Save the Black Grey Society

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The Save the Black Grey Society was started in 2013 by Jennie Saxby, a Tamaskan breeder that specialises in breeding Black Grey Tamaskan Dogs.

One of the main goals for the Tamaskan Dog is to breed a dog that resembles a wolf as closely as possible.  As wolves come in a variety of colours, so does the Tamaskan Dog.  Wolves do exist in the wild in a black colour and also in some cases with a small amount of white on their chest. However it is the opinion of the TDR that too much white on the chest and also markings on the legs and face diminishes the wolf like appearance of the Tamaskan Dog and so it has become a fault and SBGS is trying to breed these faults out in our quest to produce the best quality black grey Tamaskans.

Thanks to the work of the Tamaskan Dog Register the outline of the black grey Tamaskan already closely resembles that of the wild wolf but over the next 10 years we hope to establish consistent lines of black grey Tamaskan whilst breeding out several faults such as curly tails and an excess of white markings. The ultimate goal would be to produce a solid black grey Tamaskan with yellow eyes, but it will most likely take much longer than 10 years to produce.

A Wolf                                                                      A Tamaskan

The aims and objectives of the society are:

  • To promote black grey Tamaskans to the general public.
  • To work with breeders to produce quality black grey Tamaskan that fit the TDR standard
  • To assist in maintaining the genetic diversity of black grey Tamaskan for future generations.
  • To provide a pathway for new and existing black greys to be recognised by the Tamaskan Dog Register.