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JUDGES' SHOW CRITIQUES 2012


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. Liked 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 showing 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 hindquarters. 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)



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