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British Utility Breeds Association, 1st December 2012, Judge: Ken Bartlett

Canaan Dog

PGD (2 Entries)
1st: Minto, Anacan Issachar. Good for shape and size. Nice eye and ear set. Deep chest, ribs well spring and nice tuck up. Good tail set. In good coat. Moved well both ways. Res Best Dog.

OD (2 Entries)
1st: Minto, Am CH Ha'Aretz Hayyim For Anacan (Imp USA). Liked this dog as soon as he came into the ring. Well balanced and square. Wedge shaped head, keen eye. Used ears well. Good front and rear angulations. Good body shape. Level topline with a good tailset. Good movement fore and aft and in profile. Best Dog & Best of Breed.
2nd: Kaye & Byrne, Nizzana Ganymede. Pleasing head, neck and topline. In correct coat. Good bone and muscle tone. Moved well.

JB (3 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: Minto, Anacan Morning Glory. Just out of puppy so still maturing. Hiked her overall shape. Body coming good as is her coat. Keeping a level topline on the move.

PGB (5 Enries) Abs: 3
1st: Herrera & Demetriou, Anacan Talia My Treasure. First time for this handler at shwoing and he did well as I liked this bitch. Good head proportions, arched neck, straight front, shoulders correct, body well developed. Just need to get the hang of stacking her. Movement good fore and aft and in profile. Res Best Bitch. 2nd: Kelly, Anacan Raven. Not so outgoing as winner, but nice all over. Dark eye. Earset and carriage correct. Hind quarters strong. Hocks well let down. Neat feet. Moved steadily.

OB (4 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: Minto, Anacan Sheeza Gem. Very nice bitch to go over. Balanced head, well arched neck into level topline. Tailset correct. Liked her body shape, with tuck up. Broad, strong hindquartrs. Best of coats. Looked good on the move, hence Best Bitch.
2nd: Kaye, Byrne & Barclay, Chaniah De Solemel Avec Nizzana (Imp Fra). Medium size with correct bite, eye, and ear set. Just carrying a tad too much weight for me. Moved well. In good double coat.


Manchester 20th January 2012, Judge: Tom Mather

Canaan Dog

BEST DOG & BEST OF BREED Anacan Issachar, Mrs E M Minto
Res Best Dog: Kessem Yanis Orly To Khandikhaine , Miss N Shukla & Mr R J Crowfoot
Best Bitch: Anacan Shoshannah For Amicitia, Mr P K & Mrs B A Gold
Res Best Bitch: Anacan Happy Anni,Mrs E M Minto

JD - NO ENTRIES

PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MINTO Mrs E M, Anacan Issachar. Has a very pleasing head with typical ear set, dark eye, good pigmentation and intelligent expression. Well balanced with good depth of brisket and typical tuck up. Has an easy flowing gait in profile. Best of Breed.
2nd: SHUKLA, Miss N & CROWFOOT, Mr R J, Kessem Yanis Orly To Khandikhaine. Good head and expression but not quite the dark well shaped eye of the winner. Typical and well balanced with well laid shoulders and decent spring of rib. Moved soundly.

OD - NO ENTRIES

GCD - NO ENTRIES

JB (1 Entry) Abs: 0
1st: MINTO Mrs E M, Anacan Silhouette. Well named black youngster, good type and balance. Attractive head, nicely arched neck and dense coat of good texture. Moved soundly enough but just needs to gain a little more confidence and should do well.

PGB (1 Entry) Abs: 0
1st: MINTO Mrs E M, Anacan Happy Anni. A most attractive red brown shown in excellent coat and condition. Good head with dark eye and good pigmentation. I was tempted to make her best bitch but she's still only a youngster and lacks the maturity of body of Shoshannah as yet. Moves out well and has a lovely fluid easy action in profile.

OB (1 Entry) Abs: 0
1st: GOLD Mr & Mrs P K, Anacan Shoshannah For Amicitia. A pale sand coloured bitch of good type and balance. Good head and expression with good pigment. Very good forehand and strong well ribbed body with typical tuck up. Strong hindquarters with well let down hocks. Good coat texture. Moved soundly.

GCB - NO ENTRIES


CRUFTS, 8th March 2012

CANAAN DOGS

I last judged this breed at Crufts in 2006, and with absentees today, the entry was very small, so it is not fair to make any kind of judgment as to the state of a breed based on this entry. Given the very small band of dedicated breeders and exhibitors, it is wonder that the breed continues as it stands. My veteran dog entry was absent, so along with 2 others missing in open dog, a grand total of only 3 males presented themselves for inspection. Happily, 9 of the 10 of the bitches were present. Several bitches had beautiful head type but were carrying far too much weight, an aspect I might be slightly more forgiving in some other breeds, but never in a breed which must be able to survive in the desert….and I am not talking about desserts!

PGD(Entries: 2 Abs: 0)
1st Anacan Issachar (Mrs E M Minto). good size striking looking square dog with typical expression, vg eye, but would like a tad more fill under the eyes. He has an excellent length of neck, overall excellent conformation, in good hard condition, has very good topline and underline flow, vg legs and tight feet; tail a tad low set Reserve Best Dog, is still young and with maturity can only get better
2nd Kessem Yanis Orly To Khandikhaine (Mr R Crowfoot & Miss N Shukla). has many excellent qualities, but right now is carrying too much weight and is in soft condition. Head is quite pleasing for balance, stop and skull and muzzle shape, vg ears for set on, but would prefer darker eyes. Is not inclined, as many in this breed, to make the best of himself, but when he does move out, it is sound gait; needs more training as he tends to pace.

OD(Entries: 3 Abs: 2)
1st Babrees French Resistance (Mr I & Mrs J Terry). 6 yr old sand dog of excellent breed type, attractive outline, excellent square balance and conformation, excellent head and expression but would like slightly more almond shape to eyes, otherwise, has correct head proportions, slight stop, correct ear set, excellent neck, VG flow to body, and this showed on the move with an effortless and energy efficient gait. Excellent quality. Best Dog.

SJB (Entries: 3 Abs: 0)
All 16 months, and from the same litter, and of course, given their young age will take time to come into their best.

1st Anacan Happy Anni (Mrs E M Minto) appeals for her correct feminine head and excellent expression, lovely overall balance, excellent neck, forehand, tight feet, made the best of herself in this class of the three.
2nd Anacan Silhouette (Mrs E M Minto) littermate of class winner, needing more ring experience, but having said that, when she collected herself, she showed on the move her very good conformation and balance. Not the eye shape or fill under the eye as the class winner.
3rd Anacan Raven (Miss J Kelly) another black bitch who is much finer than her littermates, so will probably take more time to develop. Has the beautiful tight feet, but her lack of ring practice held her back for examination. Has a lovely feminine expression, fairly good topline, quite strong rear quarters.

PGB (Entries: 3 Abs: 0)
Both of these bitches had soft toplines.

