KC Group: Utility
Good with children?: Seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: Moderate
Good guard dogs?: Possibly
Moulting level: Medium
Jogging partner: Yes
Owing to the harsh conditions of the Middle East desert where the Canaan originates, the breed are highly intelligent with exceptional hearing and keen eyesight. They're loyal to their family but also make great watchdogs and are incredibly strong.
They are one of the only natural breeds around today. Their instinctive survival techniques can make them independent and wary. They are extremely territorial although not aggressive except, occasionally, to other animals that come onto their property.
According to the Breed Standards Canaan Dogs should stand 50-60cm tall.
Due to the natural selection that occurred in the wild, they are an amazingly healthy breed and so vets bills should be practically non-existent after the initial puppy outlays.
Training should be easy as they learn quickly, but keep it varied as they can get bored of repetitive commands. Early integration with other dogs is a must as they can be aggressive with other dogs, especially of the same sex. At around the age of 10 months they typically go through an insecure phase where they become fearful of anything they don't know. They will naturally grow out of this, although they are a slow maturing dog.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.
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