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VIXEN (Blustag River Jordan at Sylvaen)

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IDENTITY

BORN: 07.07.2006
BIRTHPLACE: Finland
STATUS: Deceased
DIED: 31.12.2014
REGISTRATION #: TDR29G1
MICROCHIP #: 246098100166905

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AWARDS

Tamaskan Treffen 2011: 2nd Place (offene Klasse Hündinnen)
Tamaskan Treffen 2010: 3rd Place (offene Klasse Hündinnen)
Tamaskan Dog of the Year 2008: Best Opposite Sex
Tamaskan Dog of the Year 2007: Best Puppy


BACKGROUND

Vixen was born in Finland and then imported to England. When I first became interested in the Tamaskan breed, I stumbled across her photo on the internet and instantly fell in love. I knew with certainty that I wanted a Tamaskan that looked JUST like her, one day... In spring 2009, as if by fate, she was listed as available for adoption at the age of 3 years old. Of course, I did not hesitate! The fact that she had been raised around cats and rabbits, as well as children, was an additional bonus considering our multi-pet household. In autumn 2009, I collected her from Germany and brought her home with me to Croatia.

In spring 2010, we drove with Vixen to the Netherlands to breed her with an outcross sire, Bobbi. However, being a new and inexperienced breeder at that time, we got the timing wrong and we ended up being there too early, by around a week or so. Due to work commitments, we couldn't stay more than a couple of days so we had to drive back "empty-handed" so to speak (without any mating). We decided that we'd try again on her next heat cycle. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts to keep Jasper and Vixen separated once we got back home, they had other ideas. Their unplanned mating resulted in our Firefox litter.

The silver-lining is that we later discovered the possibility that both Bobbi and Vixen were potential carriers of epilepsy and, had they been mated together as originally planned, it could have been a risky combination for potentially producing epileptic offspring. However, the whole scenario was a huge learning experience that ultimately resulted in a 3.5-year break from dog breeding to do more research into the bloodlines, and to learn as much as possible about canine genetics and theriogenology in the meantime. In autumn 2013, Vixen had her second (final) litter, which was sired by Xantho in Austria: Pokemon litter. She was then retired from breeding and spayed. Sadly, Vixen passed away on New Year's Eve 2014.


HEALTH

HD: BVA 10 (4:6)

MyDogDNA PASS
DM: Clear (N/N)
DNA Profiles: Neogen GeneSeek (AKC markers) & Genoscoper (ISAG markers)


TEMPERAMENT

Vixen was an absolute sweetheart; a real "lap dog" who loves cuddles. She was very loving and easy-mannered, polite and obedient. She did not pull on leash (or in harness) and she was excellent off-leash with perfect recall. She was practically my shadow and will always followed me from room to room. She had no prey drive whatsoever and got along great with our cats. She was an incredible dog.


PHENOTYPE

HEIGHT: 62cm
WEIGHT: 24kg
COLOR: Red-Grey

TRAITS:
- great neck
- small ears
- short, straight tail

FAULTS:
- small overall size (petite)
- short legs
- relatively short muzzle
- dark brown eyes


GENOTYPE

Colour Locus A = aw/aw (double agouti)
Colour Locus B = B/B (no liver/brown)
Colour Locus E = E/E (no cream/white)
Colour Locus K = ky/ky (no dominant black)
Colour Locus S = S/S (solid coat, no white spotting)

Coat length = L/L (short-haired coat)
Curly coat = C/C (non-curly coat)
Ear erectness = T/T (pointy ears)
Snout/skull length = C/C (elongated head)


PEDIGREE

25 Generation COI: 0.00%
Wolf Content: 7.01% (approx)
[based on pedigree analysis]

PARENTS

SIRE: Jackal (Jackal at Blustag)

(Out of: Oskari X Pauliina)

HD: BVA 12

DM: Clear (N/N)

DAM: Bindi (Blustag Mystic Spirit)

(Out of: Kyte X Paloose)

HD: BVA 7

DM: Unknown (?/?)