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Canaan Dog Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Kalef K'naani
Breed Group: Herding Group Height Male: 19-24 inches (48-61 cm.)
Breed Size: Medium Height Female: 19-24 inches (48-61 cm.)
Breed Origin: Israel Weight: 35-55 pounds (16-25 kg.)
Appearance
The Canaan Dog is a herding and flock guardian dog native to the Middle East. He is aloof with strangers, inquisitive, loyal and loving with his family. His medium-size, square body is without extremes, showing a clear, sharp outline. The Canaan Dog moves with athletic agility and grace in a quick, brisk, ground-covering trot. He has a wedge-shaped head with low-set erect ears, a bushy tail that curls over the back when excited, and a straight, harsh, flat-lying double coat.
 

Temperament
Alert, vigilant, devoted and docile with his family. Reserved and aloof with strangers. Highly territorial, serving as a responsive companion and natural guardian. Very vocal, persistent. Easily trained. Faults - Shyness or dominance towards people.

The Canaan Dog is a loyal and affectionate animal, with plenty of love and devotion to shower upon his family, and he is always eager to please, keen, enthusiastic, and resourceful. These intelligent dogs can be quite manipulative and strong willed when they want to be, and are best suited to owners that have some experience of dog ownership and training. The Canaan Dog is not overly demanding when it comes to attention, and is very independent yet very adaptable. His high level of intelligence means that you need to keep him mentally stimulated through the activities that you provide, as boredom can lead to destructive behavior.

 
History
The Canaan Dog, also known as Kelev K'naani, is a recent breed out of ancient Pariah Dog stock, and is the unique project of a pair of scientists, Drs. Rudolph and Rudolphina Menzel, dog experts and world authorities on Pariah Dogs, who loved Pariah Dogs and considered them worthy progenitors of what would become the modern Canaan Dog.
 
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The Canaan Dog Club of America  
Israel Canaan Dog Club of America  
British Canaan Dog Society  
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Canaan Dog


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 3
Watch Dog? 4
Exercise Needed? 5
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 2
Ease to Train? 3
Good with children? 4
 
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