I have been a dog person forever, and have been working with, breeding and exhibiting dogs since 1967. I have for
many years run an active and successful boarding kennel, and done grooming, training, and behavior consultations. A few years
ago, I closed the boarding kennel - lack of time and space, but still do behavior consults and give private lessons in "how
to live successfully with your dog."
I have also been a professional consultant to veterinarians on nutrition and clinical nutrition for a number of years,
and have worked for some years as an animal behavior research technician at Tel Aviv University, with dogs and with more exotic
animals as well.
I write regularly for various periodicals in Israel and abroad, am a member of DWAA and WDPA, have had several books
published (including "The Israel Canaan Dog", Alpine Pubs.), and lecture on a variety of subjects, including behavior, breed
development, and, of course, the Canaan. I have lectured extensively in Israel, and in England, Scotland, Finland, France,
Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Germany, and the US. I now lecture as a staff member at a school for dog trainers here in Israel,
and work on special projects with service dogs.
My new book "Tails of Shaar Hagai
" was published in November 2008 and is a memoir of my life with dogs and other animals, which has never been boring...!
The Canaans have fascinated me since I first met them in 1967, and I have never been without them since then. I
was personally acquainted with Prof. Menzel and studied in the last course she gave for the Israel Kennel Club for apprentice
judges. She was a fascinating woman and the things I learned from her were invaluable and unforgetable. I try
always to follow the criteria that she set for the breed.
I am an FCI judge, licensed to award CACs and CACIBs in the following breeds:
All of FCI Group 5, which includes the following breeds:
Russian European Laika
East Siberian Laika
West Siberian Laika
Karelian Bear Dog
Great Japanese Dog (American Akita)
Also the following breeds in other groups:
Collie (rough and smooth)
Old English Sheepdog
Flat coated Retriever