The only kennel in the world that breeds the Canaan dog, native to Israel, continues to face eviction. The move by the Israel Land Administration could thwart efforts to preserve one of the world’s most ancient breeds, according to Myrna (Karlin) Shiboleth (’64), founder and manager of the dog breeding farm in Sha’ar Hagai in the Jerusalem corridor.
The Canaan dog is one of the few remaining, rapidly disappearing breeds of feral dogs and is recognized as Israel’s national breed, believed to be mentioned several times in the Bible. Read about Myrna’s efforts and the current dispute with ILA on a past article in Haaretz. The kennel continues to struggle with the same dispute. Supporters of Myrna have launched a petition to save the kennel. Add your name here.