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Tamaskan Dog

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The Tamaskan Dog is a large working dog and as such has an athletic look to it. Similar in size to its cousin the German Shepherd, the Tamaskan has a wolf-like appearance with a thick coat and straight, bushy tail. It comes in three main colors of red-gray, wolf-gray and black-gray. Eyes are yellow through amber and brown, although light eyes are very rare.

The Tamaskan is a good family dog, being gentle with children and accepting of other dogs. His high intelligence makes him an excellent working dog and the Tamaskan has been known to exceed in agility and obedience as well as sled racing. This pack dog prefers not to be left alone for long periods of time. It is better suited to other human or canine company. Be sure you are this dog's pack leader, providing plenty of daily mental and physical exercise to avoid separation anxiety. The objective in training this dog is to achieve pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined. You and all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. That is the only way your relationship can be a success.

Size Large
Height Male: 25-28 inches (63-71 cm)Female: 24-27 inches (61-66 cm)
Weight Male: 66-99 pounds (30-45 kg)Female: 50-84 pounds (23-38 kg)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Colors Black Gray Red
Origin Finland
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

Tamaskan Dogs are not recommended for apartment life; if left alone for long periods they may become destructive or attempt to escape. They should have a large garden or at least be allowed free running every day.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

The Tamaskan Dog is very active and needs a great deal of exercise, which includes a daily, long, brisk walk or jog. They can be let off the lead and will return if trained. They need free running and also mind exercises as they are very intelligent. Most Tamaskan Dogs are easily trained but often stubborn. They can be worked in Agility, Obedience, Musical Freestyle and Pulling.




Grooming Requirements

The Tamaskan Dog needs little grooming; perhaps a good brush once a week and more during times of moulting.


Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!



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