Tamaskan dog originated from imported sled type dogs from USA many years
ago. These dogs were later mixed with Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute
and German Shepherd and then exported to Finland where more recently
other wolf looking sled type dogs have been integrated to improve
bloodlines. The aim was to create a dog that looks like a wolf with
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Tamaskan Dog is large and athletic. He should have a wolf-like
appearance with coarse and thick fur, small ears and a straight bushy
The length of the body
from point of shoulder to the rear point of pelvis is longer than the
height of the body from ground to top of the withers.
Tamaskan Dog is friendly and affectionate. He should not appear
aggressive or overly reserved towards people or other dogs. His high
intelligence and eagerness to please make him versatile in his uses as a
working dog and loyal companion.
balance with the
body. Forms a wedge between eyes.
nose, lips, and eye rim pigmentation should be black, the lighter
streaked " snow nose " is acceptable.
Clean, straight bridge of nose. Should not be pointed.
Jaws strong and symmetrical. Well developed teeth,
Clean, sufficiently muscled.
are Yellow through amber & brown. Almond shaped and of medium size. Blue
eyes are a disqualifying fault. Close fitting lids
medium size, but small in proportion to the head. The ears are
triangular in shape and slightly rounded at tips. Set wide
apart on the skull.
forward and erect.
Slightly arched, long and strong.
Level topline with a slightly sloping croup.
Withers: Well muscled, pronounced.
Back: Firm and straight.
Loins: Short, well muscled, not broad,
Croup: Short, not broad, falling away
Lower line and belly: Taut belly, tucked
The tail should reach to
the hock joint but not beyond. At rest the tail is carried downward, but
when the dog is excited or in motion, it is carried higher. The tail,
should not be carried curled over the back.
Coarse thick hair but not feathered.
Legs: The front legs are straight, close together and the feet
should turn slightly outwards.
Shoulders: The shoulder-blade is forward, well muscled.
Close fitting, turned neither in nor out.
Long, clean and straight.
Feet: Long arched toes.
Powerful. The hind legs stand parallel. Dew-claws not desirable and
should be removed.
Long, well muscled. The
hip joint is sturdy and flexible.
Long, clean, well
Long, clean. Set low to the ground.
Slightly slanted, strong,
turned neither in nor out.
balanced but powerful flowing movement similar to that of a wolf.
Massive ground coverage
Tight, without wrinkles.
MAKE UP OF COAT:
close. In winter the coat differs as an impressive undercoat forms all
over the body including the inner part of the ears. Well coated neck.
should form a mane around the neck and shoulders framing the head.
Black Grey, Wolf Grey and
Red Grey always with black overlay and characteristic wolf mask. Solid
Height at Withers:
Adult Males 63cm – 84cm
to the shoulder
Adult Females 61cm – 71cm to
Adult Males 32kilos –
Adult Females 25kilos –
Any departure from the
foregoing points should be considered a fault, and the seriousness with
which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its
- Untypical eye colour
- Incorrect Ear carriage
- Incorrect markings
- Incorrect tail
dogs must have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the