I am afraid of these following scenerios occurring:
Neighbors shoot the dog, mistaking it for an actual wolf/wolf hybrid
Animal control seizes my dog, thinking it is not a dog, yet an actual wolf/wolf hybrid
Unable to safely take the dog to the vet, pet stores, or other places for fear of arrest because they look wolf-like
Never let your dog run free without you near by, If you are out in the wilderness or in the country, put an orange reflective vest on your Tamaskans. Wolves and coyotes normally don't wear Orange Vests.
Have your Tamaskan where a colar with your personal information on it. Also microchip your dog.
Any person who is considered a wolf expert can tell a Tamaskan is not a wolf, and your vet should have no problem either. All registered Tamaskans come with Registration papers, their DNA is on record through a reputable DNA lab and these records can be retrievable for identification purposes.
The TDR also introduced a Saarloos as a "one-time only" out-cross to bring some fresh blood in the breed." If this was correct isn't the saarloos a wolf dog hybrid like a Czech vlak? So wouldn't that mean that the tamaskan dog has a very tiny bit of wolf in its background? I'm not trying to cause a fight or anything here I'm just looking for clarification because I'm kind of confused.
The Saarloos and the Czech Vlak are NOT wolfdogs or wolf hybrids. Both are recognized DOG breeds, The Czech Vlak, just got its acceptance into the AKC this year. Just because they have wolf in their name does not make them hybrids. The German Shepard Dog started out as a combination of a dog and a wolf, and nobosdy freaks out about a German Shepard in their neighborhood anymore. The same goes for the Husky and a few other breeds.
It is true that a one time outcross using a Stud Saarloos was used. This particular Saarloos was used because of his look and temperament. I know the owner of the Saarloos used and he is a very loving and affectionate dog.