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Canaan Dog

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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.

Does your Canaan Dog bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Canaan Dog puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
Male: 45-55; Female: 35-45 lbs
Height
Male: 20-24; Female: 19-23 inches
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may be either predominantly white with mask with or without additional color patches, or solid color with or without white trim.
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Anonymous asked:
Are Canaan Dog's hypoallergenic?

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No, Canaan Dog's are not hypoallergenic. 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 hypoallergenic but it is just a sales gimmick.

Anonymous asked:
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).

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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.

Anonymous asked:
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 else. I can send you some images of it to your email if you want.

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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.

Anonymous asked:
I believe I have a Canaan dog, except he is gray and light tan, he doesn't 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.

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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.

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.

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

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We had a Canaan dog for 14 years and never had a problem going to work with her in the house.

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Updated: 7/2/2015