ICDCA Canaan Dog of The Month

ICDCA Canaan Dog of the Month - INDEXICDCA Canaan Dog of the Month - INDEX

ICDCA Canaan Dog for 
December, 1998

U-UD Ch. Lahatut me Shaar Hagai, UD, CKC-CDX, TT


Victor Kaftal
Cincinnati, USA


Int. Isr. Ned Ch. W.W. 1985-6-7-9, Bundessieger, Europasieger Sirpad me Shaar Hagai


 Gali me Shaar Hagai 


Myrna Shiboleth

Birth Date:

30 August 1989


Gil was a special dog. Very intelligent, dominant, athletic and handsome. Affectionate with us, ready to greet strangers at shows, and to growl at two or four -legged "intruders" at home. 

The get of Sirpad, one of the top winning dogs of the Shaar Hagai line, the full brother of two World Winners, and the sire of champions and multiple BOB winners, Gil got plenty of recognition of his own in conformation (15 BOB and many group placements).  But Gil was better known for his obedience exploits: the first Canaan Dog to earn a UD (both in AKC and in UKC) and to compete (and place!) in obedience  tournaments. 

Obedience training was my attempt to stop Gil from running away. It worked for 7 years, but then after winning his third National Specialty and placing first in his Utility class within the same week, he decided there was nothing else he could do for an encore. A gate blew open, Gil disappeared and was never seen again. I hope he is running free and happy with other of dogs and is finally the leader of the pack. 


Your dog too can be "the Canaan Dog of the Month" - Find out how

© 1998 Israel Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc.