How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Everything about Tamaskan Dogs that does not fit within the other topics in this section.
User avatar
HiTenshi16
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 4802
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 7:11 pm
Location: Princeton, TX US
Contact:

How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by HiTenshi16 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:23 am

Originally I was looking for a GSD. It only took an episode of "It's Me Or The Dog" that led me to the Tamaskans :)
Image

User avatar
Misaya
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1731
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 3:31 pm
Location: Central Scotland

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Misaya » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:09 am

How did "It's Me or The Dog" lead you to Tamaskans? Didn't think there had been any Tams on it (yet - although my son keeps threatening to put us up for it :) ) There was an NI on it once I think.
- Fiona -

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. - Ambrose Bierce

User avatar
Valravn
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1051
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 4:22 pm
Location: Ohio, USA

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Valravn » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:14 am

Oh I remember the episode with the NI. Saw that before I even knew what an NI was! No Tams as far as I know…

User avatar
HiTenshi16
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 4802
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 7:11 pm
Location: Princeton, TX US
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by HiTenshi16 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:13 pm

Misaya wrote:How did "It's Me or The Dog" lead you to Tamaskans? Didn't think there had been any Tams on it (yet - although my son keeps threatening to put us up for it :) ) There was an NI on it once I think.
It was the episode with the NI, he was so beautiful and wolfy looking that I researched on the breed and that research led me to the Utonagans and further then to the Tamaskans. Thank you Google and Wikipedia!
Image

User avatar
JulieSmith
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2535
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:35 pm
Location: Manchester, UK

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by JulieSmith » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:37 pm

HiTenshi16 wrote:
Misaya wrote:How did "It's Me or The Dog" lead you to Tamaskans? Didn't think there had been any Tams on it (yet - although my son keeps threatening to put us up for it :) ) There was an NI on it once I think.
It was the episode with the NI, he was so beautiful and wolfy looking that I researched on the breed and that research led me to the Utonagans and further then to the Tamaskans. Thank you Google and Wikipedia!
It was seeing a NI in a local pub garden that led me to the Tamaskan. Wikipedia and Google are great.

User avatar
wicca1
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1287
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 10:15 pm
Location: scotland

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by wicca1 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:33 pm

I saw an advert in a paper up here that led me to the Tamaskan. I did do loads of research on other dogs (NIs, Utonagans, even wolfdogs) but thought a Tamaskan would suit us best. :)

User avatar
Misaya
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1731
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 3:31 pm
Location: Central Scotland

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Misaya » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:07 pm

wicca1 wrote:I saw an advert in a paper up here that led me to the Tamaskan.
Same for me.
- Fiona -

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. - Ambrose Bierce

User avatar
Sylvaen
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 5203
Joined: Fri May 07, 2010 3:53 pm
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Sylvaen » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:55 am

I always wanted a "wolfdog" as a child but it wasn't until I was nearing the end of my university studies that I actually started to think about it seriously. One day I was just thinking about wolves / wolfdogs and did a google search, which eventually lead me to the Tamaskan Dog. I knew, instantly, that the breed was exactly what I wanted and had been looking for as it had all of the right character and appearance traits. After some more research, I finally got in contact with the TDR to inquire about upcoming litters and, about 5 months later, I got my Tamaskan pup (Jasper). :)
Image
The future lies before you, like a path of pure white snow...
Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.

User avatar
kendrrat
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 240
Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:49 am
Location: California

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by kendrrat » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:22 pm

i was looking through the wikipedia list of dog breeds, mostly looking at pit bull type dogs actually, then i saw this one picture- it looked like a wolf standing near the edge of a lake! i was won over pretty much that instantly! i clicked on the links that led me to the TDR and then to this forum and the more i read the more i found out that THIS was the dog ive been searching for my whole life!

User avatar
ElkRiver
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 49
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 8:03 pm

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by ElkRiver » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:22 pm

I was researching wolf dog behaviors, feeding, care, etc...because I had one at my rescue and he was getting very hard to manage. I since found him a great home with folks who will know how to care for him. Along the way I discovered the Tamaskan. As fate would have it my first contact with anyone was actually with RPK, but I did not like his attitude. I had a feeling he was not the "right" person for me. So began looking for other breeders. My next contact was with the breeder in Oregon, she was very helpful. But still my gut told me to keep searching. Spoke to JJ in New York, she was also very helpful and guided me to Lynn. I am so thankful I followed my gut instinct and stayed away from RPK. Took 2 years but here I am. Some things are just worth the wait! :D
We’ll be friends until we are old and senile....then.....we’ll be new friends

