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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." This was just the beginning of 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. He took it in turn to show our Phoebe in 2015 & 2016, and then our Astor in 2017, who are more mature. Yet despite the fact that Dawn has rarely been in the show ring, she was 1st in her class at Crufts 2017 over 2 older and more experienced bitches and then, she was Best Bitch at Crufts 2018 under a breed specialist judge! We are so frateful that she has performed so well for me just to please me, but that is the Canaan Dog's loving nature coming through.

Dawn is just such a sweetheart. She loves everyone and wants to be loved by everyone. She is a great dog and as I write this, we are waiting to find out if the mating we did with her and Caiser is fruitful. If so, we'll have the patter of little paws around the 28th August 2018. I'm happy that Richard chose her for us.

For Dawn's pedigree click here

Last Updated on the 12th July 2018

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