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by martinbernstein
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal in Norway?
Replies: 66
Views: 5486

Re: Illegal in Norway?

Reviving this thread. Turns out Tams are very likely illegal in Norway considering recent DNA tests.

SUCKs! I can never bring my girl 'home'.
by martinbernstein
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: WOLF CONTENT
Replies: 364
Views: 38453

Re: WOLF CONTENT

Like I said. I knew what I was getting before I got her.
by martinbernstein
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The History and Misconceptions of Dominance Theory
Replies: 54
Views: 6530

Re: The History and Misconceptions of Dominance Theory

I'm a huge fan of Cesar Milan. He gets a bad rap because his tv show is a TV SHOW. Do Americans want to spend their television time watching a balanced How-To show with methods to train an average lab or golden retriever? No. That's what eHow.com is for. People wanna watch how manly man Milan is gon...
by martinbernstein
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: WOLF CONTENT
Replies: 364
Views: 38453

Re: WOLF CONTENT

Right. But unfortunately in some countries, such as my own native Norway, any dog that contains a drop of wolf, with the odd exception of the Saarloos breed, is illegal. So if someone in Norway or a country with similar laws gets a Tam, they'd better be prepared to face a legal battle should a test ...
by martinbernstein
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WOLF CONTENT
Replies: 364
Views: 38453

Re: WOLF CONTENT

Forgive me if this post is redundant, I haven't read every post on this thread. I've seen a lot of talk about the UC Davis tests, and it seems that a lot of people are assuming that these tests alone will establish whether or not a Tam has wolf content. But is it not the case that these tests only t...
by martinbernstein
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 69473

Re: New outcrosses?

I haven't read the whole thread so forgive me if I'm asking a question already asked. I've often thought a Tamaskan x racing sled dog (sibe x greyhound or some mix of that sort) would be awesome. What do people think of that hypothetical cross? Ann Dresselhaus says she used greyhound mixes in creati...
by martinbernstein
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Threats
Replies: 35
Views: 2676

Re: Threats

I don't see anything wrong with the Blus bringing in wolf content to create the breed. What's wrong is that they lied about it. A lot of people want to own a dog with wolf content and many of them live in a state/country where hybrids and wolf dogs are perfectly legal. But a lot of people who don't ...
by martinbernstein
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Threats
Replies: 35
Views: 2676

Re: Threats

TerriHolt, sorry you had to go through all that. I would've been so scared if I were in that position. This is precisely why I refer to Froya as a racing husky mix. I rarely try to explain what a Tamaskan is because I don't want to open up that can'o'worms. Even before the Blus left, one quick googl...
by martinbernstein
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Tarheel wrote: "If anyone wants to go off topic, start a new post. Otherwise, expect the moderators to split the post and rename it, lock it, or archive it when needed." Actually I did start a new thread in the Feedback and Technical Support section a few days with basically the same questions I hav...
by martinbernstein
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Katlin, please provide a good reason to lock it. I see absolutely zero good reasons. This website has a history of altering threads whenever tough questions are posed, so when mods call for locking this thread, I wonder why. So far, only mods have called for locking this, while other participants ha...
by martinbernstein
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Funds the forum? I had no clue she paid money to keep this forum going until today. That's not why I'm referring to her as SuperUser. Btw, why lock the thread? If it is in order to 'shield' users from further 'drama', then surely those users can refrain from reading and participating in this thread?...
by martinbernstein
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

HiTenshi,

Before you go ahead and lock the thread, how about letting the SuperUser Debby respond first. Many of the questions posed here are best answered by her.
by martinbernstein
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

I am not advocating a mod/admin-free forum. Of course we need them. But we don't need them to remove threads and posts without consulting or informing the OPs or posters. That is just wrong. Since you mention it- this is a TDR forum, but does that mean that the TDR should reserve the right to censor...
by martinbernstein
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Yea you answered who makes the decision. My question is, why? In my opinion it is not for the admin/mod team to decide that an entire thread be removed.
by martinbernstein
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

"Old posts that don't belong on the forum, which are worth keeping for future reference."

