The types of registrations or the qualifications required for registration, including new health tests, *may* be added or updated to this list, in due time, as deemed necessary by the ITR Committee of Breeders (CoB). No Breeder may register a litter with the ITR unless they are in good standing with the ITR. By registering a litter with the ITR you agree to The CoB may impose certain terms and conditions on an individual dog or specific litter combination, depending on the particular factors of each case. These terms and conditions will be recorded in the ITR pedigree database as well as listed on the ITR registration papers.
4.1 Full ITR Registration
Full Registration* is issued to all Tamaskan litters or individuals that are offspring born from registered Tamaskan parents that have met the following ITR breeding requirements:
a)Both Sire and Dam must have ITR Registration Certificate (or TDR Registration Certificate issued prior to 1 July 2019);
b) Both Sire and Dam must be microchipped;
c)Both Sire and Dam must beDNA profiled by Neogen GeneSeek to verify the parentage / correct pedigree;
d)Both Sire and Dam must be hip scored and elbow scored with passing results;
e)Both Sire and Dam must have had their eyes examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist with passing results;
f)Sire must have been examined by a licensed veterinarian to verify that he has two normal testicles fully descended within the scrotum;
g)Both Sire and Dam must be DNA tested for DM (Degenerative Myelopathy). Dogs with both parents who test clear will be deemed Clear by Parentage and do not require the DNA test. At least one parent in every mating combination must be DM Clear;
h)At least one parent in every mating combination must be clear if a parent is a carrier for a disorder, such as but not limited to, MDR1 (multi drug resistance 1) or CEA (collie eye anomaly).
i)Fees for Full Registration can be found on the Fee Schedule and are subject to change.
*Tamaskan Dogs with Full ITR Registration may be used for breeding once they have passed all of the ITR requirements for Full Registration.
4.2 Conditional ITR Registration
Conditional Registration* is issued to any Tamaskan offspring born from an outcross dog or registered Tamaskan parents that have NOT met the aforementioned ITR breeding requirements. (For instance, in the event whereby the sire and/or dam were not completely health tested prior to litter registration.) Conditional Registration also includes Tamaskan offspring born of a sire and/or dam without a passing hip score or some other undesirable genetic condition (depending on specific case-by-case circumstances and with prior COB approval). Conditional Registration can be amended and become Full Registration if the dog in question meets the established ITR requirements (pending review by the COB).
*Tamaskan Dogs with Conditional ITR Registration may only be used for breeding once they have qualified for Full ITR Registration.
4.2.1 Amending Conditional Registration for Outcross Litters
All puppies from an outcross litter are automatically given Conditional ITR Registration. These puppies are registered as G1 Tamaskan Dogs but they have an extra set of requirements to fulfill in order to qualify as future breeding dogs. The first step towards becoming eligible for breeding is to obtain Full ITR Registration as well as complying with all conditions set by the COB for offspring from that outcross dog. This can be done once the dog has reached 12+ months of age and this entails completion of the following two evaluations:
a)Offspring from an outcross litter are required to undergo athird-party evaluation for temperament by a dog–training professional who specializes in canine behavior / psychology. Specifically, the dog’s temperament will need to be evaluated in relation to that of the Tamaskan Dog breed standard. The dog–training professional who conducts the evaluation will need to complete the ITR Temperament Exam form OR provide a detailed written statement (in English) declaring that the dog is of sound temperament. The written statement must appropriately identify the dog by registered name and microchip number, and it must be signed and dated by the dog–training professional.
b)Offspring from an outcross litter are required to undergo a third-party evaluation for conformation by a judge or breeder who specializes in conformation. Specifically, the dog’s conformation will need to be evaluated in relation to that of theTamaskan Dog breed standard. The judge or breeder who conducts the evaluation will need to complete the ITR Conformation Form OR provide a detailed written statement (in English) declaring that the dog is of sound conformation. The written statement must appropriately identify the dog by registered name and microchip number, and it must be signed and dated by the judge or breeder.
Once these evaluation forms have been submitted to the ITR COB and approved, the dog may complete, if it hasn’t already, the mandatory health testing that is required of all breeding dogs; the full list of requirements for a ITR breeder are listed here. Once the dog has satisfactorily passed all the required health testing (in addition to the two evaluations listed above) the dog will qualify for Full ITR Registration and, as such, will be eligible for breeding.
Fees for Conditional Registration can be found on the Fee Schedule and are subject to change.
4.3 Limited ITR Registration
Limited Registration* is issued to any Tamaskan offspring, born of registered Tamaskan parents, in which one or both parents do not meet the ITR breeding requirements. It is also issued to any Tamaskan offspring, born of registered Tamaskan parents, that fails to meet the Tamaskan Breed Standard (serious disqualifying fault) … for instance:
b)Heterochromia (having two differently colored eyes);
c)Non-accepted coat color (piebald, liver/red, dilute/blue, merle, brindle, etc.);
d)A physical deformity identified prior to registration (for instance, cleft palate);
OR some other highly undesirable quality / disqualifying fault (according to the Tamaskan Breed Standard) that deem the dog unsuitable for breeding, as decided by the breeder and/or the ITR Committee of Breeders (CoB).
Fees for Limited Registration can be found on the Fee Schedule and are subject to change.
*Tamaskan Dogs with Limited ITR Registration may NOT use for breeding under any circumstance, UNLESS a prior exception is granted by the COB (depending on the specific circumstances of each case).
4.4 Replacement Registration Certificates
a) To obtain a replacement for a Registration Certificate that has been torn, mutilated, soiled or otherwise defaced, the recorded owner must submit the original Registration Certificate to the Registrar, if possible. If the Registration Certificate has been lost, it will be replaced with “Duplicate” stamped on the replacement Registration Certificate.
b) A recorded owner may request a change on a dog’s Registration Certificate (markings, color, hip status, etc.) by submitting the Registration Certificate to the Registrar along with the requested changes. Changes to health test results must be accompanied with copies of the relevant health certificates/paperwork as proof for the changes being requested.
c) Whenever the legal title/ownership of a registered dog passes to another person by reason of death, foreclosure of any liens, order or decree of court, or otherwise by operation of law,, the new owner may apply for a new Registration Certificate by providing their name, address and contact information, along with proof of ownership/legal possession and payment of the applicable fee.
d) When a dog is returned to the breeder or rehomed/resold with approval of the breeder, the new owner may apply for a new Registration Certificate by providing their name, address and contact information, along with proof of ownership/legal possession and payment of the applicable fee.
e) In the case of any errors or typos on any Registration Certificate, the Registrar will send out a corrected Registration Certificate to the dog’s owner(s) or breeder at no additional cost.
f) The fee for a new/replacement Registration Certificate can be found on the Fee Schedule and is subject to change.