1st Danehaven Ashkezar (Miss D Collins) almost 3 yrs old, fairly typical outline, good headv,good ear set, eyes are a bit round,and need more fill under the eyes, pasterns need strengthening,but she moved better than #2.
2nd Anacan Maid For Glory At Danehaven (Miss C Powley) a headache as I much prefer her head for breed type but carries too much weight so that affects her all over.

OB (Entries: 4 Abs: 0
1st Bat Yerushalaim Shel Zahav JWW EW WW Ch (Miss I Blayvas) lovely bitch for square balanced outline, this bitch knows how to make the most of herself both standing and on the move in the ring. Elegant throughout, vg head and expression, very sound on the move and used her tail correctly. I would like a bit more almond shape to eye, but is well filled under the eye with correct pigmentation, correct ear set, lovely neck and body line. Her excellent free gait and use of tail made her Best Bitch and Best of Breed
2nd Anacan Sheeza Gem (Mrs E M Minto) close up for quality,4 yr old bitch. Here is very nicely balanced bitch but not quite the forehand of class winner. She has attractive feminine expression, would like a bit more fill under the eyes and they are a bit full in shape. She is for me a more correct type overall compared to the rest of the class, and when she settled moved very well. Reserve Best Bitch
3rd Anacan Sheer Elegance (Ms C & Mrs E Powley & Minto) veteran bitch with excellent head for breed type, what I wanted to see in more of the bitches today with correct skull, muzzle shape, slight stop and vg eyes and ears. Coat is a bit soft, but she is very overweight so this affected everything else, a shame.
Res Anacan Shoshannah For Amicitia (Mrs B A & Mr P K Gold)

Mary Deats (judge)


Manchester 20th January 2012

Canaan Dogs

JD NO ENTRIES

PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MINTO Mrs E M, Anacan Issachar. Has a very pleasing head with typical ear set, dark eye, good pigmentation and intelligent expression. Well balanced with good depth of brisket and typical tuck up. Has an easy flowing gait in profile. BD & BOB
2nd: SHUKLA, Miss N & CROWFOOT Mr R J, Kessem Yanis Orly To Khandikhaine. Good head and expression but not quite the dark well shaped eye of the winner. Typical and well balanced with well laid shoulders and decent spring of rib. Moved soundly. Res BD

OD NO ENTRIES

GCD NO ENTRIES

JB (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MINTO Mrs E M, Anacan Silhouette. Well named black youngster, good type and balance. Attractive head, nicely arched neck and dense coat of good texture. Moved soundly enough but just needs to gain a little more confidence and should do well.

PGB (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: MINTO Mrs E M Anacan Happy Anni., A most attractive red brown shown in excellent coat and condition. Good head with dark eye and good pigmentation. I was tempted to make her best bitch but she's still only a youngster and lacks the maturity of body of Shoshannah as yet. Moves out well and has a lovely fluid easy action in profile. Res BB

OB (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: GOLD Mr & Mrs P K, Anacan Shoshannah For Amicitia. A pale sand coloured bitch of good type and balance. Good head and expression with good pigment. Very good forehand and strong well ribbed body with typical tuck up. Strong hindquarters with well let down hocks. Good coat texture. Moved soundly. BB

GCB NO ENTRIES

Tom Mather (judge)


DARLINGTON CH SHOW, 16th September 2011

CANAAN DOGS

I was happy to have such a lovely entry of Canaans. Although there are still variations in type, I find the breed much more unified in type than the last time I saw them here in England, and improving in quality. Some of the dogs were really excellent and could compete anywhere. There is an improvement in topline and movement. Temperaments are also overall much improved, though a number of the dogs would benefit from more ring experience and better handling. I hope the breeders here continue in this direction.

VD/B (4 2) 1st Minto, Mrs E. M., Anacan Sheez The One, B. Good size and bone. Correct body proportions and angulation. Moves very well. Tail a bit low set and should be carried higher. Nice head but a bit too chiseled under the eye. BV
2nd Powley Miss C., Sheleg Harishon at Danehaven D. Strong dog, a bit too strong in head, skull and muzzle and too broad in body. Topline a bit soft when moving. Correct shape. Tail should be set and carried higher.

PD/B (2 1) 1st Kelly Miss J., Anacan Raven. Refined bitch of correct proportions, good angulation, correct body length, good neck. Nice dark eyes. Moves well. Would prefer a bit more size, bone and substance. Needs more ring experience, does not show herself to her best advantage.

JD/B (1 0) 1st Minto Mrs. E.M., Anacan Happy Anni. Excellent type of good size, substance and correct body proportions. Athletic. Nice head and expression, lovely eye. Body still developing but correct angulation and proportions. Moves very well, a bit close behind. Excellent tail set and carriage. Excellent temperament. BB & BP

PGD (4 0) 1st Terry Mr. and Mrs. I., Babrees French Resistance. Excellent size and proportions, good bone. Nice dark eye and good expression. Moves very well. Good short back and compact body, but topline slightly soft. Needs to show himself better and carry his tail higher. BD & BOB
2nd Minto Mrs. E. M., Anacan Issachar. Excellent size and bone, just needs some time to mature. Well shaped head, excellent neck and body proportions, correct angulation. Elegant. Moves very well. Tail a bit low set and needs to carry it higher. Needs to be handled better. RBD
3rd Shukla Miss N. and Crowfoot Mr. R.J., Kessem Yanis Orly To Khandikhalne.
Reserve - Powley Miss C, Danehaven Xtra

OD (3 0) 1st Hastings Miss L., AKC Ir Ch Lux Ch Lorianna Sirius Star Re (Imp) - Excellent size and bone, correct proportions. Very strong head. Good angulation and length of body. A bit overweight. Moves well with strong topline.
2nd Hughes Mrs. J., Anacan Future Legend. Medium size dog, well proportioned, skull a bit strong. Topline a bit soft. Moves well.
3rd Mr I Kaye & Miss A Byrne, Nizzana Ganymede

PGB (5 3) 1stGold, Mr. and Mrs. P.K., Anacan Shoshannah for Amicita. Excellent type, good proportions. Nice head and expression. Moves well. Tail a bit low set and should be carried higher. RBB
2nd Powley Miss C., Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven. Good size and bone but too broad in chest and rather overweight. Needs better front angulation. Soft topline. Eyes should be darker.

OB (3 0) 1st Gold, Mr. and Mrs. P.K., Anacan Shoshannah for Amicita (from previous class)
2nd Kaye, Mr I & Byrne, Miss A & Barclay Miss A, Chaniah de Solemel Avec Nizzana (Imp). Excellent proportions. Good angulation, topline a bit soft when moving, could have better tail set and carriage. Elegant, could have a bit more bone. Lovely dark eye.
3rd Powley Miss C & Mrs E M Minto, Anacan Sheer Elegance

Myrna Shiboleth (judge)


BATH CH SHOW, 30th May 2011

CANAAN DOGS

OD (1) 1 BOB, Hastings' Ir/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirius Star, lovely dog, correct proportions & type, erect low set ears & high tail carriage typifies the breed, nicely made, still has good legs & feet, excellent body, really dense harsh coat, really top quality Canaan, pleased to have him.

PB (2) 1 BP, RBB, O'Loughlin's Raaya Chava Me Shaar Hagai via Caoilta, good type, very hard & fit. Would prefer more almond shaped eye & for her to carry tail up but she will no doubt gain confidence as she gets more practice. Very nice bitch, good legs & feet; 2 O'Grady's Nizzana Fairey Firefly, carries tail better than 1 but not her bone & maturity of body, little forward in shoulders & needs more coat. Reasonable movement.

PGB (2) 1 Powley's Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven, good size & has lovely quarters. Could carry tail up more & use ears. Enough bone, good thick coat. Eyes a little rounded; 2 Collins' Danehaven Ashkezar, bit too nervous, not using ears or tail, coat dirty. Sound & moves well, good strong muzzle & depth of chest.

OB (3) 1 BB, Powley's Anacan Sheer Elegance, nice type, liked her head, eyes & low set erect ears, good sound construction, really hard & well developed quarters. Would like her to carry tail up but stood firm to be handled. Excellent coat; 2 Coombes & Hastings' Lorianna I Will Survive, lighter frame all through, pleasing head & personality, carries herself nicely. Would like more bone & little thicker coat but it is summer! Moves out well in profile but too narrow through front & rear.

Zena Thorn-Andrews (judge)


SCOTTISH KENNEL CLUB CH SHOW, 20th May 2011

CANAAN DOGS

Thank you for entering. It was a long wait for you & the conditions not good.

PG (3) 1 Powley's Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven, excellent head properties, wedge shaped, good expression, low set ears of medium size, square body with desired strength, more positive on the move than 2. BB; 2 Collins' Danehaven Ashkezar, size smaller than 1 & a little overawed by the conditions & who can blame her. Liked her body properties, good shoulders, bone & feet, moved well when settled.

O (4) 1 Hastings' Int/Am/Lux/Ir/Slo Ch Lorianna Sirius Star, upstanding male, lovely head & eye, scores for balance & temperament. Excellent front, good bone & shoulders, powerful hindquarters used well, very good on the move. BOB; 2 Powley & Minto's Anacan Sheer Elegance, not as outgoing as 1 but liked her head & eye, good neck & shoulders, firm topline, good tailset, powerful quarters, steady mover.RBB.

Ernie M Patterson (judge)


THE NATIONAL CH SHOW, 6th May 2011

CANAAN DOGS

J (2) 1 Minto's Anacan Issachar, well grown b/w, masculine head with strength in muzzle & tight lips. Well placed ears, strong neck without dewlap, well laid shoulder, tight elbows, excellent tight well padded feet. A bit shy of his bushy tail but gaited well. BOB; 2 O'Grady's Nizzana Fairey Firefly, very nice sandy bitch, desert type who looked good on the move with bushy tail held high. Balanced feminine head with tight lips & low set, well shaped ears. Square body with good tuck-up, feet not so firm as 1. BP & RBB

OB 1 Minto's Anacan Glory Bea, Sand/w square & feminine. Low set, erect ears, tight lips. Straight legs, firm feet & pasterns, depth of chest, well ribbed up, good tuck-up, strength at rear. BB; 2 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, low set, round tipped & erect ears. Slightly heavy in lip, excellent neck & shoulder, good rear muscling & bushy tail; 3 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Chaniah De Solemel avec Nizzana.

Judith Robin-Smith (judge)


CRUFTS, 13th March 2011

CANAAN DOGS

Thank you for your patience in waiting for the ring to become available. Type remains quite varied but most were pretty steady when it came to being handled. Couple were between coats but texture still satisfactory. It is a job to know if this was a truly representative entry but several were middle aged & beyond leaving me to wonder where the future lies.

JD (1) 1 Minto's Anacan Issachar, upstanding b/w of very good type with excellent balance, masculine yet clean head of correct proportions, ears set wide & used to advantage, moderate stop with dark eyes of good shape, decent front assembly down to tight feet, arch to neck, depth to brisket, ribcage developing, firm topline & loin, tailset & carried high, impressive reachy mover, still has some way to go with his maturing & this was more apparent in the challenge for best male, his day will come, steady attitude.

PGD (4,1a) 1 Anacan Issachar; 2 Terry's Babrees French Resistance, sand dog who has a very compact outline & clean head, broad skull almost flat, ears set low, scored here in eye giving expression more appeal, shoulders well laid & forelimbs straight down to tight feet, ribs well sprung & topline firm, definite tuck-up, good tailset & carriage, reasonable rear definition. Can slightly over-reach in profile if not checked; 3 Crowfoot & Shukla's Kessem Yanis Orly to Khandikhaine, very similar in many respects with a decent head & good pigmentation. Just enough spring to ribs. Level topline, well muscled hindquarters, willing mover.

OD (3) 1 Hastings' Int/Am/Lux/Ir/Slo Ch Lorianna Sirius Star, felt the first two in this class were very close up & took some separating, mature & very masculine in a square frame, proportioned head with ears set low, kind eye, muzzle filled under the eye to complete neat wedge, broad chest with ribs very well sprung & carrying enough bodyweight, gentle bend to stifle & hocks set low, very steady ground covering action. BOB; 2 O'Loughlins Babrees Desert Orchid via Caolita, surprised to find they are not closely related for both carry many of the same attributes, when it came to the crunch I just felt 1 scored marginally in expression & layback to shoulder. RBD; 3 Hughes' Anacan Future Legend, balanced r/w of a more streamlined type, so well balanced, clean wedgy head, decent front & feet, arch to neck, level topline with tailset high, very reachy mover in hard muscular condition.

JB (1) 1 Leader's Anacan Yesmina, upstanding b/w, well grown & feminine with just enough substance, balanced head, broad skull with moderate stop & super eyes of good shape, arch to neck, elbows held firm with straight forelimbs, ribcage deep & carried well back, good topline & tailset, definition to hindquarters, sound mover who just needs a bit more practice in ring procedure.

PGB (3) 1 Collins' Danehaven Ashkezar, w/sand, square & moderate throughout, liked her outline & head with its broad skull, moderate stop & darker eyes, decent front, just enough neck, well ribbed up, good topline & tail carriage, comes into her own in profile action. RBB; 2 Powley's Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven, sand with more substance but not quite the appeal of 1 in expression, balanced head, well ribbed & level topline, firm loin & definite waistline, definition to rear, steady mover; 3 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Chefa de Solemel, r/w, more slightly built & needing to settle a bit more to the job in hand, well placed lovely dark eye of good shape, firm topline with defined tuck-up & definition to quarters, reachy mover.

OB (5) 1 Minto's Anacan Glory Bea, w/sand of handy size & substance yet retaining femininity, scored in eye, balance & outline, broad skull, moderate stop, arch to neck, straight forelimbs, tight feet, well ribbed up & bodied with defined tuck-up, broad chest, good topline & tail carriage. Not the most animated mover but true enough from each direction. BB; 2 Powley & Minto's Anacan Sheer Elegance, free moving sand with strength to head, straight forelimbs, broad front with ribs well sprung, level topline & good tail carriage, easy mover; 3 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Chaniah de Solemel avec Nizzana, ultra feminine r/w with excellent balance, appeals for eyes, well ribbed, firm topline, high tailset & well muscled rear, reachy mover.

