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by darazan
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wolf grey and silver grey
Replies: 130
Views: 2183

Re: wolf grey and silver grey

well the closest to the color of arctic wolves would be the very light saddleback colored husky's http://www.animationsource.org/images/users/273/IsabellaKim.jpg http://files.dogster.com/pix/dogs/87/808487/808487_1215549953.jpg though I don't think it's realistic to try and breed this coloring caus...
by darazan
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wolf grey and silver grey
Replies: 130
Views: 2183

Re: wolf grey and silver grey

As I've said before, I think that if there is to be a category for Arctic wolf coloration, that it NEEDS to have at least some gray overlay. In Arctic wolves, they still have the "stripe" down their back just like other wolves, and even black tipped tails on some. So, if we add a category for that, ...
by darazan
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: wolf grey and silver grey
Replies: 130
Views: 2183

Re: wolf grey and silver grey

With the current discussion on Facebook regarding the possibility of adding new color categories to the breed standard, I figured it might be good to resurrect this thread to discuss it here on the forum, since not everyone checks the Facebook page and it can be difficult to read longer posts on Fac...
by darazan
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Demodex
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Demodex

What is demodex?
by darazan
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: First Litter Mountain Tamaskan
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: First Litter Mountain Tamaskan

They're very cute. They look a lot like some sable GSDs I've seen. Do you think they're coats will get lighter as they get older?
by darazan
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: TDR Registration & Deleted FB Posts?
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: TDR Registration & Deleted FB Posts?

The pups of an outcross-litter will get a Conditional TDR Registration. For more registration infos check: http://www.tamaskan-dog.org/registry/litter-dog-registration I hope this will help you :) Conditional TDR Registration Conditional Registration is issued to any Tamaskan offspring born from re...
by darazan
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: TDR Registration & Deleted FB Posts?
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: TDR Registration & Deleted FB Posts?

These are really good questions that I've wondered as well, so some clarification here would be marvelous. Additionally, I'm having a little bit of trouble understanding some of the policies involving Tamaskan registration as a whole, and here are some of the questions I have regarding that: 1. Are ...
by darazan
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Yarrow's second thread
Replies: 78
Views: 1174

Re: Yarrow's second thread

What is IPO?
by darazan
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Tamaskan Club Websites
Topic: US Tamaskan Dog Club, Inc. (USTDC)
Replies: 18
Views: 175

Re: US Tamaskan Dog Club, Inc.

Very nice looking website. Does the USTDC have a logo?
by darazan
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Saxon Ares - Ukko
Replies: 23
Views: 325

Re: Saxon Ares - Ukko

LOVE that look on his face in the last picture!
by darazan
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Art Commissions for Deductible
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Art Commissions for Deductible

Thank you so much, that's very kind of you!
by darazan
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Art Commissions for Deductible
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Art Commissions for Deductible

Thank you! I used to play WoW, and I wanted to make a female version of the Warlock Metamorphosis model since, as a woman, I got kind of tired of turning into a buff shirtless guy at the touch of a button, lol. So, I wanted to make a lady version of it, but without being entirely for the eye candy. :D
by darazan
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Art Commissions for Deductible
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Art Commissions for Deductible

Tiantai wrote:looks like a beautiful Vampwolf Hybrid :D
Which one are you referring to?
by darazan
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Art Commissions for Deductible
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Art Commissions for Deductible

Thanks!
by darazan
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: how to get dog urine stains and oder out of things -help!
Replies: 14
Views: 149

Re: how to get dog urine stains and oder out of things -help

We have to clean up cat vomit on occasion because our cat has FIV and not everything agrees with his stomach all the time. Back when I was still working at Petsmart, I asked one of my co-workers what actually works for those kind of stains and such because we live in an apartment and any damage our ...
by darazan
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Art Commissions for Deductible
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Art Commissions for Deductible

That's a good idea that I feel totally silly for not thinking about, lol.

My deviantart account can be found here: http://darazan.deviantart.com/
by darazan
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Art Commissions for Deductible
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Art Commissions for Deductible

Hey everyone, I wasn't quite sure which would be the best place to put this, and I don't want to seem like I'm begging, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm hoping to do some quick art commissions to earn the money for our insurance deductible. Over the weekend, we were broken into and so...
by darazan
Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD Noque
Replies: 156
Views: 2214

Re: ANCD Noque

Gorgeous dog, I'm really looking forward to see his progression and if he'll be accepted as an outcross. Are his lighter markings, like on his throat, white or more of a buff color? They are more of a buff color... not really any true white to him. That's fantastic, I think it really adds to the wo...
by darazan
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD Noque
Replies: 156
Views: 2214

Re: ANCD Noque

Gorgeous dog, I'm really looking forward to see his progression and if he'll be accepted as an outcross.

