Thinking about purchasing an Canaan Dog? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Canaan Dog breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Canaan Dog owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Canaan Dog and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Canaan Dog Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Canaan Dog and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Canaan Dog Breed Profile
The Canaan Dog is a medium-size, robustly made, spitz-type dog. They have been indigenous to the region encompassed by modern Israel for centuries. Canaan Dogs are reserved with strangers but makes a good companion dog that is loyal and affectionate to their family. Soft and eager to please, they also needs to know the rules of the house or they can become manipulative. Canaan Dogs have been used as a guide dog for the blind and as a search and rescue dog. They are known to be aloof of people and animals that they don't know, and are known to run away when a large change affects them, such as a new house or new person. This is how they coped when they were feral dogs in Israel. But such characteristics can be overcome with training, as these are highly intelligent and trainable dogs. They are known for their service as messenger and sentry dogs, and were once trained to detect mines. They can be barky, which makes them excellent watch dogs. Their endurance, reactability, and agility make them a popular breed in Israel.
Other Names: Kalef K'naani (Dog of Canaan)
Females: 19 - 23 inches; Males: 20 - 24 inches.
to reddish brown, white or black; harlequin. White with large markings
in either black, brown or red; brown and black, with or without white markings.
If there is a mask, it should completely cover the eyes and ears and be completely
Dogs are intelligent, resourceful, and easily trained. They can survive on their
own, and sometimes try to when situations at home change. If they are confronted
with a big change such as a different house or different people, they tend to
bolt. They do not adapt well to new situations, and a fence is necessary. They
are very obedient, alert and vigilant. They are wary of strangers, including
children and animals, but devoted to their families and friends. They are protective
and are not afraid of a fight. They are said to be a joy to watch as they play.
They bark and will guard their humans as long as necessary.
Watch-dog: High. Canaans
are a natural watch-dog. They remain alert and protective.
Canaan Dog Care and Training:
A Canaan Dog needs regular, but minimal bathing, brushing and combing. Keep
nails trimmed, ears cleaned and whiskers trimmed. Regular vigorous daily exercise
on a lead is required. Canaan dogs are very active and need somewhat of a job
to do. They will not be content with lazing around the house. Although there
are benefits from early socialization with people and animals as young puppies,
they still retain an instinctive wildness and defensiveness.
Activity: High. Canaan Dogs
need a lot of exercise and activity.
Canaan Dog Health Issues: Naturally healthy breed, there are no known particular health issues to this breed.
Life Span: 10 - 12 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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