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Post by Sylvaen » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:30 pm

I recently had an inquiry from Dubai and, unfortunately, I really think that climate and geography is totally unsuited to any arctic breed so I had to decline. It's just too hot, for too long during the year and the desert sand is no place for a breed that is designed for pulling sleds in the snow. Tamaskans love being outdoors and it would just be cruelty for this particular breed, to let them be outside sweltering in the heart (very dangerous) or cooped up indoors all day long with air conditioning (very depressing).

I'm only allowing my pups to go to homes in temperate climates. Though the summer here in Croatia gets VERY hot (around +35 C) in the winter it is very cold (around -20 C) and there is lots of snow too. Each season here is clearly defined so there is a good transitional period for the dogs to adjust to the upcoming season (and to gain / lose fur as necessary).
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Post by arianwenarie » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:41 pm

I remember asking a question about how adaptable a Tamaskan would be to the Texas heat back in the old forum and was directed to make a visit to Charlyn & Bob - also located in Texas. While my memory is fuzzy, I do remember Charlyn saying her Tamaskans have adapted to the climate rather well, but cannot comment on other Tamaskans since she doesn't know them. ;)

Hannibal's coat was a lot plusher than Tala's - I think that's because of the long coat gene that Blustag's Denver (Blustag Dakota Buffalo) has since Hannibal is his littermate and full brother.

The summers in Texas can easily reach temperatures of 100+, especially around late June to mid August. People here tend to take their dogs out on walks before the sun rises and during the evenings when it's around 70-80 degrees. If a dog owner were to take their dog out on a walk in the late morning or early evening, then they'd usually hose down their dog(s) with cool water and go for either a run or a quick walk..the water dries fast. XD

Swimming in the lake is another good mid-day adventure that people in Austin do since there are two lakes in town. I'll have to take Abby to the "beach" on one of the boat ramps near the house one day...I'm hoping she'll love it.

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Post by Hawthorne » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:12 pm

Hawthorne wrote:I was just wondering, what on earth would someone do with an arctic breed in Hawaii? :lol:
This comment was made in jest on a previous post about an unregistered breeder popping up in Hawaii. :o)
It gets rather hot here, too. 90 and even 100 degrees F is not uncommon in the summer--with high humidity. Uh. We have a doggie pool for the pups, and window air condtioners for the house. We walk them very late in the evening or very early in the morning. If we go out with them during the day, we go to the creek, lake, or pond so they can swim. I carry a dog watering bottle form them.

On the flipside, we average over 200 inches of snow every winter. Temperatures average in the high 20s, but it's not uncommon to drop below 0. Wind chill is a big factor here--making the temperature feel up to 15 degrees colder or more. That's why I bought boots for Fenris--because the extreme cold along with the darn salt people put out on their sidewalks is horrible for his paws. He would be picking his paws up two blocks into our walk. Poor guy. Freyja didn't seem to mind--but when dogs return home they often lick their paws. Injesting the salt (and other chemicals used for melting ice on sidewalks) is often harmful to dogs. So, I choose to boot my dogs. :) haha Fenris also has a coat because he has very short fur. He loves his doggie coat. Freyja, on the other hand, has beautiful thick fur in the winter--no coat for her. (unless we find one so stylish that I can't pass it up :lol: )
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Post by Tropicalbreeze » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:45 pm

I think people have an idea that Hawaii is always 90-degrees, sunny, and entirely beach.

But actually the state as a whole has every climate type except tundra.

Generally sunny yes but not extremely hot - summer temps in most areas average low to mid 80's.

Where I live in the "winter" season overnight temps can dip to upper 50's (fahrenheit) while averaging in the 60's.

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Post by Sylvaen » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:47 am

Well it sounds like, climate-wise, Hawaii isn't too bad for a Tamaskan... though it might get a bit uncomfortable during the hotter seasons. They are quite adaptable and will just have a summer coat (not much fur) for most of the year. As long as there is plenty of shade and water in which to cool down they should be OK. (And ice-cubes, Tamaskans love eating ice-cubes!)

The thing is, I also know how much Tamaskans love the snow so I just prefer if my pups go to a home where they can experience it occasionally. I'm sure they'll be perfectly happy without (since they won't know what they are missing) but seeing a Tamaskan playing in the snow is a wondrous sight. :)
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Post by GjenetCarro » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:21 am

I lived in Hawaii and for the most part it really isnt hot there. Its warm enough to wear shorts and a t-shirt for most of the year. Theres always a cooling breeze and its a warm heat there, not dry or wet heat. Winter is cooler and everyone still wears flipflops even with large jackets on lol Other than not being able to see your Tamaskan in the snow (depending on the island and year), Hawaii is a great place for any dog or family.
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Blustag » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:04 am

Yes we have a Tamaskan owner over in Hawaii ;)

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Post by SpiritEcho » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:47 pm

I got a bit concerned then for a bit but 35 degrees c is about the usual for summer here in Australia
our winters here have hit -6 on the south east Queensland Coast and Melbourne Snows quite frequently

So I guess I'm not out of the Climate regulations Pheww!!
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Blustag » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:37 pm

We had -45 when out in Finland for quite a time but generally around -28 through the winter. In the summer it was up towards 100f and over a lot of the time. Of course when it hot countries air con is essential for the dogs.

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Post by SpiritEcho » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:27 am

yes Air con is also essential for sleeping in the afternoon
I use 2 aircons here in this horrible little house cause it gets too darn hot otherwise I think my husky would melt, I then take her for a walk at night when the tempreature drops back to a comfortable 22 - 24 degrees C.
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Post by Sylvaen » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:08 am

SpiritEcho wrote:I then take her for a walk at night when the tempreature drops back to a comfortable 22 - 24 degrees C.
I love summer walks with the dogs when it's still warm at night... ugh spring cannot come soon enough!!! LOL :mrgreen:
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Post by SpiritEcho » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:15 am

it's great I love it, as you can see in my pics in the members Photos, I have 4 dogs though, I don't take the old kelpie anymore he can't go very far at all, but walking 3 dogs I'd be glad to walk 4 the more the merrier :)
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Temperatures of Where You and Your Tamaskan Live

Post by AZDehlin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:18 am

I am trying to get and over all view of the temperatures in the climates in which Tamaskan's live.

I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Lake Superior

These are the monthly averages of the town I live in.

Month Low High

Jan 3.3°F 19.7°F
Feb 5.4°F 24.2°F
Mar 14.3°F 33.1°F
Apr 26.9°F 45.8°F
May 39.1°F 61.5°F
Jun 48.3°F 70.3°F
Jul 53.5°F 75.2°F
Aug 52.0°F 72.6°F
Sept 43.8°F 63.2°F
Oct 34.0°F 50.9°F
Nov 22.4°F 35.4°F
Dec 10.2°F 24.1°F

150-300 inches of snow a year (381cm - 762cm)
roughly 30 inches of rain a year ( 76.2 cm)
Coldest I have seen -27 degrees ( -32.8 C)
Hottest I have seen 93 degrees (33.9 C)


Just trying to get and over all view of temperatures Tams DO live in. If you would like to share...

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Post by Rahne » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:45 am

Month Low High

Jan -- 0°C -- 5°C
Feb -- 0°C -- 6°C
Mar -- 2°C -- 10°C
Apr -- 4°C -- 13°C
May -- 8°C -- 18°C
Jun -- 10°C -- 20°C
Jul -- 13°C -- 22°C
Aug -- 12°C -- 22°C
Sep -- 10°C -- 19°C
Oct -- 7°C -- 14°C
Nov -- 3°C -- 9°C
Dec -- 1°C -- 6°C

This is for the whole of the Netherlands. The country is pretty small so it doesn't differ much from place to place ;)
We can have temperatures in winter around -10 °C and in summer around 34 °C.

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Post by Nino » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:30 am

Data from 1961-1990 - whole Denmark

Month Low (night)High (day) (in °C NOT °F you guys will have to do the math youself as I cannot)
Jan ... -2,9°C ... 2,0°C
Feb ... -2,8°C ... 2,2°C
Mar ... -0,8°C ... 4,9°C
Apr ... 2,1°C ... 9,6°C
May ... 6,5°C ... 15,0°C
Jun ... 9,9°C ... 18,7°C
Jul ... 11,5°C ... 19,8°C
Aug ... 11,3°C ... 20,0°C
Sept ... 9,1°C ... 16,4°C
Oct ... 6,1°C ... 12,1°C
Nov ... 2,3°C ... 7,0°C
Dec ... -0,7°C ... 3,7°C

avarage day temp 10,9°C
avarage night temp 4,3°C
days with precipitation 121
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Katlin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:27 pm

Calgary Climate is more like Croatia.

