Basalt's Breeding Policy

Basalt breeds according to the rules that were set up by the Tamaskan Dog Register. The most important for us is health and character, followed by the right appearance. All of are breeding dogs are DNA profiled as well as tested for Hip Dysplasia and Degenerative Myelopathy (unless the results are already determined by parentage).

Females

Minimum breeding age: 2 years old
Maximum breeding age: 6 years old
Maximum breeding age bitch for 1st mating: 5 years old
Maximum number of litters: 3 litters
Frequency of breeding: Females may not be bred more then once every 12 months.

Males

Minimum breeding age: 18 months
Maximum breeding age: 8 years old
Maximum number of litters: 3 litters

Kinship/Relation

The breeding between parent/offspring, full brother/sister, half brother/sister, grandparent/grandpup, uncle/niece, aunt/nephew, first cousins is not allowed. Also no breeding that would produce a litter of pups with a COI greater than 10%.