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CDC of the UK CH Anacan Happy Anni
(Sire: Am Ch Ha'Aretz Hayyim For Anacan (Imp USA)/Dam: Anacan Sheeza Gem)
Date of Birth: 28th November 2010
Hip Score: 0/0 - The first Canaan Dog in the UK to get a perfect hip score!
CDC of the UK Championship attained 7th August 2012
Anacan Happy Anni
Anni at 3 years of age

It was a delightful dilemma. Ruby gave us 6 beautiful puppies - 1 boy and 5 girls - but which girl to keep? Anni's colouring caught one's eye, along with her wonderful temperament and beautiful type, but her black sister, Silhouette, had such a beautiful head and lovely conformation and movement as well. The solution -- keep them both!

Anni is a real love, and very definitely 'my' girl, whining whenever I walk out of sight. Her first show was a baptism by fire as it was a 5 hour drive to Paignton. But I could not have been happier with how she behaved and she came home with her first Best Puppy and finished out 2011 as Top Canaan Dog Puppy. One of the highlights of the 2011 show year was when, under Israeli judge, Myrna Shiboleth (accepted as the foremost authority on the breed) awarded Anni not only Best Puppy, but also Best Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex. Myrna said of Anni, who was 10 months old at the time, "Excellent type of good size, substance and correct body proportions. Athletic. Nice head and expression, lovely eye. Body still developing but correct angulation and proportions. Moves very well, a bit close behind. Excellent tail set and carriage. Excellent temperament." We were extremely pleased with that critique.

Anni's show career, though limited due to finances, was quite successful with a number of Best of Sex wins as well as a Best of Breed over her housemate, Izzy, at the Paignton Championship Show 2012. However we were not able to have a much wanted litter from Anni as she developed a pyometra after being bred and had to be spayed to save her life. We were very saddened by this, but on the other hand, we still have a happy, healthy Anni to bring joy to our lives and we are grateful for that.

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Anni at Canaan Dog Club show 8th April 2014

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Last Updated on the14th April 2019

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