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!).