Meet the Breeder

Tzel Schacmac among Caoilta

Tzel


Taken at 3 years by Jill Terry

Bred by Ian & Jill Terry (Babrees, UK) & Myrna Shiboleth (Shaar Hagai, Israel)
D.O.B 18.9.99 - 21.9.09
Sire: Sivan Me Shaar Hagai (imp)
Dam: Layla Me Shaar Hagai (imp)

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HEALTH INFORMATION
Patella tested clear
KC/BVA/ISDS Eye test Clear
Hip Score 7/7

SHOW RESULTS & CRITIQUES

Contrary to rumours Tzel is NOT oversized.
He stands at 23 inches tall at the shoulder, which is within the Kennel Club standard for the breed.

THE STORY SO FAR
Wild, feral and primitive dogs have always fascinated me and in the of summer 1999 I decided to look for more information about the Canaan Dog, I had seen a photo of a fantastic looking black Canaan bitch in one of the dog papers and made a note of the web site address meaning to visit so I could learn more, in the mean time I was conversing with a certain Jill Terry via a raw feeding chat room and she mentioned that her bitch had just had a litter of puppies, I visited the web site address she sent me and was delighted to see that the bitch that had caught my eye in the paper was Jill's Layla! After a few initial phone calls Jill and I arranged to meet at a dog show, I met up with Jill, Ian and her dogs and that was it, I was hooked! A few weeks later I came home with Tzel.  
As I was only ever interested in purchasing one of Layla's puppies, Jill Terry is the ONLY UK breeder that has ever received an enquiry about a Canaan puppy from me.

Tzel had a great start in the show world with a Best Puppy in Breed win at his very first show, the BUBA open show on the 18th of March 2000. The 2001 BUBA show was cancelled due to the foot and mouth outbreak but Tzel came back for the 2002 show winning Best of Breed and going on to win Best in Show 3! 
We have enjoyed great success in the show ring with numerous 1st placings and Best Puppy awards as well as Reserve Best Dog awards in Canaan classes and a Best Dog and Reserve Best of Breed award in AVNSC at only 10 months old. 
He won his first Best of Breed in Canaan Classes at Championship level at 22 months old, his second at 23 months and his third at 32 months!
Tzel hopes that he continues to make his breeders, Jill (or Granny Jill as we know her), Ian Terry (Granddad) and Myrna Shiboleth, very proud in the show ring the coming years.

THE GENUINE ARTICLE

Both Tzel's sire and dam were bred by Myrna Shiboleth of the Shaar Hagai Kennels in Israel. Myrna has been breeding Canaan dogs for over 30 years and acquired some of her original stock from the founder of the breed, Prof R. Menzel, notably including Laish me Bnei HaBitachon the first Israeli Canaan champion and the dog Prof. Menzel considered to be the best she ever bred. In the early days of the Shaar Hagai Kennels Myrna brought all her dogs to Prof. Menzel to be judged and evaluated. Prof. Menzel would explain exactly what the qualities and the faults of that particular dog, and how it related to her ideal vision of the breed and whether or not it should be registered and bred from.
Myrna has continued Prof. Menzel's work by helping to preserve the breed and introducing wild stock to the breeding programme whenever possible.


Sire
Sivan Me Shaar Hagai (IMP)
Sire
ISR & INT CH SHACHMAT ME SHAAR HAGAI
Sire
INT & WORLD CH SIRPAD ME SHAAR HAGAI
Sire
SHIMSHON ME SHAAR HAGAI
Dam
ISR. CH AYN HA'ARAVA ME SHARR HAGAI
Dam
TEHIYA ME SHAAR HAGAI
Sire
JOSHUA BAR ME JERICHO
Dam
PISGAT HAHAR ME SHAAR HAGAI
Dam
TEHILA ME SHAAR HAGAI
Sire
ISR CH ANAN ME SHAAR HAGAI (IMP)
Sire
TSUR ME SHAAR HAGAI
Dam
TEHIYA ME SHAAR HAGAI
Dam
ISR CH PALA ME SHAAR HAGAI
Sire
SHIMSHON ME SHAAR HAGAI
Dam
LAHAVA ME SHAAR HAGAI

Dam
Layla Me Shaar Hagai (IMP)
(Hip score 5/2 Lowest score recorded in the UK)
Sire
ISR CH SHAVIT ME SHAAR HAGAI
Sire
INT & WORLD CH SIRPAD ME SHAAR HAGAI
Sire
SHIMSHON ME SHAAR HAGAI
Dam
ISR. CH AYN HA'ARAVA ME SHARR HAGAI
Dam
YAFIT ME SHAAR HAGAI
Sire
INT & WORLD CH SIRPAD ME SHAAR HAGAI

Dam
ISR CH ROTEM ME SHAAR HAGAI
Dam
INT ISR CH BAT ME SHAAR HAGAI
Sire
MULTI CH LAHAV ME SHAAR HAGAI
The most titled Canaan dog in the history of the breed
Sire
INT & WORLD CH SIRPAD ME SHAAR HAGAI

Dam
GALI ME SHAAR HAGAI
Dam
MICHA BEIT KUTI
Sire
SHIMSHON ME SHAAR HAGAI
Dam
HOLIT HAR PAZ