Canaan Dog lovers celebrated FIFTY YEARS of Canaan Dogs in the United States at the Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc., National Specialty, held in Tucson, Arizona. Your hosts, the Western States Canaan Dog Club, thank you (and the rest of us thank them)!
The cornerstone of the week long celebration was the National Specialty held in the courtyard of the host hotel on Thursday November 5th 2015.
During the 2014 CDCA Board Meeting, it was determined that a feasibility study should be performed regarding the creation of a U.S. domestic registry for desert bred Canaan Dogs and their offspring. This registry could be modeled after the one developed by the Society for the Perpetuation of Desert Bred Salukis. Such offspring determined to have a three generation purebred pedigree through this program could eventually enter the AKC Stud Book for our breed.
The study will develop and consider issues potentially impacting the feasibility of creating and maintaining such a registry. Its findings will in turn be reported to the Board, which will then determine the appropriate course of action. These issues could include a five to ten year startup period before the first desert dogs registered might be considered for addition to the Stud Book (dependent on AKC's procedures); fundraising needs; and a minimum ten year time commitment on the part of the registry's major active participants, in addition to others.
Please be aware that this feasibility study is just the first in a multi-step process. If anyone is interested in helping, whether short or long term, please contact me by email here:
Joan Capaiu Greene
Links to the SPDBS are here: