Canaan Dog Breeders with Puppies for Sale

Canaan Dog Breed Information

Breed Group: Herding
Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog Puppy Pictures

View More Canaan Dog Pictures

Characteristics
Size:
Grooming Needs:
Exercise Needs:
Good With Dogs:
Watchdog Ability:

Get Matched with Canaan Dog Breeders using PuppyMatch

Create your PuppyMatch profile in 3 minutes to save countless hours in your search. Get matched with up to 5 dog breeders based on your lifestyle.

Get Matched
Weight
Male: 45-55; Female: 35-45 lbs
Height
Male: 20-24; Female: 19-23 inches
Color(s)
may be either predominantly white with mask with or without additional color patches, or solid color with or without white trim.
Overview
An ancient breed, the Canaan Dog originated in the Middle East in 2200 B.C. They were used to herd and guard for the Israelites. This breed was also used extensively during and after WWII for guarding, tracking, and patrol. Today the Canaan Dog still performs these duties. Once a rare breed they are now firmly established in Israel, Western Europe, England, and the United States.
Character
The Canaan Dog is well balanced, strong, and of medium-size. This elegant breed is extremely resilient and possesses endurance and stamina. They are agile, athletic, and hard working. They have keenly developed senses of smell and hearing which enables them to become instantly alert to danger.
Temperament
Considered to be a Primitive breed, the Canaan Dog is highly intelligent, loyal, and deeply devoted. They have a strong tendency to become overly attached to their family, and are exceedingly suspicious and wary of strangers. They make good guard dogs but do bark excessively. This breed does not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. They do best in a home with older considerate children. The Canaan Dog is not suited for a home that has a same gender dog, cats, or other small household pets. Due to their herding heritage they will attempt to perform this task on anything and everything that moves. The Canaan Dog is not recommended for the novice, apathetic, or sedentary owner.
Care
This breed is virtually maintenance free. Once a week brushing will suffice; with extra care given during seasonal shedding. Bathing or dry shampooing should be done when necessary. The Canaan Dog is prone to such health issues as patella luxation, eye problems, hip and elbow dysplasia, and hypothyroidism.
Coat
The Canaan Dog is a double coat breed. The outer coat is harsh, straight, flat, and short. The under coat is soft and dense. The color of the coat comes in two distinct patterns: white with mash, and solid colored with or without white trim. Solid coat colors range from black, sandy, red, liver, and all shades of brown. This breed is a seasonal heavy shedder.
Training
It is vitally important to remember that the Canaan Dog is a primitive breed. They are slow to mature, independent, and stubborn. This breed requires an experienced owner and trainer. Early socialization and obedience are an absolute must. Canaan Dogs will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods but does need to be shown who is dominant. Training must be done with firmness, respect, fairness, patience, and consistency. They are easily bored with repetition.
Activity
The Canaan Dog requires an inordinate amount of strenuous physical exercise as well as mental stimulation. They greatly benefit from working, herding, and family play sessions. This breed makes an excellent walking, jogging, and hiking companion. They do best in a home with a large safely fenced area where they are able to romp and run freely. Canaan Dogs will do okay in an apartment provided they are given sufficient exercise, attention, and stimulation.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Canaan Dog puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
Characteristics
Size:
Grooming Needs:
Exercise Needs:
Good With Dogs:
Watchdog Ability:

Ask a Question
About Canaan Dogs

Share what you know. Answer a question.

Anonymous asked:

9/19/2012 6:09:19 PM

9/19/2012 6:09:19 PM

are canaan dogs hypo-allergenic?

1 Comment

Anonymous

No, canaan dogs are not. They are double coated dogs and will shed. Most people who have allergies to dogs are reacting to the saliva, not the coat. There are some breeders who make the false claim dogs like this are hypo-allergenic but it is just a sales gimmick.
9/22/2012 12:07:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/31/2012 4:55:14 PM

7/31/2012 4:55:14 PM

I have rescued a Canaan dog and wonder if he will calm down, quit chewing up stuff or is this... I have rescued a Canaan dog and wonder if he will calm down, quit chewing up stuff or is this breed difficult to train. He is approx. 18 months old (at least the vet thinks so).