RODNEY OLDHAM (judge)


MANCHESTER CH SHOW, 21st January 2011

CANAAN DOGS

A numerically small breed, but one of the soundest in movement, unspoilt by the variances of overbreeding that affects so many other breeds.

JD (1) 1 Minto's Anacan Issachar, b/w of good size with excellent body proportions, head is clean with good length of muzzle, dark eyes & well placed ears, muscular neck leading into good lay of shoulders, straight front, tight feet, firm body with good tuck-up & moved out soundly with an easy gait & well carried tail. BOB.

PGD (1) 1 Shukla & Crowfoot's Kessem Yanis Orly to Khandikhaine, a bit lighter in body, but well balanced overall. Pleasing head, good front & angulation when settled, moved OK.

OD (1) 1 Hughes' Anacan Future Legend, r/w dog of a lovely type, wedge head, dark eyes, strong neck, straight front & tight feet which would have benefitted from a manicure, moved out well. RBD.

JB (2,1a) 1 O'Grady's Nizzana Fairey Firefly, 6 months, this r/w youngster was unsettled at first, but her handler worked hard & she presented a pleasing picture. Feminine head, sweet expression, excellent body & moved out well when she got into her stride. RBB & BP.

PGB & OB (1) 1 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, loved this smart 5½ years, so feminine with a melting expression, super head, dark eyes, well-muscled neck, straight front & firm body, excellent angulation & condition, came into her own on the move with an unexaggerated fluid movement in the challenge. Just beaten by the male who gave that little bit more. BB.

ROBERTA WRIGHT (judge)


BUBA CH SHOW, 4th December 2010

CANAAN DOGS

JD (1) 1 Minto's Anacan Issachar, just what I look for in size, style & build. Upstanding 12 months b/w, masculine outlook, good head, strong jaw, correct bite, correct pigment, good front & feet, firm rearquarters sufficiently angulated, hard body condition, excellent coat texture, movement light but strong with an easy side gait, tail carried well. Would like a better brush. BOB.

PGD (2,1a) 1 Crowfoot & Shukla's Kessem Yanis Orly to Khandikhaine, sand of pleasing temperament & in good coat with lovely brush. Unfortunately he began badly by pacing around the ring which was not corrected by his handler. He must be encouraged to a better stance position & to use his ears.

OD (2,1) 1 Hughes' Anacan Future Legend, masculine, squarish w/r, good head & expression, dark eye, good bite, straight front. Nails could be shorter. Strong through his body, in harsh coat, confident stacked & moving where he maintained a level topline. RBD.

PGB (5,4) 1 Minto's Chancos Charmani at Anacan, s/w, smaller than my personal preference but well within the Standard. Feminine head, dark almond shaped eye & good bite. Her pigment was off a little & she was reluctant to use her ears. As all this exhibitor's entry today she was in exemplary muscle condition & harsh coat. RBB.

OB (3,2) 1 Minto's Anacan Glory Bea, handsome bitch whose outline was more to my liking having that extra length of leg which also came into play on the move where she ate up the ring. Straight front, good rib, firm quarters. Would like a little more turn of stifle. BB.

Jan McLeod (judge)


DARLINGTON CH SHOW, 17th September 2010

CANAAN DOGS

P (1) 1 Minto's Anacan Issachar, 9 months b/w dog full of confidence, lovely head with good ear placement, giving a super expression, nice dark eye, super reach of neck & level topline, well balanced & moved effortlessly. Surely one for the future when he matures. RBD & BP.

OD (3) 1 Hastings' AKC/Ir Ch/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirius Star, 7 years sandy dog with excellent masculine head proportions & good ears when used. Super front, good neck into excellent spring of rib & well boned, stood square & moved easily, holding his topline; 2 Minto's AM Ch Ha''Aretz Hayyim for Anacan, b/w dog with nice head & super ears, straight front, well bodied with nice arch of neck & good topline, moved well. Just a shade longer cast than 1.

PGB (3,2a) 1 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, impressive 5 years sandy bitch with true front & lovely feminine head, ample substance & very well balanced, standing square. Very wary when being handled, which can be a characteristic of this breed, but confident on the move. BB.

OB (4,2) 1 Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia; 2 Minto's Anacan Sheeza Gem, pleasing head, good ears & eye, nice front, short coupled, good coat texture, moved well. Lost out to 1 on reach of neck. RBB.

DAVID ROBBINS (judge)


MIDLAND COUNTIES CH SHOW, 31st October 2010

CANAAN DOGS

PD 1 Anacan Issachar, 11 months black patterned, well grown & now needs to drop in body. Well angulated, can firm up in pasterns & feet. Good skull, ears & beautiful eyes. Tail set a little low & carriage could be better. Good stride on the move. BD amp; BP.

PGB & OB 1 Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, desert coloured bitch, excellent size, squarely built, good conformation & high tailset, good skull & ear set, good coat, moved soundly. Needs more confidence. Won BOB on balance, tailset & maturity.

FRANK KANE (judge)


MANCHESTER CH SHOW, 22nd January 2010

CANAAN DOGS

This is a breed I live with, exhibit & breed the occasional litter of. There was a nice entry of this numerically small breed. There were three mixed sex classes with an entry of 11, (2 absent) dictating that I was only allowed to award a BOB, RBOB & BP (though no puppies were present). Generally the temperament shown was relatively typical of what we are seeing in the breed as it stands today in the UK with some showing little steadiness to owners. It was clearly evident that some exhibits were simply not settled in the show ring environment. Apart from the divergence in type & outline, attention needs to be paid to the lack of square body. Feet should be strong, round & catlike with hard pads – there was little evidence of this in some exhibits today; also a distinct lack of black eye rim pigment, harsh coat texture & lack of broad muscular thigh. Tail carriage was disappointing & a few did not have the required high set tail. Breeders need to address these issues & do their utmost to improve upon these attributes as well as maintaining good movement. This is a breed that needs to display ability for survival in the harsh extreme climate from where they originate, their function is as a protector of the flocks in the desert. I found what I was looking for in my BOB & RBOB, both excellent dogs, the result could easily have been reversed on another day.

PG (2) 1 Byrne's Chefa De Solemel, an alert & very attractive red with white markings & minimal ticking, a very feminine bitch, good outline, belly well tucked-up, good body proportions with depth of chest & spring of rib relative to age, wedge head of correct medium proportion, low set erect ears, broad at base, darkest of eye, black nose & lip pigment, front legs parallel, pasterns slightly slopping, straight harsh outer coat, energetic trot on the move around the ring, presented in good condition; 2 Powley's Anacan Made For Glory at Danehaven, another very feminine bitch of sand colour, lovely type, well proportioned head, well placed broad base ear & pleasing almond shaped eye, scissor bite, tight lips, balanced angulation. Sadly carrying too much weight for her size & substance, this affected her outline, topline & underline. Good action around the ring.

