Canaan Dogs are medium sized dogs with a thick double coat, tail carried over their back when alert and straight legs ending in cat-like paws. The Canaan Dog has erect ears and a blunt wedge shaped muzzle.
Country of Origin:
The Canaan dog originated in Israel
Canaan Dogs range from 19-24 inches (48-61 cm.) in height.
The Canaan Dog ranges from 35-55 pounds (16-25 kg.)
The majority of Canaan Dogs found in the US are black and white; however, other colors include brown and white, dark reddish brown, creamy white as well as solid black brown and white.
Canaan Dogs require little to no grooming, but love being brushed by their owners. The Canaan Dog is a seasonally heavy shedder. It is odorless and clean.
If raised with children or other pets, the Canaan Dog will have a natural protective instinct and will be devoted to watching over them. Canaan Dogs are very attached to their owners and adults will grieve if placed with a new family. Canaan dogs are highly trainable, dependable and obedient and highly territorial.
The Canaan Dog is a healthy dog breed, free of hereditary diseases with excellent hips.
The Canaan Dog can be expected to live about 12-15 years.
The Canaan Dog has a natural denning instinct and is therefore clean and easily housebroken. Canaan Dogs require plenty of mental and physical challenges in order to remain happy and healthy. They make excellent jogging companions and love to play games.
Canaan Dogs are in the Herding Group