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by Hawthorne
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Breeding combinations - health issues list
Replies: 91
Views: 2259

Re: Breeding combinations - health issues list

From another thread: I thought this info should all be in one place: http://tamaskan-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4115 I dont know is there this kind of topic allready. So, I'm really interested about behaivior, health and other problems in these lines: - Whitefang/Valko - Hero - Blustag Elsa/Blus...
by Hawthorne
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding Tika
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Breeding Tika

I think you should get a second opinion on her eyes. There are things that can happen to eyes such as injury that cause cataracts. I think it would be fine to breed her to a maie with a good eye result (actually--such as Darwin!) who is also older (Darwin is now 6) so increasing the chances that the...
by Hawthorne
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Up and coming breeders discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1334

Re: Up and coming breeders discussion

Welcome, Morgan. I find it frustrating that the forum isn't used more. I find FB very frustrating for trying to find information. This makes so much more sense. Unfortunately, I'm in neither place very often because my life is extremely busy now with a toddler, a pack of five dogs and a full time jo...
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Register an unregistered Tamaskan?
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Register an unregistered Tamaskan?

If Dwidjit's dog couldn't be proven with parentage, couldn't her dog be registered as an outcross? (A much longer process, I know, but we have taken other dogs into the registry with less "provable" parentage). Just a thought!
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Litter expected: July 4th 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Litter expected: July 4th 2016

Hello All, I'm sad to say I'm not on here much any more as our lives have become more and more busy. I do miss the forum very much so I thank all of you for continuing to participate. Anyhow, I have an exciting announcement that if you are not on Facebook, perhaps you haven't heard, but our Raven (H...
by Hawthorne
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Up and coming breeders discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1334

Re: Up and coming breeders discussion

I thought that more of the concern was about CSW temperaments, but I could be wrong... That was my understanding--in particular--that the CSV in the United States has a poor temperament compared to the same breed in Europe. We (we being the US Tamaskan Dog Club) had also tried a few times to introd...
by Hawthorne
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: British Timber Dog outcross?
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Northern Inuit/British Timber Dog outcross?

Great explanation Beverpup91 and good points HiTenshi16. I don't have anything to add...other than this: It is very difficult to assess a dog based only on photographs. Someone should get their hands on your boy to determine his structural strengths and weaknesses. No dog is perfect! My dogs have fa...
by Hawthorne
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Darwin (J&J's Devil of Piru)
Replies: 27
Views: 670

Re: Darwin (J&J's Devil of Piru)

Last weekend we had the pleasure of meeting up with a local mushing group: Team Balto. I've been searching for help in this realm for a while now but finally met a bunch of very friendly people on FB. They set a time and we showed up with two of our Tamaskan, one harness and that's it! They let us b...
by Hawthorne
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Photo humor at the human's expense
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Photo humor at the human's expense

What a dedicated Tam owner! Walking in such temperatures. :D
by Hawthorne
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 551

Re: Signs of aggression?

Congrats to you for being proactive with Pepper!!! There should be a canine good owner award :D
by Hawthorne
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: result of my girls: NTC dogshow
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: result of my girls: NTC dogshow

Katlin wrote:I've never heard of that Tracy!
My mentor plus the two show judges the US have had told us that :D
by Hawthorne
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: My dogs smell delicious
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: My dogs smell delicious

Eggs are also supposed to help with coat shine. Mine all love eggs.

I haven't tried coconut oil, though.
by Hawthorne
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: result of my girls: NTC dogshow
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: result of my girls: NTC dogshow

Congrats! I know a lot of these shows are for fun but just one hint: I was told that a dog WILL gait differently if shown on an actual show lead and not a buckle collar. :D Perhaps your girl will gait properly with one?
by Hawthorne
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good morning!
Replies: 11
Views: 10286

Re: Good morning!

Another good resource is the TDR website http://www.tamaskan-dog.org . For all registered and reputable breeders in the US, at least, they are all listed there. If you are interested in importing then most breeders are listed there with the exception of Germany and the Netherlands. Those folks have ...
by Hawthorne
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future Head Shape...?
Replies: 47
Views: 1268

Re: Future Head Shape...?

I also think we need to work more on producing large, wedge heads and longer muzzles instead of narrow heads with short muzzles and pronounced stops. The narrow head/short muzzle with a stop looks too much like a Husky instead of a wolf, in my opinion. I agree. I have a gray wolf skull and the rati...
by Hawthorne
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?

I would just back up and say that I have a general concern that many Tam breeders aren't looking at structure in their puppies. I hope that some of this discussion at least sparks an interest or curiosity so that others may educate themselves enough to be able to "see" what is correct and what is no...
by Hawthorne
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Tamaskan Male - Atlantic Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Tamaskan Male - Atlantic Canada

Good luck Knox. Hope you find a great home. Our male is also pushy with attention. Sometimes this goes away once they are done with adolescence but sometimes it doesn't.
by Hawthorne
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Are we over-breeding?
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Are we over-breeding?