O (7) 1 O'Loughlin's Babrees Desert Orchid via Caoilta, strong masculine dog with correct square outline, proper medium size, substance & proportions, neck well set on, defined withers, maintained a level topline statically & kinetically, well sprung rib, ample depth & breadth of chest, correct harsh straight very dense outer coat with profuse undercoat of sand colour, best jacket of the day, good blunt wedge shaped head with correct flat top skull, shallow stop with appropriate definition, pleasing dark eye with dark rims, good dark lip & nose pigment, correctly placed ear with rounded tip & protective hair inside broad base of ear, tail set on high. Would have preferred better carriage. Alert to his environment, gaited energetically around the ring, although a little distracted at times. Exceptionally well presented in good condition & handled to advantage. BOB; 2 McLeod's Anacan Call Me Ishmael at Dunline, another excellent quality very mature male, well balanced sand coloured dog of correct square outline, given his condition & appearance it is hard to imagine he is nearly 10 years old, overall excellent in type, blunt wedge shaped head, proportionate & in balance with body, attractive almond shaped medium brown eye, obliquely set, good spring of rib with moderate breadth & depth of chest, well laid shoulder complemented by proportionate rearquarters, broad depth of thigh, legs straight when viewed respectively, sound action, going, coming & in profile, though could have been a little more energetic. Would have preferred better tail carriage to complete this lovely picture. Calm handler who presented exhibit well. RBOB; 3 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan.

LORNA HASTINGS (judge)


BUBA CH SHOW, 5th December 2009

CANAAN DOGS

PGD (1) 1 Crowfoot &Shukla's Kessem Yanis Orly, just 6 months, very shy but this is correct for the Standard. Handled by new owner who was very nervous but the puppy fits the Standard. Saw him moving later after judging & moving like a vet. So watch this one, very nice indeed. LD (1) 1 Hughes' Anacan Future Legend, very pleasing on the eye, good proportions & body tone, moved well. RBD. OD (2) 1 Hastings' Am/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirius Star, now 7 years this boy has so much confidence, good outline, correct in all body departments, moved with power & drive. BOB. Sorry did not stay; 2 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan, not long been in UK & normally shown by owner who was unable to be with us here. This boy is such a super prospect for this breed, has so much to offer, fits the Standard very well.

PGB (2,1a) 1 Collins' Danehaven Ashkezar, very pleasing, super dentition, correct for size, excellent condition, moved very well. RBB. LB (2) 1 Minto's Anacan Sheeza Gem, red, very correct black nails, super body, pleasing & balanced throughout. BB; 2 Powley's Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven, cream, very good outline, moved well. Between coats.

OB (3,1) 1 Hastings' Int/Lux/Ger/Dutch Ch Lorianna Lucky Star, 9 years, congratulations to owner. Super condition, moved very well; 2 Hastings' Lorianna Call Me Madam, 5 years, out of coat, a little unsure in this area of showing.

P JOLLEY (judge)


PAIGNTON & DISTRICT CH SHOW 4th August 2009

CANAAN DOGS

PD, PGD (0).

OD (3,1a) 1 Hastings' AKC/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirius Star Re, outstanding dog, in good coat & condition, nice wedge shape head, flat skull, ears correctly set, strong neck, chest deep, well sprung ribs, tailset & carriage correct, moved out well. BOB; 2 Minto's Anacan Masterpiece, nice dog of good size & balance, strong muzzle, good set of teeth, dark eye, correct neck & topline, well laid shoulders, muscular loins, neat feet, in good coat, moved true. RBD.

PB (0)

PGB (2) 1 Minto's Anacan Sheeza Gem, nice shape & size, just right for muscle & bone, pleasing in head, straight front, catlike feet, ribs well sprung, topline & tail set correct, in good double coat, moved well. RBB; 2 Byrne's Chefa de Solemel, nice bitch, correct in head, well set ears, neck flowing into layback of shoulder, tail set & carriage spot on, moved well.

OB (5,1) 1 Hastings' Lorianna Call Me Madam, lovely bitch, square of medium size, dark pigment, feminine head, level back, hindquarters strong, hocks well let down, used tail well when on the move, moved well; BB 2 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Chaniah de Solemel avec Nizzana, r/w, good bite, tight lips, dark almond shaped eyes, arched neck into level topline, in correct double coat, moved really well; 3 Coombes & Hastings' Lorianna I Will Survive.

Breeders - Hastings.

KEN BARTLETT (judge)


BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL, 10th May 2009

CANAAN DOGS

J (1) 1 Minto's Chancos Charmani at Anacan, well proportioned skull, low set ears, broad at the base & of medium size, black eye rims. Needs time to settle down in movement. Held topline & was in dense straight coat.

OD (4) 1 Hastings' Am/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirius Star Re, well balanced, square in outline, confident & alert in temperament, flat skull, balanced skull & muzzle, ears broad at base & set low, good expression, masculine outlook, well made overall, strong topline with withers defined, good tail carriage, coat dense harsh & straight with undercoat, moved well. BOB; 2 McLeod's Anacan Call Me Ishmael at Dunline, quality dog, dark almond eyes, dense black eye rims, lips tightly fitting & well pigmented, ears low set on, good overall conformation, good muscular thighs, coat straight harsh & dense. RBD; 3 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan.

OB (5,3a) 1 Minto's Anacan Sheeza Gem, feminine but strongly made, square, excellent topline & withers defined. Just not using her tail on the move. Good overall conformation, broad thighs, hocks well let down, moderate bone, coat harsh dense & straight, feminine head, eyes dark, ears low set. BB; 2 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay'sd Chaniah De Solemel avec Nizzana, square, good topline. Not using her tail on the move. Dark eyes, ears medium set, good pigmentation, good chest, ribs & loin. RBB.

BRENDA BANBURY (judge)


MANCHESTER CH SHOW, 17th January 2009

CANAAN DOGS

My preference is for dogs to be moved on a loose lead – they are a natural breed.

JD (0). PGD (1) A. OD (3,1) Only 2 males here & 2 good ones, both clearly enjoying their time in the ring which does not conflict with breed temperament requirements. 1 Hastings' Am/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirius Star, very good mature sand, in good coat who fills the eye, good head, more positive in front than 2, firm shapely body, good sweep of stifle, broad thigh, very good type, size & shape, has most of the essentials plus the confidence & carriage required by the standard, presented to advantage. Our top dog of 2008 & on this showing likely to repeat the achievement. I was pleased to start his '09 with BOB; 2 Rogerson & Hastings' Lorianna Light My Fire, quality example of the breed, good size & shape, stacks up well, level topline & good tuck-up, attractive masculine head though a little more stop than the ideal. Good mouth & strength to muzzle, lovely pigment, presented in good coat & body, moves out with enthusiasm, pleasing carriage of his brushed tail & good use of ears & neck. RBD.

