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Canaan Dogs of Anacan

In Memoriam

Gvir Me Shaar Hagai At Anacan
(Sire: Shachmat Me Shaar Hagai/Dam: Yafit Me Shaar Hagai)
13th September 1991 - ?
 
Gvir Me Shaar Hagai At Anacan- Israeli import Gvir - head study
'Bobby's' second husband
"Gvir "

'Gvir' at 7-1/2 years old

Gvir was imported by Ellen from Myrna Shiboleth (Israel) to the USA when Gvir was 7-months old. Ellen acquired him and a bitch named, Hila at the same time. She remembers driving down from upstate NY to Kennedy airport to collect the pair and having the warehousemen in the freight collection area tell each other to 'come look at the wolves'!

When Ellen brought him to England Gvir had to go into quarantine which proved to be a very difficult episode for him. It took a considerable toll on him physically and mentally, so bad that at one point we thought of having him put down. It took Gvir 3 years to get over his ordeal and we vowed to never put a dog through quarantine again.

Gvir proved to be an excellent producer. The first AKC champion, CH Cherrysh Gideon's Topaz (bred by Jerry Hennings and Ellen Minto) was his granddaughter. The first Bermudian champion, Anacan Cause to Celebrate, was his son. His daughter, Anacan Divine Brown for Babrees (who started Jill & Ian Terry in Canaans) produced a litter of excellent quality for her owners. And then his son, Anacan Ziggy, did Richard & I so proud in the show ring being the Pedigree Top Canaan Dog in 1999, the second Canaan in the UK to win an all-breed open show Best In Show and the winner of the first Canaan Dog Club of the United Kingdom single-breed open show. Gvir's grandson, Finnish Champion Anacan Diplomat at Kirifix was on his way to an international championship, and has also proven himself as an excellent producer.

At Crufts 2000, Gvir won Best Dog at 8-1/2 years of age! And in October of 2000 his lovely daughter, Lorianna Lucky Star was born to Lorna Hasting's Anacan Forever Amber, who was Lorna's start in Canaan Dogs. ('Star' lived up to her name by finishing the year 2001 as the Top Puppy in the breed and, in time, going on to become a Int/Lux/Ger/Dutch Champion.) Sadly, while Gvir was staying at Lorna Hastings farm, on the 13th September 2001 he was let out for a run and didn't come back. There were a number of sighting during the first few months, but then the sightings stopped coming. As his body was never found, we can only hope that someone found him and gave him the love and care he deserved.

Gvir was a loved and trusted friend. He was happy and playful (a trait that still comes out in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren) and still willing to strut his stuff in the show ring when asked. We miss him terribly and will always wonder what happened to him.

 
Last Updated on the 31st August 2011

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