User avatar
JonathanJ
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 51
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:20 am
Location: Athens, Alabama

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by JonathanJ » Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:23 pm

ElkRiver wrote:I was researching wolf dog behaviors, feeding, care, etc...because I had one at my rescue and he was getting very hard to manage. I since found him a great home with folks who will know how to care for him. Along the way I discovered the Tamaskan. As fate would have it my first contact with anyone was actually with RPK, but I did not like his attitude. I had a feeling he was not the "right" person for me. So began looking for other breeders. My next contact was with the breeder in Oregon, she was very helpful. But still my gut told me to keep searching. Spoke to JJ in New York, she was also very helpful and guided me to Lynn. I am so thankful I followed my gut instinct and stayed away from RPK. Took 2 years but here I am. Some things are just worth the wait! :D
I found them when Terri told me what she was getting into and that I was going to like it. :lol: I wanted to wait, she said I could wait until the first one got here :)
What's in the doggy bag?

User avatar
Kazee
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 35
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:43 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Kazee » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:20 pm

I had a friend who saw one at her store, and she shared the story with friends.
I instantly fell in love and started filling my head with all things Tamaskan!

User avatar
Emielle
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 71
Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:05 pm
Location: Northern Ireland

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Emielle » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:04 pm

Actually, what Kendrrat said is what happened with me. I was looking at the Wikipedia list of dog breeds for nothing in particular, just trying to figure out my favourite breed of dog. Next thing I see a 'wolf' beside a link and am extremely confused. I clicked, and after going through all the links and viewing almost every picture I could find, I was definitely in love. I've always loved wolves and dogs, and recently decided I want to specialise in them in some way if I ever reach my goal of becoming a vet.
Email: emielleface@gmail.com
Skype: r.andom

User avatar
JoshC
Tamtastic (Apprentice)
Tamtastic (Apprentice)
Posts: 463
Joined: Wed May 19, 2010 3:20 am
Location: Madison, WI USA

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by JoshC » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:20 pm

I went to the Dog fair here in Madison and saw Loo Loo. I thought she was amazing. I stopped and talked to Denise for awhile. Teresa and I saw her a few times over the course of the day but the thing that got us the most was when we saw a toddler fall on Loo Loo and she didn't move a muscle. I was sold after that.

User avatar
michifloo
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 301
Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 5:04 pm
Location: South Central Wisconsin, USA

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by michifloo » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:32 pm

We lost our GSD cross to CA in late 2005. As the months slipped by, we realized that we missed having a big dog around the house (I swear, more solicitors came knocking at our door after he was gone than ever before!) I ran started looking for a GSD, then ran across Wolf Dogs. Did lots of research on WD care, and realized that just the containment alone was more than we could handle, forget the stigma and various breed specific legislation out there. Then I stumbled on the Tamaskan Dog. I think at the time J&J had one pup left from her first litter, but I was not quite ready for the plung.... Loo-Loo came from J&J's second litter and my whole world changed! Thank you, my lovely Loo, for all of the joy you have brought to me. If it hadn't been for you, I would have never tumbled head first into rescue work or met any of the wonderful people on this forum or the tirless WD folks I have become close to. Really a life changing event....
"I like my dogs more than most people"

User avatar
SilverGhost
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 266
Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:19 pm
Location: 22145 Stapelfeld near Hamburg

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by SilverGhost » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:20 pm

we had a sad and bad experience with a Czech Wolfdog.
wrong breed, wrong breeder too.
but "our" CWD found a good home, that fits much better.
i am still in touch with the new owner, get pictures of him, etc.
so in the end everything is fine.;)

later I was searching the internet for helpful experiences of other CWD owners
and found a topic in a German forum from Kisten Diecks writing about the Tamaskan breed.
I searched wiki for this breed and also visited Kirsten's homepage.

I thought in my mind: hmpf.... :| why in hell didn't I know the Tamaskan breed just before
I decided to adopt a CWD...? it would have saved me for the sad experiences...

but now everything is fine and we have the Tamaskan fever ;)

User avatar
miffany
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 55
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 11:56 am
Location: Cornwall

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by miffany » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:58 pm

I was interested in Saarloos Wolfdogs after meeting some at my old job. I read a lot about them but realised they weren't for me, as just a little too intense, but then read about huskies, malamutes and all the arctic breeds I could find online. None seemed to fit my lifestyle so I was just on the point of giving up on my wolfy dog hunt when I stumbled across a video on youtube of this dog called a Tamaskan. Thank you YouTube! 5 minutes of reading about Tamaskans and I knew they were the breed for me. :)

wen
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1431
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 10:48 pm
Location: France

