Breeding Regulations for ITR Breeders

3. BREEDING REGULATIONS FOR ITR BREEDERS 

 3.1 Stud Dogs 

Rules regarding Stud dogs include the following:

3.1.1.  A Stud dog must be a minimum of eighteen (18) months of age to start breeding.

3.1.2.  A Stud dog that is affected by cryptorchidism may not be used for breeding.

3.1.3.  A Stud dog must be microchipped.

3.1.4.  A Stud dog will have a temperament that is consistent with the Tamaskan Breed Standard. Any male dog who is fearful or aggressive towards people will not be permitted to breed.

3.2 Bitches 

Rules regarding Breeding Bitches include the following: 

3.2.1  A Breeding Bitch must be a minimum of twenty-four (24) months of age to start breeding. 

3.2.2.  A Breeding Bitch must be microchipped 

3.2.3.  A Breeding Bitch must not have more than one (1) litter in twelve (12) months, without prior approval, in writing, from the ITR COB. 

3.2.4.  A Breeding Bitch must retire from breeding once she turns eight (8) years old, unless otherwise approved, in writing, by the ITR CoB. Requests for breeding extension will be accompanied by veterinarian statement that shows the dog is in good health and able to have and care for a litter.  

3.2.5.  A Breeding Bitch will be retired after two (2) cesarean sections. 

3.2.6.  A Breeding Bitch will be retired after four (4) litters, unless otherwise approved, in writing, by the ITR CoB. 

3.2.7.  A Breeding Bitch will whelp her first litter prior to her fifth (5th) birthday, unless otherwise approved, in writing, by the ITR CoBRequests for breeding extension will be accompanied by veterinarian statement that shows the dog is in good health and able to have and care for a litter. 

3.2.8.  A Breeding Bitch will have a temperament that is consistent with the Tamaskan Breed Standard. Any female dog who is fearful or aggressive towards people will not be permitted to breed. 

3.3. Foundation Dogs 

Rules regarding Foundation Dogs include the following: 

3.3.1.  For approval or pre-approval of a New Foundation dog owner/breeder will submit a completed Outcross Proposal Form (download form), or similar, to the ITR CoB. 

3.3.2.  A New Foundation dog proposal will be submitted with a five (5) generation pedigree, even if the dogs are not registered. If there is less than a five (5) generation pedigree available, please contact the ITR CoB. 

3.3.3.  A New Foundation dog proposal will be submitted with photos of the proposed foundation dog, Foundation dog’s dam and sire and, whenever possible, photos of: siblings, offspring and any/all of grandparents. 

3.3.4.  ITR Temperament form or Information regarding the Foundation dog’s temperament to be submitted at the ITR COB’s request. 

3.3.5. Approved Foundation dogs will follow the regulations in 3.1 Stud dogs or 3.2 Bitches, where appropriate. 

3.3.6.  A New Foundation dog will complete the mandatory health testing as listed in Section 4. Final approval will not be given until all testing and requested documents have been submitted for approval to the ITR COB. 

3.3.7.  A New Foundation dog can be submitted to the ITR COB for pre-approval prior to any health testing.  

3.3.8.  A New Foundation dog will not be bred on pre-approval status. 

3.3.9.  Limitations on number of litters, or requirements that all offspring must be tested for CEA or MDR1 (etc.), before placement into breeding homes, may be implemented on a case-by-case basis by the ITR CoB. 

3.3.10.  Maximum permitted wolf content in any approved Foundation dog is 30% according to Embark Breed Identification. 

3.3.11.  Foundation dogs with wolf content 20% or greater (per Embark) shall only be bred to Tamaskan Dogs with less than 15% wolf content (Embark or paper calculation) without prior approval, in writing, by the ITR CoB. 

3.4. Litters 

Rules regarding Tamaskan Litters include the following: 

3.4.1.  All health testing results, as per Section 4, must be completed and submitted to ITR Registrars prior to a breeding taking place, for both dogs in the pairing. 

3.4.2.  The maximum COI for any planned litter must not exceed 10% paper calculation run on twenty-five (25) generations using the ITR database without an exception, in writing, from the CoB. It is recommended to try to stay in the 0 – 6% range. 

3.4.3.  An ITR litter listing containing a COI number must be a either a genetic COI from Embark or a paper COI calculated on twenty-five (25) generations using the ITR database. The ITR will provide the paper COI calculation of a litter for any ITR breeder at their request. 

3.4.4.  Any litter that produces a serious inherited health issue/disorder/disease will not be permitted to be repeated. 

3.4.5.  An ITR Breeder can only repeat a litter one time provided at least two (2) years have passed since the first litter of the same parents and there must not be any known major health issues produced in that litter. 

3.4.6.  A litter must not be repeated if the first litter has four (4) or more progeny moving forward without prior approval, in writing, from the ITR CoB. 

3.4.7.  An ITR Breeder must not plan a litter that includes any dog who is affected with a serious inherited health issue/disorder/disease. 

3.4.8.  An ITR Breeder who is planning a litter using a dog who has a minor inherited health issue (such as Distichiasis) will first seek ITR CoB approval in writing. 

