History of the founders
Circa 1969: Main founder Lynn (Blustag) becomes involved in the dog world, breeding and showing German Shepherds and later other breeds
including Belgian Shepherds, some of which still remain on the roll of honours list and include some of the top UK champions and
recently becoming involved in Alaskan Malamutes.
Circa 1987: Main founder Jennie (Blufawn) becomes involved in the dogs world, first doing junior handling with her mothers dogs and later in life
breeding her own champion Lhasa Apsos, judging and showing/breeding rare Canadian Eskimo Dogs.
The Birth of the Tamaskan lineage
1999: Lynn of Blustag Kennels has the idea for a breed of dog that looks like a wolf, she starts her search for wolf like dogs.
2000: Lynn and her daughter Jennie purchase their first breeding dogs from Utonagan and Northern Inuit stock, they become committee
members on the Northern Inuit Society and later leave with the forming of the Utonagan Society and become committee members.
2002: Lynn and Jennie start the British and International Utonagan Society to avoid what was then a bad health reputation for the Utonagan.
First generation F1 litter born.
Blustag and Blufawn kennels initiate a mandatory hip scoring scheme for all breeding stock, the first of its kind (for Utes/NI/Tam)
2005: The first Blustag lines are exported to USA
Blustag kennels import fresh bloodlines from a racing kennels in Finland to help eradicate health issues and improve looks.
The Birth of the Tamaskan Name
2006: The British and International Utonagan Society becomes the Tamaskan Dog Register (TDR) with the original committee and breeders.
Tamaskan were exported to The Netherland, Germany, Sweden and France.
The Tamaskan Dog Society of Great Britain was formed
The National Tamaskan Club of America was formed
2007: The first litter of Tamaskan in USA are born at J&J kennels
TDR initiates DNA testing for all breeding stock
Tamaskan Rescue UK was formed
2008: Tamaskan exported to Greece
NTCA initiates mandatory CERF (PRA) eye testing for all USA breeding stock
Tamaskan Rescue UK introduces an accredited breeders scheme
Tamaskan forum was first used to help bring together owners and breeders.
A new foundation dog was added into the Tamaskan bloodlines to create fresh lines
The Tamaskan Dog Showing Club was formed
2009: Euro Tamaskan was formed
The first litter of Tamaskan in Germany are born at Muensterland Kennels
Tamaskan arrive in Croatia
Tamaskan Health Database was formed
Two new foundation dogs were added into the Tamaskan bloodlines to create fresh lines
2010: Euro Tamaskan held their first show in Germany.
The NTCA held their first show in USA
The first litter of Tamaskan born in Croatia at Sylvaen Kennels
Tamaskan exported to Italy
DM testing began
2011: First Tamaskan in Canada
The formation of the National Tamaskan Club of Canada
2012: Tam Fest 2012 (to celebrate 10 years of the Tamaskan Dog)
Tamaskan exported to Australia.
Tamaskan exported to Bulgaria.
Tamaskan exported to Norway
Sadly in 2012 a split in the breed resulted in the formation of another registry, ruining the chances of the breed ever gaining Kennel Club recognition in the future.
2013: The future now sadly looks bleak for the Tamaskan with breeders abandoning the registries to do their own thing. But the original TDR and the TDSGB will continue to struggle on against adversity.
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