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by Sylvaen
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the forum! :)
by Sylvaen
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Is Bamboo Rice really healthy?
Replies: 1
Views: 2364

Re: Is Bamboo Rice really healthy?

I think bamboo rice is just a filler material, much like regular rice, or sweet potato, etc... it's fine to mix into the food now or then, or in small quantities, but it shouldn't form a main portion of the daily diet.
by Sylvaen
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Since the Tamaskan is such a rare breed, who all does meet-ups?
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Since the Tamaskan is such a rare breed, who all does meet-ups?

Heya! Some Tamaskan owners have regular meet-ups in their local area, and some national clubs have annual meet-ups at certain locations every year. However, as there are no breeders in Alabama, your closest meet-up would probably be in Texas, which would be quite a drive...
by Sylvaen
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: An "oldie" just popping in to say Hi!
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: An "oldie" just popping in to say Hi!

Heya! Long time, no see! I'm glad to hear Cindy is still going well, even after all these years. A few of us "oldies" are still around, but a lot of breeders/owners disappeared over the years (or moved over to the Facebook groups instead). I haven't been keeping up with the forum much late...
by Sylvaen
Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Bayonne, New Jersey
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

Re: Hi from Bayonne, New Jersey

Welcome to the forum! :D
by Sylvaen
Wed Feb 09, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from United States
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Hi from United States

Welcome to the forum! :D
by Sylvaen
Wed Feb 09, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from USA
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Hi from USA

Welcome to the forum! :D
by Sylvaen
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding my mostly tamaskan mix
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Breeding my mostly tamaskan mix

Is it going to be possible to get a tamaskan stud on my dog? Or is she a mutt and too bad so sad? Not without health testing. THAT is first and foremost. IF she has full health testing and good results, then she could qualify as an outcross and be eligible for breeding... but health testing always ...
by Sylvaen
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding my mostly tamaskan mix
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Breeding my mostly tamaskan mix

Has she been health tested? The minimum requirements to qualify for breeding are: hip / elbow x-rays + evaluation, cardiac exam, eye exam, and DNA testing for MDR1 + DM (ideally Embark or MyDogDNA panel test). Without health testing, it's just irresponsible breeding... regardless of pedigree, or lac...
by Sylvaen
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from south Norway
Replies: 1
Views: 3364

Re: Hi from south Norway

Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your visits here :)
by Sylvaen
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Tervuren Outcross?
Replies: 1
Views: 1957

Re: Tervuren Outcross?

There will be a new Tervueren outcross soon (if all goes to plan)! :D
by Sylvaen
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member, Texas USA
Replies: 2
Views: 3984

Re: New Member, Texas USA

Welcome to the forum! :D
by Sylvaen
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the United States of America
Replies: 1
Views: 3313

Re: Greetings from the United States of America

Welcome to the forum! :D
by Sylvaen
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member, Ohio USA
Replies: 2
Views: 4467

Re: New Member, Ohio USA

Welcome to the forum! :D
I think you'll find a lot of answers to your questions here :)
by Sylvaen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member
Replies: 1
Views: 3508

Re: new member

Welcome to the forum, Dana! :D
by Sylvaen
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Care of tam
Replies: 1
Views: 3760

Re: Care of tam

Welcome to the forum! Tamaskan Dogs are somewhat more stubborn and independent compared to border collies, but they are equally intelligent and fast learners. However, they are easier to train than huskies or malamutes, and usually have better recall too! You can see more info here: www.sylvaen.com/...
by Sylvaen
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Poland :)
Replies: 1
Views: 3834

Re: Hi from Poland :)

Welcome to the International Tamaskan Forum! :D
by Sylvaen
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Dog safe ANT KILLER?
Replies: 1
Views: 2044

Re: Dog safe ANT KILLER?

Hmmm good question! You might want to check at your local Home Depot (or similar store) to see what products they sell, which are also safe for dogs...
by Sylvaen
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tomaskan vs German Shepherd Husky Mix
Replies: 2
Views: 3568

Re: Tomaskan vs German Shepherd Husky Mix

In terms of temperament/character, Tamaskan Dogs are somewhat in the middle between a German Shepherd and a Siberian Husky. Meanwhile, a mix of those 2 breeds could behave more like one breed, or the other, or have some traits of both... it's a bit of a gamble since it is a first-generation cross, v...
by Sylvaen
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Which puppy shampoo
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Re: Which puppy shampoo

I just use a generic mild puppy shampoo from our local pet store.
by Sylvaen
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Worcester, UK
Replies: 1
Views: 4637

Re: Hi from Worcester, UK

Welcome to the forum! :D
by Sylvaen
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Finland!
Replies: 2
Views: 4715

Re: Hi from Finland!

Welcome to the forum, Ida! :D
3 of our Sylvaen puppies live in Finland (Saga and Arek, and now, more recently, Huma)... they are ideally suited to the Finnish climate/habitat/landscape. :)
by Sylvaen
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Jack Daniels vom Muensterland
Replies: 546
Views: 67563

Re: Jack Daniels vom Muensterland

Welcome back to the forum (and thanks for the update!)
Jack & Jim sill look as healthy and happy as ever :D
by Sylvaen
Sat May 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Scams & Warnings
Topic: "Tamaskan" Puppy Scam in India
Replies: 4
Views: 3505

Re: "Tamaskan" Puppy Scam in India

Hey all, I'm not sure where to put this, but I just found out that a puppy mill called Tegha Kennel in India (most Kennels are puppy mills here) is claiming to sell Tamaskan puppies here. This is an outright scam since the puppy is very clearly just a husky or husky/mal mix at most, and nowhere in ...
by Sylvaen
Thu May 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Bellefonte!
Replies: 7
Views: 6999

Re: Hello from Bellefonte!

Braveheart87 wrote: Wed May 01, 2019 1:34 am From Hawthorne, who have been a delight to work with.
Will share pics when we get her :)
Wonderful :D
by Sylvaen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Alba Zuul (4 year old female) - update 6 nov
Replies: 39
Views: 13721

Re: Alba Zuul (4 year old female) - update 6 nov

fozzy wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:16 pm Im very sad to say That Zuul was put to sleep this morning after short illness. We are all very sad to loose her and her very sweet nature. She was very much loved by us all.

RIP Zuul <3
I'm so sorry to hear that... what was the illness? :(
by Sylvaen
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Low Confidence? Fearfulness? Nervy?
Replies: 4
Views: 4830

Re: Low Confidence? Fearfulness? Nervy?

During our dog outings with various groups, we do note that she has a slight fear of cowboys/cowgirls, mainly an issue with hats casting a shadow on a person's face as they approach her. We are working on that one. Hmmm that's interesting... one other pup has a fear of people wearing baseball caps....
by Sylvaen
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Low Confidence? Fearfulness? Nervy?
Replies: 4
Views: 4830

Re: Low Confidence? Fearfulness? Nervy?

It depends a lot on the bloodline, as well as the specific combination. Litters that are higher in wolf content (over 20%) will potentially be more fearful and/or have more primitive/instinctual reactions to certain situations. Furthermore, within a single litter there can be quite a variety of temp...
by Sylvaen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Puppy food
Replies: 1
Views: 1982

Re: Puppy food

Hmmm I'm not sure about "shop own brand puppy dried food" and dry kibble is definitely not all the same... there's a huge range from extremely low quality to super premium quality. I'm not familiar with the Bakers brand, but I would suggest a grain-free high quality (super premium) dry kib...
by Sylvaen
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Breeding combinations - health issues list
Replies: 93
Views: 25762

Re: Breeding combinations - health issues list

Ejanicki wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:07 am Have there been any updates since about a year ago? Thanks!
I just updated the list :)
by Sylvaen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Again,
Replies: 3
Views: 4790

Re: Hi Again,

Rutger wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:45 pm It is to early to talk about it.
When it's 100% a go I will let u know.
OK :)
by Sylvaen
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Again,
Replies: 3
Views: 4790

Re: Hi Again,

Welcome back! :D
Which litter are you getting a pup from? I'm looking forward to seeing photos!
by Sylvaen
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all~ from OH USA
Replies: 3
Views: 5053

Re: Hi all~ from OH USA

Welcome to the forum, Ashley! :D
by Sylvaen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rear Dewclaws
Replies: 2
Views: 2214

Re: Rear Dewclaws

No problem! I've updated the list once more :)
by Sylvaen
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from The Netherlands! =)
Replies: 7
Views: 7315

Re: Hi from The Netherlands! =)

Welcome to the forum! :)
by Sylvaen
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Health
Topic: To spay or not not spay? Need help!
Replies: 5
Views: 3641

Re: To spay or not not spay? Need help!

Somehow I missed this original thread... I agree with the others that it is better to wait. Ideally, around 18-24 months old is a good age to sterilize as that's when the growth plates are closed and the dog is fully mature / properly developed. Since she is lacking confidence, which is relatively c...
by Sylvaen
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Lithuania!
Replies: 5
Views: 5561

Re: Hello from Lithuania!

Welcome to the forum! It's good that you're doing lots of research well in advance. After reading everything you wrote, it sounds like a Tamaskan would be a good match for your lifestyle. :D As for Tamaskan prey drive, the more I read the more it becomes clear: Tamaskans vary so much, so general pre...
by Sylvaen
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What type of fencing do you use?
Replies: 24
Views: 10778

Re: What type of fencing do you use?

No problem! It's a nice video, on the surface, but it seems risky to me... the dog and cat obviously get along great together, but there are so many variables / potential risks for the cat, in particular: hawks / other dogs / poisoned food or rodents / traffic / etc. I guess I just worry too much to...
by Sylvaen
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Similarity with cats
Replies: 5
Views: 3649

Re: Similarity with cats

OK great :D
Thanks for the kind words!
by Sylvaen
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What type of fencing do you use?
Replies: 24
Views: 10778

Re: What type of fencing do you use?

I'm in the process of planning a big enclosure in my garden that has to be suitable both for my cat and hopefully, one day soon, my future Tamaskan dog. It's not easy, as the space is pretty big (approximately 400 square meters) and also because cats and dogs are apparently 2 different sorts of esc...
by Sylvaen
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Similarity with cats
Replies: 5
Views: 3649

Re: Similarity with cats

I see. This is very interesting, for me. My cat is a very weird combination of the two temperaments you describe, he's definitely not a laptop cat and he's generally very independent and occasionally stubborn but he's also goofy, very friendly and extremely playful... he's also very energetic and a...
by Sylvaen
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Italy
Replies: 3
Views: 5064

Re: Hello from Italy

ArwenT wrote: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:26 pm I would be honoured to come! Thank you so much! I still have a few things to sort out and decide, about work, finances, my cat, the fence(!) but I'd love to meet your dogs and have a real-life experience of Tamaskans.
No problem! :D
Just let me know when you're ready and we can schedule a visit :)
by Sylvaen
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Similarity with cats
Replies: 5
Views: 3649

Re: Similarity with cats

I think it really depends on the individual dog... some Tamaskans are very cat-like: a bit aloof, stubborn and independent... while others are very dog-like: goofy, friendly, playful, eager-to-please, etc. Some breeds (Shiba Inu, for instance) are much more cat-like overall. We have 5 adult cats and...
by Sylvaen
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Italy
Replies: 3
Views: 5064

Re: Hello from Italy

Welcome to the forum and sorry for the slow response. :) I live between Northern Italy (big city) and Tuscany (rural, pretty wild area) and I’m looking for a dog to add to my small family: my cat and I. It is a couple of months now that I have been reading and researching Tamaskans, trying to decide...
by Sylvaen
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New York City
Replies: 1
Views: 4252

Re: Hello from New York City

Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your visits here :)
by Sylvaen
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tams and Titles
Replies: 5
Views: 3455

Re: Tams and Titles

Hmmm there are quite a few Tams in the USA with showing titles now (via ARBA, ICE, IABCA, etc)...
by Sylvaen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Message to New Owners
Replies: 1
Views: 2532

Re: Message to New Owners

hmmm good question! I would say: make sure you have enough time to spend with your Tamaskan... they're incredible dogs and they deserve as much of our attention as possible. :) Also, be prepared to deal with a lot of fluff/fur and plenty of comments along the lines of "omg is that a real wolf?&...
by Sylvaen
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help... panting, stopped eating
Replies: 4
Views: 3531

Re: Help... panting, stopped eating

ooh I'm so sorry to hear this diagnosis... from what I understand, Cushing's disease is the exact opposite to Addison's disease, which is relatively common (in certain bloodlines) within the breed. :(
by Sylvaen
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Vermont
Replies: 1
Views: 5384

Re: Hello from Vermont

Welcome to the forum! :D
by Sylvaen
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all from Loar and Eljyenka
Replies: 2
Views: 4816

Re: Hello all from Loar and Eljyenka

Welcome to the forum! :D Please feel free to submit an official outcross proposal to the TDR's Committee of Breeders (CoB). To date, 2 purebred White Swiss Shepherds (Zente and Estevao) have been added to the Tamaskan genepool as outcross stud dogs, as well as a couple of mixbreed outcross dogs (Nan...