Who should decide what posts do and don't belong on the forum? Who is the Admin/Mod team to decide that?
by martinbernstein
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Great. Thanks. I appreciate your help. Here's how I look at the Admin/Mod team dilemma. There are those who don't wish to read the drama on this forum. But is anyone forcing them to? If they don't wanna read the drama them don't. But if the solution to the problem is to remove those 'drama' threads ...
by martinbernstein
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Lucas and HiTenshi, It was not the Blus. It was Debby. Only when I brought up the case of this missing thread did I get an explanation. I strongly disagreed with her decision to archive it and expressed that and requested that it be restored which it was shortly after. I disagreed with the decision ...
by martinbernstein
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

HiTenshi, You are confusing two different posts. About a month ago I made a post requesting that the Stickie in the Scam section about The TBA and Aatu people be amended or taken down in light of the revelations. I am not talking about that post. My thread that was archived was titled 'Aatu & TDR. B...
by martinbernstein
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Thanks for your response. Constant harassment of the Blus? I wonder if it was the same kind of 'harassment' I've seen him subject others to on FB. If so it is not harassment but simply holding people accountable for their actions. 'Keeping them honest' as Anderson Cooper would say. Anyway, it would ...
by martinbernstein
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Went back and reread a thread on FB. Apparently I did know that Marc had been banned since I 'liked' a comment he wrote about it last month. It seems Debby banned Marc, but I don't know if this is true. I'd be interested to know the details of this decision, in light of other questionable decisions ...
by martinbernstein
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Is he still banned? Surely he shouldn't be. He's an interesting conversationist on FB. Says what he thinks, not what people want to hear.
by martinbernstein
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Why was he banned? I know him from the FB page but I didn't know he was banned from here.
by martinbernstein
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...
Replies: 87
Views: 6886

Re: Aatu & TDR. Building bridges...

I think we are now in a much better position to reconcile and work together in the future (if that turns out to be the best course of action). It is clear that a lot of our past differences are issues we no longer disagree upon and the tone between our two groups is transforming into one of mutual r...
by martinbernstein
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Having said that, Stickies should be updated or deleted as necessary. Since Stickies are not threads, and cannot be responded to by users, it is important that Stickies are amended.
by martinbernstein
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Hitenshi, In my opinion it is not up to the Admin to decide when a thread is out of date or irrelevant. It is up to the forum as a whole. I am surprised that the new forum management is archiving select threads due to their contents being uncomfortable to have public (which I believe was the case wi...
by martinbernstein
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Whoops, sent too soon. Currently, it seems the mods are confused about what this website actually is supposed to be. Removal, editing, or any type of severe censorship of select threads does not belong on a public forum, even if those threads contain information or arguments that are uncomfortable f...
by martinbernstein
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 9509

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Yesterday I realized that one of my threads that I started many months ago, before the revelations this May, was missing. I contacted Debbie about it and she reaponded promptly and explained the reasoning behind the removal of my thread. I told her I disagreed with the reasoning and requested that t...
by martinbernstein
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: WOLF CONTENT
Replies: 364
Views: 38453

Re: WOLF CONTENT

K. Thanks Rahne.
by martinbernstein
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: WOLF CONTENT
Replies: 364
Views: 38453

Re: WOLF CONTENT

Rahne, how do you know that they often did double matings? And why do you think that there is a pup from a certain litter that has a different site than his litter mates?
by martinbernstein
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Our hiking blog (Huffington Post)
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Our hiking blog (Huffington Post)

Thanks guys for the comments:) @Wen- haha, yeah I don't normally share eating utensils with them, I did for dramatic effect while filming:) There's nowhere these guys won't put their snouts, so I'd have gotten sick by now if I did that a lot. @ Sylvaen- yes they will be wearing booties. But as you s...
by martinbernstein
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Our hiking blog (Huffington Post)
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Our hiking blog (Huffington Post)

Here is a link to my new blog on the Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martin-j- ... ref=travel

And here is my new website:

www.twodogsandahiker.com
by martinbernstein
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal in Norway?
Replies: 66
Views: 5486

Re: Illegal in Norway?

tigerstedt wrote:
martinbernstein wrote:which he has since retracted because it was inaccurate)
When?
When you deleted your initial post and replaced it with this-
tigerstedt wrote:I found where the claim originated and have initiated damage control. Their main source seems to be Facebook, so it should be easy pickings.
by martinbernstein
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal in Norway?
Replies: 66
Views: 5486

Re: Illegal in Norway?

She is genetically as much tamaskan as yours is, so no DNA test is necessary from me to come to Norway with her. I'm from Sorlandet. In regard to your statement above I am very tempted to say "good luck", however, as a dog lover I won't. I would strongly advice you to check the dog laws of Norway, ...
by martinbernstein
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal in Norway?
Replies: 66
Views: 5486

Re: Illegal in Norway?

so no DNA test is necessary from me to come to Norway with her. http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg109/grace12385/facepalm-1.gif i think that is a foolish, ignorant and naive statement to make "i say my dog is this and they will listen, there for i need no DNA testing"... :lol: :lol: :lol: yeah, ...
by martinbernstein
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal in Norway?
Replies: 66
Views: 5486

Re: Illegal in Norway?

