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Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Driveby » Sun May 01, 2011 9:42 am

Hello to everybody on the forum :P

I've been looking for my first dog for a very long time now, (it's been about 5 years, on an off). Finally the right time has come along, (we've just moved to a new house and my grandparents have moved in with us).

I've looked at different breeds from Weimaraners to German Shepherds, but the type of dog that seems to win mine and my families' heart seems to be the "snow dogs".

Last year was the very first time I was a Tamaskan and it was that moment I fell in love with the breed.

I've done a lot of research since finding the Tamaskan but I still have a lot to learn about the breed so I'm so grateful that I found this forum.

I know there isn't that many breeders in the UK and I don't think there is any breeders in the West Midlands, but I just wanted to get an idea if there are any breeders near enough due to traverling reasons.

Another question I have is based on how much would a Tamaskan puppy cost roughly? I know that each breeder sets his or her own price but I'd like to get a rough idea of how much a puppy would cost.

Thanks to all who have read my post.

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Sylvaen » Sun May 01, 2011 10:27 am

Welcome to the forum! :)
Actually, some of the main Tamaskan breeders (including the breed founders) currently reside in the UK so getting a pup should be fairly straightforward in that respect. I suggest you send a PM to Blustag or Blufawn here on the forum. ;)
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Mylingen » Sun May 01, 2011 10:44 am

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Like Sylvaen says, there shouldn't be any problem finding a pup in the UK, as there are some breeders around.

We have 2 tamaskans and are located in Wolves, so let us know if you want to meet a couple of tams! :)
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Sylvaen » Sun May 01, 2011 10:52 am

Mylingen wrote:We have 2 tamaskans and are located in Wolves, so let us know if you want to meet a couple of tams! :)
wow, fitting location! :D :D
But yeah that's ideal... you probably live nearby and My's Tams are stunning examples :)
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Driveby » Sun May 01, 2011 11:02 am

Thank you all for the warm welcoming :D

Would that be Wolverhampton? If that is that's great, that were I'm from lol

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Mylingen » Sun May 01, 2011 11:04 am

Lol, funny! Yes, it's Wolverhampton. :)
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Driveby » Sun May 01, 2011 11:10 am

Mylingen wrote:Lol, funny! Yes, it's Wolverhampton. :)
It must be fate! lol

Where did you get your Tamaskans if you don't mind me asking?

Have you got any pictures of them?

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Mylingen » Sun May 01, 2011 11:14 am

Lol!

One is from Alba kennels in Scotland (No longer a TDR registered breeder)
and the other is from Nahani.

Yep, plenty of photos, They are called Ookami and Makoyi and you can find their albums in 'Tamaskan photos' on here. :)
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by malamutemick » Sun May 01, 2011 11:29 am

Hello & welcome to the forum :D

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Driveby » Sun May 01, 2011 11:50 am

Thanks Malamutemick :P

Your Tams are really beautiful Mylingen

I read that Tams don't blow their coat, but I noticed in one of your pictures that they do, it makes sense that they do though considering their heritage lol

I don't know how easy it's going to be for me to get a Tam now, it seems like the nearest breeders are 3 hours away :cry: I don't think my dad will drive that far for one.

I'll have to keep an eye out to see if anybody pops up nearer

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Sylvaen » Sun May 01, 2011 12:05 pm

Some breeders will drive the pup to you, on their way to delivering puppies to Europe... for a small transport fee. Take a look around the forum, lots of good info here... everything you might ever want to know about the breed and more. :)
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Driveby » Sun May 01, 2011 1:11 pm

Sylvaen wrote:Some breeders will drive the pup to you, on their way to delivering puppies to Europe... for a small transport fee. Take a look around the forum, lots of good info here... everything you might ever want to know about the breed and more. :)
Thank you very much

Are all UK breeders listed on this forum?

Any ideas about price ranges? (In pounds would be great)

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Nino » Sun May 01, 2011 1:24 pm

Driveby wrote:Thanks Malamutemick :P

Your Tams are really beautiful Mylingen

I read that Tams don't blow their coat, but I noticed in one of your pictures that they do, it makes sense that they do though considering their heritage lol

I don't know how easy it's going to be for me to get a Tam now, it seems like the nearest breeders are 3 hours away :cry: I don't think my dad will drive that far for one.

I'll have to keep an eye out to see if anybody pops up nearer
Try telling him this - There were no Breeders (not even any Tams) in my country so I had to get one from UK. She was driven to Germany where we picked her up - just for us it was a 10-12 hour drive (in snowing weather and slippery roads) :lol:

Driving 3 hours is just a picknic :D
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Dallas » Sun May 01, 2011 1:25 pm

hey there and welcome to the forum :)

you can also look here;

http://www.tamaskan-dog.com/breeders/Index.htm
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Driveby » Sun May 01, 2011 2:14 pm

Nino that sounds crazy, but I bet it was worth it :)

Thanks for the link Dallas I've looked at a few of those breeders, they're still a little far but I'll have to email them to find out if they'd be willing to travel down to me with the pup.

