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JUDGES' SHOW CRITIQUES 2013


MANCHESTER CH SHOW 18th Feb 2013, Judge: Brenda Banbury

Canaan Dogs

JD (0).

PGD(1) A.

OD (2) 1 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan, masculine overall, good wedge head, dark slightly oblique eyes, medium sized, low set ears, good teeth, good neck, shoulders & upper arm, deep brisket, well angulated, hocks well let down, energetic mover on good legs & feet. BOB.

JB & PGB (0).

OB (2) 1 Minto's Anacan Sheeza Gem, square in outline, agile & alert, wedge head, ears low set with a broad base & well used, good teeth, well made overall, strong topline. Tail carriage could be slightly more settled. Dense, short coat, energetic mover. BB; 2 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, close decision as she is well made, good bone & body, harsh medium length coat, tail well plumed. Slightly fuller in eyes & not using her ears. Sound mover. RBB.


CRUFTS 8th Mar 2013, Judge: Zena Thorn Andrews

Canaan Dogs

JD (0).

PGD (4) 1 Crowfoot's Kessem Yanis Orly to Khandikhaine, used his tail nicely & was very easy & active moving. Super thick coat of correct texture, looks agile & able to cover any ground. Good head. Low set erect ears but could use them more. RBD; 2 Hughes' Anacan Future Legend, has a bit more stop in skull, strong muzzle, lovely ribbing & body shape. A little down on his pasterns & feet could be more catlike. Good moving dog; 3 Minto's Anacan Issachar, upstanding male on the taller side. Lovely head & ears, fair front, deep enough, good behind. Tail clamped down in the noisy building. Attractive markings.

OD (1) 1 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan, a touch long cast but otherwise a lovely 'all male'Canaan. Uses his ears & tail well up, good angulation, keeping firm topline in profile movement & good up & down, excellent coat. BD & BOB.

JB (2) 1 Collins'Capshulacan Ishkezar, nice typy bitch, a little erratic on the move but seems sound enough. Good shape to skull, nice strong foreface, excellent shoulder & upper arm slope, uses her tail & has typical coat; 2 Minto's Gam Yafa Gam Hakhama Me Yerushalaim Shel Zahav, longer cast & not holding her topline, it may be temporary. Super ear set & tail, fair mover. Needs a bit more confidence which will come with practice.

PGB(3) 1 Minto's Anacan Happy Anni, attractive bitch, beautiful head & ears, excellent front & front movement, OK for proportions of height to length ratio, OK in rear. Tail down which was a pity. RBB; 2 Collins' Danehaven Ashkezar, not the head of 1 & a bit cheeky & short in foreface. Feet could be better. Deep enough & well ribbed, moved well in rear. Tail was down; 3 Kelly's Anacan Raven, better in head but far too light in bone. Tail clamped tight & not giving of her best in the noisy hall. Lovely weather-resisting coat.

OB (3) 1 Blayvas' Bat Yerushalaim Shel Zahav, very typy showing well, excellent head & ears, good shoulder & upper arm slope, correct proportions & outline, holds herself well going around & has such a good stride. Could be better up & down but overall looks like a typical Canaan. BB; 2 Minto's Anacan Sheeza Gem, liked this bitch, just a dip in topline held her in 2nd. Correct erect low set ears, OK in front & tailset. A little more rear angulation would be even better. Sound mover; 3 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, heavier sort & carrying a little too much weight. Preferred heads of 1 & 2.

GCB (1) 1 A Raven.


CANAAN DOG CLUB OF THE UK SINGLE-BREED OPEN SHOW, 7th April 2013, Judge: Chris Quantrill

The Canaan Dog Club of the UK held an open show. The many exhibiters gave me a splendid entry for such a numerically small breed. Over the years that I have been involved in the breed I am really pleased to say the improvements in the dogs have gone from strength to strength & this was shown in my BIS being only a very young male puppy who was without doubt a real contender for any puppy group placing. BIS& BP was Anacan Abu Ghosh; RBIS, Chancos Charmani at Anacan; & BV, Sheleg Harishon at Danehaven.

There are still some concerns for the breed but the small group of dedicated breeders are well aware of these & are trying very hard to overcome them &, at the same time, breeding for healthy & sound progeny.

V (3) 1 BV, Powley's Sheleg Harishon at Danehaven, 12 years male, still went around the ring like a real trooper, very well balanced & in excellent health & shape, nice correctly proportioned head with clear dark eye, very good dentition for one so elderly, nice length of neck to good shoulders, good bone to foreleg. Just a tad down on pastern but at his age I didn't expect any better. Good hard pads, good depth of chest & nice spring of rib, excellent topline held very well when moved, good hindquarters with nice angulation, nice tailset carried very well, very pleasant to watch this old fellow trot around the ring; 2 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, could not believe this lovely bitch was now in veteran as I have judged her on previous occasions over the years & always thought she was one of the loveliest bitches around, a shame there were not separate classes for the veterans as she certainly would hold her ground, very typical head & body still in excellent condition & moving very freely. It has taken her many years to get over her shyness which she has now done & is a lovely specimen of the breed, lovely to see her out & about & in such a healthy state; 3 Minto's Anacan Kefira.

