The Tamaskan dog's other names are Tam This breed has selectively bred to look like a wolf!
These Dogs are not part of any kennel club as they have been mixed with many dogs to make them look like a wolf-dog Including:
- German Shepard
- Alaskan Malamute
- Siberian Huskey
some believe they could have Czech Wolf dog and Finish Huskies.
There are Lots of varieties of Wolf-Dogs; these are unique in their own right and have a large fan base and breed association.
Tamaskan has been growing in popularity since the '80s, but questions are being asked about this breed of wolf-dogs.
So here are some things to know about this beautiful dog here are some facts about Tamaskan.
Tamaskan first bred in 1980
A very young 40-year-old breed of dogs first seen in the 1980s makes them a very young breed indeed, compared to a lot of other breeds.
They bred when breeders decided to import a group of five dogs of the Husky origin in the United Kingdom from the USA. Jennie Saxy and Lynn Hardey are claimed to be the breed's founders and started the Tamaskan dog register.
They started by importing five Huskies, where they were selectively bred, in an attempt to breed a dog with the looks of a wolf, but the temperament of German Shepard or similar working dogs.
Over multiple generations of breeding the best stock ( example best temperament and health was vital), The German Shepard and the Alaskan Malamute were bred into the bloodline.
The result of this breeding program was the first generation of Tamaskan puppies was born.
During the early naughties, it was common for one litter to look very different from another. This was because there wasn't a standardised breed profile and much lack of breeding stock.
It was the Healthy gene pool and early generic variations, which makes this dog strong as known today has very little to no generic disease.
Fast forward to the 21st Century breeders began to work together, breeding between litters to help create a consistent look and temperament
Since 1980 this dog has been growing in popularity with fans and owners across the world.
Tamaskan Dog has already hit fame
This dog is the mascot for the North Caroline state Football team
These dogs are very much in their own league, making them famous across the globe.
Over the past 40 years has made its way in the heart of the mainstream media
Since 2010 Wave the Tamaskan dog became the live mascot of the north Caroline state football team.
They have also been seen in music videos such as Lucretia choir.
They are really a dog of many talents in 2016 Tamaskan named Luchta played the role of 'THE WOLF.' in Arthur Millers, the crucible.
They are never away from the media because of there looks and their trainable nature.
These dogs love learning and are highly intelligent; this must be encouraged by using clickers or squeakers.
A big thing to note these like the German Shepard are Very Loyal, and punishment SHOULD NEVER be used Using positive reinforcement dog training is the way this dog learns and will help guarantee a healthy and happy friendship.
They Are not Pure Breds
They are known for their good lucks and perfect personality
Although the Tamaskan is very unique, it's still not considered a purebred this is because of its easily traced back example cross-breeding they are often given the name hybrids or cross-breeds
So won't be acknowledged by the international kennel club or the kennel club (UK)
However, they are recognised by the American rare breed associations and are a firm member of the American kennel club
Since the early 2000's Tamaskan dog has had its own breed club. The Tamaskan Register an international breed club.
The Club helps with the registration of paperwork and allowing owners to match breeding partners.
Despite not being able to sell as kennel club registered these dogs still get a premium price £800 - £1000
The size of a litter is generally sized between 6-10 pups.
You will struggle to find them; they are not as yet a breed on pets at homes, and you most definitely won't find them in a shelter.
They will need a lot of it with a minimum of 90 mins a day just like there Husky parents
So best suited to the outdoors and very active owners willing to put the time in walking.
Or you could start hiking/ swimming/ marathon training anything to chip away their energy.
These dogs would be great for agility training; they will enjoy the work and the challenges, thanks to the German Shepard in them. They are also great at herding dogs, therefore maybe a good idea as a working dog to encourage mental as well as physical health.
They are suited to both an individual or a family.
They come in FOUR colours
They look like a real wolf so you should consider a name to suit
Standing around 24 40 28 inches tall and weighing 60 and 88lb, this is a large dog.
Females are slightly smaller and have very female looks about them while males are more heaver and sculpted
- Black Grey
- Wolf Grey
- Red Grey
They have a double coat for winter like that of an Alaskan breed or the Siberian Huskey; they are very fluffy to touch like these breeds of dogs.
Facial features are long black nose and triangular ears; the looks are very handsome indeed with warm eyes, which can vary in colours brown hazel or amber. Blue eyes are not considered a pedigree for this breed or mismatch eyes.
They LOOK Like a wolf
but are very friendly and very affectionate
when they are small Like all puppies, they LOVE to play when they are big its still the same however they do look menacing and perfect deterrent for anyone looking for trouble although they would like jump up and give a BIG Sloppy KISS
They are very Loyal breed and good with children I would say similar temperament as the German Shepard but do look menacing well they do look like a wolf!
This dog needs open space; they love walking.
When it comes to Grooming, they are very low maintenance they shed twice a year and may need brushing every other day during the period of shedding.
The coat gives natural oils that help maintain and keep soft and clean these oils should not be hampered by bathing.
You never really need to clip this breed so very easy to manage
Owners may also wish to consider a brand specifically formulated for working dogs. It should also be grain-free and high quality, as dogs struggle to digest a lot of the complex carbohydrates found in low-quality dog foods.
The Tamaskan dog is a smart, loyal friend perfect for an individual or family.
You or your family must be active outdoor people as this dog loves nothing better than being outdoors.
but if you do not want the long walks maybe consider an alternative breed
With patience and love and care and lots of exercise could be good for urban living.
My aim is to get this breed of dog in the future when life isn't too busy. I just love the look of them; what do you think? comment below