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by ASaroka
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: British Timber Dog outcross?
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Northern Inuit/British Timber Dog outcross?

He's a beautiful dog! In the pictures in your album, he still looks very puppy/unfinished; like he's just entering into a growth spurt. It would be nice to see some updated pics of him, as others have said. I'm not breeding yet, but I'm looking into it, and it's always nice to have options. Hopefull...
by ASaroka
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Ramble Away...
Replies: 1263
Views: 12920

Re: Ramble Away...

Exceedingly late reply.... I work as the Overnight Guest Service Agent/Auditor for a hotel. I balance the books, flip the business day, as well as all the responsibilities of checking a guest in/out, helping them with questions, etc. It's great because my roommate is home at night with the dogs, and...
by ASaroka
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: cats outside for first time...
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: cats outside for first time...

I got two kittens from a litter of barn cats from my parent's neighbor back in Upstate NY. I was very concerned for them, having rural genes and growing up in a city, so I did tie them out in the backyard and walked them around my neighborhood on a leash. They did learn to look both ways before cros...
by ASaroka
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Right Puppy impersonating Tarheel Tamaskan?
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Right Puppy impersonating Tarheel Tamaskan?

You'd think they'd put the effort they do into discrediting reputable breeders into their own animals. Very sad.
by ASaroka
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lost and Found
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Lost and Found

That's good to know! I was concerned that maybe it was from one of the less reputable ones that are popular that may have gotten loose. Glad someone picked her up. That shelter has a high turnover rate :?
by ASaroka
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lost and Found
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Lost and Found

I didn't know where to post this, or if this is even a tamaskan dog, but one of my friends who know I'm into Tamaskans told me one was available at the SPCA in Pittsburgh. The dog is just labeled "GSD mix". http://www.wpahumane.org/lost-and-found #A194191 BAKER under "Search Lost Pets" Did anyone se...
by ASaroka
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: 6 day old baby killed by Alaskan Malamute...
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: 6 day old baby killed by Alaskan Malamute...

This happened in Pittsburgh back in spring of 2012. A woman who was known for rehabilitating troubled dogs and adopting them out acquired a troubled husky. She went to the restroom, leaving her toddler on a blanket with toys and said husky in the room together alone. She comes back and the dog is on...
by ASaroka
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: UGH still pulling!
Replies: 34
Views: 451

Re: UGH still pulling!

I had the same problem with my dog. I also went through everything and ended up with a prong collar i with a dog backpack that weighed 10 lbs (4.5kg) a few times a week. It was a miracle. I'm not sure how old Wylie is, but Ianto didn't calm down and not pull until he was 5; loose leash walk, listeni...
by ASaroka
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Ramble Away...
Replies: 1263
Views: 12920

Re: Ramble Away...

250 check outs today and 240 check ins. Work is going to be super busy at the end of my shift and the beginning of the next.
by ASaroka
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?
Replies: 21
Views: 266

Re: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?

I have often turned to books--I love a good read. I have the speech loaded to listen to on my way home from work :D Looking at the beautiful b/w pic of that GSD reminded me of Ianto's body type: 3 months after he turned 3 years: 379316_10200747191466433_1560701794_n.jpg At a little over 3 years and ...
by ASaroka
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog
Replies: 22
Views: 404

Re: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog

He does have a great mask, yeah?
by ASaroka
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog
Replies: 22
Views: 404

Re: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog

From reading about a Seppala Kennel in Wyoming, they're seemingly more social yet easy-going than other Sibe lines. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Deer-Creek-Sleddogs/183371828905 http://www.deercreeksleddogs.com/males.html Some of the links are broken on the deercreek page, but Monkey is definitely...
by ASaroka
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?
Replies: 21
Views: 266

Re: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?

From reading through so many breeder websites trying to find the right breeding animal, and going through a myriad of racing kennels, imo, there seems to be some animosity between the two. I feel that some AKC problems stem from a perfect pedigree of AKC dogs for 15+ generations. A lot of kennels bo...
by ASaroka
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?
Replies: 21
Views: 266

Re: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?

WL Sibes, on the other hand, are compact, lithe, working machines, IMO, how the breed should have ALWAYS stayed. They are bred on intelligence, drive, health, and leadership capabilities. Some of the biggest boys in WL that I know of push 50, maybe 55. That's it; and it's leg, fur and lung. Ianto is...
by ASaroka
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?
Replies: 21
Views: 266

Re: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?

