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by Sylvaen
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Finland!
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Hi from Finland!

Welcome to the forum, Ida! :D
3 of our Sylvaen puppies live in Finland (Saga and Arek, and now, more recently, Huma)... they are ideally suited to the Finnish climate/habitat/landscape. :)
by Sylvaen
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Jack Daniels vom Muensterland
Replies: 546
Views: 15239

Re: Jack Daniels vom Muensterland

Welcome back to the forum (and thanks for the update!)
Jack & Jim sill look as healthy and happy as ever :D
by Sylvaen
Sat May 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Scams & Warnings
Topic: "Tamaskan" Puppy Scam in India
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: "Tamaskan" Puppy Scam in India

Hey all, I'm not sure where to put this, but I just found out that a puppy mill called Tegha Kennel in India (most Kennels are puppy mills here) is claiming to sell Tamaskan puppies here. This is an outright scam since the puppy is very clearly just a husky or husky/mal mix at most, and nowhere in ...
by Sylvaen
Thu May 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Bellefonte!
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Re: Hello from Bellefonte!

Braveheart87 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 1:34 am
From Hawthorne, who have been a delight to work with.
Will share pics when we get her :)
Wonderful :D
by Sylvaen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Alba Zuul (4 year old female) - update 6 nov
Replies: 39
Views: 2429

Re: Alba Zuul (4 year old female) - update 6 nov

fozzy wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:16 pm
Im very sad to say That Zuul was put to sleep this morning after short illness. We are all very sad to loose her and her very sweet nature. She was very much loved by us all.

RIP Zuul <3
I'm so sorry to hear that... what was the illness? :(
by Sylvaen
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Low Confidence? Fearfulness? Nervy?
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Low Confidence? Fearfulness? Nervy?

During our dog outings with various groups, we do note that she has a slight fear of cowboys/cowgirls, mainly an issue with hats casting a shadow on a person's face as they approach her. We are working on that one. Hmmm that's interesting... one other pup has a fear of people wearing baseball caps....
by Sylvaen
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Low Confidence? Fearfulness? Nervy?
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Low Confidence? Fearfulness? Nervy?

It depends a lot on the bloodline, as well as the specific combination. Litters that are higher in wolf content (over 20%) will potentially be more fearful and/or have more primitive/instinctual reactions to certain situations. Furthermore, within a single litter there can be quite a variety of temp...
by Sylvaen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Puppy food
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Puppy food

Hmmm I'm not sure about "shop own brand puppy dried food" and dry kibble is definitely not all the same... there's a huge range from extremely low quality to super premium quality. I'm not familiar with the Bakers brand, but I would suggest a grain-free high quality (super premium) dry kibble and/or...
by Sylvaen
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Breeding combinations - health issues list
Replies: 93
Views: 6064

Re: Breeding combinations - health issues list

Ejanicki wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:07 am
Have there been any updates since about a year ago? Thanks!
I just updated the list :)
by Sylvaen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Again,
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Hi Again,

Rutger wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:45 pm
It is to early to talk about it.
When it's 100% a go I will let u know.
OK :)
by Sylvaen
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Again,
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Hi Again,

Welcome back! :D
Which litter are you getting a pup from? I'm looking forward to seeing photos!
by Sylvaen
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all~ from OH USA
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Hi all~ from OH USA

Welcome to the forum, Ashley! :D
by Sylvaen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rear Dewclaws
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Rear Dewclaws

No problem! I've updated the list once more :)
by Sylvaen
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from The Netherlands! =)
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: Hi from The Netherlands! =)

Welcome to the forum! :)
by Sylvaen
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Health
Topic: To spay or not not spay? Need help!
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: To spay or not not spay? Need help!

Somehow I missed this original thread... I agree with the others that it is better to wait. Ideally, around 18-24 months old is a good age to sterilize as that's when the growth plates are closed and the dog is fully mature / properly developed. Since she is lacking confidence, which is relatively c...
by Sylvaen
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Lithuania!
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: Hello from Lithuania!

Welcome to the forum! It's good that you're doing lots of research well in advance. After reading everything you wrote, it sounds like a Tamaskan would be a good match for your lifestyle. :D As for Tamaskan prey drive, the more I read the more it becomes clear: Tamaskans vary so much, so general pre...
by Sylvaen
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What type of fencing do you use?
Replies: 23
Views: 1969

Re: What type of fencing do you use?

