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Critique Index By Year


British Utility Breeds Association, 3rd December 2016, Judge: Mrs Christine Owen

I would like to thank the committee for asking me to judge Canaan dogs & my two stewards who helped me through the process. I would also like to thank the exhibitors for entering under me & taking my decisions very sportingly as there aren't many Canaan dogs around at the moment I was very pleased with the entry of nine dogs. It was nice to see the exhibitors congratulating & supporting each other. Good luck to you all in the future.

J (2) 1 Minto's Caiser Samorodok at Anacan, overall a well balanced dog, strong & square in body that fitted the Standard. Moved correctly & had lovely eyes, deserved RBD; 2 Moulding's Toreffjells's Rubin, this dog's owner hadn't had the dog very long so they were still gelling together. She was a good representative of the breed, just needs time to settle down & the owner needs learn how to get the best from her. Will watch her progress with interest. BP. PG (4) 1 Minto's Anacan Talia My Treasure, lovely dark eye, correct head & square body. Nice forequarters with well laid muscular shoulders, straight front with sloping pasterns. Gaited correctly round the ring keeping her tail over the body. RBB; 2 Aries' Livana De Solemel; 3 Moulding's Anacan Abu Ghosh.

OD (2) 1 Hughes' Anacan Future Legend, this 10 year old dog was presented in excellent condition. Good example of the Standard. Square body, straight front, moved with that natural trot. Well proportioned head, his dark eyes gave me that aloof look typical of the breed. BD; 2 Mills' Anacan Super Samson.

OB (2) 1 Minto's Anacan Glory Road, this dog had a lovely wedged shaped head. Dark eyes, low set ears, muscular arched shaped neck into a square well balanced nicely muscled body. On the move her tail was curled over her densely coated body. Presented in excellent condition. BB & BOB; 2 Aries' Shalhevet Me Shaar Hagai at Nizzana.

South Wales Kennel Association, 7th October 2016, Judge: Mr Tom Mather


Junior - Dog Or Bitch - Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST: CAISER SAMORODOK AT ANACAN (IMP POL) (MRS E M MINTO). A well balanced handsome, masculine youngster, good head proportions with flattish skull and well set ears. Well pigmented. Good neck and shoulders. Good depth of brisket. Moved soundly with a light easy action. Very calm and steady temperament, he should win some admirers for this lovely natural breed. Best Dog and BOB.

Open - Dog - Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1ST: ANACAN FUTURE LEGEND (MRS J HUGHES). Reserve Best Dog. Presents a pleasing square outline, good depth of chest, adequate bone with good legs and feet. Good ribs and decent tuck up. Moved out well with a true easy gait.
2ND: ANACAN ISSACHAR (MRS E M MINTO). Not quite as settled on the move as the winner but in profile he has a light easy action. Lovely head with pleasing, well shaped eye. Masculine and shown in good body and musletone. Very good forehand, well ribbed with strong loin. Calm and stready temperament.

Open - Bitch - Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST: ANACAN GLORY ROAD (MRS E M MINTO). Presents a lovely square outline, nicely arched neck, good body with defined tuck-up. Very attractive, feminine head and expression. High set, well carried tail and good double coat. Best Bitch.

The Welsh Kennel Club , 19th August 2016, Judge: Mr Ernie M Paterson

V (1) A.

P (2) 1 Minto's Caiser Samorodok at Anacan, very nice youngster, handles well amp; very sound temperament, good head, eye amp; ear, plenty of bone amp; good feet, moved well fore amp; aft. RBD & BP.

J (0)

PG (1) 1 Moulding's Anacan Abu Ghosh, size smaller but looks good when stacked, good overall balance to body. He moved OK but loses his topline a little.

OD (1) 1 Minto's Anacan Issachar, mature & looks the part, good head & expression. Well laid shoulder &; enough angulation behind, good body amp; topline. Excellent mover. BD &; BOB.

OB (1) 1 Minto's Anacan Glory Road, well made right through, just enough substance, feminine, nice eyes amp; bone. Good on move when settled. BB.

Paignton & DIstrict, 6th August 2016, Judge: Mr T Johnston

J (2) 1 Minto's Caiser Samorodok at Anacan, promising youngster with good wedge shaped head & dark eye, good breed type & depth, still needs time to come more together & fill in but presented in very good condition. BP; 2 Aries' Hatikva Sweetland Of Liberty, smaller cast than 1 but has good body shape, adequate forechest & pleasing head & expression, went steadily & also in very good condition, just needs to show self off that little bit more, sure it will come in time.

OD (3,1a) 1 Minto's Anacan Issachar, good wedge head with dark eye & good ears, moderate neck, straight bone & firm outline, good depth & moved with good reach & was presented in good condition, active with lots of ring presence. BD & BOB; 2 Moulding's Anacan Abu Ghosh, another with good type & well shaped head, good bone depth & loin, well angled rear & moved well, lots to like also, thought the winner moved with a bit more purpose & reach today. RBD.

OB (1) 1 Minto's Anacan Talia My Treasure, feminine head with good expression, good ears, moderate neck with good forechest, liked her bone & body, good outline, active on the move with good reach, balanced & well presented. BB.

