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by kcyin1569
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 4316

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

Not as many as I would like. I'm trying to get more information from her, but she's either busy or ignoring me. She seems so nice though, you know? It's sad to think she's being irresponsible and misrepresenting her dogs.
by kcyin1569
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 4316

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

I will admit, I'm a bit disappointed. However, being a skeptic at heart, I personally would really like to see any official genealogical records that directly link any wolf/wolf-hybrids to the ANCD lines before I have any hard judgement against Ann and her dogs. I'm under the assumption that she kee...
by kcyin1569
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Ramsey (Saxon Romeo)
Replies: 23
Views: 791

Re: Ramsey (Saxon Romeo)

What a handsome boy!
by kcyin1569
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: How to register an outcross?
Replies: 1
Views: 132

How to register an outcross?

I was wondering how one would go about registering an outcross to help benefit the Tamaskan lines. I would eventually like to breed (I can't right now for personal reasons), and the breeds (other than Tamaskan; they are on my list of breeds I like though) I'm interested in seem like they would help ...
by kcyin1569
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Fish Oil & Vitamin E deficiency...
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Fish Oil & Vitamin E deficiency...

I just started adding salmon and coconut oil to my dogs food and I already see a positive difference. My poodle, who has somewhat runny eyes, aren't as watery. My terrier mix, who has lyme disease and thus has achy elbow, has completely stopped licking and chewing them. Both of their eyes are bright...
by kcyin1569
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Advice on a second dog choice for our Tamaskan?
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Advice on a second dog choice for our Tamaskan?

Oh, and if you're thinking of adopting a purebred rather than rescuing, I would go for a terrier. They are small, but are sturdy and strong. I would recommend a West Highland Terrier, or a Cairn Terrier for starters. If you don't want something that requires grooming, I would suggest a Fox Terrier (...
by kcyin1569
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Advice on a second dog choice for our Tamaskan?
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Advice on a second dog choice for our Tamaskan?

I would recommend rescuing a dog around his age or slightly older. When my standard poodle (about 40lbs at the time) was about 8 months old and started showing signs of separation anxiety, I rescued schnauzer/poodle mix (about 15lbs at the time) who was about 6 months old. Now they are inseparable. ...
by kcyin1569
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: kcyin1569!
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: kcyin1569!

Awh, thanks guys! And yes, I did have a great day! I went to my school where I was trained as a groomer to visit! My instructor wasn't there (her youngest just started kindergarden, exciting!), but it was nice seeing everyone else :D My dogs didn't understand why I was getting so much attention.
by kcyin1569
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: kcyin1569!
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: kcyin1569!

Awh, thank you!
by kcyin1569
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nails--How short is too short
Replies: 57
Views: 885

Re: Nails--How short is too short

Just remember, if you do get nervous about cutting your dogs nails, you can always go to a local dog groomer and ask if they have a walk-in nail clipping service (where you walk in, they clip the dog's nails, and you walk out). Some groomers also provide nail grinding services. It's usually inexpens...
by kcyin1569
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shedding - Tamaskans vs german shepherds (and other breeds)
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Shedding - Tamaskans vs german shepherds (and other bree

Speaking as a professional dog groomer, I don't think it would really matter whether or not a GSD or a Tam sheds more than the other. To be honest, I'd assume that they shed about the same if properly taken care of (brushed thoroughly once a week or so, and every day during the changing of seasons)....
by kcyin1569
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Kibble (Dry Foods)
Replies: 115
Views: 2529

Re: Kibble (Dry Foods)

freshbake wrote:Thanks, so far it's getting better! We are still mixing the food about 1/2 and 1/2, and already her stool has firmed up a lot and she doesn't need to go as frequently. We'll see how she does once she's fully over to the Orijen.
That's really good to hear! I'm glad she's doing a lot better!
by kcyin1569
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help name our Tamaskan!
Replies: 20
Views: 436

Re: Help name our Tamaskan!

I really like Knox!
by kcyin1569
Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Kibble (Dry Foods)
Replies: 115
Views: 2529

Re: Kibble (Dry Foods)

We have been feeding Zoey Taste of the Wild High Prairie Puppy, and she has been having soft mushy stool ever since we transitioned her over to it. She also seems to only eat it when she is absolutely hungry. So yesterday, we went and bought a bag of Orijen Puppy and mixed a bit in with her old TOT...
by kcyin1569
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Kibble (Dry Foods)
Replies: 115
Views: 2529

Re: Kibble (Dry Foods)

Orijen is coming out with freeze dried. I may give a bit of that a go with Wylie. At the shop I work at, we sell Orijen, and it's honestly a fantastic brand. Everything is very well packaged and the food smells fresh every time. It also smells like the meat that was cooked in it, and for a food-sno...
by kcyin1569
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Puppy Names.....
Replies: 124
Views: 3202

Re: Puppy Names.....

arianwenarie wrote:Hrm...Zuri is a very pretty name. I might steal it. :twisted:
Go for it!
by kcyin1569
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Puppy Names.....
Replies: 124
Views: 3202

Re: Puppy Names.....