Are his lighter markings, like on his throat, white or more of a buff color?
by darazan
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shedding
Replies: 93
Views: 1480

Re: Shedding

I know this is kind of a dead topic, but just in case anyone was wondering, I'll give my input on the furminator and deshedding shampoos and conditioners. I worked for a few months washing and doing minor grooming for dogs and we used the furminator and the zoomgroom stuff. When using the shampoo an...
by darazan
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Arrow
Replies: 99
Views: 1604

Re: What is the purpose of the Tamaskan Dog?

Arrow's a beautiful dog, though I wish there were some full body pictures of him.
by darazan
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Controversial Dog Sports
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Controversial Dog Sports

Jeez that's scary. It's so difficult to read some of the posts where people who participate in or are just in support of the extreme weight pulling for Pit Bulls and the like will say that the dog is bred to pull, because it totally wasn't bred for that. Pit bulls are incredibly loyal and will do an...
by darazan
Thu May 30, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shoulder angle / "massive ground coverage"
Replies: 27
Views: 438

Re: shoulder angle / "massive ground coverage"

This is really interesting and I'm very intrigued to see how it continues. :)
by darazan
Thu May 16, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cow hock
Replies: 35
Views: 510

Re: cow hock

No, sorry if I gave that impression but I personally do not want a husky like breed. Lol if somebody is taking their personal line that way I don't mind, but for the breed as a whole I think there aren't many who a is already a lot of husky like tendencies that "we" could work on. I want people to ...
by darazan
Thu May 16, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Russian "Tame Foxes"
Replies: 84
Views: 1066

Re: Russian "Tame Foxes"

Certainly, although dog breeders in general don't just breed for temperament, since they are trying to meet a breed standard. In the experiment, they were just breeding for temperament and those changes cropped up. Dog breeding itself has gotten to a place, I think, where you don't have to worry qui...
by darazan
Thu May 16, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Russian "Tame Foxes"
Replies: 84
Views: 1066

Re: Russian "Tame Foxes"

Personally, I don't see the domestication process used in the experiment to be any different than how any dog breeder will breed for temperament. It is exactly the same thing. As far as I've heard, the Russian experiment was not expecting changes in coats and ears and tails, because they were simply...
by darazan
Thu May 16, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: shoulder angle / "massive ground coverage"
Replies: 27
Views: 438

Re: shoulder angle / "massive ground coverage"

I know. I'm the same way. I don't really know why it interests me so much, it just does. Maybe it's because I've researched a lot of different dog breeds and learned the histories of them and why they look and act a certain way. It's given me so much more respect for the breeds and dogs as a whole a...
by darazan
Thu May 16, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: cow hock
Replies: 35
Views: 510

Re: cow hock

Is the Saarloos used as a sled pulling dog at all? from what I know of they have not been, nor was pulling sleds apart of the original idea when Mr. Leendert Saarloos started the breed. I think he originally wanted them to be seeing eye dogs but they were a little too shy around strangers, so now t...
by darazan
Thu May 16, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: cow hock
Replies: 35
Views: 510

Re: cow hock

what are your thoughts on cow hocks being acceptable because wolves, and other wolfy breeds have them (such as the saarloos)? Do you think excluding cow hocks would affect the wolf like appearance? It seems that cow hocks affect the gait of the animal, and are what give wolves that in-line kind of ...
by darazan
Thu May 16, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Nicknames
Replies: 25
Views: 522

Re: Nicknames

Before my cat Kaos died, my in-laws would call him Monster. I can't really blame them since he was a fantastic hunter, but also so affectionate that he would bite your face. Not always, but we think he just got so over stimulated from affection that he would just occasionally lash out like that. He ...
by darazan
Thu May 16, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: shoulder angle / "massive ground coverage"
Replies: 27
Views: 438

Re: shoulder angle / "massive ground coverage"

I totally agree. The breed standard is something I'm very interested in, as I think it's the backbone of any breed. I was actually helping Reggie with the illustrations for the Aatu Tamaskan Illustrated Breed Standard before the TBA rejoined the TDR, so I ended up having to learn a lot of dog struct...
by darazan
Thu May 16, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: cow hock
Replies: 35
Views: 510

Re: cow hock

when I read other breed standards I feel that they are written almost to the "T" what a dog should do, act and look like - to the point that if somebody read it out loud you could visualize the dog in your head (I may be kookoo). With that in mind would it be better to say that "very slight/ not vi...
by darazan
Tue May 14, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: cow hock
Replies: 35
Views: 510

Re: cow hock

From what pictures I can find, it seems that wolves don't have exaggerated cow hocks, although I really can't be certain. However, if in dogs cow hocks are associated with an increase in H/D, then I do not see any reason to include them, even if they are found in wolves. I believe Tamaskans should b...
by darazan
Sun May 12, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dilute Colors
Replies: 38
Views: 623

Re: Dilute Colors

Interesting. I don't think it's a trait we would need to specifically be in Tamaskans, but I was just wondering if this had occurred within Tamaskans or not.
by darazan
Sat May 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Is this truly a Labrador/Grey wolf mix?
Replies: 19
Views: 321

Re: Is this truly a Labrador/Grey wolf mix?

