Canaan Dog Colours

Canaan Dog Colours

The Canaan Dog comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns,¬†from jet black to snow white and lots of colours and shades in between are acceptable. Here we show the most commonly occuring colours and patterns along with the undesirable colours and coat types. Undesirable Coat Types and Colours Below are colours, patterns and…

Grooming your Canaan Dog

Grooming your Canaan Dog

The Canaan dog does not have a heavy long coat so does not require as much grooming as some other breeds. But the breed does have a double coat, this is a coat with harsh longer outer hairs which offer protection from the elements combined with a soft shorter undercoat which is shed twice a…

20 November 2009

Peter Jolley, who is judging BUBA Ch Show on 6th Dec, has drawn 11 dogs for and entry of 13. Wealdstone & District Open Show have scheduled 3 classes on 27th Dec. Breed judge will be Mr John Swinge. Please contact Dr Geoffrey Curr for a copy of the schedule on #### ### #### –…

30 October 2009

The World Dog Show was held in Bratislava, an increasingly sprawling city, quaint contrasting with eclectic modern aspects, a truly picturesque rive running through overlooked by the stunning Bratislava Castle. The extremely tiring drive from the UK was work every mile especially passing through the breath-taking scenery in Southern Germany into Austria prior to arriving…

Understanding Laboratory Tests

Understanding Laboratory Tests

Veterinarians use a wide variety of tests to certify good health or indicate the presence of infection or disease. A Complete Blood Count or Full Blood Count shows the number and type of cells in the dog’s blood. This standard test can identify conditions like anaemia and leukaemia, as well as diagnosing many infections. A…

Patella Luxation

Patella Luxation

Patella Luxation is not common in Canaan Dogs, but there have been a few dogs who have been diagnosed with it. It is therefore advisable that breeders have their dogs and puppies tested by a vet. What is it? Luxating means out of place, or dislocated. The patella is the equivalent to the human kneecap…

Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease)

Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease)

Addison’s disease is essentially the opposite of Cushing’s disease, that is hypoadrenocorticism as opposed to hyperadrenocorticism. Primary hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease) results from a deficient production of glucocorticoid, mineralocorticoid or both due to bilateral destruction of all of the layers of the adrenal cortex. Most cases of Addison’s disease are thought to be idiopathic (unknown cause)…

Temperament

Temperament

By Myrna Shiboleth The temperament of the Canaan is a direct result of the fact that this is what is called a primitive breed. What is a primitive breed? It is basically a breed that has retained the characteristics that were necessary for survival, and has not been changed as a result of many generations…

Are Canaan Dogs a healthy breed?

In general, the Canaan Dog is one of the healthiest breeds around with no known hereditary problems. As guardians of the breed, breeders have a responsibility to ensure that the breed remains so, not just for today but for future generations. To help breeders achieve this there are various scientific tools available today, including testing…