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Canaan Dogs of Anacan

(Sire: Anacan Issachar/Dam: Gam Yafa Gam Hakhama me Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Imp Isr)
Date of Birth: 16th December 2014
Hip Score: 9 (5:4)
Best Bitch Crufts 2018
Dawn winning Best Bitch at Crufts 2018.
Photo (C) Yossi Guy

We were very happy when Inna Blayvas (Jerusalem) let us have our 'Gili' as this gave us a new line to breed to our Izzy. The fact that Gili's dam, the lovely 'Terush' (WD.JR.CH.Bat Yerushalaim Shel Zahav), is the most titled Canaan Dog ever was a bonus. So when the time came to breed Izzy and Gili we were very excited and looked forward to seeing what the breeding would produce. Well we got 6 gorgeous puppies - 1 male and 5 females!. As the puppies grew I kept changing my mind about which one to keep as they were all so nice. I finally asked Richard which one he liked and he picked 'Dawn' - the one I had my eye on. She is everything I could want in a puppy - lovely feminine head, with excellent conformation and movement, and she is sweet and loving as well.

Joy, Song & Dawn
L-R: Joy Song & Dawn.
Which one would you have picked?

Anacan Bring The Dawn
Dawn at 3 mos of age.

Anacan Bring The Dawn
Dawn, 12th July 2015.

Dawn went to her first show, East of England Championship Show, on the 11th July 2015, (as did her brother, Samson, owned by Peter & Maddy Mills) where she was shown in AVNCS Utility (the class for all breeds in that group that do not have breed classes given at the show). She was up against Japanese Akita Inus and Eurasiers and Dawn not only won Best Puppy, but also Reserve Best Bitch! We were thrilled with the results as we took her just to get her used to the show ring. Both Dawn & Samson qualified for Crufts 2016 on the day. The judge, Mr Tim Ball, wrote the following critique about Dawn: "Minto's Anacan Bring The Dawn, 6 mos Canaan Dog. Promising youngster who scored for her correct type & balance. Attractive, well-proportioned head with dark almond shaped eyes & excellent earset. Correct dentition. Neck of good length, level topline, rib developing nicely & good tail carriage. Well laid shoulder, elbows held close to body & nice straight forelegs. Moving true. RBB & BPNSC." Hopefully, this portends for more good things to come.

We haven't shown Dawn that many times over the last 2 years simply because Richard often has to go to shows on his own while I stay home ot take care of the kennels, and he took it in turn to show our Phoebe in 2015 & 2016, and then our Astor in 2017, who are more mature. Now that Dawn is coming into her own (Canaans don't mature before 3 years of age) I think she is ready to keep out in the show ring this year, at least when I am able to go to the shows as well to help show the dogs. We may also breed her later in 2018 or early 2019 if we have sufficient good homes lined up.

Dawn has such a kind and loving nature. She loves everyone and wants to be loved by everyone. She is a great dog and I'm happy that Richard chose her for us.

For Dawn's pedigree click here

Last Updated on the 15th March 2018

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