These are my averages from 2010
Highest day lowest day
Jan -15 C -35C
Feb -12 C -32C
March -7 C -22 C
April 12 C -15 C
May 21 C - 12 C
June 27 C -3 C
July 33 C 13 C
August 32 C 12 C
Sep 21 C -3 C
Oct 15 C -12 C
Nov 8 C -20 C
Dec -12 C -49 C

Coldest day with windchill -- -57 C
Without -- -47 C
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Post by AZDehlin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:16 pm

The United States has to be difficult :roll: and be the only country not to use the metric system... What a pain... Haha... Gotta find a converter to understand all these numbers.

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Post by HiTenshi16 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:56 pm

Here are the averages for where I live, Princeton, TX.
Month - - Avg.High - - Avg.Low
Jan - - 53°F (11.6°C) - - 31°F (-0.5°C)
Feb - - 59°F (15°C) - - 36°F (2.2°C)
Mar - - 67°F (19.4°C) - - 43°F (6.1°C)
Apr - - 75°F (23.8°C) - - 51°F (10.5°C)
May - - 82°F (27.7°C) - - 60°F (15.5°C)
Jun - - 90°F (32.2°C) - - 67°F (19.4°C)
Jul - - 94°F (34.4°C) - - 71°F (21.6°C)
Aug - - 94°F (34.4°C) - - 71°F (21.6°C)
Sep - - 88°F (31.1°C) - - 64°F (17.7°C)
Oct - - 78°F (25.5°C) - - 53°F (11.6°C)
Nov - - 65°F (18.3°C) - - 42°F (5.5°C)
Dec - - 56°F (13.3°C) - - 34°F (1.1°C)

The average warmest month is July.
The highest recorded temperature was 111°F in 2000.
January is the average coolest month.
The lowest recorded temperature was -3°F in 1989.
The maximum average precipitation occurs in May.
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Post by AZDehlin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:45 pm

HiTenshi16 wrote:Here are the averages for where I live, Princeton, TX.
Month - - Avg.High - - Avg.Low
Jan - - 53°F (11.6°C) - - 31°F (-0.5°C)
Feb - - 59°F (15°C) - - 36°F (2.2°C)
Mar - - 67°F (19.4°C) - - 43°F (6.1°C)
Apr - - 75°F (23.8°C) - - 51°F (10.5°C)
May - - 82°F (27.7°C) - - 60°F (15.5°C)
Jun - - 90°F (32.2°C) - - 67°F (19.4°C)
Jul - - 94°F (34.4°C) - - 71°F (21.6°C)
Aug - - 94°F (34.4°C) - - 71°F (21.6°C)
Sep - - 88°F (31.1°C) - - 64°F (17.7°C)
Oct - - 78°F (25.5°C) - - 53°F (11.6°C)
Nov - - 65°F (18.3°C) - - 42°F (5.5°C)
Dec - - 56°F (13.3°C) - - 34°F (1.1°C)

The average warmest month is July.
The highest recorded temperature was 111°F in 2000.
January is the average coolest month.
The lowest recorded temperature was -3°F in 1989.
The maximum average precipitation occurs in May.
Your winters are like my summer's! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Does it snow where you live?

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Post by Katlin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:00 pm

I've experienced 112 F, about 44 C in California (we have 2 houses there) I HATED it, call me a penguin but 25 is as hot as I like and normally when it's that hot I'm at our lake. That being said most calgarians wear shorts in 5 C weather (me included!) ;)
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Post by AZDehlin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:10 pm

Boreal wrote:I've experienced 112 F, about 44 C in California (we have 2 houses there) I HATED it, call me a penguin but 25 is as hot as I like and normally when it's that hot I'm at our lake. That being said most calgarians wear shorts in 5 C weather (me included!) ;)
Yeah I grew up in Phoenix Arizona I remember days where it got up to 125 F (51 Celsius). The dogs hated the summers unless we went to the lakes to go swimming. They didn't mind the winters being around 60F (15 Celsius)

Glad I moved North. Now I will wear shorts when it is 32 F ( 0 Celsius) if its been in the single digits for a week or so.

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Post by HiTenshi16 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:04 pm

AZDehlin wrote: Your winters are like my summer's! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Does it snow where you live?
It will snow maybe at most 3 times a year it seems, mostly we get sleet though so lots of ice.
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Post by kendrrat » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:19 am

in the area of California im in we have a range of about 105-40 F. it usually doesnt hit those numbers too often though. our dogs havent ever really seemed to have a problem with weather, but we do try to keep them out of the extremes.

