Pet-Peeves: Fireworks, playing with his toes, birds in the backyard, and dogs that stare at him
Favorite Toy: Squeaky stuffed toy dog or squeaky soft soccer ball, and old socks
Favorite Food: Pork Ribs
Favorite Walk: Fields behind the house, only if there are no fireworks going off.
Arrival Story: When I moved into military housing I told the kids we will get a dog. So I started the research and narrowed the list down to 3 breeds. The Canaan Dog, Australian Shephard Dog and the Belgium Shephard dog. My wife nixed the Belgium because of temparment issues we read about on the internet, and then we went to visit local breeders for the Canaan Dog and the Ausie. We decided on the Canaan Dog because of needing less excercise and less grooming. The temparment issues we like more to. So after much reading and debating we decided to ask the breeder to put us on her waiting list. We got lucky and was given Cain.
Bio: Cain, has become a very independant dog. He is really starting to show a typical Canaan attitude towards new things, but remains really friendly to all humans. His approach to strange dogs and cats has become more of a stalking gesture until he determines if the dog is friendly. At times will lay down when the other dog/cat is looking, then move quickly in a low to the ground trot when they turn away, if they turn back to look he will freeze in his tracks. Cats he will stalk and try to catch, but if the cat holds it's ground and doesn't run he will back off. He is very cautious of any thing he has never encountered before, for example the other day he met his first hedge hog. He approached very cautiosly circling it several times until he finally got enough courage to go up to it and sniff it. He did not try to attack it, but after sniffing it he causually walked away.
His walks are now all on lead because of the way he approachs other dogs (In a low crouched position). Many owners don't like it and restrain thier dogs from him and once they do this thier dog becomes aggressive which in turn makes Cain aggressive. I wish more dog owners would let dogs meet eachother instead of holding them back. Which allows the dogs to meet eachother and most likely won't act aggressive towards eachother. Cain has only initiated the aggression twice. Once when a person walked to closely to my daughter and then the other day at a dog show, he was sleeping next to the main show ring during the Group judging and a SharPei walked up to him and sniffed him while he was sleeping. I can't recall ever seeing Cain turn aggressive that quickly. He almost got a mouth full of the dog, but I happen to be watching the situation real closely.
His show career in England is about over. He has done rather well and am very excited about getting him to the states to show him. Over in England he has won at different times Best Puppy of Breed x 2, Best Puppy Any Variety x 1, Puppy Group 2 x 1, First in Class x 11, Best of Breed x 1, Reserve Best Dog x 2, Reserve Best of Breed x 3.
Cain is now a proud father of 3 boys and 1 girls. Two of the boys live at home with him.