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by martinbernstein
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Oslo Attack
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Oslo Attack

I am a Norwegian citizen living in the US. I'm shocked and scared for my country. Thanks for the thoughts. Let us hope the perpetrators are brought to justice.
by martinbernstein
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: martinbernstein!
Replies: 20
Views: 907

Re: martinbernstein!

Aw, thanks guys!!!
by martinbernstein
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: 10 months and first non-playful bite. What happened??
Replies: 32
Views: 2159

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

Thanks for your input. Steve is the caretaker and boss of all the buildings at camp and Froya knows it. We were in the Lodge Office, the main admin. office at camp. As Steve was leaving the Lodge and about to go out the door she got up, walked up to him and nipped him quite hard on the bum and went ...
by martinbernstein
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: 10 months and first non-playful bite. What happened??
Replies: 32
Views: 2159

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

My 10 month old tam girl is gentle and obedient, but reserved around other humans. She's been with me at the sleep away camp I work at for four weeks and is perfectly fine around our kids big and small. Today she came up behind the ground's keeper Steve and bit him in the bum. It was not playful but...
by martinbernstein
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides
Replies: 31
Views: 1308

Re: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

*Like* button.
What kind of sibes are these? Are they from show dog lines or racing lines?
What kind of cart do you use? Thanks for sharing!
by martinbernstein
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 29392

Re: Maybe add in?

Here's their stated goal:
"...this is the only large breed of dog to be specifically bred for COMPANIONSHIP and nothing else!"

Here's their requirement for outcross dogs:
"3. It must possess qualities that will enhance the look of our breed toward the large Dire Wolf."

Inconsistencies?
by martinbernstein
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD Tali
Replies: 68
Views: 1963

Re: ANCD Tali

Ree-DIK-yoolusly cute! Congrats on your girl Tali. Excited for updates.
by martinbernstein
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 12981

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

hummm, what on earth does this mean 'The Alaskan Noble Companion Dog is an eclectic breed and the ultimate generalist.' I dont really know anything about USA standards, but the whole thing looks crazy. On the standard page the dog on the left looks like a badly bred white shepherd, the dog in the m...
by martinbernstein
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 12981

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

Personally I don't believe they do not have wolf. That video especially makes me think they are (mid?) wolfdogs. The same has been said of the tamaskan ;) Who's to say? There's no proof that there is wolf content, and no proof that there isn't. They don't act like wolves, in fact they resemble bord...
by martinbernstein
Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 12981

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

I think I must revise my initial concern. I just watched a nice vid of Pepsi, an ANCD bitch and her pups. Some are light colored, others sable and others black. So clearly there are more genes at play here. What an awesome breed too, the videos demonstrate the workability and intelligence of this do...
by martinbernstein
Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 12981

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

Considering that there are only two Aatu bitches that have bred, and perhaps a handful more that will be ready to breed in the next year or two, I think black coats could become common very quickly if the ANCD stud is bred to more than one of those bitches and the gene is recessive. But this is all ...
by martinbernstein
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 12981

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

Black phase wolves and ANCD's are sooooo beautiful indeed. Don't think wolfy-looking is only depending on the color of the coat ;) I agree, I love black phase wolves and the ANCD is certainly an impressive looking dog with wolfy characteristics. My point is that, if the ANCD's black coat is due to ...
by martinbernstein
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 12981

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

Regarding the Alaskan Noble Companion Dog, it seems that these could be expressing a recessive gene for black coats. Or if its not recessive it could be a gene that follows some other mendellian mode of inheritance, co-dominance for example. Black wolves in North America are the result of a recessiv...
by martinbernstein
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Frøya
Replies: 62
Views: 1889

Re: Frøya

Thanks all! Yes, Bindi is a bearded dragon, one of the coolest lizards I know of. She's puppydog tame and will run up to Frøya and lick her on the nose and Frøya will lick back. They're so funny together. I'll put up vids of them soon.
by martinbernstein
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Frøya
Replies: 62
Views: 1889

Re: Frøya

Recent photos of my little girl at 9 months old. Notice my lizard Bindi on the left in the indoors photo. They're pals.
by martinbernstein
Tue May 31, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Your own dog breed
Replies: 67
Views: 2426

Re: Your own dog breed

You know I read recently that there are those who believe that the Tasmanian Tiger still exists? There are several local reports of recent sightings.
by martinbernstein
Tue May 24, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Our hike across America
Replies: 35
Views: 1518

Re: Our hike across America

One other thought. Do you have video editing skills or capability? When you go to pitch your idea to a network, have a 2 minute to minute edited piece put together for them to view. When you make your presentation, don't beat around the bush (taxiing, as the industry calls it), get right to the poi...
by martinbernstein
Tue May 24, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Our hike across America
Replies: 35
Views: 1518

