Fingers crossed

Relic and extended families are happy to share spring puppy news

Bird and Ian are expecting a litter the end of April – this litter is co-bred with Kelly Sims and will be whelped in Simsbury CT

Bird and year old son Vash










Clover and Harvey are expecting a litter in early May

This litter is co-bred with Aurin Kennel and will be whelped at Clover’s home in Massachusetts.

We currently have a small wait list for puppies and are working with other interested families — if you wish to be considered for one of our puppies please see the acquiring a puppy page and fill out the questionnaire.

New Champion

Congratulations to new AKC Champion Renegade Sally  aka “Bird” 

Bird will now happily retire from the show scene to pursue her first love – raising puppies!  Bird’s first litter was by Ch Hatikva Harvest Rain at Relic — “Harvey”   Upcoming litter will be sired by Relic’s Count on Me — “Ian”

Coming soon…

Riverroc & Relic’s Unforgotten Defiance of Debt

aka Irisa a beautiful liver bitch bred by Christina Miller of Riverroc Canaan Dogs in Georgia.

Spring is here and Puppies are Planned

Plans in progress for two litters — Hiram to Clover and Harvey to Rosie.  Several of the potential puppies are already spoken for.  If you are interested in being on the wait list for either of these litters, please read the acquiring a puppy page and fill out the application. 



Hiram Architect to the King  

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CH Relic’s Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong 

CHIC #111801








CH Hatikva Harvest Rain at Relic

CHIC #110606



Relic Rose  CHIC #85653

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Spring 2016 update

I have been very remiss at website updates.  Will add past due updates as I can but for now — Welcome to the world newest litter Harvey and Bird puppies!

20160221_124700 3 male and 2 female born Saturday Jan 23rd – yet another snow storm litter!

The proud parents:

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All puppies have homes to go to, but I am planning at least one more, possibly two additional litters in the very near future…  pics and info soon.


Breeding update

I have had a massive number of puppy inquiries lately, most likely because there aren’t any current litters.

I am aware of two litters bred and another planned.  If you wish, check with me in mid October and if the mom’s pregnancies are confirmed, and if the breeders do not have placements for all pups already  – I will be happy to put people in touch.

My next planned litter will be Riley x Poppy in very early 2015.  If all goes well, I hope to have puppies in February or March.  If you would like to be seriously considered for a puppy, please read my placement information and fill out the application.

I am always happy to help introduce people to the breed, try to find Canaan’s which might live closer for you to meet, and to invite people to meet my dogs either at shows, events or at my home, even if I do not currently have puppies looking for homes.

But since everyone loves a puppy picture – here’s one from the last litter now 7 months old and called L-R — Rocket, Ian, Bodhi and Korra.

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Too many men

October update:  Calibur is now happily living in a lovely home in NH.  He enjoys walks, visits to the Canadian border for vacations and all his new housemates – people and dogs alike.   Calibur will remain available for select breeding inquires, and hopes to produce another litter for Relic Canaans in the future.

Relic’s Excalibur is available to a select home.  I currently own five male dogs, which is too many to manage in one house.  The separation required means that I do not get to spend as much time with each group as I would like.  Calibur is a very sweet and loving boy who would do well as either an only dog, or with a female housemate.


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Calibur will be four years old this fall, is a CHIC Canaan and has sired a litter – I would like to see him kept intact to produce another in the future.   He is a beautiful example of the breed, but does not want to be a show dog.  He would far prefer to hang out on the couch, sleep on the bed, act silly, go for car rides and get his belly rubbed.   Calibur has not been raised with young children or cats and so I think he would prefer a quieter adult household.

National Specialty

 HaTikva Harvest Rain at Relic at the CDCA National Specialty in Cambridge MN

Harvey was Winners dog for a 4 point major, Best Puppy, won a Puppy Herding Group and was Best in Puppy Sweeps

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