Rescue Dogs = TDR Tamaskans?

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Rescue Dogs = TDR Tamaskans?

Post by CaliforniaWolf » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:04 pm

I'm just curious, would you be able to say that rescue dogs are TDR tamaskan dogs? Or even say "tamaskan dog"?
It's been a question I have been wondering about...
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Re: Rescue Dogs = TDR Tamaskans?

Post by Sylvaen » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:18 pm

No, usually these are not TDR registered Tamaskan Dogs. To be registered they must come from documented bloodlines out of parents that have undergone full health tests, passing hip scores, DNA profiles, etc. That's why the "For Sale" section has been divided into the "International Tamaskan Rescue" subforum and the "Registered Tamaskan Dogs" subforum... people can decide if they want a rescue dog / pup (for a very cheap adoption fee) or if they want to buy a pedigree Tamaskan puppy (which is much more expensive in comparison).

However, these rescue dogs are of "Tamaskan type"... they are wolfy looking dogs without wolf content or behavior. They look very similar and in many cases are indistinguishable from the actual breed itself. The wolfdog label is a real nightmare because it does far more harm than good, countless dogs and puppies have been euthanized thanks to BSL and the "wolfdog" label when they are just arctic mixes. That being said, some of these rescues have been linked to RPK dogs (their offspring or grandchildren) so it is possible that they are, in reality, part Tamaskan.
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Re: Rescue Dogs = TDR Tamaskans?

Post by CaliforniaWolf » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:30 am

Yes that makes sense.
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