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Originating in Finland and making their way to the United States around the late 1900's, the Tamaskan is often mistaken for a "wolf - hybrid", when they are only Husky bloodlines crossed with the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, and German Shepherd bloodlines. This breed is an incredible working-type dog breed that has an appearance to get people talking. In fact, due to their appearance, it may pose issues to some for owning them in their communities and may require further requests from their local townships such as DNA tests to ensure locals that your dog is in fact full canine and not "wolf-hybrid".


The Tamaskan is a large breed dog with males and females measuring 24-27 inches in height and weighing 50-85 pounds in weight. This breed has an appearance identical to a wolf. Their head is wedge shaped with their long muzzle becoming narrow and forming into a scissor bite. Their two ears are medium in size, triangular in shape and stand tall at the top of their head. Their two eyes are almond in shape, smaller in size and generally a dark hazel to black in color. Their tail is thick, covered in abundant short hair and falls gently towards the ground. Their coat is a double layer, short hair coat that is very thick and soft to the touch, available in wolf grey, red gray and black gray.


This breed requires a very active owner who is able to provide enough daily physical and mental exercise for their new dog. The Tamaskan can do well with other canines and children of all ages they are able to grow up around. This breed should be enrolled in early socialization and obedience classes, followed by agility or fly-ball activity courses as he or she ages, to fulfill their need of mental and physical activity needs. This breed is a good listener and seeks to obey. They require a firm and confident owner who is able to remain pack leader at all times and set early rules and boundaries.


This breed does shed daily. Daily brushing and bathe when needed.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about your local laws and rules regarding this breed, check with your township about owning one and if there would be further information you would need to give them from the breeder to ensure that your new "wolf look-a-like" canine was in fact full 100% canine; this will help protect your new puppy addition and their safety after bringing them home. This breed requires a properly fenced in yard, preferably a privacy style fence, or proper harness and leash while outdoors at all times. Do not add a new dog to your household unless you are able to provide life long physical and financial care. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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