08 November 2020

Greetings friends, here we are again in another sort of lockdown, where you can do somethings you couldn’t last time. Sadly, a dog show isn’t one of them. Most of us have been bereft and are missing the social side of competitions. Others are cursing the lack of socialisation for our young puppies and juniors….

30 August 2020

I must start these notes with some sad news. Many of us that have been in the breed for some years will know Elisabeth (Liz) de Boisgelin. We were informed she passed away on 12th August 2020 at Saint Barts hospital, London. Liz had supported the Canaan Dog in the UK for many years after…

19 July 2020

Hello all – it’s been a while in these Interesting Times. With the continuing trend for indoor dog shows to be cancelled it’s with a heavy heart that I pass on the news from our BUBA representative, Mrs Barbara Gold that the 2020 Championship show due to be held in December at Stafford County Show…

14 June 2020

It has been a long haul and we have all been through some odd times. The Canaan Dog notes have scarce and brief – this is likely to continue for a while. We wait patiently (well almost) of news from the Czech Republic to see if our first venture in to the world of AI…

24 May 2020

It’s a question of colour? Here in the UK there is a leaning by many people looking to buy a Canaan Dog as a pet and companion towards the reds and creams. Some showing around the world also have preferences and will prefer the ‘desert’ colours. In the USA there seem to be more black…

19 April 2020

So far this lockdown situation has on the whole been kind to us in the south east, with beautiful weather enabling us to make the most of our gardens. The message is still there though, stay in and stay safe. Locally we have lost a few essential workers to the Covid19 virus and as a…

Canaan Dog Colours – Genetics

Canaan Dog Colours – Genetics

Written by Jill Terry, this article first appeared in the British Canaan Dog Society’s newsletter, issue 2, December 2004. 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…

Kennel Club unveils a pilot scheme for the registration of dogs with unverified parentage.

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…