The Canaan Dog Club of America

AKC Parent Club of the Breed

2012 CDCA National Specialty

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The 41st Canaan Dog Club Of America
National Specialty Show Events
July 25-30, 2012

The Memorial and Top Dogs Slideshow that was presented at the 2012 National Specialty banquet is available for sale for $5 per DVD, free shipping. Proceeds from this year's sale will go to the Donor Advised Fund for Canaan Dogs at CHF (Canine Health Foundation). In the future, proceeds will rotate to various CDCA committees.


Another specialty in the books. I hope everyone who was able to come had a good time SC :-)

Huge THANK YOUs to:

Nancy Ben-Dror as show chair & handling all the little details that go with that
Chris Miller for everything, no, wait, Ribbons, Trophies, Round Table, general guidance, Judge's Education, raffle, yes, everything :-)
Annette Israel for Hospitality
April Lee for Catalog Ads
Arlene Pilcer for joining us to present her Puppy Program
Denise Gordon for Herding & Red Creek Farm for having us
Dan Haddy for general assistance
Amanda Pough for keeping everything on track & running smoothly
& the Carolina Foothills Cluster for having us in conjunction with their shows & working with us through the judge's change

Once again, I hope everyone had fun here in Greenville & look forward to seeing everyone again next year in GA!

Julie Haddy

Show Information

Due to a series of “could-never-be-repeated-high-stress-causing” events, the result is that we will now have four sets of points available at the shows!

Show Chair Nancy Ben-Dror
Specialty Committee Julie Haddy
Chris Miller
Annette Israel

Host Hotel:
Drury Inn at Woodruff Rd
Group Number: 2127868
Rate $79 per night
No Pet Fee (CDCA Room Policy applies)
Includes Breakfast & Afternoon Snacks
Convenient Access to food, shopping & I-85 and I-385
About 5 miles from Show Site

Trophy Donations
Deadline: Mar 15, 2012

Contact: Chris Miller

Catalog Ads
Deadline: June 1, 2012

April Lee

Banquet Reservations
Deadline: July 1, 2012

Annette Israel

Brief Results

July 26 - National Specialty

Best Junior Handler - Ethan showing Vala

Best in Sweepstakes/Best Jr Puppy in Sweeps - Sam
Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes/BOS Jr Puppy - Gale
Best Sr Puppy - Clover

Best in Veteran Sweeps - Harry
Best of Opposite in Veteran Sweeps - Lyla June

Winners Dog/Best Bred By - Sam
Reserve Winners - Noah
Best of Winners/Winners Bitch/Best Puppy - Gale
Reserve Winners Bitch - Clover
Best of Breed - Mags
Best of Opposite - Dazy
Select Dog/Best Veteran - Harry
Select Bitch - Torino
Award of Merits - Cayman and Lyla June

Stud Dog and Brood Bitch were both shown with the same set of their puppies - Harry & Vala with Cayman & Torino

A possible record of FOUR braces - congrats to Alla for her cream matched pair!

Congrats to all and thanks to all who entered, showed and helped! Three more days at the shows, then sheep on Monday!!

- Amanda -
AKC Breeder of Merit

Full results are available from InfoDog.

July 27

Winners Dog/Best of Winners - Sam
Reserve WD - Enzo
Winners Bitch - Gale
Reserve WB - Reen
Best of Breed/Group 4 - Mags
Best of Opposite - Torino
Select Dog - Harry
Select Bitch - Ida

- Amanda -
AKC Breeder of Merit

July 28

Once again, brief results. Full registered names, sires, dams, breeders, owners, etc. are available at The catalog of all entered is available the day of the show, with markings up usually by the next morning.

Supported Entry in Greenville SC
Winners Dog/Best Of Winners - Enzo (who also qualified in Rally Novice today!)
Reserve Winners Dog - Sam
Winners Bitch to finish - Gale
Reserve Winners Bitch - Reen
Best of Breed - Mags (could not stay today to watch group - transporting someone else's dogs due to the Sabbath and they would not pee for me!!)
Best of Opposite - Torino
Select Dog - Harry
Select Bitch - Ida

Forgot to mention that yesterday Orela qualified in Rally Advanced AND WON HER CLASS! She qualified for her second RA leg today too (believe Enzo's Q was his second RN leg too). Denise told me who of hers did what and I am going to plead forgiveness and too many busy busy days as I report I can't remember what she told me.