Having homes for pups is the responsibility of the breeder. My mentors have told me over and over you MUST have homes lined up BEFORE you do a breeding. If you don't have the homes, then don't do the breeding!!! The US is not in this situation, even with our puppy mills in place. I have always had l...
by Hawthorne
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: Siberian Husky, Fit For Function or Not?

I love this article! Thank you so much for sharing. This is absolutely applicable to the Tamaskan, and is all about not "caving in to what is awarded in the ring." Breeders need to stick to the original intended purpose of a breed :D I said this before, but I'll repeat: I know not everyone wants a T...
by Hawthorne
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog

Building a relationship with the kennel owner should be first and foremost in any effort to bring in a new foundation dog. Many purebred dog owners are bound by contract and simply cannot participate in cross breeding programs. But obviously just blurting out that "I would love to use your dog" woul...
by Hawthorne
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?
Replies: 29
Views: 472

Re: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?

I wish that TOTW was ok for Pepper as it can get pricey especially as she eats up to 4 half - 5 cups a day which is more than the food guides say but as you can tell from photos she is still a skinny minnie. As long as her movements are solid, that's how I would gauge if it was too much food or not...
by Hawthorne
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fluffy puppies vs smoother coat
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Fluffy puppies vs smoother coat

Thanks for the photos Tana! I think I might have phrased it wrong. I think I mean coat density? Oh! That certainly depends on climate. My dog's coats really thin out in the summer here because temps often get up into the 90s and 100s (ugh!). They looked better when we lived further north. But yes, ...
by Hawthorne
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fluffy puppies vs smoother coat
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Fluffy puppies vs smoother coat

The longer coat will take more care and maintenance. It is not "to the standard" per se, but if it's what you like than why not? (Unless you intend to breed your pup.) I don't have any photo examples of what you are asking. All of my pups have been short-coated. But I agree: coats are hard to predic...
by Hawthorne
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?
Replies: 29
Views: 472

Re: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?

Our four are doing well on TOTW. At one point we tried other foods to give them variety (as you can cause allergies by keeping a dog on the same exact food all his life) which included Orijen and a bunch of other highly rated foods. Nope. They didn't like Orijen. Wouldn't eat it. And Darwin is an ab...
by Hawthorne
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calling all J&J Tamaskan Owners!
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Calling all J&J Tamaskan Owners!

Hello! We also introduced ourselves in the last thread but here is our info, too: J&J Devil of Piru (Darwin) was born October 27th, 2010. He will be four next month! Holy cow! He now tips the scales at 92 pounds. He's a big boy with lots of love. He gets along with almost every dog he meets (except ...
by Hawthorne
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey guys! Greetings from MD!
Replies: 24
Views: 17149

Re: Hey guys! Greetings from MD!

Darwin was 50 pounds at 5 months when we brought him home. He was a chunky little thing. LOL

Talk to Judy--I think I remember her saying that Ruby was quite small to begin with; as was typical of many of Liz's pups (according to Judy).
by Hawthorne
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Burying poop with nose... This is new to me!
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Burying poop with nose... This is new to me!

Darwin does this ALL THE TIME when we have a litter. Interesting, huh? Darwin is an in tact male and we have had three litters here over three years. He stops doing it when the puppies are a little older. But every time: like clockwork, he buries his poo when we have puppies in the house. He comes i...
by Hawthorne
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey guys! Greetings from MD!
Replies: 24
Views: 17149

Re: Hey guys! Greetings from MD!

Hello and welcome! Congrats on your new family members :D

We have Darwin, who is also out of Ruby and Jethro but from a litter in 2010. Darwin is a whopping 92 pounds now so practice loose leash walking while you can! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Hawthorne
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Up and coming breeders discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1334

Re: Up and coming breeders discussion

A short list of books: Hastings, Pat & Erin Ann Rouse. 2004. Another Piece of the Puzzle: Puppy Development. Hastings, Pat. Puppy Puzzle (DVD) Hastings, Pat. 2005. Tricks of the Trade: From Best Intentions to Best in Show. Hoist, Phyllis A. 2011. Canine Reproduction: The Breeder’s Guide. Lyon, McDow...
by Hawthorne
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: United States has changed import regulations
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: United States has changed import regulations

Update: It seems the USDA / APHIS has amended the new regulations for importation into the United States. It is only dogs imported for resale and dogs imported for sale to research facilities that are affected by these regulations. Article can be found here: http://www.akc.org/press_center/article.c...
by Hawthorne
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Ramsey (Saxon Romeo)
Replies: 23
Views: 785

Re: Ramsey (Saxon Romeo)

beautiful boy!
by Hawthorne
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: United States has changed import regulations
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: United States has changed import regulations

Well the dog breeding world here in the US and in Canada are furious because the regulations are overly strict for no apparent reason. This mostly seems to be out of concern for importing dogs from Canada into the United States. Of all the rabies cases in Canada last year only 1% were attributed to ...
by Hawthorne
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: Sylvaen!
Replies: 54
Views: 321

