We are located in Kansas. My husband, Andy, works in admissions for a university and I, Courtney, am a pharmacist. We both are very active and enjoy walking our dogs on back-country roads, bicycling, weightlifting, spending time at the lake and playing sports of any kind.
We first became interested in the Tamaskan dog in 2012 while searching for the perfect breed of dog to add to our family. In 2011, we had adopted our first dog into the family, Oakley, a Canaan dog. We were looking for a companion dog as well as one that would fit into our active lifestyle. When we came across information about the Tamaskan, we were immediately intrigued and after finding more information, on the Tamaskan forum and Facebook pages, we were hooked. In 2013, we welcomed home our first Tamaskan, Kova, from Tamrakar Tamaskan in Canada. A year later, in 2014, we brought home Kya from J&J Kennels. Kova and Kya were both fully health tested via the requirements of the Tamaskan Dog Register (TDR) and in 2016 we were approved as breeders with the TDR. This will be our first adventure into dog breeding, and although it is new to us, we are eager to learn and will continuously seek to improve. Our goals as a kennel are to follow the standard set by the TDR and produce Tamaskans that are of the highest quality in terms of health, temperament and versatility. Our hope is to appropriately match the puppies we produce with the right families so they can also share in the love and joy our Tamaskans have brought us.
When naming the kennel, we wanted to find something meaningful to us personally. The term “Adawe” comes from the Ottawa Indian language and means, “to exchange.” The term also led to the name of the Ottawa Indian tribe. We both attended Ottawa Univerisy and have a deep connection to Ottawa the town and Ottawa University so, it was only fitting!