CANAAN DOG

History

The Canaan Dog originated in the Canaan (now Israel-Palestine region) during the era of the Bible. It is a pariah dog resembling a wild dog type which is frequently used as camp and flock guardians by the Bedouin. In 1934, Prof. Rudophina Menzel bred and trained the dog for military purpose. Later on, in 1965, he exported it to America and they became the foundation of the American and Canadian Canaan Dog.

Interesting Facts

  1. Because they are purebred, most breeders cross them with other breeds to produce new designer breeds.
  2. It only got its recognition from the AKC in 1997.

Varieties

  1. The Dingo -like appearance
  2. The stocky Sheepdog appearance
  3. The Greyhound-like appearance
  4. The Border-Collie-like presence

Temperament and Personality

Canaan dog puppies are very intelligent, alert and loyal which makes it an excellent watchdog and will bark is sees any intruder entering the premises. However, their independent nature helps them to work as a team and is suitable for the defense department. They enjoy getting some attention and can be left alone for short periods.

Canaan Dog Characteristics

Adaptability To Apartment Living

Good for 1st Time Owners

Sensitivity

Tolerance Levels

Affection towards Family

Kid Friendliness

Stranger Friendliness

Ease of Grooming

General Health

Trainability

Prey Drive

Exercise Needs

Energy Level

Exercise

As it is a highly energetic dog, it requires a lot exercise like 30 minutes of jogging or brisk walking or activities like herding games, strenuous task, free ball, Frisbee catch, etc. for such purpose it needs active owners who can assure for the action of the dog.

Grooming

Brush its hair occasionally with a stiff bristled brush especially during seasonal shedding. Bathe them with a dog shampoo, but only when necessary to avoid drying of skin. Clean its teeth twice or thrice a week to maintain fresh breathe and check its ears regularly for redness or swelling and even clip its nails if they do not wear down naturally.

Health Problems

It is considered as a healthy breed with no health issues but can be prone to most common problems of dog breeds like hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, hypothyroidism and epilepsy.

Training

Since the dog has a compliant spirit, house training is easy and quick. They require the firm, consistent and experienced trainer to teach them with positive reinforcement. Train them to socialize with visitors as they are suspicious. Reward them with treats and praises if they learn something new and do not use harsh tone as it can turn them more resistant.

Feeding

The dog needs 1½ to 2½ cups of high-quality dry dog food every day, split into at least two meals. Also provide them occasionally with meat, yogurt, cottage cheese and kelp blend. However, their diet should depend on their size, age, weight and metabolism.

Canaan Dog Facts

Canaan Dog

Group:

Breed Type:

Characteristics:

Other Names:

Kelef K’Naani, Kanaanhund, Canaanite Dog

Height & Weight:

Female:18-20 inches Male: 19-24 inches & 35-55 lbs

Color:

Black and tan, red, grey, black

Competitive Registration / Qualification Information:

CKC, FCI, AKC, CKC, NKC, CDCA, KC, CDC, ICDCA, ANKC, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR, ACA

Shedding:

Moderate Shedding

Hypoallergenic:

No

Average Litter Size:

2-10 puppies

Lifespan:

12-13 years

Coat:

Double, harsh, dense, short

Price:

$950

Origin:

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level
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