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Post by jyotin » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:41 am

The highest I've seen in Toronto is 34 C...that's without the humidity which can at times hike up to 40 C (the worst I can remember).....right now it's 28 C (feels like 34 C with the humidity)...it is BRUTAL...but evenings are beautiful for walks.

Winters are horrible here (lows of up to - 20...even worse with the windchill) but I recall Odin having no problem playing on ice (when he'd manage to get away) and snow, he never wanted to come inside and could sit in the snow all day if I'd let him...I think the best climate for these dogs are areas where it snows...theres nothing more beautiful than seeing a Tam running around in the snow IMO.
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Post by Nino » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:07 pm

jyotin wrote:The highest I've seen in Toronto is 34 C...that's without the humidity which can at times hike up to 40 C (the worst I can remember).....right now it's 28 C (feels like 34 C with the humidity)...it is BRUTAL...but evenings are beautiful for walks.
Believe it was 40C last time I was there.. it was killing me as I normally think that a 25-30C is a very warm summer day! :lol:
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Post by dash » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:02 am

We only run in the early mornings or evenings and if the humidity is high we don't run at all. We run by the river perfect for cooling them off and the distance is no more than a mile.

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Post by claireyclaire » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:38 am

dash wrote:We only run in the early mornings or evenings and if the humidity is high we don't run at all. We run by the river perfect for cooling them off and the distance is no more than a mile.
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Post by dash » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:30 pm

A rest would be nice - afraid not!! Luckily for us our summers are pretty rubbish, infact last week we had a group of ladies in the evening and they had gloves on it was that chilly!!!!

We've had great training from our vet, who is really helpful about heat stroke, as it happens internally and can be a killer. He showed us the signs to look for and emergency action required. I think this should be a must for all dog owners!!

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Post by JulieSmith » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:38 pm

dash wrote:We've had great training from our vet, who is really helpful about heat stroke, as it happens internally and can be a killer. He showed us the signs to look for and emergency action required. I think this should be a must for all dog owners!!
It would be good to know what signs to look out for heatstroke and what to do if it happens, could you put something in the health section for the rest of us. I would appreciate that.

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Post by Sylvaen » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:44 pm

hehe it was 37 degrees here today (in the shade) and 42C (107.6 F) in the full sun at midday... too hot to even go outside to walk the dogs. Sweltering. In fact, 8 people died today from heatstroke across the country (6 locals and 2 tourists) - hope no dogs were left in cars on a day like this!!! Throughout June-August I only walk the dogs in the early morning / late at night. It's still in the upper 20s here even when the sun is down! LOL I guess if your summers are much cooler it would be OK... I heard from my grandparents in the UK (Knebworth) that the weather has been really yucky there lately - miserable and rainy... impossible to imagine! haha :lol:
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Post by Katlin » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:53 pm

Sylvaen wrote:hehe it was 37 degrees here today (in the shade) and 42C (107.6 F) in the full sun at midday... too hot to even go outside to walk the dogs. Sweltering. In fact, 8 people died today from heatstroke across the country (6 locals and 2 tourists) - hope no dogs were left in cars on a day like this!!! Throughout June-August I only walk the dogs in the early morning / late at night. It's still in the upper 20s here even when the sun is down! LOL I guess if your summers are much cooler it would be OK... I heard from my grandparents in the UK (Knebworth) that the weather has been really yucky there lately - miserable and rainy... impossible to imagine! haha :lol:
Yeah in California I was there when it was 52C (in Death Valley) and 6 people died. It's crazy! Here I have to go inside even when it's 20C. Right now it's only 19 here so just under the line. At work we only walk the dogs in the shade.
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by AZDehlin » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:29 pm

dash wrote:We only run in the early mornings or evenings and if the humidity is high we don't run at all. We run by the river perfect for cooling them off and the distance is no more than a mile.
Humidity is what gets me too. 26C with humidity is worse than the 50C I experienced in the summers where I grew up.

Do you run all year round?