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by wen » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:17 am

I thought I had yet answered, but no, strange...
So, I was looking for wolflike dogs but more sociable and less fearfull than the saarloos and tchecoslovakian wolfdog that I find beautifull, but not for me.
I stumbled on the tamaskan by doing some searches and looked for more informations.
"Mieux vivre avec votre chien"
Aide à l'éducation canine et réflexion sur les chiens dits "dangereux"

User avatar
Rambler
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 323
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:38 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Rambler » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:51 pm

I came across the Tamaskans via the internet while looking for different types of dog breeds. Fell in love immediately and had to see one in person. Saw my first Tamaskan, Menimonee Owl, at J&J Kennels in Long Island during a business trip. Am on a waiting list now with Blustag for my first Tamaskan puppy. :)

User avatar
Hiwatari
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 313
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:52 am
Location: Colbert. GA
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Hiwatari » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:36 am

Hello,

As it was stated, RPK has been nothing but nice to me and anyone I know. I'm sorry for anyone he hasn't been nice to.

However I didn't join this to defined him or anything. I have tried to keep myself on friendly terms with all the Tamaskan type breeders.

Now the reason I have Tamaskan Wolfdogs and not Tamaskan dogs or Aatu Tamaskans. Is not duo to just finding RPK. I looked into the breed for months. Almost a year. RPK just happened to have a litter with Akira. I fell for her the moment I seen the puppy newborn photos. I wasn't planning to breed, just looking for a friend to help my lab with his loneliness as I'm at work. I also didn't get her thinking man she looks like a wolf or anything like that. I still and will forever love Dobe's. She looked like a fully Dobe and wasn't on the not allowed list where I was living at the time.

With her I looked into seeing if there was anyway for me to get her registered with the TDR. I was quickly told that Shadow isn't a Tamaskan, therefore I couldn't.

When the thought of breeding this lovely breed came to me. I tried to get a male from the TDR and was planning to get a female from them later on. However the moment I stated the dogs I have now. Duo to Akira, being from RPK. That was the end of any talking to me.

Then I looked to the Aatu as they just broke off. Asked them, and was quickly told "We don't have any puppies for you". Leaving me to look for another dog, but I'm not willing to have a male from RPK as I don't wish to risk inbreeding. That lead me to the http://www.wolfdog.org.uk/ web page where I got Omi. RPK agreed that if Omi meets the set standards when grown, he can become a male for Tamaskan Wolfdog breeding.

If I breed a Tamaskan type or just have Anglo program puppies. It doesn't matter to me. If they sell or not, oh well.

I plan to become a dog trainer and start my classes soon. That is where my money will be coming from. Not my puppies.

Joy
HiwatariKennel.com

User avatar
Hawthorne
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1817
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 11:07 pm
Location: Pennsylvania | USA
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Hawthorne » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:57 am

I've been working with coyotes for the past ten years. I remember leafing through a dog breed book and finding the Saarloos--wishing they were available in the US--which at the time they were not. Their beauty struck me so...
and then two years ago I was looking online about feral dog heat cycles (yes, the coyote research thing again) and somehow bumped into the Tamaskan breed. We had just gotten a puppy and I immediately decided that our adopted pup needed a friend. A few months later we were on Tarheel's waiting list, then a few months after that we picked up a little female and drove 10 hours home.

Freyja is now 20 months old and will go in for her official hip scoring sometime after February. We really hope to help contribute to the Tamaskan breed in the US. I truly believe in the Tamaskan Dog. Over the years, I've given over 40 public lectures on coyotes. So many people have asked me if coyotes make good pets. The Tamaskan is the solution to coyote and wolf lovers everywhere! What a gentle and intelligent dog. Freyja loves to go hiking with us. Sometimes she goes off leash and is very good at coming when called. We've recently started her in Canicross--just for fun. If I can get her out enough to teach her all the critical commands I may try Skijoring this winter :)
Tracy Graziano
http://www.hawthornetamaskan.com

bark as if no one can hear you
catch the ball on the fly
lick like there's no end to kissing
sleep on a sofa nearby
jump like the sky is the limit
sit by the fire with friends
stay with the ones who love you
run like the road never ends

User avatar
Sylvaen
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 5203
Joined: Fri May 07, 2010 3:53 pm
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Sylvaen » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:13 am