- Amanda -
AKC Breeder of Merit

Results: Herding Instinct Test

Well, the final day of National Specialty events was a blast. It was an early morning wake-up call to be at Red Creek Farm for the herding instinct test. Eighteen Canaans were tested and 14 passed, giving a 77.8% pass rate for this year. Jon Tholkes, an AKC herding judge and farm owner, was our evaluator and gave us some wonderful insight and tips. Our dogs did well, despite the heat, peacocks, guinea fowl, and chickens that populated the gathering area. Jon had a "run-off" so to speak between 4 rookies and another one between 2 experienced dogs to chose the Best Rookie and Best Experienced from all of the qualifying test dogs. D&J Ha'Aretz Samson of Sassafras ("Sammy") owned by Donna & Jackie Davison was declared the Best Rookie and awarded the traditional shepherd's crook. CH. Orela Me Shaar Hagai, MX, MXJ, OF, RN, CDCA-HC ("Orela"), owned by Dan & Julie Haddy, was the Best Experienced and received a handcarved sheep figurine. Those who qualified in today's test are listed below - there were 8 earning their HC title, 3 earning the 2nd leg towards their HCX title, and 3 earning the HCX title. Many thanks to everyone who helped today and to the NS committee for the entire NS week! I will have a more complete report in the Kib issue covering the NS events. Congratulations to all who passed today's test!

Denise Gordon, CDCA Herding Chair

Herding Certified
D&J Ha'Aretz Samson of Sassafras, CDCA-HC ("Sammy")- owners: Donna & Jackie Davison
D&J Ha'Aretz Our Beautiful Belle, CDCA-HC ("Belle")- owners: Donna & Jackie Davison
CH. RivRoc Lyceum Own Dream BSnatch Rsndog, CDCA-HC ("Torino") - owners: Chris Miller & Ethan Miller
CH. RivRoc Onto Somethin' BSnatch Rosndog, CDCA-HC ("Cayman") - owners: Chris Miller & Ethan Miller
RivRoc Outside of Kharma BSnatch Rosndog, CDCA-HC ("Jury") - owners: Randy Kalik & Chris Miller
Caliente Enzo Ferrari He's A Keeper, CDCA-HC ("Enzo") - owners: Rosette Davila-Sargent & Charlie Sargent
Caliente Dangerous Gale Force Winds, CDCA-HC ("Gale") - owners: Rosette Davila Sargent, Charlie Sargen & Linda Clark
Cherrysh Hatikva Moonlight Serenade, CDCA-HC ("Winnie") - owner: Alla Geretz

2nd HCX qualifying score
CH. Orela Me Shaar Hagai, MX, MXJ, OF, RN, CDCA-HC ("Orela") - owners: Dan & Julie Haddy
CH. River Rock Light My Way, CDCA-HC ("Samwise") - owner: Chris Miller
CH. D&J Ha'Aretz Hannah's Legacy, CDCA-HC ("Lacy") - owners: Donna & Jackie Davison

Herding Cerified Excellent
GCH. BSnatch Rsndog Ran Away To RivRoc, RN, CDCA-HCX ("Gibson") - onwers: Chris Miller, Amanda Pough, & Judy Rosenthal
CH. River Rock No Illusions, CDCA-HCX ("Carson") - owner: Chris Miller
CH. Arayl's Rivi's Rumor, RN, CDCA-HCX ("Rivi") - owners: Denise Gordon & Liz Hebert


When What Where
Wed, July 25
  1:00 pm Board meeting Host hotel
  7:00 pm Hospitality/Welcome Host hotel
Thur, July 26
  8:00 - 10:00 am Annual General Meeting Host hotel
  10:30 - 12:00 pm (or half an hour after Annual General Meeting, whichever is later) Round Table Forum (Learn about dogs of the past & present from committed breeders - more details in Kib) Host hotel
  1:00 - 3:00 pm Arlene Pilcer presents the Ultimate Puppy Program on puppy environment enrichment for more confident, well rounded puppies. She'll cover the early neuro stimulation exercises, things to add to the environment as eyes & ears open, exposure to new things & new people.

All above events will be at the Host Hotel.

Show events will be at the TD Convention Center.

The shows will be Superintended by MB-F. Full premium information will be available on
Host hotel
Carolina Foothills Cluster at the TD Convention Center
Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes Judge - Bill Buell
Junior Showmanship Judge - Bill Buell
Breed Judge (traditional regular & non-regular classes) - Neena Van Camp
Parade of Titleholders
Convention Center
Fri, July 27
  All day We will request late judging time.
Spartansburg Kennel Club/Designated Specialty
Judge's Ringside Mentoring will be Offered
Breed Judge - Stephanie S Hedgepath
Group Judge - Linda More

Obedience & Rally judges pool for the weekend:

David Haddock, Judith Brown, Richard Strong, Jean Porter Lynch, Patricia Strong (see premiums for specific assignments).

This cluster of shows is a Regional Qualifier for Obedience.
Convention Center
Sat, July 28
  All day Hendersonville Kennel Club/Supported Entry
Breed Judge - Linda Robey
Group Judge - Neena Van Camp

Judges Education in conjunction with the Carolina Judges group on site at show.

Convention Center
  Evening Banquet - details to follow Host hotel
Sun, July 29
    Greenville Kennel Club/Supported Entry
Breed Judge - Linda More
Group Judge - Linda Robey
Convention Center
Mon, July 30
  Early Herding - Denise Gordon
Instinct Test at Red Creek Farm, starting EARLY to beat the heat.
Red Creek Farm is about 45 miles south of the host hotel.
Red Creek Farm

Greenville info: