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by Taz
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Puppy Names.....
Replies: 124
Views: 6207

Re: Puppy Names.....

Akai Akuma Delta Ebiru Ember Emrys Grey/gray Harrier Lucifer Radar Rader Ragnar Raith Red Silver Sonar Swift Vex Vogue Been researching puppy names, so thought I'd add some more here. Haven't included the one I'm considering calling the puppy though. If anyone dares to pick that name for their pup....
by Taz
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Scams & Warnings
Topic: ''Volga Wolfhound'' scam --- Actually Tamaskans?
Replies: 46
Views: 3591

Re: ''Volga Wolfhound'' scam --- Actually Tamaskans?

Wild wolves don't typically have particularly long lives, not usually long enough for joint issues to become apparent, those who display early signs, will die pretty quick in most cases I'd presume. Plus, with domestic dogs, there have been cases where a dog has seemed fine, only to be hip x-rayed a...
by Taz
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Scams & Warnings
Topic: ''Volga Wolfhound'' scam --- Actually Tamaskans?
Replies: 46
Views: 3591

Re: ''Volga Wolfhound'' scam --- Actually Tamaskans?

At about 10 months, Cato my Estrela, was about 76 cms to the shoulder(29.9 inches)at 11 months he weighs 38.8 kgs(85 pounds)
by Taz
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Scams & Warnings
Topic: ''Volga Wolfhound'' scam --- Actually Tamaskans?
Replies: 46
Views: 3591

Re: ''Volga Wolfhound'' scam --- Actually Tamaskans?

I'm not sure what an average dog is, but I'd think of him as a large breed dog in terms of development. At 8 months, he shouldn't have that much height left to gain, some yes, but not loads I'd guess. As for weight, that will depend on genetics, diet and muscle mass built threw exercise, though obvi...
by Taz
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Scams & Warnings
Topic: ''Volga Wolfhound'' scam --- Actually Tamaskans?
Replies: 46
Views: 3591

Re: ''Volga Wolfhound'' scam --- Actually Tamaskans?

26 inches, so he'll probably end up around the height of my Estrela mountain dog then, really don't get the obsession with weight...so if an animal isn't over a certain weight it's not a propper wolfdog? So does that mean wolves which don't reach that aren't propper wolves?
by Taz
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Tarheel Tamaskan (Sequoia x Jaeger) litter expected
Replies: 43
Views: 1758

Re: Tarheel Tamaskan (Sequoia x Jaeger) litter expected

Points for their determination and nice to see some honesty.
I'll guess the 13th of march.
by Taz
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD Noque
Replies: 156
Views: 4993

Re: ANCD Noque

Gorgeous boy.
by Taz
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Puppy Names.....
Replies: 124
Views: 6207

Re: Puppy Names.....

Bakura Cobra Commando Davros Jailer Raziar: not pronounced as it should be, instead more as how it looks... Ray-z(as in zee)-a(as more like er as in her) Spider Yoko We've hopefully got a 20/21 month old GSD x joining the gang soon, and I don't like his current name, whilst contemplating alternative...
by Taz
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Scams & Warnings
Topic: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?
Replies: 182
Views: 5587

Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

She committed a crime, she should face the punishment the same as any other person should, including her farther, hopefully that day will come too. However on the subject of personal responsibility etc... It is possible she has been raised to believe their way is acceptable and as I'm sure you're al...
by Taz
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: British Timber Dog
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: British Timber Dog

I'm afraid I will forever remember the British timber dog, as being the one with a breed standard that stated the dogs neck attached to it's rump.lol. I do hope it's been rewritten, it was atrocious.
by Taz
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Not sure where this goes?
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Not sure where this goes?

Lovely looking girl.
by Taz
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Not sure where this goes?
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Not sure where this goes?

There was a hint, it was in the word most, which in fairness should have been some cases, though I didn't articulate my point well at all, it is because of people in your position I made the remark, poorly worded as it was, shockingly enough the trouble parents of children with genuinely serious is...
by Taz
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Not sure where this goes?
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Not sure where this goes?

Bipolar disorder? You've got to be kidding, so now not only are we labeling young kids with serious mental disorders, which in most cases will be inappropriate and inaccurate and unfair on the child, but now they're doing it to dogs too? What's next dogs with extreme hunting instinct being diagnose...
by Taz
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Not sure where this goes?
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Not sure where this goes?

