Canaan Dog

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He's a native of Israel
  • He dates back to biblical times originating in the Land of Canaan
  • Drawing of dogs very similar to the Canaan Dog date back to 2200 BC

Personality and Behavior

  • He's loyal and loving
  • He's reserved with strangers
  • He's very territorial
  • He will bark at a pin drop and can be too noisy at time
  • Because he's alert and quick to bark he makes an excellent watchdog; a stranger on your property will be spotted and you will be warned well in advance


  • He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.


  • He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

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