To be a dog lover is not a special thing, a lot people share their lives with a sweet pooch.
But how did such a special and strong bond between two such distinctive creatures emerge and evolve during the history of mankind?
There is one special lady who has dedicated her life to preserving a living piece of this puzzle! Her name is Myrna Shiboleth. Myrna has taken on the task of preserving one of the most ancient dog breeds that still exists- the Israel Canaan Dog. The Canaan dog is one of very few dog breeds that are considered to be truly primitive, existing long before man created hundreds of dog breeds by selective breeding. The Canaan Dog is the dog that our ancestors shared their lives with. If you think about it, the Canaan dog is the dog from the bible. Cool, right?
Almost five years ago, Myrna was thrown out of her home in Israel after 47 years. When she moved in to Shaar Hagai in 1970, it was a ruin, and she spent a great deal of time, energy and resources in restoring it, making it into a comfortable home, and an internationally known farm for the breeding and preservation of the Israel Canaan Dog. Over the years, she was visited by many from all over the world that were interested in seeing and learning about these rare and very special dogs.
And then she was left homeless with her dogs and without any resources; she received no compensation.
When she had nowhere to go, her dear friend Isabella opened her home and heart to her and her dogs, and they moved to Italy, to share a house with her.