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by Sally
Thu May 10, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Hand-shy pup
Replies: 23
Views: 1610

Re: Hand-shy pup

Nixi, also from the same litter was hand-shy from the day we got her. She did form a good bond with me and my husband but she never looked for affection. I have never met such an unfriendly pup. Unfortunately her fear of people turned to aggression by the age of twelve weeks. This happened three tim...
by Sally
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bite inhibition
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: Bite inhibition

Thanks for the input. I have used the restraining methods with other dogs successfully. With my Tamaskan I literally have to run across the room and rugby tackle her. Even then she does not get the message, my kids are covered in scratches and bite marks. She has attacked two children in the last tw...
by Sally
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bite inhibition
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: Bite inhibition

Thanks for the advice. That's exactly the problem I have been having, the "No" command is great when she is calm, but when she gets excited I have to grab her and restrain her. I have also given her time out in the crate. I guess I have just been worried about creating a nervous dog when I have to g...
by Sally
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Nixi (Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 21
Views: 917

Re: Nixi (Blustag Golden Rainbow)

@Chantelle. You should come and meet her, we are very close to you.
When are you thinking of getting one? Any time soon? Would be great to have more in Alberta :)
by Sally
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bite inhibition
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: Bite inhibition

Thanks Rahne,
She does well with the "No" command when there are treats available and she is focused on me. Hopefully she will calm down soon.
by Sally
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Puppy Vaginitis
Replies: 14
Views: 1203

Re: Puppy Vaginitis

My Nixi also has puppy vaginitis, I was also told it is quite common.
We are not treating it, just keeping an eye on her and it should clear up when she is spayed.
by Sally
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 77
Views: 4383

Re: Heart murmur

Just back from vet- no better, no worse
We are still waiting a few more weeks to get the ultrasound
by Sally
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bite inhibition
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: Bite inhibition

Sorry if I didn't explain myself very well. I am concerned about my puppy biting my sons face. She is not being aggressive, just normal puppy behavior. But she is 20 pounds, fast, and has teeth sharp enough to draw blood. This is my first Tamaskan, so I was hoping others who have raised a Tamaskan w...
by Sally
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bite inhibition
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Bite inhibition

My pup Nixi will be 12 weeks old this weekend, and she still has a very hard and persistent bite. I know it is just puppy overexuberance, and have tried the yelping, restraining and ignoring methods, but she just doesn't seem to care. I can handle this, and I am sure she will grow out of it. My worr...
by Sally
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Tika (Blustag Golden Sunrise)
Replies: 96
Views: 4440

Re: Tika (Blustag Golden Sunrise)

She looks so sweet and innocent in these last 2 photos, I don't believe it for a minute if she's anything like her sister ;)
by Sally
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Loke (Saxon Musala)
Replies: 249
Views: 10566

Re: Loke (Saxon Musala)

Love this pup, he was my favorite out of this stunning litter. Congratulations!
by Sally
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Ayla (Blufawn Dolly Parton) Geri x Shogun
Replies: 305
Views: 12151

Re: Ayla (Blufawn Dolly Parton) Geri x Shogun

Very cute, congratulations!
by Sally
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Nixi (Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 21
Views: 917

Re: Nixi (Blustag Golden Rainbow)

Thanks for the comments
@Gabriele58 I hope your finger gets better soon! This definitely seems to be a strong willed bunch of pups, it's great to be able to watch so many of them grow up :)
@Nino, I am glad you said that, I think they look quite similar too, hopefully it will continue :)
by Sally
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Nixi (Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 21
Views: 917

Re: Nixi (Blustag Golden Rainbow)

Some more recent ones
by Sally
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Nixi (Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 21
Views: 917

Nixi (Blustag Golden Rainbow)

It has taken us over 3 weeks to get here, but we finally made it! When Nixi arrived she was a scared and skinny wee thing, (although she sounded more like a pack of wild dogs than one little pup, when they brought her in for collection!) for the first couple of days she just wanted to sleep and eat....
by Sally
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 77
Views: 4383

