Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog


The Canaan dogs actually date all the way back to 2200 B.C. They were originally located in the Middle East, but today, they can be found in plenty of places. They were used as security dogs, and they were used to track people and things. Today, they are still quite skilled at these tasks.


Canaan dogs are very active. They love to be outside, and they love to run, jump, and play. When the Canaan grows more attached to his owner, he always insists that the owner comes along for a fun day of outdoor play. He will want to play fetch, go for runs, and explore the neighborhood.


The Canaan dog is of a more advanced mindset and a strong body. They know how to fend for themselves. They require little maintenance, unless kept indoors. Outdoors, this dog can usually find his own food, his own bath, and even come up with his own toys. However, there's nothing wrong with spoiling them a little.


Usually appearing in white and a light shade of tan, Canaan dogs possess very strong and powerful bodies, even if they are not large. They look similar to the Wolf Dog Hybrids, but seem gentler on a first impression. These dogs can have very sweet faces, but their common demeanor is one of responsibility and maturity.


Canaan dogs are a double coat breed with thick and coarse hair on top and softer hair on the bottom. All they really need is to be brushed about once a week to cut back on shedding. Baths should be minimal, or restricted to only when they're dirty. The coat can vary in color.


Unless socialized early on in life, the Canaan dog can become somewhat of a hazard for company. They can learn to calm down around the company of the unfamiliar, but their natures are suspicious regardless. They do not become attached to a family they become a member of it, and they will protect that family with valor.


Canaan dogs are more suitable for living out in the wild. They do not like to be told what to do, and they often don't listen. Training is hard to accomplish, and it would be best if the one to train these dogs had plenty of professional experience. Just telling the Canaan "no" might not be good enough.