Re: Our hike across America

I'm currently putting together a presspacket to send off to various magazines, TV shows, newspapers and radio stations. If anyone knows of people, organizations or media outlets that would be interested to know about the project let me know! A friend of mine hiked the Appalachian Trail with his dog...
by martinbernstein
Wed May 18, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Your own dog breed
Replies: 67
Views: 2426

Re: Your own dog breed

Cool thread! I do fantasize about creating my own dog, though I don't kid myself thinking I will ever have the time, resources and nerves to actually do it. But here's what it would look like: Name: Northern Hiker Dog Objective: Create the ultimate alpine working dog and maintain the wolf look Breed...
by martinbernstein
Thu May 12, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: How much is enough?
Replies: 10
Views: 841

How much is enough?

I'm not sure whether this topic has been discussed before, but Debby, if another thread about it exists feel free to merge this thread with the other. My question is, how much raw food do you feed to your growing dogs? I feed Bravo raw chicken, turkey and sometimes buffalo if I wanna spoil my girl. ...
by martinbernstein
Thu May 12, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Konah vom Muensterland
Replies: 206
Views: 8627

Re: Konah vom Muensterland

Beautiful photos! I was looking at her older photos from when she was 9 months, and I'm very impressed at how long her legs are. Froya is almost 9 months and has no where near as long legs. Her mother was Summer, correct? But who was the father? What was his lineage? My girl has two alba grandparent...
by martinbernstein
Tue May 10, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Our hike across America
Replies: 35
Views: 1518

Re: Our hike across America

Thank you all for the support, encouragement and questions. To those of you who have asked specific questions and/or given advice, thank you and I will respond soon. I'm in the middle of completing some of my final exams and I haven't had the energy to be active on the forum or update my website rec...
by martinbernstein
Tue May 10, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Norway
Replies: 19
Views: 3572

Re: Hello from Norway

Halla, hyggelig med nordmenn paa forumet. jeg er en nordmann bosatt i New York med en nydelig tamaskan som heter Frøya. Denne bikkja er helt raa og rasen anbefales paa det sterkeste!
by martinbernstein
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tarheel Pack Intentionally Poisoned.
Replies: 249
Views: 8363

Re: Tarheel Pack Intentionally Poisoned.

Wow, this is crazy. So sorry to hear you have to deal with this John. I'm so relieved to hear they are all recovering well. This is yet another confirmation for me that getting pet insurance for Frøya was the right decision.
by martinbernstein
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: Annual Tamaskan Show for the USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2643

Re: Annual Tamaskan Show for the USA

To everyone going to the show: my original plan was to drive down from NY to NC with my girlfriend and her friend who is moving to NC on June 3rd. But a change of plans has made it impossible for either of them to travel on this date. So, I am hoping that I can hitch a ride part of the way with anyo...
by martinbernstein
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: OTHER
Topic: Dansk / Norsk / Svensk
Replies: 118
Views: 5844

Re: Dansk / Norsk

Jeg er en nordmann med israelsk far, boende i New York med en vakker engelsk kvinne og en Tamaskan.
by martinbernstein
Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: My oil painting of a dog
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: My oil painting of a dog

Thanks guys!
by martinbernstein
Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: Annual Tamaskan Show for the USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2643

Re: Annual Tamaskan Show for the USA

Alright, I'm excited, though I wish this show fell on a date that everyone could make.
by martinbernstein
Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: My oil painting of a dog
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: My oil painting of a dog

Thats brilliant :) I commissioned a painting of my mums Malamute (that sadly passed away) for her birthday a few years ago, but it turned out pretty poor, didnt look a lot like him, think I could of done a better job myself (and I dont paint) Thanks :) There are a lot of artists that do commissione...
by martinbernstein
Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Our hike across America
Replies: 35
Views: 1518

Re: Our hike across America

Thanks!
by martinbernstein
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: My oil painting of a dog
Replies: 16
Views: 858

My oil painting of a dog

This is an oil painting I made for my girlfriend's birthday. Its a portrait of Henry, her family's goofball golden retriever. I had her mom send me a photo of Henry and I worked of of that. I wanna do our tam next.

