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In accordance with Croatian law, and the breeding rules & regulations of the International Tamaskan Register (ITR), the minimum age that a puppy can go to its new home is 8+ weeks old. In our experience, whenever possible, it is best for Tamaskan puppies to start going to their new homes at 8+ weeks old so that they can begin settling in to their new home/living environment, and bonding with their new family right away. This is particularly important if the new family has young children or other pets (cats, rabbits, older dogs, etc) so that the puppy is raised alongside them from a young age.

It also means that the puppy will get plenty of one-on-one handling and individual attention, and can start getting accustomed to the new family’s daily routine, which is crucial for potty-training. Finally, and most importantly, it means that the new family can make the most of their puppy’s crucial socialization phase (8 to 16 weeks old) by exposing it to lots of interesting and exciting (positive!) experiences.

Compared to other breeds, Tamaskan Dogs tend to develop extremely rapidly (physically and mentally) at a very young age: from 0 to 8 weeks old. This rapid development then slows down quite drastically, compared to other breeds, with a delayed puberty (around 9 to 11 months old) and a longer maturation phase (around 18 to 24 months old).

Due to the particular import laws for each country (specifically, minimum age requirements) sometimes puppies must remain here with us for a longer Extended Stay period. During this time, we make sure to give each "extended stay" puppy individual attention and handling, as well as interaction with numerous visitors of all ages, and regular exposure to new/different stimuli.