Height: 19-24 inches
Weight: 35-55 lbs.
Life Span: 12-13 yrs.
Breed Group: Herding Dogs
The Canaan dog is territorial, devoted, and docile with its family, reserved
and aloof with strangers. Early socialization with people and animals and
early obedience classes may help the Canaan to overcome some of its natural
The Canaan dog's distinctive bushy tail curves over its back when the dog
is alert. It has a wedge-shaped head; a coarse, medium-long outercoat; and
a short undercoat that varies in thickness depending on the climate.
This breed is predominantly white with colored markings, or solid black,
brown, sandy to reddish, or liver-color. Shadings of brown, tan, or rust
on a black dog, or black on a brown or tan dog, or white on a black or brown
dog are sometimes seen.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Canaan dogs need to be combed and brushed once a week.
Daily walks, participation in family activities, and some outdoor playtime
will minimize barking, whining, and digging.
Canaan dogs probably originated about four thousand years ago in what is
now Israel, where they have been used as watchdogs, in shepherding, and,
in modern times, by the military for search-and-rescue work and for landmine
The Canaan is not suitable for inexperienced dog owners.
Breed-related health concerns include epilepsy.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club