Tamaskan Dog

USD $600-$800 Price Avg.

Sled Dogs



Breed Type



14-16 years


Breed Information

Group Sled Dogs
Popularity/Rank 288
Origin Finland
Other Names Tam, Tamaskan husky
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $600-$800
How much does a Tamaskan Dog cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $600 to $800 on your Tamaskan Dog if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Tamaskan Dog from a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 66-99 pounds (30-45 kg),
Female: 50-84 pounds (23-38 kg)
Height Male: 25-28 inches (63-71 cm),
Female: 24-27 inches (61-66 cm)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin November 5, 1988
Ancestry Spitz-type breeds, Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, German Shepherd, Finnish Spitz, Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Coarse, Double, Thick
Coat Colors Black, Gray, Red, Usually in the following color combinations: Wolf Grey, Red & Grey or Black & Grey.
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Blue, Grey
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Grey, Brown, Tan
Coat Color Possibilities Wolf Grey, Red Grey, Black & Silver, White & Silver, Sable, Agouti, Red Sable, Black & Tan
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Double-coated
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Agile, Intelligent, Obedient, Sociable, Tolerant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Bloat, Cancer, Cryptorchidism, Deafness, Degenerative Myelopathy, Ear Infections, Epilepsy, Eye Problems, Heat Intolerance, Liver Issues, Renal Failure
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 30 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3.5 cups
Daily Cost $50-$100
Monthly Cost The cost of a Tamaskan Dog can vary depending on the breeder, but typically ranges from $1,500 to $2,500.


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Tamaskan Dog have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 6-10 puppies (Once a year.)


The Tamaskan Dog is a relatively new breed of dog that was developed in Finland in the 1980s. It is a cross between Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and German Shepherds. The Tamaskan Dog has a wolf-like appearance with its thick coat and pointed ears, but it is not related to wolves. This breed is known for its intelligence, loyalty, and friendly nature.

Appearance: The Tamaskan Dog has a wolf-like appearance with its thick coat and pointed ears. Its body is muscular and well-proportioned with strong legs and feet. Its head is wedge-shaped with almond-shaped eyes that are usually brown or amber in color. The tail of the Tamaskan Dog can be either curled or straight depending on the individual dog's genetics.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Tamaskan Dog is 12 to 15 years old when properly cared for. They typically weigh between 50 to 85 pounds (23 to 39 kg) when fully grown and stand at an average height of 22 to 26 inches (56 to 66 cm). They come in various colors such as black & tan, red & white, grey & white, sable & white, silver & white or wolf grey & white combinations.

Personality: The Tamaskan Dog has an intelligent personality that makes them easy to train and eager to please their owners. They are loyal companions who love spending time with their families but can also be independent thinkers when needed. They are also very active dogs who need plenty of exercise every day in order for them to stay healthy both physically and mentally.

Friendliness: The Tamaskan Dog is generally friendly towards other dogs as well as people they know including children if they have been socialized properly from an early age onwards. However they may be wary around strangers so it’s important that you introduce them slowly into any new situations or environments where there may be unfamiliar people present so that they don’t become overly anxious or scared by the situation at hand..

Temperament: The temperament of the Tamaskan Dog can vary from individual dog but generally speaking they are gentle natured animals who enjoy being around people but can also be independent thinkers when needed too which makes them great problem solvers! They do require plenty of exercise every day though so if you’re looking for a low maintenance pet then this isn’t necessarily the right breed for you!

Health: Generally speaking the health of the Tamaskan Dogs tends to be quite good however like all breeds there are certain health issues which could affect your pet such as hip dysplasia or eye problems so it’s important that you keep up regular check ups with your vet just in case anything arises which needs treating quickly before it becomes more serious down the line..

Adaptability Level: As long as their basic needs such as food water shelter exercise etc are met then these dogs tend to adapt quite easily into different environments whether this means living indoors or outdoors however due their active nature they do require plenty of space both inside and outside if possible so make sure you have enough room available before bringing one home!

Benefits Of Having A Pet : Owning any type of pet comes with many benefits such as providing companionship unconditional love stress relief increased physical activity etc however owning a tamasken dog specifically comes with some additional benefits too such as being able to take part in activities like agility training flyball sledding etc due their high energy levels plus these dogs tend not bark excessively making them ideal pets for those living in apartments/condos where noise levels need kept down!


The Tamaskan Dog is a relatively new breed of dog that was developed in Finland in the 1980s. The breed was created by crossing three different breeds of dogs: the German Shepherd, the Alaskan Malamute, and the Siberian Husky. The Tamaskan Dog was originally bred to be a working dog, and they were used for sledding, hunting, and as guard dogs.

The Tamaskan Dog breed almost became extinct in the early 2000s. There were only about 100 Tamaskan Dogs left in the world at that time. The breed became popular again in the late 2000s, and there are now over 1000 Tamaskan Dogs worldwide.

The ancestry of the Tamaskan Dog is unknown for sure, but it is believed that they are descended from wolves. The Tamaskan Dog was recognized as a breed by the United Kennel Club in 2011.