The International Tamaskan Register (ITR) was founded in May 2019 by the original members of the TDR Committee of Breeders. The Tamaskan Dog Register (TDR) was originally founded in February of 2006 to serve as the official breed registry for all authentic Tamaskan Dogs worldwide. It established a comprehensive list of rules and regulations for registered breeders as well as a code of ethics. This includes a set of mandatory health, structure, genetic, and temperament requirements for all breeding or potential breeding dogs as well as standards of practice for breeding and whelping litters. In 2012, the TDR was officially registered as a non-profit company in Scotland and the registry was restructured with an international “roundtable” Committee comprised of representatives from each National Club around the world.
In 2016, the TDR decided to close the Scottish branch of the company and subsequently registered as a 501(c)(4) charitable corporation in the United States, which was governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors was responsible for the organization and management of the TDR as a business (e.g., taxes, banking, management of the corporation, etc.) and appointed an advisory committee (the original members of the Scottish TDR company) known as the Committee of Breeders (COB) whose function was to manage the development of the Tamaskan breed. Due to the corruption, mismanagement, unethical conduct and poor decisions of the TDR’s Board of Directors, the COB subsequently decided to leave the TDR to form the ITR.