Re: Heart murmur

@Terri,
I understand what you mean, I am terrible at putting in writing what I am thinking. No hard feelings ;)
by Sally
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 77
Views: 4383

Re: Heart murmur

Thanks for the kind wishes. I am waiting a few weeks before I see the cardiologist. This will give her a chance to grow, and should give us a more definite diagnosis. @Terri - I am also a very private person ( not in the habit of posting my problems to the world ) I posted my dogs health issue to a ...
by Sally
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Airdrie, Alberta, Canada (just north of Calgary)
Replies: 27
Views: 7766

Re: Hello from Airdrie, Alberta, Canada (just north of Calga

Welcome to the forum, I am in the NW of Calgary. I just got my new pup last week, we are growing in numbers over here!
by Sally
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 77
Views: 4383

Re: Heart murmur

I think some people are missing the point here. I collected my pup on Tuesday, on Friday I am told she has health issues(this is already costing me an extra $700 dollars, with insurance) After all my excitement, can you imagine my shock and upset. This is now my dog, she does not belong to the breed...
by Sally
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Alvinston, Ontario, Canada!!
Replies: 27
Views: 7607

Re: Hello from Alvinston, Ontario, Canada!!

Hello and welcome, from a Scot living in Canada(Calgary). I have also just got my first Tam puppy :)
by Sally
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Carsickness
Replies: 166
Views: 6999

Re: Car-a-phobia

Hi there, what is Bears D.O.B? I have his sister but dont know exactly how old she is yet. Can't offer too much advice yet, because obviously mine is the same age. I would say that it is very important that he goes in the car every day, even if it is only to the end of the street, or even when the c...
by Sally
Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 77
Views: 4383

Re: Heart murmur

I did contact my breeder straight away. I don't think I suggested that Lynn was at fault, it was the vet who examined the puppy in the UK that I was questioning. I think the only person embarrassed yesterday was me. I was discussing the breed with my vet and telling him there were very few health is...
by Sally
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 77
Views: 4383

Re: Heart murmur

I did not share this to cause anyone embarrassment, or to panic people. I hope people can appreciate my shock and upset at this news, but maybe I should have just kept it to myself. I thought this was a place to share experiences and problems, and to get advice, perhaps I was mistaken. To those of y...
by Sally
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 77
Views: 4383

Re: Heart murmur

Like I said I will be seeing a cardiologist who will perform an ultrasound. I am well aware that mistakes can be made but this was a very thorough exam and a lot of time was spent listening to her and discussing things with me. I would like to hope that this was a mistake, but you can imagine how sh...
by Sally
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 77
Views: 4383

Re: Heart murmur

Well I did ask if she could outgrow it. He said no, it was too significant. I will be seeing a cardiologist, so will keep you all informed. I love her to bits and already have a bond with her, but I did not spend over $3000 just to be stuck with a sick dog, who is already costing me a fortune in vet...
by Sally
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 77
Views: 4383

Re: Heart murmur

I don't understand how it was missed by the vet who checked her in the UK and gave her the all clear to fly. She cannot be bred from, and any anesthetic she may need could be very dangerous for her. I spent months researching this breed, health was a big priority. The reason I didn't get another Ger...
by Sally
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 77
Views: 4383

Re: Heart murmur

I was told it is quite significant and she could suffer from heart failure, an inability to run for long periods, coughing etc. Yes ultrasounds were advised. I am in shock right now
by Sally
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 77
Views: 4383

Heart murmur

Hi everyone, As many of you know I got my new pup on Tuesday (Blustag Rainbow from the Heidi/Bodie litter) I have just returned from the vet. She has a significant heart murmur. I have been told this is a genetic problem passed down from parents or grandparents. I was advised to let everyone know th...
by Sally
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Tika (Blustag Golden Sunrise)
Replies: 96
Views: 4440

Re: Tika (Blustag Golden Sunrise)

So cute! Her sister is the same, hates the crate!
by Sally
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crate size?
Replies: 57
Views: 1962

Re: Crate size?

