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    Maria meets a Canaan dog from Israel

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    james ensor

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    Maria meets a Canaan dog from Israel

    Post  james ensor on Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:11 am

    In London as in New York you meet dogs from everywhere. But the dog we met on a path by the Thames was our first Canaan - a Podengo in all but name. These dogs all originated in the Levant, where they developed from the pale-footed wolf.
    From there they were carried mostly by ship all around the Mediterranean by the Phoenicians and Romans. Then the Portuguese and Spaniards took them all around the Latin world. Some tribe took them to Australia where they developed into the Dingo.

    There are a few places where you do not find them. One is England thanks to Sir Francis Drake`s defeat of the Spanish Armada. Another is Georgia (not the American state but the Caucasian ex-Soviet colony). There are a lot of street dogs here but most are shaggy shepherd dogs, as befits the terrain. Evidently the Spanish did not sail into the Black Sea.

    Oddly enough, The Canaan was accompanied by a Labrador cross with a Canaan who looked very like Brando our Cape Verdean Labrador Podengo cross. Who took the St John`s Water Dog across the Atlantic all the way from Newfoundland?

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