I had a long response that I lost :|.... I completely agree. I own an AKC Sibe. When I first purchased Ianto, the breeder was reputable (1-2 litters a year). But when her focus drifted to child beauty pageants, which is the only thing on her FB page now (she has 4 kids), her litters went to 2-3 a ye...
by ASaroka
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Kennel Names
Replies: 44
Views: 1665

Re: Kennel Names

I'm thinking of Pyry or Saroka for a kennel name. Can't decide whether I want to go with my Lithuanian or Finnish roots. Pyry can go with more things than Saroka...
by ASaroka
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Up and coming breeders discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1130

Re: Up and coming breeders discussion

That quick list is a great help! I have a book or two on breeding, but they're all encompassing. I'm excited to start reading those! I have a lot of books on dog training as I'm hedging into that field and taking steps to enter Animal Behavioral College to be a dog trainer. Training and breeding for...
by ASaroka
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended reputable breeder in the U.S.A.? (West coast?)
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Recommended reputable breeder in the U.S.A.? (West coas

In total, the puppy + rear dewclaw removal + 4x deworming series + EU Pet Passport + microchip + first set of core puppy vaccinations + International Health Certificate + TRACES documents (required for EU export) + TDR registration/ownership certificates + puppy's DNA profiles (AKC & ISAG markers) ...
by ASaroka
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 9182

Re: New outcrosses?

I'm sorry if I missed something, but aren't you all agree that CSW, Saarloos etc are dogs now, because their wasn't any recent adding of wolf blood and are all more then 5 generations away from wolf?? Again, I'm sorry if I missed something, but in this case they are legal and aren't wolfdogs anymor...
by ASaroka
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 9182

Re: New outcrosses?

There must have been an incident recently. When I was looking to get a savannah cat a few years ago--not that I could afford it (not paying $15,000 for an animal unless it's a winning race horse)--it was allowed by the city and state. Now my city doesn't allow. Bummer. On a different note, at the do...
by ASaroka
Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 9182

Re: New outcrosses?

Makes sense. From earlier posts, it seemed that nothing was good to cross with except another Tam for some. I would be open to getting a dog or two for Tam owners to cross out with for genetic diversity purposes. I was already looking at CWDs or a GSD/husky mix.
by ASaroka
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 9182

Re: New outcrosses?

I feel like this thread is cycling back on itself... It does seem that we're cycling through the breeds that we're looking into for outcrosses with the same ones being mentioned and rementioned. I want to be a breeder, so I went through and read the whole thread. I like the idea of a Groen, but the...
by ASaroka
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog
Replies: 22
Views: 404

Re: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog

That is a really neat page. Don't know french, just a word here or there, but I noticed that in a lot of the older pictures (black and white ones), just about all the dogs have brown eyes. Wonder how/where the blue got in there...
by ASaroka
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog
Replies: 22
Views: 404

Re: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog

I know of a kennel in western Canada http://www.seppalakennels.com/ A FB friend of mine, Jaye Foucher, breeds racing Sibes and some have made it over to Europe and Russia. I'm sure through her, and her friends list on FB, you could find some racing kennels in Europe. One of her dogs, Wolf, I'm very ...
by ASaroka
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Other "wolfy-looking" (uncommon) Dog Breeds
Replies: 151
Views: 3443

Re: Other "wolfy-looking" (uncommon) Dog Breeds

Also, I think this is just the coolest looking dog. I think it actually does have some wolf in it (obviously not a whole lot), but it is blue merle. So interesting! http://i39.tinypic.com/qzmd6x.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/dp8n01.jpg There is a Siberian Husky breeder in TN that has a Merle Sibe name...
by ASaroka
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Nicknames
Replies: 25
Views: 527

Re: Nicknames

I usually call my dog Ianto (named for Ianto Jones from Torchwood) or Bud, Buddy, Buds. When he's in trouble, he gets called Dog.
by ASaroka
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Ramble Away...
Replies: 1263
Views: 12920

Re: Ramble Away...

Sometimes I wish I had friends in Asia so I could talk to them when I'm on break at work. Night Audit is fun, but then you sleep all day :?
by ASaroka
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Tattoo Topic!
Replies: 198
Views: 2308

Re: Tattoo Topic!

When I save up enough money, and find the right tattoo artist, I'm going to get this one on my back.

http://fir-kun.deviantart.com/art/Magpie-LOgo-244007780

I'll probably clean up the body a little; I don't like how it flows. I have a bunch of crow/raven/magpie and a tiger done in that style.
by ASaroka
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!
Replies: 8
Views: 8232

Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!

I'm thinking Ithaca then. Wow. That's a lot closer than I thought.
by ASaroka
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!
Replies: 8
Views: 8232

Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!

Indeed! That's only, what, 6-8 hours on 80 depending on traffic? Maybe I can visit sometime? I'd love to see some Tamaskans!
by ASaroka
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!
Replies: 8
Views: 8232

Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!

Thanks! This is an awesome idea! I'm glad someone thought this up.
by ASaroka
Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!
Replies: 8
Views: 8232

Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!

Hello! I've been interested in Spitz and Wolf-looking dogs for ages. I currently own a red/white Siberian who the city people think is a wolf or a coyote depending on the borough I'm in. I'm looking for a companion for him as he's quite large (25" at the shoulder, 28" long and 70lbs) and while I cou...