. JB (2) Two imports who are welcome additions to our numbers. 1 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Chaniah De Solemel avec Nizzana, decidedly feminine but with good bone. Pleasing expression though for me needs a touch more strength of foreface & width of skull. Balanced, straight front, enough rib & good tuck-up, moves with a lightness of gait & pleasing demeanour. Took the class on the go round; 2 Minto's Chancos Chamani at Anacan, making a good debut here & pushing 1 all the way. Appeals at first glance with her very dark points against a pale self-coloured head, good eye & mouth, clean shoulder, straight front, well proportioned but with withers & topline still to settle. Lively mover on good feet. Just needs to learn the ropes.

PGB (3) 1 Minto's Anacan Sheeza Gem, the most promising bitch I have seen in some time. She has a way to go yet as I'd like to see her drop in stifle & brisket & her immaturity is evident in her forehand. Good head, correct ear & eye, excellent mouth, enough jaw, clean throat, straight front, good feet, firm in body, sufficient tuck-up, firm rearquarters, shown in really good hard condition, excellent muscle, hard coat & correct pigmentation & has that most important virtue – type. Given a little time & correctly presented she will make her mark. BB; 2 Powley's Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven, good to go over, wedge head, arched neck, ribs good for spring & depth. Not in her best coat & could not match the outstanding condition of 1; 3 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia. OB (1) 1 Powley's Anacan Sheer Elegance, larger bitch of some type & substance, wedge head, good coat & correct tailset & brush. Did not stack up too well but improved on the move where she is a happy shower on good feet. My own preference is for more femininity & leanness. RBB.

Breeders Minto.

JAN McLEOD (judge)


DARLINGTON CH SHOW, 12th September 2008

CANAAN DOGS

This really is a delightful breed to judge with a definite type coming through due to clever breeders.

JD/B 1 Minto's Anacan Sheeza Gem, just days out of puppy this youngster was very smart, appealing expression, well set ears & good eye shape & colour, pleasing body, level topline, moved out well. As with many here, not in full coat but well deserved RBB.

OD 1 McLeod's Anacan Call Me Ishmael at Dunline, mature 8 year old, well balanced throughout, excellent head proportions, good arch to neck, straight front, well muscled front & rear, in good coat, held topline on the move & went round the ring with a positive gait. BOB, BVIS & VG3; 2 Hughes' Anacan Future Legend, good type, well proportioned head, firm body & moved out well.

OB 1 Powley's Anacan Maid for Glory at Danehaven, very attractive bitch who unfortunately had left her jacket at home. Feminine expression, well placed ears, good eyes, excellent front & overall balance, well muscled quarters, moved with an easy gait. Pushed hard for BOB. BB; 2 Powley's Anacan Sheer Elegance, excellent outline & conformation, good head. Would prefer a darker eye to complete the picture. Moved steadily.

Roberta Wright (judge)


Welsh Kennel Club CH SHOW, 17th August 2008

CANAAN DOGS

JD/B 1 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Chaniah De Solemel avec Nizzana, feminine bitch, typical outline & balance,very good fore & rearquarters, good bone & feet, feminine head & expression, lovely eye, correct ears, very good gait but a shade soft in topline. Excellent temperament. RBB.

PGD/B 1 Nicholls' Anacan Future Legend, excellent outline, head & expression, having desired flat skull, pigmentation around eyes but shape of eyes is a bit round. Ears correct for set-on, very good forehand, excellent body, topline, rearquarters. Pasterns need strengthening & front gait is wide. Excellent rear & side gait. RBD.

OD 1 Mcleod's Anacan Call Me Ishmael at Dunline, 8 years fully mature sand coloured dog, masculine head & expression, excellent outline & balance, excellent fore & rearquarters, level topline, very good feet, excellent coat texture, broad flat skull, eyes good shape but would prefer darker, pigmentation is good. Excellent gait. BOB.

OB 1 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, light sand & cream having lovely feminine expression, ears correct, eyes dark, excellent pigmentation, excellent neck, fore & rearquarters, level topline, excellent gait. A feminine version of the OD winner. BB.

Mary Deats (judge)


BOURNEMOUTH CH SHOW, 11th August 2008

CANAAN DOGS

PD,JD, PGD & LD (0).

OD 1 Hastings' Am/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirius Star, showed to full advantage, liked his head & construction, covered ground. BD; 2 O'Loughlin's Babrees Desert Orchid via Caoilta, pleasing expression, good body, moved soundly. RBD.

PB (0)

JB 1 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Chaniah de Solemel avec Nizzana, very feminine, good to go over, good shoulders & outline, moved soundly

PGB 1 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, nice expression, moved positively, liked her outline, Shoulders need to settle.

LB 1 A Shoshannah from A; 2 Powley's Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven, very nervous but managed to go over her. Moved soundly.

OB 1 Coombes & Hastings' Lorianna I Will Survive, lovely mover, good to go over, good shoulders, liked her head & eye. BB; 2 Powley's Anacan Sheer Elegance, liked her head & expression, moved soundly, good body. RBB.

Clare Coxall (judge)


PAIGNTON CH SHOW, 6th August 2008

CANAAN DOGS

My first ch show judging appointment. All the dogs' teeth & bite were seen & correct.

PD (0)

PGD (0)

OD 1 Hastings' Am/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirus Star, typical Canaan dog, good wedge shaped head with correct earset, well balanced square body with good depth of chest, correct tailset, when viewed from the front, good straight front legs with catlike feet with a slight slope on the pasterns, moderately angulated rear, moved correctly, well handled. BOB.

PB (0)

PGB 1 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, pretty looking bitch with correct shaped head & low set ears, overall a well constructed bitch with good depth of chest, straight front with good angulation on the hindquarters. RBB; 2 Byrne Kaye & Barclay's Chaniah De Solemel avec Nizzana, pretty bitch with correct conformation & movement, just preferred the rear movement of 1.

OB 1 Coombes & Hastings' Lorianna I Will Survive, looked as if she could work all day, feminine bitch with correct angulations rear & pasterns, catlike feet, good square body with good depth of chest & tuck-up, correct coat, handled well. BB.

Christine Owen (judge)


SOUTH WALES CH SHOW, 4th July 2008

CANAAN DOGS

JD (0)

PGD 1 Rogerson & Hastings' Lorianna Light My Fire, red of good size & balance, well muscled all through, well proportioned, wedge shaped head, good ears, well laid muscular shoulder of correct angle, deep chest, square body, powerful hindquarters. Moved like a desert wind, so light & free & sound. A really good dog. BOB; 2 Hughes' Anacan Future Legend, very good dog, just not quite the freedom of movement of 1 but sound & typical. Super head & eye. RBD.

OD A.

JB Two lovely bitches, close decision. 1 Minto's Anacan Sheeza Gem, red of super proportions, feminine head, good expressive eye, well arched neck into good shoulder, great feet, deep rib & level back, moved free & light, very sound. RBB & BP: 2 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Chaniah Solemel avec Nizzana, such a feminine & sound bitch, super head & eye, square body, deep chest. Not in such hard condition as 1.