P (2) 1 BP, BIS, Moulding's Anacan Abu Ghosh, 7 months male of exceptional quality & in excellent condition, this puppy looked so mature, showed his socks off, for me he was worth the time alone spent travelling to the show, can only say he is the nearest to the Standard that anyone could wish & he has been schooled to perfection, constantly alert to carry out his handlers request, he moved as if he was treading on air & just glided around the ring without any effort, he would grace any puppy group if given the opportunity, exceedingly well balanced, excellent coat, good muscular condition & correct amount of bone to ensure future strength of limb, pleasing head with lovely dark almond eyes that were constantly alert, very good dentition, good ear set carried alert, well shaped neck to excellent shoulders, strong forelegs, very good pasterns & nice tight feet with hard pads, correct depth & width of chest, good spring of rib & correct tuck up, good level topline held very well on the move, correct rearquarters with sufficient muscle at this time, correct tailset with good brush carried over the back in the correct manner, he did not place a foot wrong the whole time he was in the ring & it was clear that he was really enjoying himself; 2 Crowfoot's Noble Guardians Bayla Bareket for Khandikhaine, 7 months, beautiful young bitch who was so overcome by the experience, which was such a shame as she is a lovely young dog, very pretty & what I could see of her had a lot of potential but regrettably I was unable to go over her.

J(1) 1 Minto's Anacan Morning Glory, 17 months bitch in good coat & condition, very nice feminine head, dark eye, nice ear carriage & good dentition, good reach & arch of neck to well laid shoulders, nice bone to foreleg, good topline & nice spring of rib, fair rear angulation, nice tailset carried well on the move, moved well.

B (1) 1 A Abu Ghosh.

Breeders (2) 1 Minto's Anacan Happy Anni, very feminine, correctly shaped head with nice dark eye, good dentition & correct stop, nice ear carriage, flowing neck into sound shoulders, strong forelegs with nice pasterns, good topline & nicely sprung rib, good tuck up. Would like to see a little more rear angulation but did not prevent her from moving well, good well carried tail; 2 Collins'Capshulacan Ishkezer, well balanced young bitch with good head & body, moved well but a little uncertain of herself.

PGD (2) 1 Crowfoot's Kessem Yanis Orly to Khandikhaine, well balanced dog, good masculine head in correct proportions, nice black eye, good dentition, ears carried correctly, nice reach of neck to well laid shoulders, good strong forelegs fair pasterns, fair spring of rib & nice tuck up, good level topline, fair rear angulation, nice tailset & carried correctly on the move, moved OK; 2 Minto's Anacan Encore, 5 years, nice masculine head, fair body, moved OK.

LD (2) 1 RBD, Minto's Anacan Issachar, nicely balanced dog of good proportions, correctly shaped head with good earset, nice dark eyes, very good dentition, good reach of neck to very nice shoulders, good strong bone to foreleg & nice pasterns, good width & depth of chest, very good topline & excellent tuck-up, good sound rearquarters with just enough bend of stifle, good reach musculature, nice well set tail carried very well on the move. I see he is the father of my BIS which does not surprise as he has passed on everything that is good about him to his son; 2 Powley's Danehaven Xtra, very nicely balanced dog, good head & body proportions, good bone throughout, moved well but still just a little too wary of people which is real shame as I sure he is a great companion at home.

OD (1) 1 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan, mature 6 years jet black dog with lovely white blaze on the chest making him look striking, very good wedge shaped head with correct ear carriage, good black almond eyes very good dentition, fair reach of neck but a little straight in shoulder. Good strong straight bone to good pasterns, very nice topline. Lacked a little in chest & spring of rib, good sound rearquarters & nice tailset carried well, moved nicely.

PGB (4) 1 C Ishkezer; 2 Minto's Gam Yafa Gam Hakhama Me Yerushalaim Shel Zahav, nicely balanced bitch, correct shaped head with good stop, dark eyes & good ear carriage, good dentition, fair reach of neck to well set shoulders, nice bone to forelegs, good pasterns, good width of chest & nice spring of rib, good topline, well set tail carried nicely fair rearquarters moved OK; 3 Minto's Anacan Silhouette.

