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AKC / UKC Champion HaTikva Ve HaSimcha me Shaar Hagai

 (the Hope and the Happiness from Shaar Hagai)


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Simba is a very special boy.  He comes from the wonderful Shaar Hagai kennel in Israel.  Both of his grandpas were brought in from the wild.

Simba is enjoying his home with co-owner, Celev Canaans in Splendora, TX.

Health information:

  Hips - OFA Certified Good (CA-412G24M-PI)

  Elbows - OFA certified normal (CA-EL92M24-PI)

  Patella - OFA certified normal (CA-PA43/24M/P-PI)

  Thyroid - OFA certified normal (CA-TH57/24M-PI)

  Eyes - OFA certified normal (CA-272)

  CHIC (Canine Health Information Center) #53113

  DNA - AKC DNA Profile #V539386



 4 years old

Simba is being silly while hanging out in the family room.


Simba (l) loved playing with his daughter, Flower (r).



 3 years old

Simba (l) loved playing in the snow with his daughter, Flower (r).


 2 years old

Simba during the 2009 CDCA National Specialty weekend.  He was not too interested in herding sheep, he was more interested in sniffing the area.


 27 months old



Mister handsome!  He is such a sweet boy.

Simba loves to play with his daughter, Flower.


Sometimes Libby will join in the fun too.


 18 months old

Simba loves children and sometimes tries to roll onto their laps for extra hugs and petting.



 16 months old

Simba loves playing with Libby and her pups (Goldie and Johnny at 13wks).  The way Simba plays with the pups, you'd think that he was one of the pups in this litter...he is very playful yet very gentle with the pups.  But when it comes to making sure the pups are safe from harm, Simba is their #1 protector.  Simba is one-of-a-kind and we love him!




 11 months old




 Libby (l) telling Simba (r)

            a secret


 7 months old


Simba relaxing said       I like this cat.      Libby, wanna

on the couch        books are good                                play ball?



 5 months old


Simba...King of the rocking chair.



 4 months old

Simba's first dog show.  Thanks to Cheryl Hennings for stacking our lovely boy.


Thanks to Victor Sanchez for taking the above three photos of Simba.



 4 months old

Simba's first snow.



 3 months old


Simba's first week in MN.

Simba arrived at our home on the eve on December 14th, 2006.  He had been on a long two day journey coming from Israel all the way to MN.  When we picked him up at the airport, this tired 3 month old pup came out of his crate wagging his tail and giving all of us kisses.  Later in the evening he fell asleep several times in our kids' laps.  This puppy has a tremendous temperament and a sweet loving personality.  He has already captured our hearts.


Simba meeting new friends on his first night in MN...what a sweet and tired boy!



 3 months old


        Simba at Shaar Hagai


Below is Simba's pedigree:

  date of birth: August 28, 2006



European Winner '08, World Winner '08, Junior World Winner '06, French/Luxembourg/Hungarian/Israel Ch. Zik

Bayud Bedoui me Tel Arad (wild born, brought in as an adult from a Bedouin camp near Tel Arad) Ben Bedoui me Tel Arad (wild dog)
Bat Bedoui me Tel Arad (wild dog)
Mocah Givat Har Adar World Winner 2001, European Winner 2001, Tel Aviv Winner 2001, International/Israel/Luxemburg/AKC/UKC Ch. Barak me Shaar Hagai
Menta me Shaar Hagai


Israel/Luxembourg Ch. Lilo me Shaar Hagai

Pereh me Nachal Yealim (wild born, brought in as a pup from a Bedouin camp near Massada) Ben Bedoui me Nachal Yealim (wild dog)
Bat Bedoui me Nachal Yealim (wild dog)
BIS, International/Israel/French Ch. Velikaya's Shuvi HaBayta Italian Ch. Velikaya's Mitsav-Ruah
World Winner 1995, European Winner, Bundessieger, Europasieger, Italian/International Ch. Aliza Beit Kuti





                                                         This site was last updated 08/12/12