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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by dash » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:32 am

Miserable and rainy is pretty much an English summer.... hard to imagine it hot. I don't do well in the heat, guess that's why I live in England.
We do have the occasional hot spell, but it never lasts long!!!!!
I will put something in the health section for sure and we also have cool coats just for walking or travelling long distances in the van, they are great. Wrap round all the internal organs to keep them cool. We charge them in water first and then they are good for 2hrs ish!!
We do run all year, but only if the humidity is low and only early morning or evenings. Evenings are really interesting at the moment lots of rabbits about!!!!

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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Sharon637 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:34 pm

I was really worried about moving my two tamaskans from North of Scotland to Spain but they have coped brilliantly. They are both young fit dogs which helped a lot. Our boy loves the heat, back home he would always lie out in the sunniest spot or curl up indoors in the warmest softest fluffiest place he could find. He used to make me laugh, call himself part husky! Here he still loves the heat. We are in the mountains and arrived in August, the hottest month hitting about 42 deg and he would still spend a lot of time in the sun lazing about and splashing about in the shallow end of the pool to cool off.

Our girl has a thicker coat and isn't so fond. She finds the shade or comes into the house to lie under the ceiling fans. The door is always open all day until bedtime so they an chose in or out. It's starting to warm up again now, it hit about -1 deg for a couple of weeks but that was the coldest it got. They are already shedding like crazy in prep for the hotter weather, the winters are very short.

As long as we walk them in the early morning and/or later on at night they are fine. We are lucky that it doesn't really heat up too much until after 9am so plenty time to give them a good long walk. I do miss seeing them playing in the snow. We did have some snow here but it lasted two days and was more what I would call a hard frost! But they don't seem to mind, they have more space here than they did at home to play and once they pluck up the courage to swim properly in the pool, they will have lots of fun that way.

The thing I miss the most is being able to take them everywhere with us. We always popped them in the car no matter where we were going as they both love car runs. We can't do that here except in the very depth of winter. The temp in the car shoots up within seconds of turning the air con off so no way can we take them with us on shopping trips.

Other than that, they seem to be extremely adaptable and make the best of whatever is available to them, for which I am extremely grateful :D

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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Booma » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:22 pm

I've had a couple of people say to me "how can you have that dog here it gets too hot!!" completely ignoring that there are HEAPS of huskys, mals and samoyds here. I also explain how they have a short summer coat, but they still don't seem to understand. After (re)reading this thread now I can throw it back in their face that all these other places in the world get just as hot.
Unfortunately it doesn't snow in Perth, but after seeing debbys post about how much these dogs love the snow I've decided to take balto for a holiday to Melbourne to as close to a ski resort as they'll let him. :)
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Nimwey » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:01 am

I have a few concerns with the Tamaskan, and this is one of them. (The other being separation anxiety, energy level/exercise requirements and the "being mistaken for a wolf-issue". ;))

I live in cold-ass Sweden now (pardon my language, but I hate the cold :D), but I am most likely going to move to the tropics within the dog's lifetime, and then we're talking Central-South America, or possibly Australia or South Africa.

I don't think the wolfy coat in itself creates the problem (mainly at least), as wild animals in warmer regions have that thick coat too (think Dingo and New Guinea Singing Dog, they have a thick and dense coat), but because they are basically huskies and have arctic ancestry, they have a love of the cold, and are built for it rather than tropical heat.

So would it be a reason not to get a Tamaskan?
(Dubai, as was mentioned in the first post, is of course a different dimension from the countries I mentioned, but still, this breed is not really built for the tropics.)
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:01 pm

They adapt to the areas they live in pretty well I think. There is a Tamaskan living in Hawaii.
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Post by TerriHolt » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:27 pm

Yes, there is one in Hawaii and 2 in Spain if i'm not mistaken... They would adapt to the environment pretty well like most animals would as long as they have the shade/cooling they need and fresh water topped quite regularly...

Out of curiosity, what are the ranges in the temperature we are talking about hear (ie max-min)?
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by BinBin » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:53 am

Just noticed this:
Blustag wrote:We had -45 when out in Finland for quite a time but generally around -28 through the winter. In the summer it was up towards 100f and over a lot of the time. Of course when it hot countries air con is essential for the dogs.
That is just a pure lie. :D The lowest temperature during the winter they lived here was -39,9 C (~-40F) and this was measured in high Lapland not in central parts where they lived (the mean temp during January that year was -15C). The summer maximum was +30,7C (~87F). I can't see why would anyone lie about things like this. :roll:
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Katlin » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:46 am

LOL that's QUITE the weather swings, that would have been crazy! Maybe she meant -45 with the windchill? We hit that a lot here in Alberta but it's really only -30ish.
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by AZDehlin » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:48 pm

I could not imagine having a tamaskan where it doesn't snow in the winter... the look on my Zephyr's face when he is running and digging and rolling in the snow is a look of pure joy... I could never take that away from him it is his element it would not be fair.

