The Canaan Dog is a military dog, mine searching dog, messenger dog, and rescue dog. The breed originated in Israel, where it is the national dog.
Appearance & Grooming
The Canaan Dog is a medium-sized dog with a balanced body shape. They have a straight and dense coat in gold, red, white, cream, liver (reddish-brown), tan, and black. The Canaan dog sheds frequently and requires weekly brushing.
Behavior & Disposition
The Canaan Dog is known for its docile, alert, protective, and patient character. They tend to play well with older children and other dogs. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with younger children.
The Canaan Dog has a moderate activity level and can become overweight. For optimal health, the Canaan Dog should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks.
The Canaan Dog is a sensitive and intelligent dog, and it is easy to train this breed. However, compulsive training methods are not effective. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.