Puppy Born August 7th, 2021!

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Flint is a West Siberian Laika, which is a Nordic spitz-type hunting breed not yet found in the Tamaskan foundation dog stock. My goals and objectives in using Flint for an outcross breeding are to add diversity to the gene pool while still maintaining the classic nordic breed lupine look. In addition, I hope to improve upon owner-focus and working drive in resulting offspring from this outcross breeding.

Flint is a wonderful dog who successfully hunts squirrel with his owner, and is titled in UKC conformation, weight pull, lure coursing, and has a SPOT certification. Flint also participates in recreational bikejoring and mushing. Flint's temperament is fairly typical of laika breeds; human friendly, but independent, smart, and confident.

 

Not only is Flint well-rounded and brings desirable traits to the Tamaskan breed, but he also has an excellent bill of health and has gone through the same battery of health testing as required by all breeding Tamaskan as a TDR and ITR approved outcross. Flint has scored OFA Excellent for hips and OFA Normal for elbows and eyes. Flint has also been Embarked and is clear for all tested health defects, including Degenerative Myleopathy (DM) and Progressive Retinol Atrophy (PRA) -- both clear.

In early June, 2020, Kiera and approved outcross stud dog, Flint, were bred and had three successful ties. A pregnancy was confirmed on July 1st, and an x-ray a few days before the due date showed a single puppy.

Timberline Slate Mountain Inferno "Stryker" was born on August 7th, at 1.5 lbs via c-section. Since he is the only puppy from this outcross litter, we are keeping him with the hopes that he will be suitable G1 Tamaskan stud dog.

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