Sorry. I should have said MAY be illegal. The Aatu has some Czech Wolfdog X Utonagan (counts as F2 I believe) mixed into it not long ago, so make sure your has a maximum of F5 wolfdog on either side, dam or sire. Have a DNA check done before you "come home to Norway" so you don't experience any unp...
by martinbernstein
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal in Norway?
Replies: 66
Views: 5486

Re: Illegal in Norway?

By the way, according to the law, the Aatu Tamaskan is very likely to be illegal in Norway. Why? Currently most registered Aatus are genetically the same as regular tams. And the future aatu breed will likely have outcross blood in it, but no more wolfdog lineage than the UK tam breed. Why would on...
by martinbernstein
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal in Norway?
Replies: 66
Views: 5486

Re: Illegal in Norway?

Whoops, sorry Susann, I didn't notice that you're Swedish. I thought you were Norwegian. Let me know if you can't read my Norwegian.
by martinbernstein
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal in Norway?
Replies: 66
Views: 5486

Re: Illegal in Norway?

Det virker rart synes jeg. Tamaskan rasen er saapass ny at lovverket sannsynligvis ikke har rukket aa legge den til paa lista over ulovlige hunder. Det er ogsaa verdt aa nevne at det ikke er mulig aa bevise at det faktisk er ulver eller ulvehunder brukt i rasen. Det er heller ikke mulig aa motbevise...
by martinbernstein
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 28356

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

I was starting to wonder if it was even a real breed or something made up by the Aatu people as the only mention of it was on the Aatu Association website and two Aatu breeder websites. :?: It is indeed a real breed, and no none of us "Aatu people" made it up. To be clear, the TBA (Aatu association...
by martinbernstein
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: the differences in dogs?
Replies: 43
Views: 3145

Re: the differences in dogs?

wow, and lucas only posted the ONE picture :lol: ... thanks for that, i didn't know it was 2. still no longer a breeder with them tho... right? Right. Takari, the one who produced the pied, is no longer a TBA breeder. She wishes to pursue her own breeding program, and her goals (I don't know exactl...
by martinbernstein
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaskan Ancestry
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: Tamaskan Ancestry

Yes, its true, we've come a long way since then in realizing that animals, particularly mammals, are sensitive and dynamic creatures that sometimes respond to their environment in unpredictable ways. Scott and Fuller's book was ahead of its time in that respect- they did many control-studies to esta...
by martinbernstein
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: the differences in dogs?
Replies: 43
Views: 3145

Re: the differences in dogs?

First off, the tam pictured there is Juneau and he was purchased from Right Puppy, not from an Aatu breeder. (His owner, Tricia, realized too late all the egregious practices of RPK. She is now a TBA member and I believe Juneau is registered with the TBA.) Another thing about dewclaw removal is that...
by martinbernstein
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Member Photos
Topic: Hike Across America Team: Aatu, KBD and me
Replies: 21
Views: 2352

Re: Hike Across America Team: Aatu, KBD and me

Thanks for the comments guys! @Dozer and HiTenshi: I begin on February 16th 2012 and will hopefully finish the same date in 2013. @AZDehlin: Hennessey Hammocks rule! They actually sponsored me with the hammock tent and insulation system. And Cold Steel is the only knife manufacturer I trust (save fo...
by martinbernstein
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Member Photos
Topic: Hike Across America Team: Aatu, KBD and me
Replies: 21
Views: 2352

Re: Hike Across America Team: Aatu, KBD and me

Thanks. That is a weather radio/altimeter/barometer/ten different other instruments in one. Basically it gives me an accurate reading of the present and future weather conditions in whatever area I am in.
by martinbernstein
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Member Photos
Topic: Hike Across America Team: Aatu, KBD and me
Replies: 21
Views: 2352

Hike Across America Team: Aatu, KBD and me

This is the expedition team, consisting of me (Martin), Frøya the Aatu, and Torfinn the Karelian Bear Dog (10 weeks and 5 months in these pics).
Also pics of my gear. Feel free to ask questions about the gear. Lots of goodies there:)
by martinbernstein
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Baby Paka
Replies: 23
Views: 1835

Re: Baby Paka

Congrats!
by martinbernstein
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: the differences in dogs?
Replies: 43
Views: 3145

Re: the differences in dogs?

Alright, I'll explain the differences that I've notice *without the human opinions or the pointing of finger stuff* as you requested. Standard TDR Tamaskans have a shorter range of appearances. The Tamaskan's coat colour is limited to either wolfish black, lupine grey, or wolf red. The Aatu are kno...