Become a Registered Breeder

Registering a kennel name with the TDR is free. A kennel name is a special name that identifies your kennel as well as all puppies that you produce: the kennel name goes at the front, or at the back, of each puppy’s official registered name. Therefore, no two breeders may have a registered kennel name that is so similar that it would cause undue confusion.

In the past 'future breeders' were allowed to register a kennel name if they owned a Tamaskan and were interested in breeding Tamaskan Dogs at some point in the near future. However, in several cases, some 'future breeders' subsequently changed their minds about breeding for various reasons: changes in circumstances, family / work issues, their dog(s) not being suitable for breeding (due to not passing the required health testing), etc. As a result, in order to register a kennel name with the TDR it is now a requirement to own at least one fully registered Tamaskan Dog (female or male), that is of age (at least 12 months old), and that has already received passing health scores.

  • Hip score (BVA 0-18 = AVA 0-18 = FCI A-B = FGH A-B = OFA Excellent, Good and Fair)
  • Elbow Score (BVA 0 = AVA 0 = FCI Normal = FGH Normal = OFA Normal)
  • Eye Exam by a veterinary ophthalmologist (OFA CAER Normal = BVA Eye Scheme Normal = AVA ACES Normal = ECVO Normal)
    If you are a TDR Breeder who lives in a country where such an eye exam scheme (or a similar / equivalent eye screening exam) does not yet exist, then it will be necessary to have dog's eyes examined by a licensed veterinary ophthalmologist, with a printed statement of the results (along with your dog's microchip number and other identifying information) provided to the TDR.
  • Have all male breeding dogs examined and signed off by a licensed Veterinarian that they were found to have two normal testicles fully descended within the scrotum.
  • DM tested or clear by parentage
  • DNA has been sent into Neogen for profiling to provide a unique identifying DNA sequence and to confirm parentage

If you meet these requirements and are certain that you would like to register your chosen kennel affix with the TDR, please contact your local TDR Representative (or any other TDR contact).

Once you have sent copies of all health results you will be sent a Breeders Contract, which you will then need to sign and return. Please note that as soon as your registration is accepted your kennel name (and contact information) will be listed on the registry website, and you can expect inquiries coming in; for this reason, we recommend not registering until you are fully prepared to accept (and respond to) enquiries about your upcoming litters.

X Rules & Regulations

By registering as a TDR Breeder, it is understood that you shall adhere to the rules and regulations set out by the TDR to ensure the overall health and wellbeing of the Tamaskan Dog.

Breeders must:

  • Make every effort to ensure breeding animals are free of any genetic diseases prior to mating.
  • Have all breeding dogs hip scored prior to breeding (results must fall within the range of: BVA 0-18 = AVA 0-18 = FCI A-B= FGH A-B = OFA Excellent, Good and Fair).
  • Have all breeding dogs elbow scored prior to breeding (results must be: BVA 0 = AVA 0 = FCI Normal = FGH Normal = OFA Normal). (Required of dogs registered for breeding after April 17, 2015)
  • Have all breeding dogs DNA tested for Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) or cleared by parentage prior to breeding.
  • Have all breeding dogs pass a licensed veterinary ophthalmologist eye exam prior to breeding (results must be: OFA CAER Normal = BVA Eye Scheme Normal = AVA ACES Normal = ECVO Normal).
  • Have all male breeding dogs examined and signed off by a licensed Veterinarian that they were found to have two normal testicles fully descended within the scrotum.
  • Have all breeding dogs DNA profiled (Neogen) prior to breeding.
  • Not breed any female before the age of 18 months old, or over the age of 8 years old.
  • Not allow any female to have her first litter over the age of 5 years old. A exception maybe granted with a certified note from a repo vet.
  • Not breed any female more then once within a year.
  • Not allow any female to produce more than 5 litters during her lifetime, or breed from any female who has already had 2 caesarean section surgeries.
  • Not allow males under the age of 18 months old to be used at stud.
  • Not breed their TDR registered Tamaskan Dogs with any other breed, unless to a TDR approved outcross. In the event of an accidental mating with any other breed, the resulting offspring will not be labelled as a Tamaskan or a Tamaskan Mix, but will be known by the other breed's name + Mix. For instance: Labrador Mix. In the event that the other breed is of unknown ancestry, the resulting offspring shall simply be called ‘mix breed’ puppies.
  • Remove rear dewclaws of all puppies produced; unless prohibited by local law, in which case the TDR shall be so advised.
  • Properly deworm and vaccinate all puppies per local regulations.
  • Microchip all puppies produced.
  • Not re-home any puppy under the age of 8 weeks old.
  • Not sell any puppy to a commercial outlet such as pet store, puppy farm, or puppy broker.
  • Provide new owner with a puppy contract and a bill of sale.
  • Accept responsibility for all puppies produced by taking back any puppy produced at any stage during its life and/or assist in finding a suitable new owner with whom to re-home the dog.
X Breeding of Non-accepted Coat Colors

At present, white (cream: e/e) is a non-accepted coat color for the breed and a disqualifying fault for showing; however, registered white colored Tamaskan Dogs may currently be used for breeding if they really are the best representation from their litter combination. Our aim is to gradually eliminate this coat color over time without unnecessarily narrowing the gene pool in the process.

At present, solid black (recessive or dominant black), liver (b/b), piebald (extreme white spotting), and dilute blue (d/d) are non-accepted coat colors for the breed and are disqualifying faults for showing. Tamaskan Dogs of this color may not be used for breeding.