The Meet and Greet List is a way to talk to persons that would like to be available to educate potential owners about the ups and downs of Canaan Dog ownership. They are willing to make their home and dog(s) available for visits, so that people can meet Canaan Dogs in the “fur”. However, they are not currently breeding their dogs and thus will not have any puppies available. The following Canaan Dog owners have agreed to introduce you to adult Canaan Dogs. All of the people on this list are dedicated to helping you determine that the Canaan Dog is the right breed for you. All puppies are cute, it is the adult dog that you will be living with for many years. We are all dedicated to insuring that our puppies have a loving home for life.
If you are in the market for a Canaan Dog puppy, you've come to the right place. Our breed is fortunate to have a small group of dedicated breeders that communicate with each other regularly and work together for the betterment of the breed. Because of this deep commitment, prospective buyers may find that purchasing a Canaan Dog is not as simple as purchasing a dog of another breed. Canaan Dog breeders tend to be highly selective and maintain lengthy evaluation processes to ensure the integrity of our breed's future. It is not uncommon to wait 6 to 12 months for the right puppy nor it is uncommon for the breeder to choose your puppy based on his or her understanding of your needs in a companion dog. The Canaan Dog Club of America fully supports the thorough evaluation of prospective homes in addition to adherence to the Code of Ethics. The breeder has a duty to the place puppies so they can live up to their best potential whether it be as a companion or as a show/breeding prospect. In addition, the Canaan Dog is still somewhat rare, and breeders often get many more enquiries about puppies than there are puppies available.
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I am glad that you "think" your Canaan Dog has good genes. But given the many, many dogs who end up in shelters and euthanized, if is very important to think many times before breeding an animal. Above all, you must have some sort of objective evaluation of your dog. Notice my first tagline — each of us knows she or he has the most beautiful dog in the world. Unfortunately, kennel blindness is the most prevalent kind of visual impairment.
So, before you even think of breeding your Canaan Dog:
Now I assume you do not want to breed your dog/bitch to just any dog/bitch who comes along, so you will want to be approached by the owners of quality dogs. The best way to get your dog noticed is to participate in trials and/or conformation shows, so they are known. After all, despite being essentially an old breed, the Canaan is very new here in the States, and each and every breeding will have a major impact on the development of the breed here. Ergo, you want to breed only the best to the best.
Meanwhile, train your dog, enjoy them, socialize them, and if possible join the breed club at both local and national levels. It is amazing the amount of information you can obtain about breed idiosyncrasies from those who are more experienced in the breed.
avrama & baruch
The most beautiful dog in the world is the one who looks at you with love.
5 Feb 2004 | Copyright © 2004 Avrama Gingold. Used with permission.