caninesrock wrote:Honestly that's not the vibe I get from you. I understand wanting to share information you may have read up on but what you were doing on this thread and a few others was not sharing but more like "telling" as if your opinions were fact. I too have studied up on animals but I am in no way going to state things that I may believe are true because I read about someone elses experience and argue down people who do actually have the years of HANDS ON EXPERIENCE as I've seen you do atleast twice on this thread.
It's good you are reading up on these animals you want to own and volunteering but I can tell you it's nothing like hands on experience and living with that animal 24/7.
If it is something I read up on from reliable sources,then it is not my opinions,but facts. I state them as facts because they are
facts. For example, many of my books say wolves live in packs. If I say wolves live in packs, that is not my opinion,but a well-known fact. Also, volunteering is hands-on-experience. If someone else has alot of experience, why wouldn't you believe what they say as facts? I would definitely personally consider anything said by say a wolf biologist for example, a fact and wouldn't see anything wrong with sharing it as a fact. It must be true since being a biologist and all, they must be an expert or one would hope anyway. As for merely owning animals making someone an expert though, I don't neccessarily agree with that. Look how many people in the world own domestic dogs yet many,many people don't understand them as shown by how many dogs end up abadoned or in shelters or rescues.
It is a fact that Czech Wolfdogs weren't recognized until 1955,while German Shepards were recognized in 1899. It is also a fact that there is no real proof of GSD having wolf ancestry and that that progency list(or atleast the version of it provided online that I linked to) doesn't name the breeds of any of those dogs to prove whether or not they were wolves,wolfdogs, or merely wolfy-looking dogs.
It is also a fact that there is alot of contorversy claiming that Tamaskans have wolf in them. And even one supposed DNA test that confirms this, though so far, no one's actually been able to confirm if the said test really does exsist or not though. If it does exsist though, that would pretty much make it a confirmed fact that Tamaskans do have wolf in them since DNA doesn't lie when it comes to the identity of invidiauls even if it is occassionally misleading at a species/subspecies level.
It is fact that the Tamaskan is almost completely made up of northern/sled dog breeds. This fact is even stated on the official TDR website. Breed experts say that crossbreeds will usually have traits of one or more of their parents. Since nearly all of the breeds in the Tamaskan are sled dog breeds(and there is a large amount of husky in them), I think it is fair to assume that they have simliar personalities to huskies. Other aspects of huskies have certainly popped through in them being able to be used as sled dogs in competitions and the like.
Also,again, here in this thread, the main question is about genetics,not behavior. Someone who has hands on experience can be very knowlegde about the said animals behavior but that doesn't necessarily mean they know anything about its genetics. Really,other than the founder of the breed and genetists, no one is an expert about what genetics a dog breed has in it.
I don't doubt that Taarheel is a trustworthy breeder or that he takes good care his dogs after seeing his videos and comments here. However, unless he was there when the founder first started creating the breed, was the founder of the breed himself(which I know he is not),or had a DNA test done on his dogs,he can not know for sure whether or not there is any wolf in the Tamaskan. Same with how I don't doubt that Cindy is an excellent wolfdog owner and so are the Czech Wofldogs owners she talked with and she(or they) may have owned German Shepards as well for all I know,but that doesn't mean that they can possibly know whether or not GSDs have wolf in them unless they were able to get a DNA test linking the dogs to an individual wolf or wolfdogs,were there when the breed was founded, or were the founder themselves.
Exotic Wishlist: high content wolfdog or wolf,low to mid content wolfdog, Coyote, Coydog, Black-backed Jackal, New Guinea Singing Dog, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Mink, Raccoon, Coati,and Kinkajou.
Domestic Wishlist: dogs, cats, ferrets, donkey, mule