1 Comment

Anonymous

Since the Canaan dog is a primitive working breed, they may be more of a challenge to train. That is not because they are not intelligent, but because they can think for themselves and need plenty to keep them occupied. It would be good to work with an experienced behaviorist, as opposed to basic dog trainer. You can learn various things to do with the dog to use up his energy, keep his mind engaged, and also prevent him from learning more bad habits. Some of these dogs may be energetic all their lives, as it goes with their working dog heritage.
9/6/2012 4:13:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/12/2012 5:45:41 AM

4/12/2012 5:45:41 AM

I'm not sure if My dog is a cannan Dog. Right now he is a puppy, so its really hard to tell if... I'm not sure if My dog is a cannan Dog. Right now he is a puppy, so its really hard to tell if it would grow up looking like the image above or something els. I can send you some images of it to your email if you want.

1 Comment

Anonymous

Purebred Canaan Dogs are very rare, so unless you got your puppy from a good breeder, it is not likely to be one. You are not going to just find a Canaan Dog puppy in a shelter or rescue, or a back yard breeder, or as a stray.
5/7/2012 9:07:53 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/7/2011 7:39:29 PM

11/7/2011 7:39:29 PM

i believe i have a canaan dog, except he is gray and light tan, he doesnt really run, he hops... i believe i have a canaan dog, except he is gray and light tan, he doesnt really run, he hops with his rear end in the air, he is about a yr old, always excited, and ready to go.. .. why does he run like this and is he a canaan or not

2 Comments

Anonymous

Since Canaan dogs are so rare in the US, it is not likely you got one and didn't know. They would have to come from a breeder and there are only a handful of Canaan dog breeders in the country. It is hard to say why he runs like that but my first guess is he may have hip problems. I would definitely have him checked by the vet.
11/15/2011 1:55:43 PM

Anonymous

What he said is true about the canaan dog being a rare breed. BUT My mother rescued one when I was 15. She was lost and walking around a parkinglot on Christmas Eve. She was about 2 years old at the time. The BEST dog we have ever had! She had hip problems that caused her runing look odd. She was solid black with a little white on her neck. You might have a mix if it is grey. But enjoy your Canaan! Very rare and loyal dog. Take care :)
2/4/2012 3:22:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/15/2011 7:46:43 PM

10/15/2011 7:46:43 PM

I would like to know if the Canaan Dog breed can be left alone for about 4-6 hours a day or... I would like to know if the Canaan Dog breed can be left alone for about 4-6 hours a day or less?

1 Comment

Anonymous

Yes. we had a canaan dog for 14 years and never had a problem going to work with her in the house. But she had company with another dog. Not the same sex though. I dont know how they act with the same sex in the same place.
2/4/2012 3:25:54 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/25/2011 5:58:21 PM

5/25/2011 5:58:21 PM

how fast are cannan dogs

1 Comment

Anonymous

I don't know the exact speed, but I do know that cannan dogs run very fast, naturally. They run much slower than greyhounds and whippets, but they're probably faster than most dogs.
4/22/2012 9:46:03 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/13/2011 7:22:07 PM

4/13/2011 7:22:07 PM

Do Canaan Dog's tear up the house if you dont exercise them?

2 Comments

Anonymous

Most dogs do, especially intelligent breeds--and Canaan Dogs are very intelligent. It would of course depend on the individual.
4/17/2011 4:54:30 PM

Anonymous

Almost any dog will be destructive if bored and under exercised. This breed is highly intellegent and gets bored easily, so odds are pretty high one would. I would not get a Canaan dog unless I was able to meet it's needs for physical and mental exercise.
8/5/2011 3:28:07 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/30/2010 3:52:42 PM

12/30/2010 3:52:42 PM

what is the life span of a canaan dog?

3 Comments    Show 1 more comment(s)

Anonymous

A canaan dogs life span is about 12-13 years
7/5/2011 11:16:23 PM

Anonymous

Ultimately, it comes down to how well your cannan dog is cared for.
4/22/2012 9:46:58 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/1/2010 5:11:57 PM

11/1/2010 5:11:57 PM

Would a Canaan Dog be good for guarding the house and horses in the country?

2 Comments

Anonymous

yes, in ancient times the Israelites Canaan Dogs to guard and protect them.
12/30/2010 3:54:11 PM

Anonymous

Canaan dogs could be good at this job. Being a more primitive type dog they may not warm up to strangers even if they are well socialized. You can read more about life with them at this wonderful site! www.myrnash.blogspot.com The woman who has this site has a number of these dogs and is very knowledgable about all aspects of the breed.
7/5/2011 2:06:55 PM

Rate this Breed Information
Provided by

Saving...

3.9 out of 5 based on 39 ratings for the Canaan Dog puppy breed profile.


Note: We provide the only safe marketplace for Canaan Dog breeders to list puppies for sale to rehome their purebred dogs. Breeders listing puppies for sale on Next Day Pets are required to verify their identity for your protection.

Updated: 12/28/2014