3.4.9.  Only healthy offspring will be permitted to be bred from any pairing that includes a dog with a minor health issue. 

3.4.10.  An ITR Breeder must not plan a litter that includes two dogs who are both possible carriers, of the same inherited major health disorder (Epilepsy, Addisons, EPI, Hip Dysplasia).  

3.4.11.  An ITR Breeder must not plan a litter that includes two dogs who are possible carriers of any inherited health disorder of the same area/system of the body. For example, a dog who is known to be a carrier of a heart disorder such as Subaortic Stenosis (SAS) will not be permitted to be bred to a dog who is a known carrier of a different heart disorder such as Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM).  

3.4.12.  Litters that include dogs where one dog is a carrier of DNA testable traits such as MDR1, ODSR3, Dwarfism, CEA (etc.) will only be permitted if the other dog is tested as clear of that same trait. 

3.4.13.  Litters that include dogs where one dog is a carrier of DNA testable traits such as MDR1, ODSR3, Dwarfism, CEA will only be permitted to move non-carriers forward for breeding (Excludes DM)  

3.4.14.  An ITR Breeder may contact the ITR CoB for a health report, health pedigree or with any questions they may have on any mating they are considering. 

3.4.15.  An ITR Breeder is required to fill out and submit to the appropriate registrar, the Litter Registration Form (LRFprior to that litter turning six (6) months old. 

3.4.16.  An ITR Breeder will report to the ITR, as soon as possible, all health conditions produced in their litters, or produced from any of their stud dogs, without exception. This includes issues known on any age of Tamaskan dog, produced in any year.  This information will be recorded in the ITR pedigree database and available to all ITR breeders strictly in the interest of breeding healthier dogs.  Email contact: registrar@tamaskan-regiser.com or cob@tamaskan-register.com . 

3.4.17.  Tamaskan dogs with 20% wolf content (paper calculation or Embark) or greater will not be permitted to be bred to a purebred Czechoslovakian Vlcak (Foundation dog) or purebred Saarloos Wolfdog (Foundation dog) or American Wolfdog (Foundation dog); nor mated to the direct (first generation) mix breed offspring of any of those breeds: 50% Czechoslovakian Vlcak or 50% Saarloos Wolfdog or 50% American Wolfdog. 

3.4.18.  The ITR long-term goal for the breed is to reduce wolf content to an average of approximately 10% or less, with some lines having no content. ITR Breeders will keep this long-term goal in mind when planning their litters. 

3.5 Epilepsy rules effective as of January 17, 2021: 

3.5.1. Rules regarding dogs affected with epilepsy and their offspring are the following: 

3.5.1.1.  A dog affected with epilepsy must not be bred. 

3.5.1.2.  A dog who becomes affected with epilepsy must be retired. 

3.5.1.3.  Offspring of a dog affected with epilepsy must not be bred. 

3.5.1.4.  Offspring of a dog who becomes affected with epilepsy must be retired. 

3.5.2. Rules regarding grandchildren of dogs affected with epilepsy are the following: 

3.5.2.1.  Grandchildren of any dog who is affected with epilepsy may not be bred before the age of three (3). 

3.5.2.2.  Grandchildren of any dog who is affected with epilepsy may not be bred more than every twenty-four (24) months up to eight (8) years of age. 

3.5.2.3.  Grandchildren of any dog who is affected with epilepsy will be limited to three (3) litters in their lifetime. 

3.5.2.4.  Grandchildren of any dog who is affected with epilepsy may not be bred to any dog who has produced epilepsy. 

3.5.3. Rules regarding siblings of dogs affected with epilepsy are the following: 

3.5.3.1.  Dogs who have full siblings affected with epilepsy must not be bred before three (3) years old. 

3.5.3.2.  Dogs who have full siblings affected with epilepsy will only be bred every twenty-four (24) months up to eight (8) years of age. 

3.5.3.3.  Dogs who have full siblings affected with epilepsy will be limited to three (3) litters in their lifetime. 

3.5.3.4.  Dogs who have full or half siblings affected with epilepsy will not be bred to any dog who has produced epilepsy. 

3.5.4. Rules regarding dogs who have produced epilepsy are the following: 

3.5.4.1. Dogs who have produced epilepsy in more than one litter with different mates must be retired. 

3.5.4.2. Dogs who have produced epilepsy may not be bred to any dog who has produced epilepsy or has any ancestors who have also produced epilepsy in the first two (2) generations (parent, grandparent). 

3.5.5. General rules regarding epilepsy are the following: 

3.5.5.1.  Any dog who has produced epilepsy must not be bred to any Belgian Shepherd outcross, or progeny of Belgian shepherd outcross within the first three (3) generations. 

3.5.5.2.  Any dog who has a sibling affected with epilepsy must not be bred to any dog with Belgian Shepherd outcross within the first two (2) generations. 

3.5.5.3.  Any dog who has Belgian shepherd outcross within five (5) generations may not be bred to any other line with Belgian outcross within five (5) generations. 

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