Maccabee "my Muse" painting by Michelle Harrington
Maccabee "my Muse" painting by Michelle Harrington

A Word on Colour

 

We certainly get a lot of interest in Maccabee's colour - he is registered as a cream male with reddish gold markings. Keep in mind that the colour you love may not be the right temperament for your home - and from a breeder stand point, we would feel irresponsible placing a pup in a home on colour preference alone. As breeders, it is crucial to match the right temperament with the right home; however, for those who are also interested in showing, correct colour and markings are taken into consideration.

Some of Maccabee's wonderful multi-coloured offspring

Top photos: left "Ziva", middle "Jasper", right "Sara"

Middle photos: left "Tempest", middle "Cammie", right "Shylo"

Bottom photos: left "Creed", middle "Rook", right "Sunny"

 

Our Black & white gals: Ash (left) & Cybelle (right)
Our Black & white gals: Ash (left) & Cybelle (right)
Daddy Macc with his colourful puppy crew (Macc X Ash litter)
Daddy Macc with his colourful puppy crew (Macc X Ash litter)

We feel it is important to educate people that our breed is not about colour alone- it is not a cookie cutter breed - which is something that attracted us.   Our responsibility as breeders is not to produce or customize a specific colour within a litter - it is to preserve what the founders saw in the wild pariah stock they brought into captivity - a dog that was square and well-balanced, frugal, resistant to indigenous diseases, and could work with man. However, we feel it is important to try and preserve the correct colours that are inherit to  the breed for self-preservation, which can range from: - Sand to red-brown, black and white or white and black with spots. If masked, mask must be symmetrical or a "hood".

 

Sufat Sheleg Canaan Dogs
- working to preserve the natural Canaan Dog that the Menzels so cherished.

Puppy "Ziva" (Macc X Ash pup)
Puppy "Ziva" (Macc X Ash pup)