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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Tiantai » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:25 pm

BinBin wrote:Just noticed this:
Blustag wrote:We had -45 when out in Finland for quite a time but generally around -28 through the winter. In the summer it was up towards 100f and over a lot of the time. Of course when it hot countries air con is essential for the dogs.
That is just a pure lie. :D The lowest temperature during the winter they lived here was -39,9 C (~-40F) and this was measured in high Lapland not in central parts where they lived (the mean temp during January that year was -15C). The summer maximum was +30,7C (~87F). I can't see why would anyone lie about things like this. :roll:
Thanks Windy, :P

Makes me wonder what was going on with Lynn when she wrote that now that you've mentioned the truth. I think she might have "guessed" the temperature based on inaccurate memories but not actually check back on it. Plus the humidity in the northern hemisphere during the summers can make it feel as if the temperature is higher than it actually is.
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by darazan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:05 am

I live in Central California, it can get pretty hot here in the summer (over 100F or 37C), but luckily it's a dry heat and all buildings here have to have air conditioning of some kind, though I wouldn't want to live in one that didn't have a central HVAC system. Winters usually get to freezing, but are generally pretty mild. Where I live, most people break out the sweaters at 70F (20C). There are tons of people here that have huskies and malamutes as well. If I had a Tamaskan here, I certainly wouldn't be opposed to taking a trip to the coast with it to cool off. :D

When I worked at a grooming salon, there would be at least one husky or malamute mix there every day, and plenty of other dogs with lush, thick coats as well. Something I noticed that a lot of people did in the summer with their dogs was trimming their coat pretty short. Now, I've always heard that the coat actually helps protect the dog in the summer from getting burns and other issues. Is this true and is it actually bad to trim/shave your dog's coat like that in the summer?
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Booma » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:02 am

I was told that husky / mal coats actually reflect the sun to help keep them cool. Husky, mal, gsd etc shouldn't be shaved.
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Tiantai » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:12 am

Kylievr wrote:I was told that husky / mal coats actually reflect the sun to help keep them cool. Husky, mal, gsd etc shouldn't be shaved.
I agree, I keep trying to remind my cousin in Vietnam to NEVER shave her Malamute when she gets one in the future. The double-layer coat that changes with the seasons is a multi-purpose coat that keeps them warm, cool, or prevents extremely cold water from penetrating into the skin. I don't recommend raising the arctic breeds in hot-climate places though but I cannot control my cousin's decision.
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by arianwenarie » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:52 am

A friend of mine it fed up with her mal/husky's molting one year and shaved the poor boy down. His fur did not come back as plushy and def not as deep red as before. It's a shame, but she learned her lesson - no matter how much fur she's drowning in, don't shave the dog! Haha. Many ppl shave their labs and even for labs, their coats don't come back the same. I'd assume it's the same for many other breeds that aren't meant to be shaved. :/

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Post by TerriHolt » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:04 am

When my GSD was in her last years she had issues with dealing with the heat (25/30 Degrees c) to the point of panting so hard she'd vomit and wouldn't eat for days at a time so i had her shaved, cool water got to her skin easier and she seemed more comfortable... Her coat came back thicker for her last winter and darker.
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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Tankerman » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:03 pm

I don't know about Tamaskans, but here in Hong Kong, summer temperature can go way into the 90's (and with the humidity it can feel close to 100 or more). Yet I do see quite a few Malamutes, Huskies, Samoyeds, Akitas and one or two Klee Kais. Of course, our winters are alot more bearable. It doesn't snow here (at least on ground level for the past few decades), but temperature can drop close to freezing during a cold snap.

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Re: Tamaskan Climate

Post by Tiantai » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:52 am

Tankerman wrote:I don't know about Tamaskans, but here in Hong Kong, summer temperature can go way into the 90's (and with the humidity it can feel close to 100 or more). Yet I do see quite a few Malamutes, Huskies, Samoyeds, Akitas and one or two Klee Kais. Of course, our winters are alot more bearable. It doesn't snow here (at least on ground level for the past few decades), but temperature can drop close to freezing during a cold snap.
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