Hiwatari wrote:Now the reason I have Tamaskan Wolfdogs and not Tamaskan dogs or Aatu Tamaskans. Is not duo to just finding RPK. I looked into the breed for months. Almost a year. RPK just happened to have a litter with Akira. I fell for her the moment I seen the puppy newborn photos. I wasn't planning to breed, just looking for a friend to help my lab with his loneliness as I'm at work. I also didn't get her thinking man she looks like a wolf or anything like that. I still and will forever love Dobe's. She looked like a fully Dobe and wasn't on the not allowed list where I was living at the time.
Hi Joy,

I can understand your frustrations. Getting a Tamaskan puppy isn't easy and RPK does provide readily available puppies (at the click of a button) so I can see why some might be tempted to get a puppy from him, because it is just easier / less hassle involved. As you said though, once you have a RPK pup it is difficult to integrate into the rest of the Tamaskan community primarily as he's ostracized himself through his breeding practices (to say nothing of his charming attitude :lol:) and no one wants to get involved... that being said, it's not impossible and we do have a few RPK-puppy owners here on the forum. :)
Hiwatari wrote:I wasn't planning to breed, just looking for a friend to help my lab with his loneliness as I'm at work.
Fair enough. :)
How were your experiences with her as a pup? most Tamaskan pups can be quite a challenge to leave home alone in the beginning (even with the company of an older dog) so I'm sure people here would enjoy hearing how you trained her (not to howl / be destructive / etc and how long you can leave her alone for without problems)...
Hiwatari wrote:I still and will forever love Dobe's. She looked like a fully Dobe and wasn't on the not allowed list where I was living at the time.
Dobe's = Doberman?
Hiwatari wrote:With her I looked into seeing if there was anyway for me to get her registered with the TDR. I was quickly told that Shadow isn't a Tamaskan, therefore I couldn't.
We're not sure where Shadow comes from or what breed she is... but she's no longer listed on his website either. Janelle (his ex-business manager) mentioned that Shadow was infected with Brucellosis and almost died this past August (they thought it was Lyme disease) so it's possible she is no longer alive. Who is the Akira's sire? (great name btw) Julie here on the forum has a pup from Moose x Shadow.
Hiwatari wrote:When the thought of breeding this lovely breed came to me. I tried to get a male from the TDR and was planning to get a female from them later on. However the moment I stated the dogs I have now. Duo to Akira, being from RPK. That was the end of any talking to me. Then I looked to the Aatu as they just broke off. Asked them, and was quickly told "We don't have any puppies for you". Leaving me to look for another dog, but I'm not willing to have a male from RPK as I don't wish to risk inbreeding. That lead me to the http://www.wolfdog.org.uk/ web page where I got Omi. RPK agreed that if Omi meets the set standards when grown, he can become a male for Tamaskan Wolfdog breeding.
Aside from meeting the set Breed Standard, the MOST important factor regarding breeding eligibility would be health testing. I really can't stress this enough. At a minimum: hip scoring by the OFA (or PennHip), CERF eye testing and Degenerative Myelopathy (DM); Dwarfism would be good too but it is not totally vital. DM is very important though because it does exist in the bloodlines you will be using. Epilepsy is another serious health issue but sadly there is no genetic test for it (yet). By careful examination of the pedigrees you should be able to check if your bloodlines are at risk or not. Within the Tamaskan Breed, probably 99% of the pups meet the Breed Standard but a MUCH lower percentage (probably around 50%) is actually eligible for breeding as it all depends on the results of the health tests: some are just unlucky and end up with bad hips (despite parents with good hips) while others are carriers or suffers of DM, so that greatly affects breeding potential / combinations. Some are monorchid and others come from bloodlines with incidences of epilepsy, all are factors to be taken into consideration.

I don't want to freak you out though, the breed IS remarkably healthy overall... particularly when compared to other "Purebred Breeds" but there ARE some health issues to be aware of... while only a very small percentage are actual sufferers, the percentage of carriers (of various genetic disorders) can be as high as 60% depending on the bloodline. Moreover, some dogs are clear of one disease but a carrier of another, so it's a bit of a mix and match... however, that's why health testing is vital as only then can you make an informed decision about which matings would result in healthy puppies and which ones should definitely be avoided. Then you don't have to worry about future health problems down the line. It's always much better to "nip it in the bud" - even if it means spaying / neutering an unsuitable dog and waiting to buy a perfect "breeding quality" dog at some time in the future. Personally, since I planned to breed from the start: I'd rather wait and be certain, than buy a "pet quality" dog that then fails vital health tests or comes from a bad bloodline. IF you buy a pet quality dog and get lucky: GREAT! But it's not something that can be counted on with any degree of certainty.
Hiwatari wrote:If I breed a Tamaskan type or just have Anglo program puppies. It doesn't matter to me. If they sell or not, oh well.

