Our Tamaskan Story:
Both of us grew up in Southeast Michigan and had always been passionate about animals. Olivia grew up with cats, birds, fish, guinea pigs, and rabbits in the house, and Thomas grew up with dogs and later had chickens when he was old enough to care for them. We met after high school and knew our future together would include many more fur babies.
In 2015, we rented a small house together and adopted our first cat, Jinx. Though we love Jinx dearly, we were very much excited about getting a dog. Olivia began researching (as she does with most things) different dog breeds to find the best match for our lifestyle. Both of us were inclined to pursue either Siberian Huskies or German Shepherds, but we kept going back and forth on the right match. It was at this time that Olivia began looking for similar mixed breeds and fate led her to the Tamaskan Dog Register's website.
We bought our first home together in 2016 and made sure that the yard and fencing were top priority for our future fur baby. It very much became Olivia's biggest passion as we began to apply for different puppy waiting lists and soon she felt compelled to help the breed move forward by hoping to some day become Tamaskan breeders ourselves. During her last semester of undergrad, we brought Thorin home from Sweden. Our love for the breed has only grown since; he is such a great companion.
As Thomas finishes his last few undergrad semesters, we are excited to contribute to the breed by studding out Thorin. We also brought home our second tamaskan, Athena who is keeping us on our toes! We've added a second black rescue cat to the mix, Gemini, and dream about moving out of the city where we can have horses, ducks, and of course, more Tams!
We are always happy to answer any questions regarding Tamaskans you might have and would like to welcome you to the Tamaskan community!