Monday, December 17, 2012

A little "fix" for Canaan Dog Enthusiasts

The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, which took place in Orlando, Florida this past weekend, is recognized as one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world. It is open to purebred dogs from all over the world who have earned the highest points as champions representing their breed. In order to compete, they are sent a formal invitation from the AKC.

Best of Breed went to GCH CH Pleasant Hill Magnum Of Samara "Magnum" Breeder: Donna Dodson By CH Lahat Me Shaar Hagai -CH Jealou Hum'nbird Whoopedoo Owner: Pamela Stacey Rosman (Bruce F Schultz PHA, Agent) Congrat's to Donna! 

Here is a video link (below) to this year's show with the top four Canaan Dogs competing for Best of Breed. It was wonderful to see such a great representation of our breed! There were three dogs and one bitch representing the breed. "Magnum" who won  best of breed is the second dog in the line up in the video. CH Rivroc Onto Somethin Bsnatch Rosndog "Cayman" owned and bred by my friend Chris Miller is the first in the line up, CH Tahoe's Sirius Black N White "Sirius" owned and bred by Robin Prince is the third dog, and GCH CH Rivroc Lycm Own Dream Bsnatch Rsndog "Torino" owned and bred by Chris Miller is the fourth dog (bitch)              

Click Here for the link

And come back For Memories From A Former Show Girl

CKC Ch Ha'Aretz Gimel Northern Confidence "Cybelle" CKC-HT, CGN, CARO-RN-MCL, AKC-RA, CDCA-HC
Whelped: August, 29, 2005
Black with white trim
Sire: AKC Ch Ha'Aretz Pei Mishacam "Mish"
Dam: AKC Ch Ha'Aretz TZ Starlite "Starli"
Breeder: Bryna Comsky, Ha'Aretz Canaan Dogs

Miss "Cybelle" had a formal invite to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in 2007 & 2008 as the Top Show Canaan Dog in Canada. She remembers showing with this year's  best of breed winner "Magnum" way back when she competed in some American shows. It was definitely an honour but unfortunately we could not find the time to travel at that point, so Miss Cybelle continued her love of herding lessons back in Ontario and went on to become a fabulous cattle dog on her Alberta ranch. I am sure she would of loved the opportunity to be captured in the spot light for one last time. However, she did get a snapshot of her ranch work on national TV not too long ago here at:

A very young Cybelle  making history as the first Canaan Dog to earn a group placement in the "Working Group" in Canada under Canadian Judge Phyllis Wolfish. She is shown here with her fabulous handler Ward Bailey who fell head over heels in love with the "Bibs'" and her overwhelming confidence in the ring. 
Gee, can you see the attitude and confidence in this girl at 8 weeks old when we brought her home from Chicago:-) Poor Macc, he did not know what he was in for with this little black and white pistol:-) But, he always let her have her own way and they ended up being great team partners  as ranch dogs. What great memories.
The "Bib's" winning a "Group Three"   and a best puppy in the working group in August 2006 under Canadian Judge Bruce Wegarwith handler Jessica Moulton
A fav old photo - Miss Cybelle practising her runway moves before a show in northern Ontario with  young handler Jess Powell who also wanted to practise her skills  for Junior handling -  since Cybelle loved to show she was a great dog for young handlers.
and although I have to admit that I hated being in the show ring I did love showing  this gal - Larry snapped this shot of me and Miss Cybelle at a show in Ontario where she won best of breed. I had to move fast to show off the gait on this girl! 

And here is a copy of her AKC/Eukanuba National Championship 2007 & 2008 invite that came in the mail - yes I saved it:-) 

Of course what I treasure most is her working spirit - I would not trade that for the world.  She is the "Go-Go-" girl of the crew!  and she won't let me forget it:-)

Miss Bibs in the driver's seat moving the herd to the next grazing zone

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