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by martinbernstein
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: New girl
Replies: 15
Views: 1336

Re: New girl

Congrats! Out of curiosity, who's aatu was used in the cross?
by martinbernstein
Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Black-Grey Tamaskan
Replies: 296
Views: 39031

Re: The Black-Grey Tamaskan

Blustag wrote:Looks a lot like the Dutch Shepherd to me.
I agree. The last photo looks like a black belgian malinois or a black dutch shepherd.
by martinbernstein
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: My oil painting of a dog
Replies: 16
Views: 1822

Re: My oil painting of a dog

Thanks:) I've done a few commissioned dog portraits this fall and now I'm growing tired of painting dogs. But Henry was a pleasure to paint. He's got great colors.
by martinbernstein
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Black-Grey Tamaskan
Replies: 296
Views: 39031

Re: The Black-Grey Tamaskan

Here is NI x GSD That's a very interesting looking dog. I don't see the GSD save for the ears maybe, though NIs have pretty large ears generally. The snout is longer than either breed, which makes me curious about the particular sire and dam used. Do you know more about this? I'm guessing the GSD u...
by martinbernstein
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Ancestry
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: Tamaskan Ancestry

a classic animal behavior book Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog , J.P. Scott and J.L. Fuller such traits are extremely difficult to breed out. I think we need to be careful citing studies that are not recent research. Quite a bit has changed in the field of ethology. This classic study w...
by martinbernstein
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Ancestry
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: Tamaskan Ancestry

I do know where you went wrong Martin. You read on the other forum about some Saarloos children of a Saarloos son of this Bobbi and had them mistaken by the Tamaskan siblings. Exactly :) I really dislike it when people misread things and then make public statements about it online, but there I did ...
by martinbernstein
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: True or false
Replies: 43
Views: 2835

Re: True or false

The things people believe in, huh? Tell her to buy a 7th grade biology textbook and read it cover to cover. I've done this before (I have two little brothers) and I seriously learned so much that I'd forgotten or didn't pay attention to in 7th grade. But speaking of mating and mutts; there is a real...
by martinbernstein
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TAKE NO NOTICE
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: TAKE NO NOTICE

That's hilarious. I always thought there was something off about beagles. Maybe that's it;)
by martinbernstein
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Ancestry
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: Tamaskan Ancestry

I am under the impression that the dogs from the Summer x Bobbi litter are quite shy. This is, of course, also due to the tamaskan influence. My Aatu (who is genetically 100% TDR tam) is very shy. Personally I don't mind it. The point I'm trying to make is that these traits are not bred out easily ...
by martinbernstein
Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Ancestry
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: Tamaskan Ancestry

I am under the impression that the dogs from the Summer x Bobbi litter are quite shy. This is, of course, also due to the tamaskan influence. My Aatu (who is genetically 100% TDR tam) is very shy. Personally I don't mind it. The point I'm trying to make is that these traits are not bred out easily ...
by martinbernstein
Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Ancestry
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: Tamaskan Ancestry

MoirAran wrote:I'm glad, that there is openly spoken about the Saarloos used for the first Muensterland Litter.
Me too.
by martinbernstein
Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Ancestry
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: Tamaskan Ancestry

All of these are low-content with mostly domestic dog personalities and temperaments and as far I'm aware, if you cross a low-content with a domestic dog the offsprings will have even less of the wolf-like traits. The Kunming wolfdogs are barely wolf-like since the wolfdogs used in the gene pool we...
by martinbernstein
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: the differences in dogs?
Replies: 43
Views: 3145

Re: the differences in dogs?

Can you tell me how they are going to achieve this? What height are you referring to as being 'larger' ? There are Tamaskan out there and here with me that are up to 30" to the shoulder and above. How tall do they want them as this is very tall, and much taller than an average German Shepherd for i...
by martinbernstein
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Ancestry
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: Tamaskan Ancestry

Saarloos and Czech are different in behaviour yes, mostly because the 'wolfy' traits they have are desirable and bred for. I'm pretty sure that if you would use the same selection criteria that we use for our Tamaskan, then both breeds wouldn't act 'wolfy' but more like Northern breeds in just a fe...
by martinbernstein
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Jasper destroying a cardboard box...
Replies: 11
Views: 1485

Re: Jasper destroying a cardboard box...

HA! I can't tell if he's expressing pure guilt or pure satisfaction at the sight of his work.
by martinbernstein
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Ancestry
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: Tamaskan Ancestry

I do get what you are saying but by law everything after the 5th generation is considered a domestic dog, just like a Chihuahua or Siberian husky. So the Czech and Saarloos are considerd domestic dog breeds and by adding them in the Tamaskan breed they would still be the 'Wolfdog without the Wolf' ...
by martinbernstein
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Ancestry
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: Tamaskan Ancestry

Yes, if you go centuries or millenia. Not decades like in Saarloos. Domesticated dogs, aka Canis lupus familiaris have been dated back at least 20,000 years both genetically and in the fossil record (though the latter is currently debatable). Besides german shepherd dogs, some spitz breeds, designer...
by martinbernstein
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Ancestry
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: Tamaskan Ancestry

This just suddenly hit me because I never knew about the TDR actually attempting to bring an actual wolfdog breed into the gene pool (although Saarloos aren't really considered wolfdogs anymore due to being over 5 generations removed from their pure wolf ancestors and the wolf side is actually very...
by martinbernstein
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Jasper destroying a cardboard box...
Replies: 11
Views: 1485

Re: Jasper destroying a cardboard box...