I have tried to correct my friend to no avail, but until I see or meet the dog for myself it's difficult to really tell him why I don't think the dog is a wolfdog beyond the floppy ears. I've seen so many small breeds that owners just don't train and are horribly aggressive both towards people and o...
by darazan
Sat May 11, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dilute Colors
Replies: 38
Views: 623

Re: Dilute Colors

It's amazing what only three genes can do! All the variation in coat color and pattern, length, and curl is controlled by only three genes. As profiling of specific animals gets more and more affordable, I can see the day when much more targeted selective breeding can be far more focused to produce...
by darazan
Sat May 11, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dilute Colors
Replies: 38
Views: 623

Re: Dilute Colors

I was talking about adults more than pups. I've read that in wolves the black-phase will go from gray to white as they age, getting lighter with each shedding season, so they wouldn't start getting recognizably gray until they're already full grown and white would be after that. From what I was read...
by darazan
Thu May 09, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dilute Colors
Replies: 38
Views: 623

Re: Dilute Colors

Interesting. Also, I was reading that wolves that are black phase actually get lighter as they get older, eventually with the black literally phasing out into gray then white. Is this something that has happened at all with black gray Tamaskans?
by darazan
Wed May 08, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Linguistic question
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Linguistic question

That is fascinating! Good work. I think we'd be hard pressed to find a more likely solution.
by darazan
Wed May 08, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dilute Colors
Replies: 38
Views: 623

Re: Dilute Colors

Anyways back on topic, I recall that somewhere on the forum Rahne wrote that it's possible to bring in new black coat pups by outcrossing with a black-dominant groenendael, however, it likely will not look anywhere close to those blue wolfdogs in those photos posted above three years ago and she al...
by darazan
Mon May 06, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Is this truly a Labrador/Grey wolf mix?
Replies: 19
Views: 321

Re: Is this truly a Labrador/Grey wolf mix?

Yeah, I really feel that they were told it was a wolfdog and assume that any bad or odd behavior is because of that. Generally, I find bad behavior to be a result of poor socialization and training on the part of the owner/breeder. I don't think anyone should use the breed as an excuse for bad behav...
by darazan
Mon May 06, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dilute Colors
Replies: 38
Views: 623

Re: Dilute Colors

Color is a part of the characteristics of any breed and are part of what set them apart from other breeds as their own distinct breed of dog. I don't think Tamaskans would really achieve the look that we're going for, even if the structure of the dog exactly mimicked a wolf's, if the dog was black a...
by darazan
Sun May 05, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two TDRs?
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Two TDRs?

So, I don't know if I'm putting this in the right part of the forum or if this has already been discussed at length and my skills of finding the topic are again lacking, but I had a question regarding the current state of the Tamaskan breed and the fact that there are two TDRs. I don't mean this to ...
by darazan
Sun May 05, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Linguistic question
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Linguistic question

I think once this gets figured out for certain, it would be good to include in the breed history. :) EDIT: Also, from the breed history and other sites, it uses the word "tamaska" (without the N) as meaning "mighty wolf." I don't know if that helps or not, but that's what it shows. EDIT 2: Saw this ...
by darazan
Sun May 05, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Outcross litter planned in the Netherlands – summer 2013
Replies: 72
Views: 1318

Re: Outcross litter planned in the Netherlands – summer 2013

Rahne wrote:
Tiantai wrote:Will these dogs also be registered with the TBA?
No, Ziva and Avak are both TDR registered and so will the pups.
Something I've wondered about outcrosses and foundation dogs: Why are they registered with the TDR if they are not Tamaskans? After all, their breed doesn't change.
by darazan
Sun May 05, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Light masking
Replies: 80
Views: 1265

Re: Light masking

I think it's very smart to choose in such a way as well. After all, as the breeder, you're the one that's spent the most time with these puppies and can more easily determine what the best home for each puppy would be.
by darazan
Sat May 04, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Linguistic question
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Linguistic question

what about the word "mighty"? could that be helpful in narrowing down the language of origin?
by darazan
Sat May 04, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Is this truly a Labrador/Grey wolf mix?
Replies: 19
Views: 321

Re: Is this truly a Labrador/Grey wolf mix?

I'm not sure if I understand what you mean by soft ear but I'll assume that you're talking about floppy ears. If a wolfdog has softears, it's either a low-content to lower-mid content whose parents were the result of breeding a wolf with a soft-eared breed on both sides or if you directly bred a pu...
by darazan
Sat May 04, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Nightmares?
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Nightmares?

My cat seems to have nightmares sometimes, too. He'll be sleeping and then he just starts twitching and such. I'll usually wake him up and cuddle him for a while when I see that happen. Then he's fine and usually goes right back to sleep.
by darazan
Sat May 04, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Linguistic question
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Linguistic question

I've been wondering the same thing for a while as well. I just don't know where to start with research on it, but I always thought it was strange to say it as "Native American language" like there was only one. I'm looking forward to seeing what the answer is. :D