Re: Sylvaen!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope it's a super fantastic one!!!
by Hawthorne
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: United States has changed import regulations
Replies: 7
Views: 262

United States has changed import regulations

The United States has implemented new regulations which will restrict the importation of puppies. Pups now have to be vaccinated for rabies at 3 months of age, and have their titer checked no more than 30 days following vaccination prior to being imported into the US. This is terrible news for respo...
by Hawthorne
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Nicknames
Replies: 25
Views: 735

Re: Nicknames

Freyja: Spanky (when she has lost her coat after a litter she's nearly naked LOL), Frajeeta-bonita-momasita (for some reason that stuck--just a silly, made up Mexican name), or just Frajeeta. Darwin: Sir Derwood (no idea, we just make things up), or just Derwood, Darwinian, little man, Raven: Doodle...
by Hawthorne
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: Seppala Siberian Sled Dog

If you are on Facebook, there is an amazing page for sharing of history and photos of mushers and their dogs. Seppala dogs are included in these photos--which is really neat!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Histoire ... 6141302105
by Hawthorne
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Hawthorne Astrila "Ruuq"
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Hawthorne Astrila "Ruuq"

(although a darker mask and socks aren't against the breed standard correct?) That is correct. Those things are down to breeders preference. I wouldn't normally choose a pup with those attributes all other things being equal but you are also right: this is an outcross litter so markings are further...
by Hawthorne
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Puppy temperament testing and puppy selection
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Puppy temperament testing and puppy selection

I apologize if I gave the impression of panic, I assure you no such emotion came over me ;) I was just curious to the differences in puppy temps and adult temps Oh no, not at all! I would be curious to have my adults TT'ed too--I just haven't had the opportunity. We were going to have this done at ...
by Hawthorne
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Puppy temperament testing and puppy selection
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Puppy temperament testing and puppy selection

Yes, there is adult temperament testing. The Volhard Test is designed to screen for genetic predisposition. This is to be done at exactly 49 days old; any time after that and the pups start to learn behaviors so if we want to know how genetics are influencing our puppies this is the time to do the t...
by Hawthorne
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!
Replies: 8
Views: 8251

Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!

Oh--no not even that far: 3 hours on I-76. :D
by Hawthorne
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Puppy temperament testing and puppy selection
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Puppy temperament testing and puppy selection

One thought about Temperament Testing: The Volhard test was developed for Goldens. That makes it difficult to apply the results to the Tamaskan - who have very different temperaments than Goldens, obviously! That being said we use the test anyway. Gathering data over time over many litters will help...
by Hawthorne
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: COI
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: COI

I'm sure that Carolyn will have some recommendations about COI percentages. Just curious what her take is on this. I'm sure it'll be low!
by Hawthorne
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!
Replies: 8
Views: 8251

Re: Hello from Pittsburgh, PA!

Hello and welcome! We're practically neighbors :D We live in Harrisburg, PA and have four Tamaskan :D
by Hawthorne
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Particular problem areas?
Replies: 44
Views: 1208

Re: Particular problem areas?

This is where having a crate trained pup really helps. I do feel that if they are crate trained they learn what is "theirs" and what is not. We spend a lot of time with young pups putting things in their mouths that belong to them if 1. they chew or bite at our hands and 2. are found with an item th...
by Hawthorne
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Hawthorne Astrila "Ruuq"
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Hawthorne Astrila "Ruuq"

Ruuq has better proportions than her sister as far as length to height ratio. That is an attribute that is difficult to keep. When breeding dogs, any breed who is supposed to be longer than tall will always "want" to go back to square. (If that makes any sense.) Also, Ruuq has a better prosternum th...
by Hawthorne
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: Hawthorne!
Replies: 41
Views: 277

Re: Hawthorne!

Thank you! Puppy class tonight! LOL
by Hawthorne
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Light masking
Replies: 80
Views: 1551

Re: Light masking

I'm not sure what could be expected by breeding her. Say if you bred her to a male with a very heavy mask (say if Raven were a male--sorry I can't think of any boys off the top of my head with as much masking as Raven). Perhaps the resulting pups would have some closer to standard. And that's the g...
by Hawthorne
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sastipe from Florida!
Replies: 8
Views: 8326

Re: Sastipe from Florida!

Hello and welcome!
by Hawthorne
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Hawthorne Astrila "Ruuq"
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Hawthorne Astrila "Ruuq"

After much agonizing, we settled on keeping Hawthorne Astrila; the red collared female. Both females were very nice but there were a few things about this girl that singled her out in the end. We will post photos of her as she grows. For now, she is enrolled in puppy class with our local dog trainer...
by Hawthorne
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Breeding combinations - health issues list
Replies: 91
Views: 2259

Re: Breeding combinations - health issues list

I asked Ben on March 5th 2014 if any of the Explorer litter were cryptorchids and he said one of them definitely is a crypt which means Darwin must be a carrier. Oh well, it seems like everyone is… there are worse things, that's for sure! We just have to try and send the best pups with two descende...