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Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog dates back to Biblical times when he guarded the Israelites’ herds and flocks in the Land of Canaan. While loyal and loving with his family, the Canaan Dog is highly territorial and suspicious of strangers. He is best suited as a one-person or one-family companion. The Canaan Dog has a harsh, double coat that protects him from extreme temperatures and does not require much grooming.

DID YOU KNOW? During World War II, Dr. Rudolphina Menzel trained more than 400 Canaan Dogs to work as mine detectors for Middle East forces. In 1965, Ursula Berkowitz of Oxnard, Calif., imported four Canaan Dogs that helped establish the breed in the U.S

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for experienced owners
  • Extra training required
  • Enjoys active walks
  • Enjoys walking one to two hours a day
  • Medium dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Quiet dog
  • Guard dog. Barks and alerts
  • May require training to live with other pets
  • May require training to live with kids
Canaan Dog

Pet Card

  • Living Considerations: Good with older children, not hypoallergenic, suitable for apartment living if sufficiently exercised
  • Size: Medium
  • Height: Males – 51 to 61 centimetres, Females – 48 to 58.5 centimetres
  • Weight: Males – 20.5 to 25 kilograms, Females – 16 to 20.5 kilograms
  • Coat: Short
  • Energy: Medium
  • Colour: White with a mask, with or without additional patches of colour in shades of black through brown, or solid coloured in shades of black through brown with or without white trim
  • Activities: Tracking, Herding, Police and Military Work, Agility, Obedience, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Both

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