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Caoilta News 2001

Myrna Shiboleth, who is THE foremost authority on the Canaan Dog, has written "Guidelines to judging the Canaan Dog" for the Israel Kennel Club. In full colour and with many photographs detailing what is correct and incorrect in the breed.
Click here to view the Judging Guide


New BABREES litter has arrived!! 6 Beautiful puppies 4 dogs & 2 bitches!
It & Int Ch Velikaya's Lahatutan (Norby) X Babrees Bethea Batyam (Beth)
This is Beth's first litter, the inbreeding CO efficiency was calculated at 10% on 55 ancestors, which is reasonably low for our breed and will hopefully go towards diversifying the genetic pool somewhat. For more information on this litter please contact Jill Terry. Or visit the Babrees Web Site to see the photos of the new arrivals.

On Sunday the 2nd of December Jill Terry and I attended the very first organised event for the Klee Kai in the UK. It was a very interesting event and we were able to hear about the breed and its origins and to see several examples of the three different sizes and the two different coat types. Following the presentation there was a parade of breeds which included many of the well known as well as several of the rare breeds. Representing the Canaan dog was Layla Me Shaar Hagai (Layla), Babrees The Cosmic Spirit (Stella), And Tzel Schacmac Among Caoilta (Tzel). Even though the hall was very crowded with dogs and people and was extremely noisy the Canaans all behaved admirably and were wonderful ambassadors for their breed. 
Some canine party games followed the parade which included, retrieve the sausage in one piece (Tzel's was swallowed before even starting back to the finish line!), its a knockout and musical mats. I was delighted when Tzel and I won the musical mats competition. After the fun and games there was an exemption show which was judged by respected judge and professional handler, Michael Coad.  We were absolutely delighted when, in extremely large classes, Tzel won a third place in AV Non Sporting and a second place in AV Open. It was a wonderful day with lots of laughter and applause which gave the event a great fun atmosphere and reminded us what dog showing SHOULD be about.

Tzel's hip score result is 7/7. 

I am very honoured to have been asked to be the Canaan Dog breed note correspondent for the ShowdogsUK web site. Any news, views, show results and health test results would be most welcome for inclusion in these notes.

Tzel was hip scored on the 13/8/2001 and we are now awaiting the results. 

Tzel won 1st PGD & BEST OF BREED at Bournemouth, many thanks to Malcolm Presland. This makes Tzel the current Top Canaan Dog!!  Ian & Jill's Layla won BOS, and Stella did well in getting 1st Junior Bitch. 

Tzel won 1st PGD at Leeds.

Tzel won 1st PGD & Res Best Dog  and Layla Me Shaar Hagai (Tzel's Dam)  won Best Bitch & Best Opposite Sex at East of England.

Tzel won 1st PGD & BEST OF BREED at South Wales, many thanks go to Judge Keith Nathan! The response to Tzel's Best of Breed at South Wales has been wonderful, with e-mails, cards and phone calls of congratulations coming from all over, many from people unknown to us personally, but who have been watching his progress in the show ring over the past year with great interest. 
I had no idea he had so many admirers!! 
Many thanks to everyone who sent us their best wishes.

Layla Me Shaar Hagai (Tzel's Dam)  won Best Of Breed at Windsor 2001 and Tzel won 1st Post Graduate Dog.

Tzel won 1st Post Graduate Dog at Three Counties.

Tzel won 1st Post Graduate Dog & Res Best Dog at Bath

Best of Breed at Crufts 2001! It & Int Ch Velikaya's Lahatutan. What a wonderful start to his stay in the UK. Well done Norby, Isabella & the Terry's!

Tzel won 1st Junior Dog at Crufts 2001!

Michelle Powell's Babrees Bright Blaise (Kelsey) has been mated to Fin, Nor, Int Ch Waltzun Romeo This mating has been carefully planned since April 2000, it is hoped that this pairing will go some way towards widening the very small gene pool in the UK as well as producing puppies which are sound in both temperament and conformation, as well as being true ambassadors for their breed, and of the true "Collie" type as preferred by Professor Menzel. Puppies are hoped for at the end of June 2001! 

It & Int Ch Velikaya's Lahatutan will be coming to the UK from Italy in May 2001.
 It is hoped that he will be mated to Jill and Ian Terry's Babrees Bethea Batyam around September 2001. All enquiries to Jill Terry posted 3/4/01

Before he returns to Italy it is planned to mate It & Int Ch Velikaya's Lahatutan to Jill & Ian Terry's Layla Me Shaar Hagai in 2002. All enquiries to Jill Terry posted 3/4/01

Jill & Ian Terry's Layla Me Shaar Hagai gave birth to 7 wonderful puppies on the 26th of January 2001