Written by Jill Terry, this article first appeared in the British Canaan Dog Society's newsletter, issue 2, December 2004. All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them. Have you ever wondered how your dog came to be the colour he is? This article will hopefully explain just how colours are inherited and why there is such a wide range of colours in the Canaan Dog. If there … [Read more...] about Canaan Dog Colours – Genetics
The kennel club has launched a pilot scheme which could enhance genetic diversity. The scheme will mean purebred unregistered dogs can be registered on the Breed Register but only on a case by case basis. Under the new scheme any new dog admitted to the register will have three asterisks next to its name to identify the fact that there is unknown or unregistered ancestry … [Read more...] about Kennel Club unveils a pilot scheme for the registration of dogs with unverified parentage.
On the 22nd of November 2010 the Kennel Club announced that from 2012 it will register no more than four litters from any one bitch under normal circumstances. This was due to concerns that the current legal limit of six litters, enshrined in the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999, can be potentially detrimental to a bitch’s welfare. The General Committee made the … [Read more...] about Kennel Club Limits The Number of Litters For Bitches
In January 2010 the Kennel Club updated it's rules governing the Accredited Breeder Scheme so that breeders of non-CC breeds can now have a stud book accolade on their listing. Accredited Breeders can now claim the Stud Book Accolade if they have bred three dogs of a non-CC breed which have each won Best of Breed in breed classes and/or Imported Register classes at three … [Read more...] about Accredited breeders now qualify for stud book accolade in rare breeds