Second day with my new pup, I am not inexperienced and have done everything by the book. I have just experienced what Terri described. I only put her in for 5 minutes to change my son. What a mess!! Poop all over inside and outside of crate, plus a five foot radius around that, she was covered and a...
by Sally
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Blustag Golden Fleece (Bodie X Heidi) BEAR
Replies: 73
Views: 2524

Re: Blustag Golden Fleece (Bodie X Heidi) BEAR

He's lovely, love the floppy ear :D
by Sally
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Loki (Susi X Jackal) Blustag Thunderbolt
Replies: 85
Views: 4088

Re: Loki (Susi X Jackal) Blustag Thunderbolt

Very cute! Hope to see lots more photos
by Sally
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Loki (Blustag Golden Moon)
Replies: 97
Views: 2631

Re: Loki (Blustag Golden Moon)

He's gorgeous! Glad he got there safely
by Sally
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Ramble Away...
Replies: 1263
Views: 36858

Re: Ramble Away...

Yes my little girl arrived yesterday. Safe, sound and VERY noisy! Will get round to posting photos soon
by Sally
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cream (Solid White) Puppy
Replies: 106
Views: 3282

Re: Solid white pup

To the person hoping to get Buddy, I wish you good luck! I say this of course with a BIG dash of envy, I would have loved to have had him :D
Can't wait for pictures....
by Sally
Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: My GSDs: Molly & Tanner
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: My GSDs: Molly & Tanner

Lovely dogs! I grew up with GSDs, and also had my own one a few years ago, your Molly reminds me very much of her. I have always fancied a black one too :)
by Sally
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cream (Solid White) Puppy
Replies: 106
Views: 3282

Re: BLUSTAG FOR 2012

Deciding to buy a Tamaskan puppy and have it shipped to Canada was not a decision I made lightly. I wanted to find out as much as I could about the puppies parents, what was behind them and also the rest of the litter. So I called Lynn. I told her I was interested in the Heidi/Bodie litter, I also s...
by Sally
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cream (Solid White) Puppy
Replies: 106
Views: 3282

Re: BLUSTAG FOR 2012

That's what I was thinking, it might change as it grows up, could turn out a stunning dog. Lynn said she would probably keep him.
by Sally
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shay's Cart.
Replies: 17
Views: 1125

Re: Shay's Cart.

This looks great, can't wait to see her pull it. Shay is one of my favorites, she has such a kind, intelligent face.
by Sally
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Shay has a new pal...
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: Shay has a new pal...

Love it :lol:
by Sally
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cream (Solid White) Puppy
Replies: 106
Views: 3282

Re: BLUSTAG FOR 2012

I don't have enough experience to know, but will he stay white or is it possible that he will change since all the others change so much?
I think he will look great whatever, especially if the eyes are light. Should be interesting.....
by Sally
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waiting for a blustag pup!
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: Waiting for a blustag pup!

Hi, I haven't posted since last year, but have started checking the forum every day for news on the puppies. I am on the waiting list, and also hoping for a wolf grey girl. Quite interested in the Bodie litter, or a Jodie girl would also be nice. Anyway I hope we all get what we want, the waiting is...
by Sally
Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Calgary
Replies: 21
Views: 4663

Re: Hello from Calgary

@Nanook

Thanks for the welcome, hope you are enjoying this cold weather!
by Sally
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Calgary
Replies: 21
Views: 4663

Re: Hello from Calgary

Thanks again to everyone for the warm welcome.
Yes Calgary is a great place to live, we love going up to Banff and the Rockies.
It will be even better when we can take our dog with us!
by Sally
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Calgary
Replies: 21
Views: 4663

Re: Hello from Calgary

Hi Katlin, good to hear from you. That's a good question about gender. All the dogs I've had have been girls, so that seems the obvious choice, but my husband wants a male. So we haven't really decided yet (I would probably like one of each, and every colour too!) I will keep you posted. What about ...
by Sally
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Calgary
Replies: 21
Views: 4663

Hello from Calgary

Hello everyone, My husband Keith joined the forum a few weeks ago and I have been reading a lot of stuff and looking at all your beautiful photos (there is so much great information on here!) Anyway I thought I should join as well and introduce myself. My name is Sally, I am from Scotland but have b...