I plan to become a dog trainer and start my classes soon. That is where my money will be coming from. Not my puppies.
I understand where you are coming from and it's good that you're not looking at puppy sales from a business point of view... BUT you also have to think about supply and demand: IF people will want these pups and what is the right price to charge. Breeding (properly) is very expensive. My recent litter (my first) cost well over 2000 euros when I added everything up, actually it was almost 3k. So, if you only get (for instance) 5 puppies and you spend $2k+ breeding and raising them but no one wants to buy them, then you have a big problem. If you can only sell them for a couple hundred dollars then you end up losing money. Not to mention the time involved (24/7 care for 2 months) - it's like having a baby... x5... LOL

You could still invest / breed for fun and give the pups away to really good homes (friends and family) but you have to think very carefully about it and how you would be breeding to improve the respective breeds, and if the new owners plan to breed (and do so responsibly). A reputable breeder will always take back an unwanted puppy, so you also have to be prepared for that eventuality. The last thing you want to happen is for the pups to end up at an animal shelter because no one is interested in "expensive crossbreeds" (which some people label them as) especially as there are literally millions of dogs euthanized in animal shelters each year. IF the pups can be registered with an official registry and come from fully health tested bloodlines (not just parents but grandparents and great-grandparents too) then the likelihood that people will want them dramatically increases. The demand for Tamaskan puppies is VERY high because breeding a litter (properly) isn't easy and no expense is spared for the health and future of the breed. The demand far outweighs the supply and that's why it's really difficult to get a puppy in the first place.

Anyway, there's a wealth of info here on the forum so I'm sure you'll find it very informative... and many members here are owners / breeders from around the world, who are willing to share their experiences... so if you have any questions, just ask! :)
Image
The future lies before you, like a path of pure white snow...
Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.

MoirAran
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 378
Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:29 pm
Location: The Netherlands

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by MoirAran » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:58 am

Debby is right. I don't think most people realize how expensive breeding is, if you wanna do it right.
It costs us around 4000 euro. Health tests, vet, stuff for the puppies, stuff for the pup owners, huge phone bill, incredible amount of food (Moira ate up to 2,5 a 3 kg per day and 9 puppies), chip and coz we have purebred dogs, also pedigree and other official administration. And don't forget all the time you have to spent with them. Indeed 24/7 and no sleep :mrgreen: . It is all worthed, but doing it for the money? Nah. The hardest part? Finding the right suitable owners for your pups. Many sleepless nights :cry:

We came across the Tamaskan, because the owner of the Sire of our Aran has a Tamaskan. That's how we learned about this beautiful breed. We also considered a Czech, but that breed wouldn't suite our life style, due to the character of the Czech
Greetings, Kristel
Aran & Moira & Rayne

User avatar
blufawn
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1758
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 1:10 pm
Location: Lincs, UK

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by blufawn » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:28 am

Hi Joy,
Who did you contact to ask about registering your dog or purchasing another pure bred pup?
I have looked back in my email records and I cant find any mails from you.
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
.............................................................
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

User avatar
JessieLove09
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 115
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:03 am
Location: California, USA
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by JessieLove09 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:56 pm

I discovered the Tamaskan after talking with someone who owned a NI and got intersted in Wolf dogs too. I did some reading and realized that I couldn't handle a wolf dog.lol. I googled "Wolf like breeds" and came across Czech and a the Saraloos, but those weren't for me(they are beautiful). Then I saw the Tamaskan. I read up on them(still do) and realized they were perfect for me!

Hopefully once I get my career path going I will eventually get to the point of getting my dream Tamaskan.
Jessica-
Molly-GSD
Rainbow Bridge:
Tanner, Max & Simba

User avatar
Wave2Tuffy
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 360
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 7:41 pm

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:35 am

My journey finding a Tamaskan was from losing a "pound puppy" after having him for 14 years. His name was Teddybear and he had a wolfie look. Best dog ever on this planet.

When he crossed the Rainbow Bridge I searched for 2 1/2 years for wolf-like dogs. I didnt know what Teddybear was except a pound pup & he looked like a wolf. I actually came across a pic from Tarheel of Blaze as a pup & he looked exactly like Teddybear as a pup too! At that time I did not know the picture was Blaze.....until later. When I looked at Blazes picture I was like OMG that is my Teddybear......and my research began.

