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Rook

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 2:36 pm
by happtcat314
Here is a picture of Rook when we went bushwalking...the colours just blend together..:-)

Re: Rook

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:09 pm
by Tana
Beautiful! He looks so much like his brother :)

Re: Rook

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:25 pm
by Hawthorne
May I ask how you came up with the name?

Re: Rook

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:52 pm
by balto13
I absolutely love that picture of him! he is so handsome :D

Re: Rook

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:45 pm
by Sylvaen
wow! very handsome! :D :D
Hawthorne wrote:May I ask how you came up with the name?
Aside from chess, isn't a Rook a type of crow?

Re: Rook

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:40 pm
by Katlin
Sylvaen wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:May I ask how you came up with the name?
Aside from chess, isn't a Rook a type of crow?
Yep :D I love Rook, but he looks almost too much like a wolf ;)

Re: Rook

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:47 pm
by Valravn
Stunning! :D

Re: Rook

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:03 pm
by chelle784
I have a rook piercing hehe.

What a beautiful dog - would love to see more pics of him.

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:08 am
by Booma
Hawthorne wrote:May I ask how you came up with the name?
Pretty sure it is a chess thing.

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:01 am
by HiTenshi16
Rook is so handsome!

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:12 am
by Booma
Katlin wrote:
Sylvaen wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:May I ask how you came up with the name?
Aside from chess, isn't a Rook a type of crow?
Yep :D I love Rook, but he looks almost too much like a wolf ;)

Uhm isn't wolfy looking dogs the point of breeding a wolf look a like breed?

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:53 am
by Katlin
Obviously. I mean that he looks like he has wolf content, much more so than 90% of Tamaskans out there.

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 5:23 am
by Valravn
Is he from the Golden litter?

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 5:52 am
by Katlin
No, if I remember correctly he's out of the Mickey Mouse Litter (Jodie X Jackal).

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:00 am
by Booma
Katlin wrote:Obviously. I mean that he looks like he has wolf content, much more so than 90% of Tamaskans out there.
To be allowed into Australia he had to test negative for wolf content.

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:11 am
by Katlin
Booma wrote:
Katlin wrote:Obviously. I mean that he looks like he has wolf content, much more so than 90% of Tamaskans out there.
To be allowed into Australia he had to test negative for wolf content.
From the previous discussion about Wolf Content and the UC Davis testing:
False negatives are possible. But false positives are not.
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3164

So it is possible there is content. I'm not going to fight with you though. He's a nice looking dog, and very wolfy looking.

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:26 pm
by happtcat314
Hello Everyone,

thank you for the lovely comments, it is always wonderful to have your support, mostly when there are so many gossips, rumours and sheer ignorance of contemplation with 'wolf' in Rook (he was named after my favourite chess piece aka the castle/tower/ or Rook ^_^)

Australian border control and importation has a strict rule with any wild content of any sorts. When the Tamaskan was flagged for import to Aus, the process became almost dire as not only was the vet selected by the DAFF & DEFRA collaboration but the testing results had to be confirmed through the officials and provided to both the requestor and government at the same time. Both Balto and Rooks life was at stake as if there was any hint of wolf content in them, it was immediate impound.

I am very cautious of providing photos of Rook in open public forums because of the minor randoms that may say 'there is a Wolfy much more than the majority of Tams we have seen...and its in Australia; because it puts the breed at risk in Australia, jeopardises the aussie tamaskans potential growth but most importantly it puts my dogs life on the line."

thank you again for your wonderful replies and thoughts...i shall post once in a while on this forum when I have the chance :-)

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:41 pm
by happtcat314
Cutest when Rook is so focused on squeakers toy:-)

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:58 pm
by Tana
What is his temperament like?

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 2:08 pm
by happtcat314
He is absolutely gorgeous. Placid, very relaxed and quiet.

he has been attacked a few times so he is shy at the moment but we vigilantly attend rehab/socialisation to provide Rook different types of dogs, benahviours and environment. Its great leadership building for us and methods to establish calmness in any situation.

overall Rook is more cat than dog (not protective, treat or toy driven) hes great around children andshows them his tail, but he is definitelya cuddle bunny :-)

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 7:17 pm
by Hawthorne
He is stunning. I ask about the name because we already have the name "Ruuq" picked out for our next puppy. :D It's the same pronunciation but has a different meaning.

Re: Rook

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:07 pm
by Tana
happtcat314 wrote:He is absolutely gorgeous. Placid, very relaxed and quiet.

he has been attacked a few times so he is shy at the moment but we vigilantly attend rehab/socialisation to provide Rook different types of dogs, benahviours and environment. Its great leadership building for us and methods to establish calmness in any situation.

overall Rook is more cat than dog (not protective, treat or toy driven) hes great around children andshows them his tail, but he is definitelya cuddle bunny :-)
Interesting, because his brother is quite opposite. Confident, temperamental, full of energy, not shy at all, food and also toy driven. Did you have any problems with separation anxiety?

Re: Rook

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 9:14 am
by Lynwae
Who's Rook's brother you're speacking of Tana?