Bipolar disorder? You've got to be kidding, so now not only are we labeling young kids with serious mental disorders, which in most cases will be inappropriate and inaccurate and unfair on the child, but now they're doing it to dogs too? What's next dogs with extreme hunting instinct being diagnosed...
by Taz
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD puppy Yarrow
Replies: 469
Views: 14699

Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Gorgeous dog, shouldn't look, it's making me want one.
by Taz
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Controversial Dog Sports
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Controversial Dog Sports

I think it is like any other sport, in which you will get competitors who know their, or in this case their dogs limits, and those who don't recognise, or at worse don't care, if they push them far beyond their capabilities. Not my cup of tea personally, but if the dogs enjoy it, and their owners ar...
by Taz
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Are African Wild Dogs still close enough to mix with Canis
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Are African Wild Dogs still close enough to mix with Can

There is a growing trend I believe to change the common name from African wild dog, to painted dog, as opposed to painted wolf. It certainly isn't a wolf, and IMO, we've already got enough wolves that aren't technically wolves already. :D :D
by Taz
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Are African Wild Dogs still close enough to mix with Canis
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Are African Wild Dogs still close enough to mix with Can

Interesting question Considering it hasn't happened as far as we are aware, I'd suggest not. I don't know enough to say if hypothetical offspring would be fertile, maybe, maybe not, but it would appear that they as a species don't seem to find other canis attractive mating prospects and vice versa. ...
by Taz
Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: TAZ!
Replies: 41
Views: 966

Re: Taz!

Thanks. :) :)
by Taz
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: TAZ!
Replies: 41
Views: 966

Re: Taz!

Thanks guys. :D :D
by Taz
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: TAZ!
Replies: 41
Views: 966

Re: Taz!

Thanks. :D :D
by Taz
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Red Wolf's Last Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Red Wolf's Last Stand

I go with what the latest evidence suggests and that is that the red wolf = coyote + grey wolf, nothing more nothing less.
by Taz
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Red Wolf's Last Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Red Wolf's Last Stand

I thought the Mexican wolf was the one found to be a little more unique, not the red? According to the most recent genome wide study, might have missed it though. I wouldn't take skull morphology alone as indication of a unique species, ESP in a family of animals that can differ so much in appearance.
by Taz
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Red Wolf's Last Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Red Wolf's Last Stand

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I don't buy the red wolf as a rare and unique species argument anymore. I'm going to be even more controversial and suggest that with such a limited founding population, the attempt to isolate them genetically, by say removing coyotes from the area, will in...
by Taz
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Wikus, Ca de Bou
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Wikus, Ca de Bou

Lovely dog. :D :D
by Taz
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Raksha the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Replies: 89
Views: 2829

Re: Raksha the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

She's gorgeous, can't wait for puppy pics.
Hopefully I'll have a Csv too, one day.
by Taz
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog

There're breeders in the uk, not many, but some. His breeders site if you're curious is: http://milagre-estrelas.m.webs.com/site/classic?url=http://milagre-estrelas.webs.com/apps/blog/&back=http%3A%2F%2Fmilagre-estrelas.m.webs.com%2Fsite%2Fmobile%3Furl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fmilagre-estrelas.webs.com%2Fapps...
by Taz
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog

Yes it is a typical livestock guarding breed, bred to protect flocks, herds, etc from wolves, or anything else deemed to be a threat. They've of course been used to guard property, I think they've been used by the police or military in the country of origin too. As for training, do you mean in gener...
by Taz
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog

Thanks He's great to live with, he just seemed to fit strait in with my other two from day one. He's pretty calm around the house, never had an issue with him jumping up at people. He'll play bite still if he gets particularly excited, however, it's extremely inhibited. He's still in the puppy chewi...
by Taz
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog

Thanks.
I like learning about different breeds too.
by Taz
Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog

Hope this helps Estrela breed info http://www.rarebreed.com/breeds/estrela/estrela-gen.html Estrela mountain dog breed standard http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/breed/standard.aspx?id=5123 Images http://www.google.com/search?q=estrela+mountain+dog&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa...
by Taz
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Cato, Estrela Mountain Dog

11 weeks http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/151/cato4.png/ 15-16 weeks http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/10/img0303k.png/ about 5 months http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/341/img2015w.jpg/ 6 months http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/dscf0412so.jpg/ 7 months http://imageshack.us/photo/m...
by Taz
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: What's in a name?
Replies: 106
Views: 4277

Re: What's in a name?