It was crazy how things fell into place...low & behold I ended up with a pup sired by Blaze!!! I believe in fate!!!!

User avatar
Hiwatari
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 313
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:52 am
Location: Colbert. GA
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Hiwatari » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:47 am

Sylvaen wrote: Hi Joy,

I can understand your frustrations. Getting a Tamaskan puppy isn't easy and RPK does provide readily available puppies (at the click of a button) so I can see why some might be tempted to get a puppy from him, because it is just easier / less hassle involved. As you said though, once you have a RPK pup it is difficult to integrate into the rest of the Tamaskan community primarily as he's ostracized himself through his breeding practices (to say nothing of his charming attitude :lol:) and no one wants to get involved... that being said, it's not impossible and we do have a few RPK-puppy owners here on the forum. :)
Hi,

I cut the quote so not ot take up so much space. I'm going to try and cover everything.

Akira was my first and I didn't try to get from anyone else then. Like I put, I seen her new born photo and wanted her.

I didn't have to do much for her. Kai looked after her to the point he would chew things to make them soft enough for her to pull apart. That or when I was at work they both worked at messing the house up. Kai was already chewing large holes in my walls before I got her. So I wouldn't know what she did or what he did. When I was there and training, she just followed Kai's lead. So I didn't have may problems with her. Oh and she only howls at fire trucks going by nothing else. My normal work day is from 6am to 5pm. The army is demanding.

Yes a Doberman.

Akira is from Shadow X Moose.

I'm well aware of heath testing. Akira will be getting her hips and elbows with OFA. Her Xrays are to be done around May along with other test. If she or any of my other dogs don't pass, they will be fixed. I have no problems with having the risk of never being able to breed. That doesn't take away from how cute they are.

I plan to give my puppies first to people I know and trust. Then worry about selling. Thou I'm also planning to try and get a contract with local police for me to train their K-9's or for them to buy any that I've trained up it needed. I also plan to take back any puppy/dog for any reason. They would be my grand kids after all and if someone doesn't like them, then I'm going to take them back.

I plan to be in the hold with money from when I was a little kids. As I want to one day be a Vet and I want to take in and save all the animals I can. I see this being very pricey. But it's been my dream and I'm not going to stop until I can.

I'm always open for new info on anything. I like keeping an open mind to everything.

Joy

User avatar
Hiwatari
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 313
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:52 am
Location: Colbert. GA
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Hiwatari » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:52 am

blufawn wrote:Hi Joy,
Who did you contact to ask about registering your dog or purchasing another pure bred pup?
I have looked back in my email records and I cant find any mails from you.
I don't remember it's been a year. But I think it was someone from the National Tamaskan Club of America? Again I don't remember. As for who I tried to get a puppy from. I talked with Blustag. The email was more then likely Joy.Clemens@iraq.centcom.mil as I was deployed at the time. I can no longer be contacted at that email however as I'm back in the states now.

Joy

User avatar
Blustag
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2971
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 7:53 am
Location: UK

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Blustag » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:45 am

Hi Joy
I did a quick search and you contacted me back in November 2009. I sent a reply followed by another mail regarding my screening process but didnt hear back from you..Lynn (Blustag)

User avatar
Hiwatari
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 313
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:52 am
Location: Colbert. GA
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Hiwatari » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:11 pm

Blustag wrote:Hi Joy
I did a quick search and you contacted me back in November 2009. I sent a reply followed by another mail regarding my screening process but didnt hear back from you..Lynn (Blustag)
Hi Lynn,

That could be why I didn't see anything back. If it's an unknown email, government accounts commonly put it in the junk mail and I never see it.

Joy

User avatar
TeresaC
Tamabulous (Promoter)
Tamabulous (Promoter)
Posts: 720
Joined: Sat May 15, 2010 4:30 am
Location: WI USA
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by TeresaC » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:03 am

I was with Josh at dog fair when we met Loo Loo and Denise. Denise has been kind enough to bring her Tams over for play dates so Josh and I can get our Tam fix. We recently adopted Luna from the NTCA rescue. She is an RPK dog that was in need of rehoming.

