Hip Dysplasia

Dysplasia literally means abnormal, so hip dysplasia literally translates as abnormal formation of the hip socket. The hip is a ball and socket joint, in a normal hip the ball fits snugly into the socket, forming a pivot point. Dogs which have a genetic predisposition for hip dysplasia are born with normal hips. However, as…

Cryptorchidism Abstracts

Bona, S. (1995). A population genetic study of the breeding situation and inherited diseases particularly eye and joint in the Golden Retriever and Labrador (Eine populationsgenetische Untersuchung zur Zuchtsituation und zu erblich determinierten Erkrankungen – insbesondere Augen- und Gelenkserkrankungen- beim Golden und Labrador Retriever). Abstract: The first half of this thesis describes the origins of…

Coprophagia (Faeces Eating)

Coprophagia (Faeces Eating)

Coprophagia is the medical term for when a dog eats either its own faeces or that of another animal. There are three types of Coprophagia: Autocoprophagia eating its own faeces; Intraspecific Coprophagia eating faeces from within its own species (ie another dog); Interspecific Coprophagia eating faeces from another species (ie cat, deer, rabbit, horse, etc)…

Registering Desert Dogs: Miyun

Registering Desert Dogs: Miyun

The Canaan is one of the very few breeds in which outside stock can be registered. The FCI considers the Canaan, which is classified in FCI Group 5 as a primitive breed, to be a breed in development. Therefore, dogs brought in from the Bedouin or the desert can be registered in the Israel Kennel…

History of the Canaan Dog

History of the Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog is a pariah (free-living) dog found in Israel and its surrounding area. Nobody really knows the exact truth about their origins. Some say that he is an originally domesticated dog turned feral, while others believe they may in fact be a separate species to the wolf and domestic breeds of today. The…