Yes, there is a dog called the ‘National Breed of Israel’ - Arts & Features

Yes, there is a dog called the ‘National Breed of Israel’

Liz Spikol | Editorial Director | Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:20 am

From the time he was 4 weeks old, Avi was a stunner. He wasn’t much larger than the palm of David Golden’s hand, but even then, as a little black-and-white fluff ball, it was clear he was destined for greatness.

Golden and his wife, Cynthia Dodson, tried to convince Avi’s Tennessee breeder that they were the right “parents” for the little pup. The Falls Church, Virginia, couple made their case: They had owned Canaan dogs before; they loved the breed and knew it well; and they’d had their Canaan dogs compete in herding competitions and obedience trials.

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