LB (4) 1 BB, Minto's Chancos Charmani at Anacan, on the lower end of the Standard height wise but as near perfect as you would want, I had no hesitation in placing this bitch as she was exactly what I hoped for, perfectly balanced in excellent body & coat condition, feminine in all ways, beautiful head in correct shape & proportion, lovely dark eyes, correct ear carriage excellent bite , good arch of neck to lovely shoulders, nice depth & width of chest, good spring of rib, good well boned forelegs with excellent pasterns & nice tight feet with good hard pads, topline held perfectly level even when moved, good hind movement because she was correctly angulated, lovely bushy tail carried in the correct manner, really lovely bitch & mother of my BIS, quality carried forward in her pups what more can you want from a good bitch; 2 A Shoshannah for A; 3 Powley's Anacan Maid For Glory at Danehaven.

OB (6) 1 RBB, Collins' Danehaven Ashkezar at Capshulacan, quality bitch who pushed hard for BB lost out only on movement. Very nicely balanced bitch with correct head & ear carriage, good dark eyes, very good dentition, correct shaped head with excellent stop, lovely flowing neck into good shoulders, good strong well boned & straight forelegs with good pasterns & tight feet, good width of chest, nice level topline, good spring of rib & good tuck up, nicely muscled rearquarters with good tailset, moved well but could be improved; 2 A Shoshannah for A; 3 Powley & Minto's Anacan Sheer Elegance, I have to mention this lovely 9 year old bitch who enjoyed every second she was in the ring a wonderful example of a lovely elderly dog really enjoying herself, in excellent coat & body, she could still move very well around the ring a real pleasure for me to go over.

Progeny (2) 1 Sheleg Harishon at Danehaven; 2 Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan.


BIRMINGHAM NAT CH SHOW 9th July 2013, Judge: Vanessa Williams-Wegmann

Canaan Dogs

J (2) 1 Hastings, Kaye & Byrne's Nizzana Yoomee Lorianna, honest head, well built 7 months flashy red girl who is confident, dark, pretty alert almond eye & strong clean regular scissor bite, a sturdy pup & stands square, straight front legs with desired slope of pastern, powerful rear & a firm positive mover, shapely with high brush tail on move. BP; 2 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Shalhevet Me Shaar Hagai at Nizzana, nicely proportioned of medium size, 16 months flashy rich red bitch with a harsh outer coat & close undercoat, loved her shape & balance, liked her a lot, but was not showing well, would like to see her again.

OD (2) 1 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan, masculine with an elegant charm, loved his sleek hard black top coat & close undercoat, has a lot of ring presence & very well handled, intelligent, dark almond shape oblique set eye, medium size erect ears, rounded tips set low with broad base, deep chested with good belly tuck up, level topline retained on move with muscular hind & powerful free movement, a real gent in the ring. BOB; 2 Rogerson & Hasting's Lorianna Light My Fire, 7 years r/g, attractive gent with the desired head planes of skull wedge & a shallow yet defined stop, dark almond eyes that are obliquely set, smaller type than 1, moves well, sound fore & aft, lovely plush brush tail. RBD.

OB (2) 1 Rogerson's Kessem Yakira Sydell, alert brilliant red, so sweet & feminine with alert eye & wide base erect, low set ears, complete regular scissor bite, muscular neck with arch, well laid shoulder & elbows close to body, liked her belly tuck up which was in proportion, stands proud & square, very flashy & confident & moves with an energetic sound trot. BB; 2 Minto's Anacan Happy Anni, strong girl with nice wedge shape head & dark almond shape eyes which are obliquely set, stands square with a level topline & correct belly tuck up, attentive to handler & moving well, out-shown by older girl. RBB.


SKC (MAY) CH SHOW 18th May 2013, Judge: Sarah Hattrell

Canaan Dogs

J (2) 1 Hastings, Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Nizzana Yoomee Lorianna, lovely puppy, good for size & in excellent body & coat condition, well proportioned head with dark almond eyes, well laid shoulder with straight forelegs. Feet can tighten a bit. Level back, deep chest, powerful quarters, well carried tail, moved & showed really well. BP & BB; 2 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Shalhevet Me Shaar Hagai at Nizzana, lovely girl in super coat & body condition, slightly longer cast than 1, appealed in head with darkest of eyes, so well made in front, level back, strong quarters with well let down hocks. Moved really well but needs a bit more confidence. RBB.

PG (1) 1 Mintos' Anacan Happy Anni, quality bitch but wasn't happy here. Liked her head & dark almond eye, decent front with firm level back, strong quarters. Needs to develop in rib, coat on the blow, am sure can move well but very erratic & understand she had just come into season, pity.

O (1) 1 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan, smart b/w who is very eyecatching, masculine well proportioned head with dark eye, correct ears, well arched neck, well laid shoulder, straight forelegs, firm topline, strong quarters, in hard body condition with good coat, lovely free moving dog with reachy effortless strides. BOB.


PAIGNTON CH SHOW 6th Aug 2013, Judge: Jill Peak

Canaan Dogs

J (1) 1 Moulding's Anacan Abu Ghosh, 11 months male, pleasing head & eye, good neck & shoulders, like better balance, moved soundly. RBD & BP.

