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My First Canaans

Owned and bred under Ellen's American affix of Briel Kennels

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Ariel being tested for herding at the '88 National Specialty
Jessie winning BOS at the '88 National Specialty
The first herding test was held at the CCA* '88 National Specialty. Here is "Ariel" having a go. (He wasn't a herding dog.)
A 6-month old Geva's Jessie of Briel winning Best of Opposite Sex in Puppy Sweeps at the 1988 National Specialty. The judge was Esmee Treen. "Jessie" was bred by William and Lorraine Stephens.
Ariel winning the 1988 National Specialty
Jessie winning Best of Winners at the '88 Specialty
"Ariel" winning Best In Specialty Show at the CCA* 1988 National Specialty under judge, Alfred Treen in Kingston, Illinois.
"Jessie" was Best Puppy in Show at the CCA* National Specialty. She was only 6-months old and her ears went up on the long --900 mile--journey home.
CCA CH Geva's Jessie of Briel
Ariel winning the
"Jessi" finished her CCA* championship in just 4 shows. Here she is pictured after one of her wins.
"Ariel" didn't go to the '89 Specialty, but once agains was Best in Specialty Show at the 1990 show in Almagordo, New Mexico. The judge was Mr Clifton Shyrock.
CCA CH Ariel Shin Ha'Aretz of Briel
"Ariel" next attended the 1992 CCA National Specialty which was held in Stowe, Vermont. Once again "Ariel" won Best in Specialty Show. He matched his father's and grandfather's records of 4 National Specialty Best in Shows.
The preceeding photo was used when the CCA selected "Ariel" to represent the breed standard for the Dog World Breed Standards/Buyer's Guide 1988. To read the write up Ellen wrote to go with it click here.
I will "paws" here (pun intended). When I have had time to sort out some more photos I will continue with Briel Canaans.
* CCA stands for Canaan Club of America, the original name of the parent club for the breed in the USA.
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