"Henry"
Oil on canvas
10 by 8 inches
by martinbernstein
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Frøya and her husky rival
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Re: Frøya and her husky rival

Not a disqualitying factor, but a fault. BTW when we bred Blaze with Tundra, not one puppy has a tail that curled over the back. The Tarheel litter of Tundra and Blaze is now just over two years old and none of them display a curled tail. That is awesome! I was wondering about your pups and their t...
by martinbernstein
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: Annual Tamaskan Show for the USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2643

Re: Annual Tamaskan Show for the USA

As far as I know the dates haven't been set in stone yet though. And I hear rumors that there may be fall show too somewhere:)
by martinbernstein
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: Annual Tamaskan Show for the USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2643

Re: Annual Tamaskan Show for the USA

We might be coming and I'm excited to come. It depends on the date. Frøya will be 9 1/2 months and looking superfly so I hope to go and meet some of the other folks on the forum!
by martinbernstein
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Our hike across America
Replies: 35
Views: 1518

Re: Our hike across America

Thanks friends, for the love and encouragement! It means a lot. I truly will be living out my dream and I know a lot of other people harbor similar dreams and ambitions. that's why I want to document my own journey, so I can share the experience with others and hopefully inspire them to take steps t...
by martinbernstein
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Our hike across America
Replies: 35
Views: 1518

Re: Our hike across America

Thanks for all the love guys! What a fantastic thing you are doing; I would love to find out more about how you fund and finiance this. We have travelled route66 (backwards) from L.A. to Chicago and then continued to new york before flying home, some amazing sites. Weve also travelled most of the we...
by martinbernstein
Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Frøya and her husky rival
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Re: Frøya and her husky rival

Aha, thanks for that clarification:) Its a shame that this is a disqualifying trait, though i understand of course. From what I can see, Odin has some very beautiful children and grandchildren, despite this flaw showing up in some individuals like Froya.
by martinbernstein
Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Our hike across America
Replies: 35
Views: 1518

Re: Our hike across America

Thanks for the encouragement guys! I hope the project and the subsequent articles and (fingers crossed) TV appearances and (more fingers crossed) TV documentary will make Tamaskans famous! Frøya is already famous in NYC.
by martinbernstein
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Frøya and her husky rival
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Re: Frøya and her husky rival

Oh man, just saw pics of Odin on FB, his tail snaps right back. In the comment on FB someone mentioned that it may be from Thor the malamute, but from the papers I have it doesn't look like Thor is even in his lineage. Can anyone clarify this for me? I think he's a beauty, but if his tail was so "ba...
by martinbernstein
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Our hike across America
Replies: 35
Views: 1518

Our hike across America

I'd like to share with you guys my project plans. In February 2012 Frøya and I will set out to cross the continent, from East to West. We'll hike across America in one year. Frøya has proven an excellent cart puller and wonderful hiking companion, and as she grows older and stronger she grows more c...
by martinbernstein
Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Frøya
Replies: 62
Views: 1889

Re: Frøya

Thank you very much guys!
by martinbernstein
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Frøya
Replies: 62
Views: 1889

Re: Frøya

She looks great! I love her coloring... I seriously thought she was the lighter dog in that video lol... but now I can see that she has darker masking. :D Thanks :) Yeah, she's been coloring up quite a bit recently. Mikko apparently also started out more silvery and tan and gradually darkened with ...
by martinbernstein
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Frøya
Replies: 62
Views: 1889

Re: Frøya

HiTenshi16 wrote:She really has become lovely :)
Thanks! She's be happy to hear that :D
by martinbernstein
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Frøya
Replies: 62
Views: 1889

Update

I just posted a vid of my girl an was told she has a "bad" tail curl which is a disqualifying fault. Froya's no breeder, so I'm not at all worried, but I felt like I needed to show what her tail normally looks like. Here she is at seven months old.
by martinbernstein
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Frøya and her husky rival
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Re: Frøya and her husky rival

She must have got it from Odin, but ofcourse it doesn't change the fact that she is an amazing dog ;) Thank you:) Her breeder says the tail curl likely comes from Inna, her mother. Odin is not in Froya's lineage as far as I can tell. Both Inna's parents were Alba breeders. Mikko, Froya's sire, was ...
by martinbernstein
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Frøya and her husky rival
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Re: Frøya and her husky rival

For those who are confused- Froya is indeed a pure Tamaskan from an Inna and Mikko breeding, not from RPK. She is the larger, darker colored one. Her tail hangs straight down usually, except when she's excited which is usually in the dog park. But you know what? Fault shmault. She's an awesome dog, ...
by martinbernstein
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Frøya and her husky rival
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Frøya and her husky rival

Do your tams curl their tails like this when they're excited?

by martinbernstein
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Darwin (J&J's Devil of Piru)
Replies: 27
Views: 1573

Re: Darwin (J&J's Devil of Piru)

Really? Who? Where? I wanna meet them!!
by martinbernstein
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: When can I run my pup?
Replies: 25
Views: 1450

Re: When can I run my pup?

I doubt that's true. Even for a human that distance is quite a bit. Try walking seven miles straight- i guarantee it will make anyone who doesn't regularly hike or run extremely tired.
by martinbernstein
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Is your Tam loyal?
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Is your Tam loyal?

Frøya is seven months old, I've had her for exactly two months and she is so loyal, beyond what I would have ever expected. By loyal I mean she hardly pays attention to any other person in the vicinity but me. She's polite to strangers, and friendly with my friends, but she wags her tail only for me...