No problem! It's a nice video, on the surface, but it seems risky to me... the dog and cat obviously get along great together, but there are so many variables / potential risks for the cat, in particular: hawks / other dogs / poisoned food or rodents / traffic / etc. I guess I just worry too much to...
by Sylvaen
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Similarity with cats
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Similarity with cats

OK great :D
Thanks for the kind words!
by Sylvaen
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What type of fencing do you use?
Replies: 23
Views: 1969

Re: What type of fencing do you use?

I'm in the process of planning a big enclosure in my garden that has to be suitable both for my cat and hopefully, one day soon, my future Tamaskan dog. It's not easy, as the space is pretty big (approximately 400 square meters) and also because cats and dogs are apparently 2 different sorts of esc...
by Sylvaen
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Similarity with cats
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Similarity with cats

I see. This is very interesting, for me. My cat is a very weird combination of the two temperaments you describe, he's definitely not a laptop cat and he's generally very independent and occasionally stubborn but he's also goofy, very friendly and extremely playful... he's also very energetic and a...
by Sylvaen
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Italy
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Hello from Italy

ArwenT wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:26 pm
I would be honoured to come! Thank you so much! I still have a few things to sort out and decide, about work, finances, my cat, the fence(!) but I'd love to meet your dogs and have a real-life experience of Tamaskans.
No problem! :D
Just let me know when you're ready and we can schedule a visit :)
by Sylvaen
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Similarity with cats
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Similarity with cats

I think it really depends on the individual dog... some Tamaskans are very cat-like: a bit aloof, stubborn and independent... while others are very dog-like: goofy, friendly, playful, eager-to-please, etc. Some breeds (Shiba Inu, for instance) are much more cat-like overall. We have 5 adult cats and...
by Sylvaen
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Italy
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Hello from Italy

Welcome to the forum and sorry for the slow response. :) I live between Northern Italy (big city) and Tuscany (rural, pretty wild area) and I’m looking for a dog to add to my small family: my cat and I. It is a couple of months now that I have been reading and researching Tamaskans, trying to decide...
by Sylvaen
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New York City
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: Hello from New York City

Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your visits here :)
by Sylvaen
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tams and Titles
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Tams and Titles

Hmmm there are quite a few Tams in the USA with showing titles now (via ARBA, ICE, IABCA, etc)...
by Sylvaen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Message to New Owners
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: Message to New Owners

hmmm good question! I would say: make sure you have enough time to spend with your Tamaskan... they're incredible dogs and they deserve as much of our attention as possible. :) Also, be prepared to deal with a lot of fluff/fur and plenty of comments along the lines of "omg is that a real wolf?" :D
by Sylvaen
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help... panting, stopped eating
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Help... panting, stopped eating

ooh I'm so sorry to hear this diagnosis... from what I understand, Cushing's disease is the exact opposite to Addison's disease, which is relatively common (in certain bloodlines) within the breed. :(
by Sylvaen
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Vermont
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

Re: Hello from Vermont

Welcome to the forum! :D
by Sylvaen
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all from Loar and Eljyenka
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Hello all from Loar and Eljyenka

Welcome to the forum! :D Please feel free to submit an official outcross proposal to the TDR's Committee of Breeders (CoB). To date, 2 purebred White Swiss Shepherds (Zente and Estevao) have been added to the Tamaskan genepool as outcross stud dogs, as well as a couple of mixbreed outcross dogs (Nan...
by Sylvaen
Mon May 21, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: First Tamaskan litter in Poland
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: First Tamaskan litter in Poland

Congratulations! I'm excited to see Nuka's babies :D
by Sylvaen
Mon May 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Virginia!
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: Hello from Virginia!

welcome to the forum! :)
by Sylvaen
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Any litters in America 2018-2019?
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Any litters in America 2018-2019?

Hawthorne in PA currently has a litter with a couple of spare female puppies available.
by Sylvaen
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Board - Tamaskan Club Austria
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: New Board - Tamaskan Club Austria

Congratulations to the Austrian Tamaskan Club! The club is in good hands with such a dedicated team of motivated individuals all working together for a common cause. I'm excited to see what the future holds! :D
by Sylvaen
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Timber Ridge Tamaskan, Puppy Mill?
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Timber Ridge Tamaskan, Puppy Mill?

Hmmm they're definitely not TDR registered breeders but I have no idea where their "Tamaskan" bloodline(s) originate... if I had to guess, possibly Ratliff? Definitely best avoided regardless...
by Sylvaen
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Varysburg, NY!
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Re: Greetings from Varysburg, NY!

