The International C'naan Dog Convention was held in Tel Aviv on Friday
May 8, 1998, the day before the Israel Kennel Club Show. Ze'ev Treinin
judged the Specialty and our host was Eyal Kan, the Israeli Canaan Dog
Just as in America, many Israeli owners value their Canaan Dog as a
family member and watch dog. When they also win first place, it's
icing on the cake!
Dvash me Shaar Hagai was Best Puppy, shown by breeder Myrna Shiboleth,
Shaar Hagai Kennel, Israel.
Best of Breed both days was Ch. Velikaya's Nitsahon ("Venla" ) shown
by breeder/owner Isabella Zirri, Velikaya's Kennels, Italy. Venla
was also Group 3 (Spitz & Primitive Breeds Group) at the IKC Show on
Best of Opposite Sex - Specialty
Best of Opposite Sex - IKC Show
Ch. Tzok Shavlul Ch. Gur me Shaar Hagai
Following the convention we visited Bedouin camps in the Negev near
Dimona where this lovely male was found. Some Bedouin keep black
Canaan Dogs because they are easy to spot in the desert.
Some Bedouin crop the ears of their Canaan Dogs because they believe
it makes them better sentries. The dogs must make do with any shade
they can find. They are truly desert survivors.