Huberman SalukiSloughiCanaan dog

  • Issue: June 1987
  • Designer: A. Vanooijen
  • Stamp size: 25.7 x 40 mm
  • Plate no.: 33 - 35
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Printers: E. Lewin-Epstein Ltd.
  • Method of printing: Photolithography

The convention of the international roof-organization for cynology, the Ed, and the World Dog Show, will be held in Israel between June 23-27, 1987.

The Israel Kennel Club (1KG) is a full member of the ECI. This year, the IKC was chosen to organize the convention of the ECI and the World Dog Show. The World Show is held once a year, each year in a different country chosen by the FOl. The World Show is the crown jewel of dog shows in the world, and only at this show is the title, "World Champion", awarded.

Dogs and their owners will come from 40 different countries and 5 continents to participate in the World Show, at which thousands of dogs of 328 different breeds will compete.

The dog stamps are dedicated to those breeds whose origin is in our area.


The Saluki is the prototype of the sight hounds, "quick of loin" to use the biblical term. The Saluki exists in the lands that were the cradle of civilization for thousands of years. His origin is from our area of the Mediterranean basin. He is of light build and quick to react; so that when hunting, he chases and overtakes his prey easily. Because of his uniqueness, his original form and characteristics have been preserved until today.

The first Salukis were brought to Europe by the British at the end of the 19th century. In Israel, the Saluki is primarily found among the Bedouin of the Negev. Breeding of the Saluki in Israel is based mainly on these original dogs. The Saluki appears in various shades of sand colour and is characterized by a short coat on the body and well feathered ears and tail.

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Today, as in the past, the Sloughi a short-coated sight hound, lives in the barren desert areas, far from urban settlements. His origin is North Africa and the Sinai peninsula. He is shorter in body and less delicate in build than the Saluki.

Even today he can be seen accompanying the Bedouin herds' in the Sinai. The Sloughi can stand up to the extreme desert weather conditions, a characteristic that has enabled the species to survive for thousands of years.

The Sloughi was first brought to Europe and "domesticated' by the French during this century. Israeli breeding is based on dogs of the Bedouin tribes that live in the valleys of the southern part of the Sinai peninsula.

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Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog belongs to one of the world's most ancient families of dogs - the Spitz family. It is the local representative of this family and its origin is in the Land of Israel. Testimony to its antiquity is found in rock carvings and wall paintings in Israel, dating from 2,000 BCE, and the 1st and 2nd centuries CE.

In Israel, the Canaan dog is still found in the wild. Its domestication began in the 1930s by Prof. R. Menzel. The breed is known for its characteristics of guarding the home and the flock.

The dog is medium-sized, with a square compact build, pricked-up ears and penetrating eyes; he becomes suspicious regarding strangers. He has a thick double coat of light colour with or without spots. His characteristic gait is a flowing trot.

His hardiness, loyalty, and instinct to guard his territory have made him greatly sought after as a guard dog and companion.

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The world dog show 1987