Canaan Dog

Herding Group

These Canaan Dog photos were provided by the MidSummer Canaan Dog Kennel

The Canaan Dog is an excellent herder rare to America (in a recent 4 year period less than 800 Canaan Dogs were registered with the AKC out of a total of 5.9 million).  They are loyal to their family and do well when raised with other pets. They are alert to strangers, and defensive of their territory.  They should be well trained and socialized during puppyhood.  Their coat protects them from temperature extremes, and they can be apartment dwellers if exercised.  Clean with no doggie odor, and requires minimal grooming (weekly brushing).  The Canaan is actually an energy conserving dog making him closer to a medium activity level breed rather than high.  That being said, they are very capable of high activity levels.  They shed heavily in season.

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Notes for owners
Short Minimal No doggie odor.  One person or one family dog.  Likes exercise and challenges.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Profile

The Canaan Dog Club of America

Israel Canaan Dog Club of America

Canaan Dog Rescue Network

Canaan Dog Site



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
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