|& Plans at Anacan 2020|
June - It's been a very long time since I last updated our News & Plans page - a few years actually. We've had so much going on in our lives that I just gave up on it. And now, of course, with the covid-19 pandemic, so much has been put on hold for everyone in the world. Crufts was the last dog show held this year and we were fortunate to be able to attend as we won Best of Breed with our Astor (her second time winning Best of Breed at Crufts). But since then all the shows have been cancelled with just a slim liklihood of anymore being held this year.
Though I handled our young dog, Vinny (Anacan Invincible) at Crufts, who was Best Puppy there, I didn't do him justice and I don't know if I will be able to show the Canaans any longer. Richard has been doing most of the handling for me as the osteoporosis in my spine has caused it to crumble so badly that I'm bent in half and it is difficult for me to run - nevermind do it properly. This breaks my heart as I've been showing dogs for 43 years now and I love doing it. I've never been much of a spectator, I love participating. I think I will still be able to carry on with my Tibetan Spaniels for a while longer as they are much smaller and don't require you to move as quickly, but I really am praying for a miracle so I can continue showing my Canaans as well.
In the meantime I am continuing with my breeding programme. We had a litter the 15th of January of this year and for the first time we had a puppy with a malformed hind leg. The vet said it seems as if her joints are fused and we won't be able to know if there is anything that can be done for her until she is older. In the meantime, little Rahab is a very happy little thing and gets around and plays with our Charis and our Tibetan Spaniels quite happily. Her other siblings are all in lovely homes and we are pleased that we hear from their owners from time-to-time. I just wish we could find some show homes as we desperately need to get the breed out in the public eye. Richard & I can't go on forever and at the moment there are only two other exhibitors. There are also only two breeders in the UK at this time - ourselves and a person in Kent, though our friend in Bristol, Martin Moulding, is hoping to have a litter sometime this year using our Caiser. It depends on when his Rubi comes into season and if he is allowed to travel up here, etc. We welcome any ideas for helping to promote this little know and wonderful breed.
As mentioned on my Upcoming Litters page, I hope to be able to breed our Poppy (Anacan Poetry in Motion) this year. She is so lovely and I'm sure she will have some beautiful pups when we do breed her. That's it for now.