Any ITR registered breeder who has bred a litter of Tamaskan puppies from an ITR registered sire and dam can have that litter registered with the ITR. After the litter registration process is complete, the breeder will receive their puppies’ ITR Registration / Ownership Certificates directly from the ITR, which they can then give to the new owners of their puppies. The ITR Registration Certificate includes the dog’s personal information (date of birth, sex, microchip number, parents, etc.) as well as a 3-generation pedigree (parents / grandparents / great-grandparents) along with the health test results for every dog listed. The type of registration depends on certain conditions:
Full ITR Registration
Full Registration is issued to all Tamaskan offspring born from registered Tamaskan parents* that have met the following ITR breeding requirements:
- Both Sire and Dam must have ITR Registration Certificate (or TDR Registration Certificate issued prior to 1 July 2019);
- Both Sire and Dam must be DNA profiled by Neogen GeneSeek to verify parentage / correct pedigree;
- Both Sire and Dam must be hip scored and elbow scored (with passing results);
- Both Sire and Dam must have had eyes examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist (with passing results);
- Both Sire and Dam must be DNA tested for Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) and/or Clear By Parentage (at least one parent in every mating must be DM Clear).
*Only dogs with Full ITR Registration, which meet the ITR breeding requirements, should be used for breeding.
Conditional ITR Registration
Conditional Registration is issued to any Tamaskan offspring born from 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).
AMENDING CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION FOR OUTCROSS LITTERS
All puppies from an outcross litter are automatically given Conditional ITR Registration. These puppies are registered as 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. This can be done once the dog has reached 12+ months of age and this entails completion of the following two evaluations:
- Offspring from an outcross litter are required to undergo a third party evaluation for temperament by a dog–training professional who specializes in canine behaviour / 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 provide a 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.
- 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 the Tamaskan Dog breed standard. The judge or breeder who conducts the evaluation will need to provide a 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 statements have been submitted to the ITR, the dog may complete 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.
Limited ITR Registration
Limited Registration is issued to any Tamaskan offspring, born from registered Tamaskan parents, that fails to meet the Tamaskan Breed Standard:
- Blue Eyes or Heterochromia (two differently colored eyes)
- Incorrect coat color (Extreme Piebald, Liver/Brown, Dilute/Blue/Silver, Merle, Brindle, etc)
- A physical deformity identified prior to registration (cleft palate, etc)
- Any other highly undesirable qualities that deem the dog unsuitable for future breeding (as decided by the COB)
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