I've got another question, lol.

Tamaskans don't lose as much hair/fur when they blow their coat compared to Malamutes or Siberian huskies?

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Sylvaen » Sun May 01, 2011 2:34 pm

Driveby wrote:Are all UK breeders listed on this forum? Any ideas about price ranges? (In pounds would be great)

Yes. All the registered breeders are members here. I'm not certain as I am only really familiar with the Euro these days... actually here in Croatia we don't even have the Euro yet - still the Kuna hehe but the price varies slightly depending on the breeder so best to contact them directly. ;)
Nino wrote:Try telling him this - There were no Breeders (not even any Tams) in my country so I had to get one from UK. She was driven to Germany where we picked her up - just for us it was a 10-12 hour drive (in snowing weather and slippery roads) :lol:

Driving 3 hours is just a picknic :D

yep hehe... it's a 14-16 hour car drive just for me to attend the Euro Tamaskan show each year... there aren't any owners within 8 hour drive or so (apart from Andrija) - and the closest breeders are about 12 hours drive away or so.
Driveby wrote:Tamaskans don't lose as much hair/fur when they blow their coat compared to Malamutes or Siberian huskies?

I'd say they do, they tend to shed quite a lot actually... not rediculously massive amounts but it certainly is noticeable - pretty sure we have a few topics on the subject, and videos too. Tamaskan vs FURminator! haha :)
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Nino » Sun May 01, 2011 4:06 pm

well it took a whole day of driving to get back and forth - but ofcause it was worth it
- she is wonderful, the light of my life.

Since then I moved longer away so getting to the Euro show would probably take 14-16 hours too now..
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by JulieSmith » Sun May 01, 2011 4:20 pm

Welcome to the forum, this is the best place to learn all about Tamaskans, they are a wonderful dog and I would say worth travelling for. I would go and meet the Tams near you, because if you are like most people on this forum once you have met one you will fall in love and do anything to have one and find a way of getting there.

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Blustag » Sun May 01, 2011 5:44 pm

Welcome to the forum. I think Wolverhampton is about 2 to 3 hours away from here and so not very far. I travel further just for a Dog Show :D I hold the waiting list for the Tamaskan here in UK so you would need to be first screened then pay your deposit and then wait on the list. Be prepared to wait several months. Some people on here have waited over a year.

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Rahne » Sun May 01, 2011 6:31 pm

Welcome :D

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by TerriHolt » Sun May 01, 2011 9:39 pm

hi and welcome
JulieSmith wrote:Welcome to the forum, this is the best place to learn all about Tamaskans, they are a wonderful dog and I would say worth travelling for. I would go and meet the Tams near you, because if you are like most people on this forum once you have met one you will fall in love and do anything to have one and find a way of getting there.
yes, defo worth the trip if you can make it :P
Blustag wrote:Welcome to the forum. I think Wolverhampton is about 2 to 3 hours away from here and so not very far. I travel further just for a Dog Show :D I hold the waiting list for the Tamaskan here in UK so you would need to be first screened then pay your deposit and then wait on the list. Be prepared to wait several months. Some people on here have waited over a year.
and defo worth the wait... it gives you more time to get excited :D
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by wicca1 » Sun May 01, 2011 11:06 pm

hi welcome, hows life in wolvo at the moment i live in scotland now but hail from oldbury (warley)in the black country originaly :D .

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by HiTenshi16 » Mon May 02, 2011 12:51 am

Hello and welcome to the forum, here in the states my brother and I had to drive 8 hours round trip to pick up his rescue, they really are definitely worth the long drive ;)
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by claireyclaire » Mon May 02, 2011 9:49 am

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by muensterland » Mon May 02, 2011 1:17 pm

Welcome to the Forum :)
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Jen » Tue May 03, 2011 4:11 pm

Hi and welcome. I also live in the west midlands and have a female Tam Sasha (plenty of photos on here of her!!!). We are hopeing to have a litter from her (hip and elbow score depending) either later this year or early next. Obviously the would be screening etc but that may be of interest to you. Not trying to "push puppies" but thought I would mention it as we are geographically perfect!!! :lol:

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Misaya » Tue May 03, 2011 7:15 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum :)
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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by Amy » Wed May 04, 2011 5:32 pm

Welcome to the Forum!! :D

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Re: Hello - from West Midlands

Post by JoshC » Sat May 07, 2011 3:12 pm

Welcome to the world of Tamaskans

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