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I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. Before that, worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai from 1993-2007. Also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation.

This blog is for aboriginal breed enthusiasts. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Only INDogs (Indian Pariah) and INDog-mix mongrels are featured here. The two are NOT the same, do please read the text on the right to understand the difference. Our aim: to create awareness about the primitive natural breed called the Indian Pariah Dog/INDog. I sometimes feature other landrace breeds too.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Canaan Dogs of Israel

Meet the beautiful Canaan Dog, pariah dog of Israel, long recognized as a pure breed.

The dog first won recognition thanks to the path-breaking work of Professor Rudolphina Menzel. Her efforts were continued by the Shaar Hagai Kennels, which breed, train and exhibit these dogs according to her guidelines. Read the article on Canaan Dogs by Myrna Shiboleth, the leading authority on this breed: "The Canaan Dog - Preserving a Biblical Dog in Modern Times." You'll find it in the INDog website in the "Articles" section.

"The Canaan Dog holds a special and unique position in today's cynological world," writes Myrna in the article. "On the one hand, this breed is fully recognized by all of the world's kennel clubs and is gaining more and more popularity as a pet and family dog in various parts of the world. On the other hand, in its land of origin, Israel, this breed also still exists as a wild or semi wild dog that must fight for its survival."

Myrna had also sent me some lovely pictures for the website world map. We used one of them there and I'm sharing the rest of them here. The top two pictures show Canaans living among the Bedouins as livestock guardian dogs, a role they've played for centuries.

Read all about Canaans in the Shaar Hagai website, and also check the Facebook group Canaan Dogs.

Thanks Myrna!

Photos: Myrna Shiboleth
Shaar Hagai Kennels


Sarah said...

Thanks Rajashree for doing a blip on my beloved Canaan. Jorja says 'thank you' too!. :)

Rajashree Khalap said...

They are SO good-looking. I could only put one pic in the site but really wanted to show the others as well. I'll be doing the same with the AfriCanis pics. Just too beautiful to keep to myself.

georgia little pea said...

dear ms khalap,

so many new posts to read - you've been BUSY! they are really interesting.

my stay-at-home human followed your link in the puppy in ipoh post and that's a really interesting site too : )

thank you lots.


Peter Schwarzenegger said...

where can i get canaan dog puppies in india??? actually i live in chennai..
can you please tell me about this dog in detail as well as price too

Rajashree Khalap said...

Peter I don't know whether they are available in India. In our country I would recommend that you get our own aboriginal breed, the INDog, available free in rural areas. They are similar to all other LTPM dogs including the Canaan. You could also get a free-born Canaan type dog from the UAE, where they are called desert dogs.

hh korat said...

Canaan Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts
Canaan Dog Breed Information
CDCA: The Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc.