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Canaan Dog General Appearance:
The Canaan Dog is a primitive breed with a medium build, a wedge-shaped head, and a brush tail that curls over the back. They stand between 19 to 24 inches tall and weigh between 35 to 55 pounds.
The Canaan Dog has alert, almond-shaped eyes and erect, slightly rounded ears. Their double coat is dense and short, with colors that range from black to cream and all shades of brown and red. Some Canaan Dogs even have spots and white or black masks!
Canaan Dog Temperament:
The Canaan Dog is a breed of pariah dog, a term that refers to free-ranging dogs that feed on waste from human settlements. With this in mind, the Canaan Dog has a strong survival instinct, and they can be defensive and wary of strangers. In fact, this breed is a great watchdog because they will bark at any disturbances.
However, the Canaan Dog is not aggressive, and they can be great companions in families with children — but take care to socialize your Canaan Dog puppies early on. This breed is intelligent and happy to learn new tricks. In fact, training can be a great way to channel their moderate energy levels! You’ll find that the Canaan Dog is affectionate, responsive, and loyal.
Canaan Dog Fun Fact:
The Canaan Dog is the national dog of Israel, and it has existed in the Middle East for thousands of years!
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