I had an extensive list of what I might have named my next dog, needless to say, he ended up with a name not on the list, Lol. He's Cato (Latin origin )meaning all knowing, wise, knowledgable, intelligent, shrewd. He lives with Nyle(Celtic origin )meaning champion And Storm, which is self explanator...
by Taz
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Owning Wolfdogs/hybrids in various countries (regulations)
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Owning Wolfdogs/hybrids in various countries (regulation

UK law
Pure wolves, F1 and F2 crosses require a DWAL(Dangerous Wild Animals license)in order to keep them, anything else is considered to be domesticated and therefor a DWAL isn't required.
by Taz
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Coywolves Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 851

Re: Coywolves Discussion

As previously stated, if evidents suggests red wolves aren't a unique species, than people should just accept it, it does the cause of conservation no good to be seen to be dishonest. The population of those animals has its place in the.environment, that doesn't change, they should be preserved, not...
by Taz
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS
Replies: 37
Views: 1427

Re: NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS

I paid deposits for both my tam girls and was very surprised that no deposit was required when purchasing my pedigree maremma sheepdog. I paid the full amount in cash the day I picked him up, the breeder said she wouldn't take any money until I was sure I wanted a pup from that litter and I had cho...
by Taz
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS
Replies: 37
Views: 1427

Re: Non refundable deposits

I've never been asked to pay a deposit on a pup, non refundable or not. Whilst I understand the logic in asking, it's only within the wolf look alike breeds that it seems to be common practice, I'm not entirely sure it sits well with me. Taking Deposits for puppies is a very common practice not onl...
by Taz
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS
Replies: 37
Views: 1427

Re: Non refundable deposits

I've never been asked to pay a deposit on a pup, non refundable or not. Whilst I understand the logic in asking, it's only within the wolf look alike breeds that it seems to be common practice, I'm not entirely sure it sits well with me. As a puppy buyer and customer, I'd like to reserve the right t...
by Taz
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Addison's Disease
Replies: 17
Views: 942

Re: Addison's Disease

My friends golden retriever x lab has what they now suspect is addisons disease, should find out hopefully tomorrow when I see him, what the test results say. He's only 4 and they believe its a chronic type, he might have had from puppyhood. Would explain the random inexppicable bouts of vomiting he...
by Taz
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The History and Misconceptions of Dominance Theory
Replies: 54
Views: 2682

Re: The History and Misconceptions of Dominance Theory

I think anyone who finds his tv training(and I use that term lightly)methods acceptable, needs to spend at least 1 day beeing subjected to them, whilst being communicated with in a language they don't understand.

They might get it then.
by Taz
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Petition: Close down Green Hill in Italy
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Petition: Close down Green Hill in Italy

I try not to be a complete hypocrite if I can avoid it, personal choice. I will not deprive my pets of vet care if they need it, because vivisection was part of the research process. I will not deprive myself for the same reasons. Therefore, IMO, if I'm prepared to accept the treatment, than I shoul...
by Taz
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Petition: Close down Green Hill in Italy
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Petition: Close down Green Hill in Italy

While I have nothing against researching on dogs, to breed them solely to make them suffer and die like lab rats is very upsetting to me. What kind of 'research' on dogs do you support? Medical perhaps? E.g. Cures for disease, human or canine, gene therapy etc. I'm not against using dogs for the ab...
by Taz
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Other "wolfy-looking" (uncommon) Dog Breeds
Replies: 151
Views: 8226

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

The Czechoslovakian vlcak and saarloos wolfhond weren't bred to look like wolves. Whilst some today may only breed for looks, unlike with the utonagan etc, they were originally created with a different purpose in mind.
by Taz
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 23025

Re: New outcrosses?

I think smooth collie was used in the utonagan, some kind of collie was definitely used for certain, I recall a breeder mentioning the smooth. You can see it in some of them.
by Taz
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 23025

Re: New outcrosses?

Discussion is fun though :D
by Taz
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 23025

Re: New outcrosses?

Speaking of Call of the Wild, I think I had heard a passing rumor that he's the source of some of the major health issues seen in the NI and Ute? I think it was epilepsy and some other nasty genetic diseases, but I am not even 40% sure of this info... could someone chime in on this bit? :P As for t...
by Taz
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 23025

Re: New outcrosses?

Erm no, it wasn't the shows narrator saying he was an f4, it was his owner, founder of the northern Inuit, making that claim. I believe the interviewer then asked about what he/theyre like as pets. In this case, you can't really blame the show, she said it, not them. She attracted the attention of D...
by Taz
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 23025

Re: New outcrosses?

The problem with utonagans etc, is that as the tam came from those lines, at least partly, you are going to have the same issues tracing accurate pedigrees, actual breeds used etc, as you do now. If you think Blustag and blufawn have made a mess of things, than understand this, that was and still m...
by Taz
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 23025

Re: New outcrosses?

I am thinking that the TDR Committee, after some debate, can opt to weed out any breed(s) they feel would not be good to condense the list even further, taking into consideration health and temperament if they wished... Personally speaking, I'd ask the TDR to re-organize the list to where they feel...