Name: Canaan dog
Other names: Canaanite dog
Country of origin: Israel, Jordan, Lebanon
Size Type: Medium Breed Dogs
Group: Herding dog breeds
Life span: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Intelligent, Alert, Dedicated, Fast, Cautious, Alert
Height: Females: 48–58 cm; Males: 51–61 cm
Weight: Females:15.9–20.4 kg; Males: 20.4–24.9 kg
Color: Liver, Black, Cream, Red, Tan-brown-tan, Gold
Price of puppies: $800 – $1200 USD
The Canaan shepherd dog and guard dog, known in the Middle East. Avoids strangers, but keeps alert. Loyal and loving to her family. Medium in size, square, without rough lines and dampness, with clear, crisp silhouette lines, neat. The breed is characterized by a fast trot and a free, wide stride. The head is wedge-shaped, the ears are low; the bushy tail curls up on the back when the dog is excited. The coat is double: the topcoat is coarse, straight, and dense, the undercoat is abundant, close to the body.
The format is square, the length of the body should be equal to the height (determined by the ratio of the length of the body from the protrusion of the shoulder-blade joint to the buttock to the measurement from the withers to the ground). Slightly sloping topline extending from well-defined withers to straight back. A slightly arched, the sloping backline is considered a fault. Muscular back with a short, strong loin. Ribs well spine. The chest is deep and moderately broad. Seen from the side, the lowest point of the ribcage is just behind the forelegs. The chest should protrude in front of the forelegs with a slight oval. The belly is well tucked up. Short and relatively straight croup.
Alert, alert, loyal, family-bound, determined, and shy of outsiders, with a highly developed territorial instinct. Responsible companion and excellent watchman. Persistent, with a melodic voice. Easily trained. Cons: shyness or dominance over the owner.