We are on the list for a puppy from Lynn and will eventually have a TDR Tam as well. Either way, we love them and are thankful that Loo blew us away with her amazing beauty and temperment.
Teresa Cutler
Moondance Tamaskan, Wisconsin
US Tamaskan Dog Club, Secretary

Keir
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:22 pm
Location: Crewe, Cheshire

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Keir » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:40 pm

I Guess much the same for me.
I was actually looking for a GSD breeder that I could trust,but locally,
as I am used to them, on the net I saw the TDR site. Thank God for that. I did mail Blustag about the price and availability of pups, but unfortunately all out of my range.
In the mean time a lady in coventry mailed me askng me to home her 14 week old Sibe pup. I'm now proud to be owned by a nerotic husky, 2 kids who think he's the best thing ever and my other half, (bless her, hheheheh). My God it's a long day!!!

User avatar
Blustag
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2971
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 7:53 am
Location: UK

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Blustag » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:32 pm

Keir wrote:I Guess much the same for me.
I was actually looking for a GSD breeder that I could trust,but locally,
as I am used to them, on the net I saw the TDR site. Thank God for that. I did mail Blustag about the price and availability of pups, but unfortunately all out of my range.
In the mean time a lady in coventry mailed me askng me to home her 14 week old Sibe pup. I'm now proud to be owned by a nerotic husky, 2 kids who think he's the best thing ever and my other half, (bless her, hheheheh). My God it's a long day!!!
Wish I had known you would have taken a Siberian as I could have helped you there as I have the Siberian and the Malamute along with my Tamaskan of course ;)

Keir
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:22 pm
Location: Crewe, Cheshire

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Keir » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:11 pm

Damn.
Sorry......
was sooo tied up with the idea of a Tamaskan and disappointed I could'nt justify 2/3rd of a months salary with all my monthly bills etc. ALTHOUGH i do hope to be able to meet at some point in the future!!

User avatar
Blustag
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2971
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 7:53 am
Location: UK

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Blustag » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:40 am

No worries you can come and meet us anytime. If you know anyone who would like a Siberian then do let me know as there is one needing a lovely kind home. For details email me.

wolflove
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:28 pm

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by wolflove » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:24 pm

I wasn't planning on ever writing a post on here (simply wanted to read what others had to say) but I thought how I found the Tamaskan was a little ironic.
I was actually looking at Shiba Inus and came across RPK's website. I saw that they also had their "version" of the Tamaskan and loved how they looked like wolves (although I like the look of real Tamaskans better). ;)
I looked into them further and found this forum! They seem like a really great breed... :)

User avatar
Wave2Tuffy
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 360
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 7:41 pm

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:59 am

The RPK tried to imitate this breed & they have failed miserably. I guess that is what gives life to the old saying........ "often imitated but not duplicated"

User avatar
Megaen
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 132
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:31 am
Location: Missouri
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Megaen » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:24 am

Well I guess I first learned about them from Sylvaen lol. I played a game last year and met her threw that and then came to find out she breed Tamaskans and went to her site and saw Vixen's litter. They seem like a remarkable breed though for now I'm sticking with my Shiba :)

User avatar
Alivieina
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 27
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:09 am
Location: North Carolina

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Alivieina » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:26 pm

During the whole NCSU fiasco with Roxy, I ended up talking to Debby and finding out what real Tamaskans are like... and I've been a fan of the breed ever since. ;)

User avatar
susann
Tamabulous (Promoter)
Tamabulous (Promoter)
Posts: 648
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:01 pm
Location: Sweden

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by susann » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:00 pm

My boyfriend and I saw an ad at a swedish site where you can sell/buy everything and anything including dogs. It was an ad about american wolfdogs... and pups for sale.
He wanted one but I wasnt sure about the "wolf" in a dog so I did some more research and searching about a beautiful wolfy dog :) without the wolf. I also read that wolfdogs aren't legal in Norway, and my parents lives there so I felt that it wasn't the right dog for me.. :?
Somewhere on the internet I saw an intresting name... the tamaskan dog... a dog welcome in every countries, even Norway.
I joined the tamaskan forum to learn/read more about tamaskan dog. I read everything I could find about these dogs. I even contacted Lynn and she told me that she was coming to sweden with 2 tamaskan pups. A few months later we went to this couple and met her and her family and these beautiful dogs. I fell in love... totally in love.
.. and now... we have our tamaskan dog, our beautiful, lovely and stubborn Nova!