Does he still do that? Froya is 15 months and has not lost her passion for cardboard box killing:)
by martinbernstein
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: the differences in dogs?
Replies: 43
Views: 3145

Re: the differences in dogs?

I don't think they were kicked out but left on there own.. They do have different breed standards but as of now all of their breeding dogs are TDR Tamaskan so no difference yet. Correct. There are different breed standards, but not very different. The two main differences, conformation-wise, are si...
by martinbernstein
Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

Whoops, last one. @blustag You Are right, There is very often a choice when doing research to trust or not trust a source. You are obviously a major source of info regarding tams, and you've helped me clarify a few things during our correspondances, things that i thought might be true that turned ou...
by martinbernstein
Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

@convel I don't swallow everything the TBA feeds me blindly. That would imply that i have no mind of my own, which i assure you i do. As i've expressed before in this thread, i believe that the TBA has a lot of improvements to make, and i believe it will. I also do not believe that everything i've r...
by martinbernstein
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

@Jmarino
I cannot respond to your entire last post. Talk about misrepresenting a conversation.
But i do want to say, just to be clear, i never said that i believe wolves were bred into tamaskans. I don't believe that.
by martinbernstein
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

In a private discussion with a member for the forum I was told, and I quote, "I think most of what you believe to be truth is total nonsensical garbage," referring to certain things some TBA members have written about the TDR. Now I dont' want to get into a debate about these particular issues, but ...
by martinbernstein
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

It is the consistency of the TDR policy I am asking about... Glass houses and all that. -Angie Agreed. So far in this thread, the TBA has been criticized for, among other things, breeding with outcrosses (which has not yet happened), having an accidental litter, and breeding two DM carriers, all of...
by martinbernstein
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

I also don't think it was a purposeful mating BUT the difference between the TBA and TDR is that, in the event of accidental litters (should that litter be in violation of ANY of existing breeding rules, under which all registered breeders are bound) then that litter would NOT be registered with th...
by martinbernstein
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

I've had to edit part of my posting above to correct a statement that was inaccurate. Here is the edited bit: In a cross between a registered Aatu and an outcross breed the F1 pups will not be registered as Aatu. All the pups will be evaluated before they being considered breeding stock. If deemed s...
by martinbernstein
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Nanook
Replies: 19
Views: 1717

Re: Nanook

Beauty. What is he? Doesn't look quite like a sibe, but not quite like a malamute either. And he's got a black tipped tail. He's great:)
by martinbernstein
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Diesel (Blustag Golden Eye) on his 3rd Birthday
Replies: 11
Views: 1406

Re: Diesel (Blustag Golden Eye) on his 3rd Birthday

Oh wow. Is he the long furred one? He's striking, but the long fur made me think he was something else. I think you're thinking of Denver. This is Banjo, you might recognize him from this photo: http://www.tamaskandogshowingclub.com/images/entrants/tam38.jpg Woahoho! No wonder he got a prize. What ...
by martinbernstein
Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Diesel (Blustag Golden Eye) on his 3rd Birthday
Replies: 11
Views: 1406

Re: Diesel (Blustag Golden Eye) on his 3rd Birthday

Oh wow. Is he the long furred one? He's striking, but the long fur made me think he was something else.
by martinbernstein
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Diesel (Blustag Golden Eye) on his 3rd Birthday
Replies: 11
Views: 1406

Re: Diesel (Blustag Golden Eye) on his 3rd Birthday

Beautiful dogs, and nice videos. There not both tams are they? The long furred one looks unusual, very pretty, but not quite tam-ish.
by martinbernstein
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

jmarino82 wrote:Martin,
When you can I'd really appreciate it if you'd address my previously put forth questions.
Thank you Kindly.
Hope my above post answers some of your questions... I don't have answers to all of them, but I've replied as best I can.
by martinbernstein
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

Martin, I do have a few serious questions for you. Your good intentions aside, who mentors new breeders in the Aatu? What experience do your mentors have? That is up to the breeder in question. Regina, whom I would choose as my mentor if I chose to breed had many years of experience breeding Havane...
by martinbernstein
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

Regarding the Aatu breeders. Yes I have a problem with them as they are using our 'genuine' Tamaskan to make money for themselves. There is plenty about them here on this forum for people to make up their own minds. Perfect example is here on the forum about a 16 wk old Tamaskan puppy advertised as...
by martinbernstein
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

Canadatamaskanlover1, it seems like you have a habit of posting false information: http://www.tamaskan-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=1412&p=21249#p21249 I don't know what your agenda is, but you're not doing anyone any favors by sharing your less than insightful misinterpretations. I just checked ...
by martinbernstein
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

Canadatamaskanlover1, it seems like you have a habit of posting false information: http://www.tamaskan-forum.com/viewtopic ... 249#p21249

I don't know what your agenda is, but you're not doing anyone any favors by sharing your less than insightful misinterpretations.
by martinbernstein
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

Some of your concerns are relevant, and I'll let them speak for themselves. However, there are a few things you say here that are untrue, which I'd like to correct. First of all, Kim (Ta-Kari) resigned from the TBA. From what I understand she will continue to breed their dogs, but not as Aatus. Now ...
by martinbernstein
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Tamaskan as guard dog?
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Re: Tamaskan as guard dog?

