensure success. My husband's gone a lot with the military and it would...
by JenV
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Leilah x Darwin Litter! :)
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Leilah x Darwin Litter! :)

The Facebook page sounds great! It would be really cool to see how the different pups come up and to be able to share stories, etc. My husband and were super excited to get the email update about Leilah's confirmed pregnancy. Even my parents are excited about their new granddog. lol! I'm looking for...
by JenV
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leilah x Darwin Litter! :)
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Leilah x Darwin Litter! :)

Hi All, I was wondering if there were any other families on the list for a Leilah x Darwin pup from Sierra Tamaskan besides Dani and myself? I thought it might be kind of neat to get to know each other at this point in the process as we'll be bringing up pups from the same litter. One of the big thi...
by JenV
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Training as a Service Dog
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: Training as a Service Dog

Great video. Thanks so much for sharing. She has the same insulin pump I have, except mine is purple. :) From what I understand this is a similar method to what is used at the Service Dog Academy. Our biggest issue is my blood sugar levels at night. I don't think our pup will have to be with me 24 h...
by JenV
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Zelda (Tarheel Harlequin)
Replies: 45
Views: 2110

Re: Zelda (Tarheel Harlequin)

She's lovely! You're kicking my puppy fever into high gear. Here's hoping to hear whether Leilah from Sierra Tamaskan has got puppies on the way for us soon. Can I live vicariously through you for now?! Just so stinking adorable.
by JenV
Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from a future owner
Replies: 13
Views: 4462

Re: Hello from a future owner

Dani, that sounds great. We'll definitely keep in touch. I was hoping to get a pup professionally trained, but my insurance wasn't having it. It's a little expensive to go through the Service Dog Academy, but not anywhere near the $20,000 they want for a pretrained dog. I also find it interesting to...
by JenV
Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from a future owner
Replies: 13
Views: 4462

Re: Hello from a future owner

Welcome, Dani! My husband and I (given that Miss Leilah is pregnant) are in waiting for a Sierra pup too! I've been talking with a service dog school in Seattle that works with people to train their own Diabetes service dogs. I've had Type 1 Diabetes for over 20 years and with my husband being in th...
by JenV
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Epic hiking trip with the dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 1064

Re: Epic hiking trip with the dogs

Just lovely! I needed photos like that today. The hike looks amazing and your pups are beautiful. :)
by JenV
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Average Weight at 8 weeks for a male Tamaskan Pup
Replies: 40
Views: 2287

Re: Average Weight at 8 weeks for a male Tamaskan Pup

We've submitted a puppy application for a pup from the litter planned from Leilah at Sierra Tamaskan with Darwin from Hawthorne as a stud. After speaking with Alice last night our fingers are crossed for a successful AI with Leilah once she ovulates. Leilah is on the smaller side, but I'm not sure a...
by JenV
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Average Weight at 8 weeks for a male Tamaskan Pup
Replies: 40
Views: 2287

Average Weight at 8 weeks for a male Tamaskan Pup

I wasn't really sure where to post this question, so general seemed like a good fit. We're considering options on how to get our pup (whenever our time comes), home when they reach 8 weeks of age. The most satisfactory method for the moment seems like having either my husband or myself fly to pick u...
by JenV
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Training as a Service Dog
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: Training as a Service Dog

We're hoping our insurance will cover professional training, but if it doesn't we've pretty much decided we're going to go to this place in Seattle (which is only about a half hour drive on a good day) that has Diabetic alert classes for $700 that you do with your own pup. Not a bad price, if you as...
by JenV
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Pedigree Explanations for Health Issues for the Layman
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Pedigree Explanations for Health Issues for the Layman

I just watched a few of your videos. The one with Juneau and Rook playing is particularly cute. I love the vocal playing. My GSD is the same way. Mine has a very deep growl he does while playing that sounds like a bear. It makes me giggle every time our pups play. Your boy does seem like a normal ha...
by JenV
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pedigree Explanations for Health Issues for the Layman
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Pedigree Explanations for Health Issues for the Layman

Don't be sorry! I'm interested to hear all input and viewpoints to learn all that I can. One major reason, despite my deep bond with and love for my GSD who I consider to be my heart dog, that we decided against getting another GSD was the high incidence of health problems. I just don't see the poin...
by JenV
Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pedigree Explanations for Health Issues for the Layman
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Pedigree Explanations for Health Issues for the Layman

So, I've been checking out pedigrees on the database and I'm hoping that it's just my reduced knowledge on how genetic traits are passed on from parent to offspring, but some of the pedigrees seem to have quite a bit of health conditions listed in past generations. As a potential puppy purchaser, wh...
by JenV
Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Training as a Service Dog
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: Training as a Service Dog

Thanks for the reply! I'll talk with my diabetes counselor to see if we can get a list of traits together. The only working dogs I've ever been around are the military working dogs that sometimes accompany my husband and his guys when they're overseas, but that is definitely not the kind of work dri...
by JenV
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Training as a Service Dog
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Training as a Service Dog

I'm looking for some input on the possibility of a Tamaskan being a Diabetes service dog. I've read someplace that there is at least one Tamaskan that is a rescue dog? I just can't remember where I saw that. This made me think our new pup (given we meet the criteria for a Tamaskan family) would fit ...
by JenV
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: Developing wait list for US Nov '12 litter (Leilah x Darwin)
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: Developing wait list for US Nov '12 litter (Leilah x Dar

Nevermind! I answered my own question on the DM by searching through the forum a bit more. Sierratam, I look forward to hopefully hearing from you soon. :)
by JenV
Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: Developing wait list for US Nov '12 litter (Leilah x Darwin)
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: Developing wait list for US Nov '12 litter (Leilah x Dar

Hi Sierratam, I know I'm still new around here (this is only my second post). But my husband and I are interested in trying to add a pup to our family around the time you're expecting pups. One question, with the mother being a carrier for DM, what does this mean for the health of the pups? We have ...
by JenV
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Tacoma, WA
Replies: 13
Views: 3923

Hello from Tacoma, WA

Hello All, My husband and I have been reading about the Tamaskan dog on the internet for a short while. We've been discussing bringing a new puppy into our home after November of this year sometime. I am a part time undergraduate researcher at the University of Washington in Tacoma and my husband is...