Here are some female African-based names. I like them, so I hope you do too! Here are the names and their meanings! They are also pronounced how they are written. 1. Alala: A dreamer 2. Ayo: Joy; valued; born on the road 3. Dayo: Joy arrives 4. Kamaria: Moon 5. Rudo: Love 6. Zola: To love 7. Zuri: B...
by kcyin1569
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What are your Top 3?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: What are your Top 3?

I also hear that the FURminator is a great investment! It is fantastic, especially when the dogs are blowing out their coats! Be careful though, when you use the furminator, it will always grab and remove hair. In other words, if you use it too much in one spot, it can create a bald spot! I suggest...
by kcyin1569
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What are your Top 3?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: What are your Top 3?

1. Good vet that knows arctic breeds and general big-dog health problems and concerns (Tams are generally healthy dogs, but sometimes accidents happen and your dog might get sick. It's good to know a vet that knows general big-dog and arctic dog health concerns). 2. High-quality grain-free dog food,...
by kcyin1569
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles

If it was my dog I named her blue tail :) He's actually nicknamed Feather Tail, because when he's trotting around the house or is playing, it looks like there was a giant feather tied to his tail :P So not too far off! Today I groomed him, and dyed his ears blue too. He's still drying off, so I dun...
by kcyin1569
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles

Valravn wrote:Nice dogs. Love the names! :D
Thanks! Their names are both referenced in Harry Potter (my mom is a huge fan and named them both).
by kcyin1569
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles

Dog in your lap like that, best way to relax, until you have to move but don't want to because you don't want to disturb your pup :lol: I know right?! I always feel awful when I need to get up and I wake them up, even though Tonks (the one on my lap) just happens to sleep like a rock. It makes me f...
by kcyin1569
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles

HiTenshi16 wrote:Love the blue tail :)
Thanks! It's faded into a very nice light pastel blue now, just in time for Easter!
by kcyin1569
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz70/kcyin/Me%20and%20friends/525481_10200453820126409_311776031_n_zps0000dfc2.jpg This picture is from yesterday, right after work. I decided I wasn't going out anywhere, but my mom made me to go out with her and my sister after taking the picture (hence the face...
by kcyin1569
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles

sorry, the picture of Tonks is kind of blurry, but it's the only decent picture I have of her...
by kcyin1569
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Poodles 'n' Schnoodles
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Poodles 'n' Schnoodles

Hey! These are my pups, Tonks the Poodle and Teddy the Schnoodle! Tonks just turned a year old in February, and Teddy turns a year in June. http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz70/kcyin/Tam%20share/IMG_20121018_160849.jpg http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz70/kcyin/Tam%20share/20130224_132141_zpsa...
by kcyin1569
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Happy Easter

Happy Easter!
by kcyin1569
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Nicknames
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Nicknames

My standard poodle Tonks doesn't have as many nicknames. When she's in trouble, we call her Snot or her full name (Nymphadora Tonks). She also gets called Babe, Baby-girl, Fluffy, and Mis Sass (she gives us sass by "talking" when she doesn't want to do something. She still does the command/instructi...
by kcyin1569
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD puppy Yarrow
Replies: 469
Views: 6284

Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Okay, phew! Exercise isn't a problem, thankfully. My schedule allows me to walk my dogs at least 4 times a day, and if for whatever reason I can't, I trained them for treadmill (ex. if I'm sick). Of course I don't let them go on the treadmill without being supervised, but I find it nice, especially ...
by kcyin1569
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Puppy Names.....
Replies: 124
Views: 3202

Re: Puppy Names.....

This irish based names are really beautiful - the make me think of Lord of the Rings - The elvish language! (my elvish is not very good but I have some elvish dictionarys and remember nearly every single dialog out of the movies :D ) Thanks! That's what I thought too. That's why I liked them so muc...
by kcyin1569
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD puppy Yarrow
Replies: 469
Views: 6284

Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Wow, that's big! And a lot of food! I use high-quality grain-free too because both of my dogs have sensitive digestive systems too, and it's better in general for the dog. I meant an underground electric fence, but either have the same/similar result, so I tend to think of them as the same (except o...
by kcyin1569
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Difficulty of creating a new breed?
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Difficulty of creating a new breed?

