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Apartment life?

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:17 pm
by Gemmy
I really want to get a Tamaskan Dog, possibly within the next 2 or 3 years. For the most part, I honestly don't see myself being able to afford a house for another 5 years or so. I plan on moving into a larger two or three bedroom apartment in the future with the hopes of finally being able to add a female Tamaskan to the family.

Just wondering - will breeders sell a pup to anyone that lives in an apartment?

Re: Apartment life?

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:51 pm
by arianwenarie
It would depend on the breeder and their dog's temperaments. Some bloodlines are calmer, which may work better for apartments. Best thing you can do is start talking to breeders as they will know their dogs and puppies they've produced. A reputable breeder will stay in contact with their puppy owners.

Do you have certain kennels in mind?

Re: Apartment life?

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:56 pm
by Katlin
I personally wouldn't unless you had a backyard of some sort. That's just me though. I know a few tamaskans do fine in apartments.

Re: Apartment life?

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:52 pm
by Gemmy
arianwenarie wrote:It would depend on the breeder and their dog's temperaments. Some bloodlines are calmer, which may work better for apartments. Best thing you can do is start talking to breeders as they will know their dogs and puppies they've produced. A reputable breeder will stay in contact with their puppy owners.

Do you have certain kennels in mind?
Thank you. It'll be a few years so as of right now, I'm not really *seriously* looking, but just rying to see if this will be a good breed for me. I'm also looking into Shiloh Shepherds should I not go the Tamaskan route. Right now, the main kennels I've been looking at are J&J Tamaskan and Sylvaen.

If I do get one, we have plenty of trails and dog parks in walking distance so the dog will get plenty of exercise plus car rides. I'm relatively active so I'm thinking a Tamaskan could be a great choice for me if it can adapt to apartment living for just a few years.

Re: Apartment life?

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:45 pm
by arianwenarie
I am not sure if J&J are registered with the TDR. Also not sure if that matters to you, either...

With Sylvaen, you would have to import assuming you stay in the States. Importing usually costs more, but Debbie can definitely give you more info on importing. :)

Re: Apartment life?

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:36 pm
by Wolfsbane
I've lived in an apartment with 3 dogs (2 Tamaskan), not a problem at all. I think my dogs might actually get more exercise than most dogs in our neighborhood who do have access to a garden, as those owners tend to just let the dog in the garden all day... Inside the house my dogs mostly sleep. The only issue I could think of is when you end up with a Tamaskan that has separation anxiety and might start howling/crying when left alone, apartments are usually less 'soundproof'.

Re: Apartment life?

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:22 pm
by firleymj
Good observation.

Kona and I share a medium townhouse with a tiny (384 ft**2) or (36 m**2) back yard.
But we back onto some 42 acres of parkland and exercise at least 2 miles (about 3.5km) at lunch and then try to get at least two hours of open running in a nearby dog park in the evening.

Between naps and eating, he's generally pretty content to do some light playing with toys or occasional tug-of-war games, but it seems he has a nice balance and isn't hyper or destructive at all (well, since he stopped teething, anyway) :)