Re: Rook

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 9:34 am
by Tana
Blustag Mickey Mouse(Volkec). First Tamaskan in Slovenia.

Re: Rook

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 12:06 pm
by happtcat314
:-) Initially when we first got Rook it was a little tough because he was with his family until 10mo ths, then 30 days of quarantinr with Balto. In retrospect the quarantine helped with the Anxiety of having to just deal with all the mayhem.

the moment Rook came home we had enrolled Rook into rehab/socialisation and behvaiour training because unlike everyone else who got a Tam at 8 weeks, Rook never got the continued various expoaures to different dogs and environments by himself. we literally took him everywhere (even if it was just a car ride to grab milk) he was a bit unsettled and it took over 6months almost a year for him to realise this was his forever home.

he is definitely getting better everyday but we will continue to take him ongoing :-)

definitely surprises us as well how timid, placid and quiet he is....its tough during the training sessions as he isnt interested in praise, treats or toys (alot like a cat in that way)

the first thing we did when i saw him at quarantine was tested touching his ears, tail and paws (and mouth) no problems he didnt even seem to care which was great in knowing that hes pretty carefree. baby steps is our method of approach with Rook as he gets real dis interested quickly

Re: Rook

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 1:57 pm
by Lynwae
Oh I didn't know Mickey Mouse was in Slovenia! Do you have any pic on how he turns out? :D

Sorry for the out of focus from Rook ^^'

Re: Rook

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 3:55 pm
by Tana
happtcat314 wrote::-) Initially when we first got Rook it was a little tough because he was with his family until 10mo ths, then 30 days of quarantinr with Balto. In retrospect the quarantine helped with the Anxiety of having to just deal with all the mayhem.

the moment Rook came home we had enrolled Rook into rehab/socialisation and behvaiour training because unlike everyone else who got a Tam at 8 weeks, Rook never got the continued various expoaures to different dogs and environments by himself. we literally took him everywhere (even if it was just a car ride to grab milk) he was a bit unsettled and it took over 6months almost a year for him to realise this was his forever home.

he is definitely getting better everyday but we will continue to take him ongoing :-)

definitely surprises us as well how timid, placid and quiet he is....its tough during the training sessions as he isnt interested in praise, treats or toys (alot like a cat in that way)

the first thing we did when i saw him at quarantine was tested touching his ears, tail and paws (and mouth) no problems he didnt even seem to care which was great in knowing that hes pretty carefree. baby steps is our method of approach with Rook as he gets real dis interested quickly
That is understandable, thank you. I forgot you got him later. Even, in my opinion, in those first 10 months he could be/should be exposed to different dogs and environments and be fully socialized. Anyway, it is great to hear he is getting better everyday :)
Lynwae wrote:Oh I didn't know Mickey Mouse was in Slovenia! Do you have any pic on how he turns out? :D
Yes, he is and yes, I have :P

Here:

Re: Rook

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 5:24 pm
by Katlin
Oh I didn't know you had him either! Why don't you ever post pictures of him? He's a handsome chap.

Re: Rook

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 6:20 pm
by Tana
He isn't mine. I posted one for comparison. Posting his pictures is a thing of his owner, who isn't really fan of forums.

Re: Rook

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 7:50 pm
by happtcat314
Blustag Mickey Mouse is just a stunner!!! I absolutely remember him now as a tiny 6week old puppy (with Rook, aka Blustag Donald Duck)

He's just gorgeous and looks like a very confident 'older brother ' in comparison to Rook :-) who was the last pick in that litter.

puppy Rook to present ...still quiet and meek ^_^

Re: Rook

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 9:38 pm
by balto13
Tana wrote:He isn't mine. I posted one for comparison. Posting his pictures is a thing of his owner, who isn't really fan of forums.
I like that you're so respectful and I completely understand! Thanks for posting one picture though, can't believe how handsome he and his brother Rook are! :D

Re: Rook

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 10:05 am
by Tana
No problem. Yeah, they are gorgeous! I wish, that this bloodline would continue.

Re: Rook

Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 6:55 am
by balto13
Tana wrote:No problem. Yeah, they are gorgeous! I wish, that this bloodline would continue.
Agreed! Margret, do you plan to health test Rook?

Re: Rook

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:23 pm
by Nino
He is gorgeous!
Have you gotten his hips tested yet?
I know he has full siblings from earlier litter that has problems :(

Re: Rook

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:04 pm
by Tana
Nino wrote: I know he has full siblings from earlier litter that has problems :(
May I ask which siblings have problems? Is there anyone else (beside Blustag Tadewi) who is/will be available for breeding?

Re: Rook

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:32 pm
by Wolfsbane
Tana wrote:
Nino wrote: I know he has full siblings from earlier litter that has problems :(
May I ask which siblings have problems? Is there anyone else (beside Blustag Tadewi) who is/will be available for breeding?
Blustag Chapala Tsonata (purchased for breeding) and Blustag Chipara (purchased for breeding) failed their hip testing. Blustag Sanuye probably has a higher hip score then the allowed BVA 18 too, Blustag won't give up his hip scores... Sanuye (Bodie) and Chaska (JJ) are used by the Blues for breeding.