Oh wow. I could tell that it was a lot of work, and genetics needed to be key, but I wasn't expecting all of that. It sounds very hard, but very rewarding in the end (if the breed creator does a great job). Thank you so much for your input!
by kcyin1569
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Puppy Names.....
Replies: 124
Views: 3202

Re: Puppy Names.....

This irish based names are really beautiful - the make me think of Lord of the Rings - The elvish language! (my elvish is not very good but I have some elvish dictionarys and remember nearly every single dialog out of the movies :D ) Thanks! That's what I thought too. That's why I liked them so muc...
by kcyin1569
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD puppy Yarrow
Replies: 469
Views: 6284

Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Wow! That's impressive! Well, I have a nice, big yard with some forest and a little bit of swamp parts, so my dogs are usually pretty happy exploring around because there's always something new to find. I think I would get a large fence though, I personally like the look of it better. I like the con...
by kcyin1569
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD puppy Yarrow
Replies: 469
Views: 6284

Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

When I was doing screening for my ANCD Anne wanted to make sure I had a six foot fence with a anti dig parameter... An electric fence wouldn't work with my tamaskan for sure he is too strong headed and determined, not so sure it would work with my ANCD either. Okay, that makes sense. Though both of...
by kcyin1569
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD puppy Yarrow
Replies: 469
Views: 6284

Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Such a gorgeous boy! How big is he now? Is he still growing? Thank you! I started a new thread for him, it has his most recent photos. He is about 90 lbs and 29'' at the shoulder, though I haven't measured him in a while. He hasn't grown much in the past few months, but I wouldn't be surprised if h...
by kcyin1569
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Puppy Names.....
Replies: 124
Views: 3202

Re: Puppy Names.....

Here some Irish based names that I liked that you might like. I added meaning, pronunciation, and which gender its referring to. 1. Meadhbh (f) (MAVE): she who intoxicates 2. Fionúir (f) (FYUN oor): ghost; spirit 3. Dubhgall (m) (DU gal): dark foreigner 4. Líadan (f) (LEE a dan): grey lady 5. Ciar (...
by kcyin1569
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD puppy Yarrow
Replies: 469
Views: 6284

Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Such a gorgeous boy! How big is he now? Is he still growing?
by kcyin1569
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Difficulty of creating a new breed?
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Difficulty of creating a new breed?

Thanks! Any opinion is wanted, and I certainly appreciate yours. I'm trying to get a bigger feel on this breed and breeding/breed creation in general. It's very fascinating! Thank you for your insight!
by kcyin1569
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 10803

Re: Outcrosses?

Okay, that makes sense. Thanks!

Only specific breeds are evaluated as outcrosses, correct? I can't see a Tam breeder using a dog like a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog or a Poodle as an outcross, but people have done things like that in the past.
by kcyin1569
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Difficulty of creating a new breed?
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Difficulty of creating a new breed?

How difficult is creating a new breed? What steps do you have to take before the process of creating the breed, during the creation, and after-steps to ensure the breed will thrive? How long does it generally take to develop a new breed?
by kcyin1569
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Nikan (indian dog)
Replies: 20
Views: 369

Re: Nikan (indian dog)

Very beautiful dog! Is there any wolf/coyote content? I've been doing some research on this breed for a couple months, but unfortunately there's not a lot besides scams and false information.
by kcyin1569
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Connecticut!
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

Re: Hello from Connecticut!

Thank you! I feel welcomed! Be prepared for a lot of questions about the breed and breeding these gorgeous dogs. I'm very curious!
by kcyin1569
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 10803

Re: Outcrosses?

Okay, that makes sense. How would an outcross be approved? I know that good health and temperament are a must, but what distinguishes an a potential outcross from some dog that looks good but potentially won't be beneficial for Tamaskans? I'm asking the questions because I'm curious. Breeding and br...
by kcyin1569
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 10803

Outcrosses?

What outcrosses are allowed (if the outcross would significantly benefit the Tam lines and was healthy and temperamentally sound)? Are there any unexplored outcrosses that would be a future possibility?
by kcyin1569
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Connecticut!
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

Hello from Connecticut!

Hello! I'm Molly from Connecticut, USA. I've been doing a lot of research about this breed and so far I have absolutely fallen in love! I'm particularly interested in the black/grey tams, but all are beautiful. I'm a dog groomer and aspiring to be a dog trainer. I'd also love to study canine behavio...