OD (1) 1 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan, 6 years, nice type, good male head, correct proportions, nice front assembly, good body & outline, moved well both ways & in profile. BOB.

OB (3) 1 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, 8 years, pleasing type, good head & eye, nice legs & feet, good body & balance, went well. BB; 2 Hastings, Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Nizzana Yoomee Lorianna, 10 years, another nice one, good head proportions, nice body & ribbing, good quarters, moved well. RBB; 3 Minto's Anacan Silhouette.


WKC CH SHOW 29th Aug 2013, Judge: Derek Smith

Canaan Dogs

J (1) 1 Moulding's Anacan Abu Ghosh, lovely b/w dog of 11 months, very sound & very typical, so well made & so well balanced throughout, in beautiful condition, excellent on the move. RBD, BP.

PG (2) 1 Minto's Anacan Silhouette, black bitch, a little apprehensive. Very pleasing in head & type. Could use a little more bone. Good outline & a decent mover. RBB.

OD (1) 1 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan, this dog is just lovely. Liked his head, lovely neck & front, super outline, strong rear, sound powerful mover, in hard gleaming condition. BOB.

OB (2) 1 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, 8 years all white, in fit condition, pleasing head, keen expression, super body & muscletone, good outline, sound all through & so good on the move. BB.


S WALES CH SHOW 11th Oct 2013, Judge: Ken Bartlett

Canaan Dogs

J (1) 1 Moulding's Anacan Abu Ghosh, promising young dog, liked his head, correct front & rear angulations, body developing well, in good coat, moved well both ways. Just needs to be handled more to get his confidence going. RBD.

OD (2) 1 Minto's Am Ch Haaretz Hayyim for Anacan, liked this dog very much, stood square, wedge head, good eye & earset, strong neck into well laid shoulders, level topline to well set tail, muscular hindquarters, standing on good feet, movement was true both ways & in profile carried himself well round the ring. BOB; 2 Moulding's Anacan Abu Ghosh.

OB (3) 1 Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicita, a bitch of nice shape & size, pleasing head, well set ears, chest deep with good spring of rib, correct topline as was tailset, strong hindquarters, good feet. Did not move so well as I know she can but a lovely one to go over. BB; 2 Minto's Anacan Happy Anni, this was a another nice one to go over, lovely head shape, shoulders well laid, forelegs straight, nicely bodied, angulated rearquarters good as was her movement, best of coats, liked her. RBB.


BUBA CH SHOW 7th Dec 13, Judge: Christine Hughes

Canaan Dogs

JD & PGD (0).

OD (3,1a) 1 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan, impressive, masculine, well balanced, strong, alert, b/w dog, beautiful masculine well proportioned wedge shaped head with well defined stop, low set medium size erect ears, beautiful dark expressive almond shaped eyes with black rims, black nose, correct scissor bite, mouth with strong jaw. Well arched muscular medium length neck, medium boned, straight front, deep chest with well sprung ribs, good tuck up, powerful, broad muscular thighs, level back, high set tail, strong round catlike feet with hard pads, dense, harsh, straight outer coat, moved energetically with a natural trot around the ring. Pleased to award BD & BOB.

JB (1) 1 Hastings, Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Nizzana Yoomee Lorianna, well balanced feminine bitch, well proportioned wedge shaped head with well developed stop, good pigment, well set medium sized erect ears, dark almond shaped expressive eyes, muscular well arched neck, good front & bone, deep chest, well sprung ribs, level back, good tuck up, high set tail, harsh coat, moved & showed well. RBB.

PGB (3,1) 1 Minto's Gam Yafa Gam Hakhama Me Yerushalaim Shel Zahav, well balanced, feminine bitch, well proportioned wedge shaped head, medium size erect low set ears, dark expressive almond shaped eyes, good mouth, well arched neck, good front & bone, level back, deep chest, well sprung ribs, good tuck up, harsh coat, round catlike feet with hard pads, moved & showed well; 2 Minto's Anacan Morning Glory, smaller bitch, wedge shaped head, medium size erect low set ears, dark almond shaped eyes, good mouth, good front & bone, high set tail, tight round catlike feet, harsh coat, moved well.

OB(1) 1 Minto's Anacan Happy Anni, beautiful, feminine well constructed, alert medium, sized bitch, black pigment, well proportioned wedge shaped head, flattened skull with well developed stop, black nose, medium size erect low set ears, expressive almond shaped eyes with black rims, correct scissor bite, mouth with strong jaw, well arched medium length neck, level back, high set tail, good bone & front, deep chest with moderate width, well sprung ribs, good tuck up, powerful broad muscular thighs, strong round catlike feet with hard pads, moved energetically with a natural trot, dense harsh outer coat. Pleased to award BB.



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