Welcome to the forum! Spartacus looks amazing! :D
by Sylvaen
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Paris, France ^^
Replies: 26
Views: 5000

Re: Hi from Paris, France ^^

NekoCitron wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:13 pm
Lumos from Sylvaen (but I don't remember his birth name, sorry)
Sylvaen Greyjoy :)

Alaska (Sylvaen Cindersoot) also lives nearby. ;)
by Sylvaen
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tamaskans in Finland
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Re: Tamaskans in Finland

Welcome to the forum Emilia and Totti :D
by Sylvaen
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: My three cats
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: My three cats

Our 2 oldest cats (siblings: Leo & Libra) are 15 years old. The next oldest, Pi, is 13 years old followed by Sola who is 7.5 years old. Our youngest, Sylvester, is 6 months old. :) The oldies all get along great together... Sylvester is a bit of a nuisance as he pesters them a lot. ;) Regarding the ...
by Sylvaen
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: My three cats
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: My three cats

Aww they're lovely! Thanks for sharing :)
I really like Ragdoll cats (our 5 cats are all just regular street mongrels) and it's nice that you were able to adopt two bonded foster sisters together.
Hmmmm if your chickens are 10 years old, I think they fall into the pet category. ;)
by Sylvaen
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: Buying a Tamaskan Pup in MN, USA
Replies: 13
Views: 1924

Re: Buying a Tamaskan Pup in MN, USA

Thanks! :D Yeah, I know what you mean! I've only seen true wild-born wolves (in nature) on a couple of occasions and it is truly a memorable experience. Captive-bred wolves are impressive and amazing animals, but their wild cousins are just so awe-inspiring. I remember noting how graceful and quiet ...
by Sylvaen
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: PLEASE Help in deciding on Wolfdog breed.
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: PLEASE Help in deciding on Wolfdog breed.

Here are my criteria and preferences: Wolfdog look Guard dog capability Companion Loyalty is a must (which certain breeds just don't carry a truly loyal to a fault characteristic) I have kids but anything less than F3 or F4 (if actual Wolfdog) should be decent around kids so not a big worry. Must t...
by Sylvaen
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 1436

Re: Greetings from Australia

Welcome to the forum, Emily! :)
by Sylvaen
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Paris, France ^^
Replies: 26
Views: 5000

Re: Hi from Paris, France ^^

OK great, that's good to know. Good luck with the health testing. :)
by Sylvaen
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Paris, France ^^
Replies: 26
Views: 5000

Re: Hi from Paris, France ^^

Happy Birthday to Minuit! :D
It's great news that you were able to track his family tree.
Do you know if any of his ancestors appear in the Groenendael epilepsy database?
Assuming that his bloodline is clear and he is not related to Inara, I think you could probably start the health testing process.
by Sylvaen
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Petition to Shut Down Blustag(RPK)
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Petition to Shut Down Blustag(RPK)

I wonder if anything came of this... as far as I know, they (or at least his daughter) are still in operation.
by Sylvaen
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any Tamaskan owners in Colorado?
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Any Tamaskan owners in Colorado?

Yes, there are a couple now... for instance, Thor (Sylvaen Nauglamír) lives in Colorado Springs. :)
by Sylvaen
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: Buying a Tamaskan Pup in MN, USA
Replies: 13
Views: 1924

Re: Buying a Tamaskan Pup in MN, USA

Yes, that's Pika (Sylvaen Pikachu) :)
by Sylvaen
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Lenka
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Lenka

hi thanks for your post, as I said we have no idea what happened to our girl as we were just taking her for a walk and she just literally dropped down dead . nearly two years later we still miss her as much as the day she died. don't know if I'll ever get over losing her. No problem. I can only ima...
by Sylvaen
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Paris, France ^^
Replies: 26
Views: 5000

Re: Hi from Paris, France ^^

It was one of our reasons to use Ravi because he has no known epilepsy risk. Inara has pretty good lines regarding the epilepsy but we knew very well that it is a problem in the breed. I wouldn't use a Groenendael from unknown lines. That's a good point. I just think it's important for people to ke...
by Sylvaen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Paris, France ^^
Replies: 26
Views: 5000

Re: Hi from Paris, France ^^

It was mentioned in Inara's outcross proposal.... Unfortunately, I can't find Inara's original outcross proposal document anywhere (the FB search feature is useless as I'm fairly certain it was posted in one of the TDR/CoB groups). Anyway, I'm sure it probably was briefly mentioned in her proposal,...