Thank you tamaskan forum... this is actually where it all began for real! :D

Susann & Nova

User avatar
Tamaddict
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 256
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:00 am
Location: NJ, USA

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by Tamaddict » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:26 pm

I was looking at Huskies on wikipedia and through following links found the tamaskan. I then proceeded to stalk the TDR and this forum till I registered to see pictures. Been around since then lol. :D
-Michelle

User avatar
mackenziecorcoran
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 76
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:47 am
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by mackenziecorcoran » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:19 am

I grew up always wanting a Siberian Husky because they looked like a wolf to me or they were the closest to a wolf that I knew about. I happened to change my mind after seeing Wave at an NCSU football game this past season and have loved the Tamaskan breed ever since :)

User avatar
SpiritEcho
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 201
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:10 am
Location: AU
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by SpiritEcho » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:28 am

I was on youtube looking for unusual dog video's

after watching



and this dog is totally awesome, I did more searches broadened I cant remember how I actually found it but

I spotted this



of cause after watching this I had to know more I had been researching the Ainu and shikoku some 2 or 3 weeks before watching that youtube clip.

Thanks Debby you got me addicted
Dogs are a gift most people don't deserve ^..^

wen
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1431
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 10:48 pm
Location: France

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by wen » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:03 am

-
"Mieux vivre avec votre chien"
Aide à l'éducation canine et réflexion sur les chiens dits "dangereux"

User avatar
SpiritEcho
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 201
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:10 am
Location: AU
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by SpiritEcho » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:56 pm

wen wrote:wow, this pit bull is a real wamakazi, it's impressive !

I had looked for the shikoku, but having seen 2, and moreover heard 2, I steped back : couldn't bear their strident barking. And moreover, they were too little for me ;)
I haven't seen nor heard them see so I'd not acquire one till I had read a library about them
I did hours and hours of research on siberians before I got one, I'd nearlly got a pure australian dingo instead but hopefully luck has it Tams just may be the breed for me.
unfortunately there still isn't quite enough info for me and I cant observe the dogs well enough
with video, so I'm going to do something I'd never thought possible in my life, and that is to leave AU to visit someone from this forum with a Tam or 2, not only that if all goes as I hope it ill, I might even end up applying or my first Tam, though there is much to learn.
and I need to make sure I have the finances in place and a better home.
Dogs are a gift most people don't deserve ^..^

wen
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1431
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 10:48 pm
Location: France

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by wen » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:37 pm

you should maybe rather plan to go on a meeting, like that you would see lt and lot tamaskan, and a lot of owner and breeders, it would be thebest, wouldn't it ?
"Mieux vivre avec votre chien"
Aide à l'éducation canine et réflexion sur les chiens dits "dangereux"

User avatar
SpiritEcho
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 201
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:10 am
Location: AU
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by SpiritEcho » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:54 pm

wen wrote:you should maybe rather plan to go on a meeting, like that you would see lt and lot tamaskan, and a lot of owner and breeders, it would be thebest, wouldn't it ?
;)
Dogs are a gift most people don't deserve ^..^

User avatar
TerriHolt
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 3274
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:56 am
Location: UK, East Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: How did YOU discover the Tamaskan breed?

Post by TerriHolt » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:39 am

oooh, i not been hear...

long story short (cuz i'm sure people would fall asleep reading it would be that long :mrgreen: ) i was googling wolf pics for my laptop's desktop... i was baffled how to create windows 7 desktop backgrounds where it shuffles thru a folder of pics... i wanted to make my own wolfy one :lol: ... so anyway i came across a variation of tams (not 100% tams)... looking for ages and found the right website, facebook page and e-mail address...

i fell for them the first time i went on blufawn website, and it made my day when i found more and more pics :mrgreen: i knew i wanted one and i had to get one so i did.
Image

There’s a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.
The other is Good. It’s joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness and truth.

The wolf that wins? The one you feed!

~ Cherokee Proverb

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity... I'm not sure about the former.

~ Albert Einstein

User avatar
Blustag
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2971
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 7:53 am
Location: UK

NEWCOMERS TO THIS FORUM

Post by Blustag » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:32 pm

Although this is an old topic, I thought I would bring it up again. Can you please tell us 'where' you found out about our Tamaskan. Was it Wikipedia, browsing wolftype dogs or where? Did you find us from any of the breeder's websites? or where? Maybe you met a Tamaskan in the flesh? THANKS :D

User avatar
TerriHolt
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 3274
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:56 am
Location: UK, East Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: NEWCOMERS TO THIS FORUM

Post by TerriHolt » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:19 pm

short version... browsing the web looking for huskys/wolf looking dogs...

i found blufawn website 2nd, couldn't contact via (old) website so went to facebook and was given lynns's e-mail :D
Image

There’s a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.
The other is Good. It’s joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness and truth.

The wolf that wins? The one you feed!

~ Cherokee Proverb

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity... I'm not sure about the former.

~ Albert Einstein

Post Reply