Tamaskan BasicsThere are many dog breeds in the world – and equally as many dog looks. From tiny to small, shaggy to smooth, burly to slender, the variations are endless. And that means that there is a dog out there for every owner’s preference. Some folks want a dog that looks like a doll, the type that can fit in a purse and feel like an accessory. Other people want something more from their dog. They want elegance, power, and a truly magnificent appearance paired with a great personality. They’re seeking a pet that looks like a tamed wolf. Different strokes, as they say! For those dog owners on the hunt for a big boy who looks like he could star in a White Fang remake, may we humbly recommend the Tamaskan. They are so unique and beautiful, that you could easily mistake them for a majestic gray wolf roaming the wild. But no need to worry – they are the perfect pet doggo: kind, fun, energetic, and obedient. Not wild in the slightest! The Tamaskan may look like a wolf, but this breed is all dog. In fact, this pooch was selectively bred by dog breeders over many years, in order to create the wolf-like appearance that is so highly sought after. And trust us - these are truly stunning animals. You’ll want to just stand there and admire them for hours on end. There is something about their wolf-like appearance that just inspires awe, don’t you agree?Either way, Tamaskan dogs are both a new and rare breed but they are extremely intelligent and highly versatile in terms of dog sports and working ability. They have so much to offer. Still, this breed is best for experienced dog owners who have the time and the ability to provide plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.The Tamaskan may look like a wolf, but this breed is all dog.OriginJust by looking at them, you’d think that the Tamaskan is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world, reaching back to the time when wolves were first tamed. But – sorry to disappoint you – the Tamaskan dog is a fairly new breed, having only been developed in the 1980s. The origins of the breed can be traced back to a group of five Husky-type dogs that were imported into the United States during the 1980s. These dogs were crossed with Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and German Shepherds to create new breed that would resemble wolf in its appearance, while displaying the obedience and intelligence that are characteristic of domesticated dogs. The mix was a clear success, and the breed was then exported to Finland for additional development. The first result was the Utonagan dog, but some believe that further crossing of this breed with the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is what made the Tamaskan dog as we know it today. Unfortunately, we can’t be certain of this pup’s specific history because like all designer dogs, there simply wasn’t much documented. All that we know for sure is the fact that this is a fairly fresh breed in the world – but loved dearly nonetheless.The purpose for creating this dog breed was to develop a domestic dog that had a wild appearance and strong working ability. It’s safe to say that the breeders achieved this goal with the Tamaskan. This dog delivers as advertised – and much more than that. The first litter of Tamaskan puppies came to the United States in 2005 and there are now several Tamaskan breeders across the U.S.PedigreeThe Tamaskan dog was selectively bred from Husky-type dogs that were imported into the USA during the 1980s. The breed was developed with influence from Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes , German Shepherd and even a little bit of Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. And since all of these breeds are well known as powerful and majestic, you can definitely count on your Tamaskan looking equally as great.