They ain't guard dogs, that's for sure. My girl occasionally bark/howls and bares her teeth at drunk, belligerent people if they approach us in a strange way (I live in New York), but that's it. My other dog, a Karelian Bear Dog, is much "tougher" and very protective of me. He'll protect-bark at fir...
by martinbernstein
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A REMINDER
Replies: 41
Views: 3171

Re: A REMINDER

There is a lot of slander and rumor spreading on the internet in virtually every hobby, industry and practice on earth. The internet is the perfect battle ground for the millions of wars on information and knowledge. Everyone claims to know something the other doesn't, and many people and organizati...
by martinbernstein
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Perfect hiking companion
Replies: 13
Views: 1407

Re: Perfect hiking companion

hmm :oops:, hunters that might hunt wolves or farmers that might protect their sheep.. Wolves are extremely rare in the US- only three or four states have wolf populations (none of them are near me), and for that reason hunting wolves is extremely restricted. Coyotes a=on the other hand are hunted ...
by martinbernstein
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Perfect hiking companion
Replies: 13
Views: 1407

Re: Perfect hiking companion

Well it's not really the hunting itself that worries me, I know Konah is also very intelligent and will probably not go after anything larger then sheep. It's more that they might get lost.. I'm not sure where you do the hiking but are there hunters in your area? I've heard stories of hunters shoot...
by martinbernstein
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Perfect hiking companion
Replies: 13
Views: 1407

Re: Perfect hiking companion

Additionally, Frøya always comes back to me when off leash in the woods. She will pursue deer and bear, but she can't catch the former, and wouldn't dare attack the latter, and as soon as she's lost interest she returns. Once she chased a deer and was gone for two hours. Meantime I continued to hik...
by martinbernstein
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perfect hiking companion
Replies: 13
Views: 1407

Perfect hiking companion

I know a lot of people that don't yet own tams are curious about their overall 'usefulness' as companion dogs and as working dogs. So I'll share my experiences with my tam Frøya. She is the perfect hiking companion. I can think of no other breed that is so perfectly adapted to the "job" of accompany...
by martinbernstein
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Coyotes
Replies: 21
Views: 1586

Re: Coyotes

Nice shots. I'm curious to know if coyotes in your area are as big and wolfy as the ones we get in New York and the rest of the north eastern US. Genetic testing has shown that the population of coyotes in the east, known as the eastern coyote, are up to 30% wolf and 10% dog. These figures vary from...
by martinbernstein
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: 10 months and first non-playful bite. What happened??
Replies: 32
Views: 4153

Re: 10 months and first non-playful bite. What happened??

I suppose an update on Froya's situation is in order. She has not bit anyone since the first incident, nor has she shown any signs of aggression towards others, including Steve. However, she went into her first heat a few weeks later and has since become a bit more dominant in the doggie park. She's...
by martinbernstein
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: martinbernstein!
Replies: 20
Views: 2045

Re: martinbernstein!

Thanks y'all! Happy Birthday Martin! How did your snake breeding projects go this year? Good so far! Two clutches about to hatch. Expecting motleys and stripes het lava, and hypos het kastanie, plasma. (For those of you unfamiliar with corn snake genetics that means very rare recessive gene combos. ...
by martinbernstein
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

Oh well. Guess that attempt back fired... This can of worms was not what I was hoping to open. I'm not prepared to defend the TBA against all of the comments in this thread. Many comments are clearly regurgitations of information from single-source online literature. So I'm going to leave it be. But...
by martinbernstein
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 28354

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

Nice dogs :) Is he/she also going to be used in the Aatu breeding program? I think you should be carefull with adding too much ANCD, it might alter the breed in a way you don't want to and I presume these ANCD are also related to eachother so it's not expanding the gene pool then. If I would add a ...
by martinbernstein
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 28354

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

I have put down a deposit for a Cinnabar and Xena pup (see pic), planned for April 2011, and I'm VERY excited! The pups will be black, carrying the recessive agouti gene (same as Tamaskans) as well the recessive liver gene (undesireable in both Aatu and TDR tams). I've had some very informative corr...
by martinbernstein
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

I am saddened by all the negative comments about Aatu/TBA folks on this forum and I feel the need to add some Aatu positivity to the forum. The TDR/TBA relationship is clearly a loaded and complicated one. I make no claim to know all the details or all parties involved, but I have had the pleasure o...