PGB Two quality bitches & so similar in type. 1 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, sound & typical, good bone & feet, deep rib & level topline, well muscled rear, moved really well; 2 Minto's Anacan Glory Bea, lovely head, eye & expression, well muscled neck, deep rib & good quarters, moved OK. Not as energetic as 1.

OB 1 Coombes & Hastings' Lorianna I Will Survive, red, still has some maturing to do but so sound & stylish. Great head properties, real wedge, arched neck, correct shoulder, deep rib & level topline, so well muscled throughout, a pleasure to watch. BB: 2 A Shoshannah for Amicitia; 3 Kaye & Byrne's Talither Bat Me Babrees.

Margarette Mulholland (judge)


BATH CH SHOW, 26th May 2008

CANAAN DOGS

PGD (0)

OD 1 Hastings' Akc/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirus Star, beautiful & well balanced, strong, square, confident dog, well proportioned head, dark almond shaped eyes, good ear placement, strong jaw, correct bite, muscular well arched nose, deep chest, level back, good bone, well sprung ribs, harsh coat, moved & showed well. BOB.

PGB 1 Powley's Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven, pleasing bitch, nice head, dark almond shaped eyes, correct bite, level topline, good bone, moved & showed well.

OB 1 Powley's Anacan Sheer Elegance, more mature than 2, very feminine, medium sized bitch, well proportioned head, well set ears, dark eyes, correct mouth, well arched muscular neck, level back, strong round catlike feet, moved & showed well. BB; 2 Coombes & Hasting's Lorianna I Will Survive, pleasing bitch, dark eyes, well placed ears, good bone, level back, strong round catlike feet, moved & showed well. RBB.

Christine Hughes (judge)


Scottish Kennel Club CH SHOW, 18th May 2008

CANAAN DOGS

JD/B 1 Minto's Anacan Sheeza Gem, a feminine 8 months bitch, sound in quarters with good body & well ribbed up, true standing & moved with typical action.
PGD/B 1 Coombes & Hastings' Loriannna I Will Survive, bitch of good construction, correct in forequarters with elbows close to body, correct in coat & texture, a ground covering action on the move; 2 Powley's Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven, not quite as mature as 1 & on the move tended to slink, though her outline was true, balanced in quarters, correct in coat, needs time to settle.

OD/B 1 Hastings' Am/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirius Star, little between 1 & 2, however on the move showed a more positive front action, a masculine head with good lay of shoulder, good body & ribbing, strong well angled hindquarters. BOB; 2 Minto's Anacan Masterpiece, a dog with good body, topline & tail, good bone, coat a little softer than 1 & on the day moved a little close; 3 Powley & Minto's Anacan Sheer Elegance.

Bob Gregory (judge)


NATIONAL DOG CH SHOW, 12th May 2008

CANAAN DOGS

J (0)

OD 1 Hastings' AKC/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirius Star, pale sand coloured male, masculine outlook, best of body shapes, pleasing head, good bite & correct pigmentation throughout, good depth & spring to chest, correct tuck-up, well proportioned & in excellent body condition, confident both standing & moving, covered ground with ease & style. BOB; 2 McLeod's Anacan Call Me Ishmael at Dunline, light cream, quality exhibit with many of the above remarks applying to him too. Benefits from a darker eye than 1. Moved well; 3 Nicholls' Anacan Future Legend.

OB 1 Coombes & Hastings' Lorianna I Will Survive, clear red, good outline, confident & showed well carrying herself well on the move with correct tail & topline, particularly good feet, nice head, just enough stop & good mouth & pigmentation, shapely body, nice tuck-up. BB; 2 Powley's Anacan Sheer Elegance, pretty headed exhibit, good body, bone & feet, pleasing body condition & moved well. Not a happy looking lady; 3 Powley's Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven.

S L Jakeman (judge)


CRUFTS, 6th March 2008

CANAAN DOGS

VD 1 Minto's Anacan Masterpiece, in great condition for his age. A shade long in body. In nice coat. Not moving good.

PGD 1 Rogerson & Hastings' Loriana Light My Fire, nice type, nice outline, nice head & expression, excellent coat & condition, nice bone & substance, shows very well & moves freely; 2 Hughes' Ananan Future Legend, nice dog in good coat & condition, showed good, nice length of body. Moves freely but just not as accurate as 1.

OD 1 O'Loughlin's Babrees Desert Orchid via Caoilta, very nice type, good head & ears, good neck, shoulders & front, good topline, nice depth, good legs & feet, nice length of body, stands well, shows well, moves freely. BOB; 2 McLeod's Anacan Call Me Ishmael at Dunline, nice type, in great condition for age. A shade longer than 1. Well shown & handled, nice mover. RBD; 3 Hastings' Am/Lux Ch Lorianna Sirius Star, nice type, in good coat, showed well & well handled. I prefer a better body & more accurate movement.

GCD 1 Coombes' Lorianna Ever Reddy, in good coat & condition. Not moving at all well. Needs much more ring training.

VB 1 Kaye & Byrne's Talither Bat Mr Babrees, presented in great condition for her age, great temperament, showed well. Moves freely but a little close behind.

PGB 1 Coombes & Hastings' Lorianna I Will Survive, nice type, nice outline, good head & expression, nice neck & good shoulders, good temperament, moves freely. A little close behind. RBB; 2 Powley's Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven, nice type, nice outline, nice expression, nice coat & condition, nice length of body. Moves good. Needs more ring training & a little nervous; 3 Minto's Anacan Glory Bea, similar in type to 2 but a little longer in body. Presented in nice condition amp; moved freely.

OB 1 Powley & Minto's Anacan Sheer Elegance, good type, excellent coat & condition, good temperament, good bone & substance, nice topline & tailset, shows well, good mover. BB; 2 Minto's Anacan Shoshannagh for Amicita, very nice type with most of the essentials. Good outline, nice body, moves good. Just too nervous.

Harry O'Donoghue (judge)


MANCHESTER CHAMP SHOW, 18th January 2008

CANAAN DOGS

JD (0)

PGD 1 Rogerson & Hastings' Lorianna Light My Fire, r/w, lovely masculine head, good mouth & earset, correct tailset, good topline, moved very soundly. BOB; 2 Nicholls' Anacan Future Legend, nice head, good mouth & pigmentation, moved OK.

OD (0).

JB (0)

PGB (2) A.

OB (0).

Martin Freeman (judge)


BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL DOG SHOW, MAY 2003

CANAAN DOGS

We were late in the day by the time this breed started. The warm sun was to everyones liking, but I am afraid the wind kept catching my skirt, for which I apologize. For some reason, when I looked at the layout of the show map, I thought our ring was inside a building, otherwise I would not have worn the skirt I did on the day!

