What genetic markers makes a TAMASKAN:

General Description   The Tamaskan Dog, is a cheerful wolf-like breed.  Their round heads are tipped with long muzzles and with triangular, straight ears which resemble those of a Siberian Husky.  The breed's piercing eyes are either yellow or brown.  Their compact bodies end in thin, muscular legs and surprisingly smaller paws. At the back of their bodies is a fluffy tail resembling the tail of an Alaskan Malamute, however, their tail does not curl up on their back.  Covering the breed's body is a thick fluffy coat very much like the coats of most Arctic breeds. 

Character   The Tamaskan Dog may look like a wolf but is a sweet family dog.  They love to be around people and do well with children.  They get along well with other dogs and are pack dogs so they love to have other dogs/animals around.  The breed is highly intelligent and takes well to any kind of training.  However, they can become bored easily which will cause them to be destructive.  Crate training is recommended.  They do not like to be left alone for long periods of time, but are fine if there are other dogs/animals with them or crate trained at a early age.  They may also try to run away if board and/or left alone.  SIZE  26-30 INCHES   WEIGHT   70-100+ LBS

What 3 primary DNA Breeds makes our Ratliff Tamaskans:

Wisdom Panel DNA tests were developed using genetic markers specific for dogs.

​All information below is from Wisdom Panel insights mixed breed identification test to show you the genetic make-up of a mix-breed that is our Tamaskans.


Alaskan Malamutes are intelligent, hard-working, active, and usually friendly. These traits in addition to their dense coat made the Alaskan Malamute breed well suited for its original use as sled and pack dogs. Historically Alaskan Malamutes were also good hunters due to the scarcity of resources in the arctic environment, which now has led to their use as search and rescue dogs. However, as with other working breeds, the stamina of the Alaskan Malamute requires physical and mental stimulation in the family environment. Dog sports such as sled, cart, or freight racing; weight pulling; packing; skijoring (where a dog pulls a skier); pulk sledding (pulling a small sled called a pulk); agility; and obedience as sport provides this stimulation while allowing the dog to bond well with the family. Alaskan Malamutes are intelligent, hard-working, active, and usually friendly. These traits in addition to their dense coat made the Alaskan Malamute breed well suited for its original use as sled and pack dogs. Historically Alaskan Malamutes were also good hunters due to the scarcity of resources in the arctic environment, which now has led to their use as search and rescue dogs. However, as with other working breeds, the stamina of the Alaskan Malamute requires physical and mental stimulation in the family environment. Dog sports such as sled, cart, or freight racing; weight pulling; packing; skijoring (where a dog pulls a skier); pulk sledding (pulling a small sled called a pulk); agility; and obedience as sport provides this stimulation while allowing the dog to bond well with the family.

German Shepherd Dogs often make good-natural pets, although their personalities can vary, with some being calm and watchful/observant while others are energetic. Intelligence and alertness are common traits of German Shepherds, whose behavioral strengths are often reflected in their use as service dogs for law enforcement, search and rescue, and disability assistance dogs. These same strengths mean that pet German Shepherds, including those who just have German Shepherd as part of their background, may benefit from physical and mental stimulation. They are eager to learn and respond well to reward-based training of obedience concepts, which strengthens their bonding with their family. German Shepherd Dogs often make good-natural pets, although their personalities can vary, with some being calm and watchful/observant while others are energetic. Intelligence and alertness are common traits of German Shepherds, whose behavioral strengths are often reflected in their use as service dogs for law enforcement, search and rescue, and disability assistance dogs. These same strengths mean that pet German Shepherds, including those who just have German Shepherd as part of their background, may benefit from physical and mental stimulation. They are eager to learn and respond well to reward-based training of obedience concepts, which strengthens their bonding with their family.

Siberian Husky are Active, social, and usually friendly dogs; often do well with children and other dogs. May engage in digging; might chase wildlife. Stubborn tendencies may be lessened by using reward-based training involving small treats and favorite toys. Siberian Huskies are energetic dogs and participate in dog sports such as sledding, skijoring (pulling a skier), and Cantabrigian 


Utonagan
 The breed was developed in the 80's by crossing two already established wolf like breeds, the Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky and later the GSD was introduced to increase height and a more sleek appearance.The founder breeds have not been been used since the 80's.
Though our Society were formerly breeding under the name of Northern Inuit, in 2003 our society changed the name of our breed to Utonagan, due to there being two differing types within the two societies following two totally differing breed standards.
It was our aim to improve health and breed out blue eyes and spitz tails associated to the founder breeds, whereas the Northern Inuit Society preferred to keep these traits and continue to date to breed beautiful Northern Inuit dogs.
Today's Utonagan are a beautiful breed in their own right, having a fabulous friendly and easygoing temperament.
TAMASKANS

Here are some helpful things you may want to know to help you get prepared for your new family member.

Size of collar:  9 in and up

Size of crate:  48"L x 30" W x 32" H

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