The Scottish Kennel Club, 20th May 2016, Judge: Mr Keith Nathan

PG (1) 1 Minto's Caiser Samorodok at Anacan, 7 months r/w puppy dog, with the most wonderful head & eye, good size for his age, his conformation is just so right & he is a stunning example of this primitive breed. Moved like water flowing, so fluid & so sound, must be a future star for the breed. BP

OD (1) 1 Minto's Anacan Issachar, b/w mature male, with a really handsome head, good strong topline, well set tail, he is beautifully built, well muscled all through in good hard condition, he is a striking animal & moves with powerful strides, reaching & driving but so easy & free. BD, BOB.

OB (1) 1 Minto's Anacan Dark Side Of The Moon, black bitch with white flashes, well made & balanced & strong, lovely balanced skull & muzzle, arched neck, level back, deep rib & she is very sound in front but a bit unsteady behind today. BB.

The National, 5th May 2016, Judge: Mr Ken Sinclair

P (2) 1 Minto's Caiser Samorodok at Anacan, this puppy is the soundest example here today. Medium size, square & completely balanced. Level back, moved soundly fore & aft, with confidence, he will be an asset to the breed. BOB, BD, BP; 2 Kaye, Byrne & Barclay's Nizzana Solemel Monsoon, a very immature puppy bitch who does have a good balance to shape with pleasing outline. Not so assertive in movement as yet. BB

J (0).

L (2) 1 Minto's Anacan Dark Side Of The Moon, black with good headpiece, neck & front, level topline, medium bone, moved close but needs more strength in this department; 2 Kelly's Anacan Raven, black of generally pleasing shape, she just lacked any enthusiasm on the move today, in good condition & body.

OD (0).

OB (2) 1 Minto's Anacan Glory Road, w/g who has a great clean outline, good balance to head, good black pigment, needs more confidence when stood as she has the make up to look great. BB, beaten by a super confident youngster for BOB; 2 A Raven.

V (2) 1 Kaye & Byrne's Nizzana Ganymede, cream male of substance, good headpiece, square body shape, deep chest, muscled thighs, sound on the move, in great condition for a 10 year old, congratulations. RBD, BV; 2 Minto's Am Ch Ha'aretz Hayyim for Anacan, impressive black, great headpiece & eye shape, strength of neck, shoulders, rather long in body shape, good quarters, would prefer a little more bone for the size of the dog, unsettled on the move. Would prefer outdoors I'm sure.

CRUFTS, 10th March 2016, Judge: Mr Rob McLeod

It was disappointing for exhibitors to have to wait until 4.30 pm before being judged & even then in another ring due to 2 previous breeds in the original ring still being judged way over their allotted time. The bests of breed were being called to the group collecting ring as we started & the problem could have been avoided. It was an honour to be invited to judge the breed & being a breed specialist who has been awarded BOB at Crufts it was a pleasure to now bestow it.

JD (1) 1 Mills' Anacan Super Samson, sand/red patches. Promising, liked his square shape. Good wedge head, darkest of almond eyes & super pigment. Low earset. Pleasing front, feet OK. Adequate neck & nice depth of chest, needs more body but that should come as he matures. Excellent tailset. Smart movement.

PGD (1) 1 Moulding's Anacan Abu Ghosh, 3 year old b/w of good overall balance. Good head proportions, nice bite, ears well placed & quite mobile. Nice legs & feet OK. Correct length of well muscled neck. Nice depth of chest & pleasing topline. In good coat, prefer a slightly higher tailset. Nicely muscled quarters. Moved a little close in front. Handler needs to make more of him.

OD (3,1a) Two of good breed type. 1 BD, BOB, Hughes' Anacan Future Legend, this w/r patched lad is almost 10 years old & what an advert for the breed. Ideal make & shape. Masculine head without coarseness, well shaped eye, now a little lighter with age, good pigment & well set ears. Good straight front, nice neck & good body & spring of rib with nice depth. Good coat & texture, moderate angulation & nice tail carriage. Free flowing, pleases fore & aft. Delighted to award him top spot; 2 RBD, Minto's Anacan Issachar, b/w a little taller than 1 but also slightly longer cast. Well proportioned head, nice legs, feet OK. Nice neck, good rib & body, level topline, good tailset & carriage. Good positive mover but not quite the easy action of 1.

JB (1) 1 A.

PGB (1) 1 Minto's Anacan Dark Side Of The Moon, b/w trim. Little too fine all through for me. Feminine wedge head, super ears, correct almond eye. Moderate neck, fair body but needs more depth. Good tailset & carriage. Coat texture could be a little harsher. Moved OK.

OB (6,3) 1 BB, Minto's Anacan Glory Road, r/w liked her feminine outlook. Well proportioned head, darkest of eyes, good mouth & well set ears. Good legs & best feet of the day. Moderate arched neck, nice depth of chest with desired spring of rib. Level topline, nice tailset & carriage, moderate angulation. Effortless easy action, pleasing both ways; 2 RBB, Gold's Anacan Shoshannah for Amicitia, this cream lady is nearly 11 years old & in tremendous condition, a great credit to her owners. Pleasing head, pigment OK, good eye shape. Good legs & feet OK. In good body with nice rib, in good coat, level topline. Good tailset, moderate angulation. Quite sound movement; 3 Blayvas' Ch Bat Yerushalaim Shel Zahav, r/w of pleasing overall shape & size. Liked her head proportion, eye a little full. Good legs & feet. A little heavier in body, good coat & texture, well carried tail. She disappointed on the move being rather close & crabbing.

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