I was looking for a dog that would survive in the desert, and was horrified at the number of dogs (almost all in the entry) which had pasterns and feet that needed strengthening. I do hope with this spell of good weather this means you will get out and walk your dogs. Some coats were on the blow, but this is typical for the time of the year, so I took that into consideration. Other coats were for me, almost too heavy, standing out and thick, seeming to belong to another artic spitz breed, or is this just the way it was prepared for exhibition? Far too many of the dogs were moved at too high a speed for gaiting around the ring. In my opinion, the energy the dog would use in the desert would be involve a more conservative nature and steady gait, not something trying to outdo a Standard Poodle in the show ring! Yes, they need to show energy, but not at a break neck speed. This, in turn affected so many of the dogs gait, with very narrow back action and out at elbows as they came back to me. With a downhil ring, several placements were affected from this problem. Adolescent dogs were just that, will look forward to seeing them in a years or so time when they grow up mentally.

JD/B: 1, OLoughlin's Babrees Desert Orchid via Caoilta 11month old sand dog that really took my eye for excellent balance, breed type, conformation, outstanding head and expression. Best Puppy and RBD. Just needs time to mature, I will watch his progress with interest.; 2, Mintos Anacan Sheez the One. Very feminine expression, overall vg balance. Excellent eye, skull and ear. VG front. Needs more time and confidence.; 3, Terrys Babrees Desert Song.

OD: 1, Mintos Anacan Ziggy, almost 7 yrs dog with excellent breed type in body shape, bone, angulation, topline and movement. When gaited slower, was much better. Has the desired eye for placement, shape and pigmentation. BD and in the challenge, preferred his side gait for BOB.; 2, Hastingss Nizzana Hadad for Lorianna, extremely mature 22 month old black dog with quite a lot of coat, body and head. Moves extremely well in all directions, probably the best mover in the entry.. Tends to stand a shade narrow in front. Would like a darker eye to enhance expression.; 3, Mintos Anacan Masterpiece.

OB: 1, Terrys Babrees Bethea Batyam, 5 yr. Old black and white bitch with excellent overall body proportions and angulation. VG conformation, bone, legs and feet. Fairly compact. Would like darker eyes and a slightly longer muzzle for optimal expression. Moves very well. BB/BOS.; 2, Mintos Anacan Glory Bound;, 2 yr. Feminine bitch with excellent breed type, lovely head, nice overall outline, but needs maturity to balance her proportions out. One of the few with the correct eye shape but would like a darker colour. When slowed down moved quite well. 3, Hastings Lorianna Lucky Star.

Mary Deats (judge)


GRAVESEND AND MEDWAY TOWNS CANINE SOCIETY, 30th March 2003

CANAAN DOGS

I felt honoured to draw such a quality entry of dogs for my first judging appointment in the breed. I found them all to be well presented and all had sound temperaments. None backed away from me. It was a pity that we weren't judged outside as movement was a little difficult to assess in the small indoor ring.

JD/B (Enries: 1) Abs:0
1st & BP: Minto's ANACAN SHEEZ THE ONE - 11-month sand with typical head and eye. Good front construction, correct feet. Well made rear with well let down hocks, moved out well. One to look out for!

PGD/B (Entries: 4) Abs: 2
1st: Hasting's NIZZANA HADAD FOR LORIANNA - Difficult decision as these two were so different. Well muscled black male. Impressive standing and on the move. Good head, eye and bite. Short coupled, light on his feet and had enormous presence.
2nd: Mills' ANACAN NICK NACK - A lot to like about the B/W/G male. Has a look of quality and was easy to fault. Could well have better days.

OD/B (Entries: 7) Abs: 2
1st & BOB: Minto's ANACAN ZIGGY - Black & white male with gold markings. Excelled in movement here today. Typical Canaan all through, from his correct wedge shaped head and well set ears to his well carried brush.
2nd: Hastings' ANACAN FOREVER AMBER WITH LORIANNA - Res BOB. Exquisite sand bitch with a superb outline. Everything about her oozes quality, each part of her flowing neatly into the next. Thought at first she was my winner, but not liking the hall as musch as my 1st. Shown in super condition. I loved her.
3rd: Minto & Gold's ANACAN MASTERPIECE - Another sand. All male and very typical. Lots to like and little to fault.

Julie Carter (judge)


CANAAN DOGS IN DARLINGTON CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW, SEPTEMBER 2002
By Avi Marshak, FCI International All Breeds Dog Judge

I had the pleasure to judge the native breed of my country, Israel. To tell the truth I was surprised to find out that 24 dogs were entered in this show. In my country we get smaller entries.

It was a challenge to judge again this breed outside Israel. So far I have judged this breed in the following countries: Finland, Italy England and the USA.

More than 10 years ago I saw the breed in the UK, unofficially, and I can say that the quality was improved. To start with I may say that the type was correct. In general most of the dogs were square and several bitches were a little longer in bodies and this is according to the standard. The substance was medium, not too heavy and not too elegant but somewhere in between, and I was pleased to see it. Last time the dogs and the bitches were long bodied heavy and coarse without any elegance. Heads were correct with blunt shape appearing broader due to low set ears. Backs could be straighter. In several cases I saw swayed backs.

The temperament of the Canaan is very complicated especially for the non-specialist judges. I had to withhold on three dogs that were a little shy. However, in general the temperament was solid.

My BOB was a bitch from the Post Graduate Bitch:
BABREES THE MILKY WAY
(Babrees Benjamin D`Israeli x Layla Me Shaar Hagai)
Breeder: Mr I & Mrs. J Terry.
Owner: Mr D & Mrs. H Braddock.
A square bitch, well balanced and correct proportions with correct bones and substance, correct head appearing broader to low set ears, straight top line, medium angulations, correct coat and colour could have more drive in motion.

The Res.Best Bitch came from the Open Bitch:
ANACAN FOREVER AMBER WITH LORIANNA
(The Lion of Judah at Anacan x Momaavega The chosen One of Anacan)
Breeder: Mrs E M Minto.
Owner: Miss Lorna Hastings
A very elegant bitch. I would like to see more body on her. A little long in body. Correct top line, medium angulations, correct coat and colour and she moved like a dream.

The Best Dog came from the Open Class:
ANACAN ZIGGY (Gvir Me Shaar Hagai at Anacan x Minto`s Libyan Jewel)
Breeder: Mrs E M Minto
Owner: Mr Richard & Mrs Ellen M Minto
A very impressive male, very masculine, well-balanced, correct substance, correct proportions, strong masculine head, medium angulations, correct topline. Could have better colour. Very fluent movement with strong topline.

The Res. Best Dog was:
ANACAN MASTERPIECE
(The Lion of Judah at Anacan x Kibutzer Kween in Kofyn)
Breeder: Mrs. E M Minto
Owner: Mrs. E Minto & Mrs Barbara Gold.
A very elegant male with corrects proportion, good mover.

The Best Veteran was:
THE LION OF JUDAH AT ANACAN
(Sivan Me Shaar Hagai x Minto`s Libyan Jewel)
Breeder: Mr Richard Minto
Owner: Mrs Ellen Minto
Almost 9 years old male with good condition and correct proportion.

If we look at the names of the winners we can see that the kennel ANACAN dominated the ring with excellent quality.

I would like to thank the exhibitors who supported the show and came to show under me and showed a great sportsmanship.


Last Updated on the 6th January 2013

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