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Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog

UK KC Classification Utility
Country of Origin Israel
Date of Origin Antiquity
Height 48 - 61 cm (19 - 24 inches)
Weight 16 - 25 Kgs (35 - 55 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 13 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Canaan Dogs are medium sized, well balanced dogs. Their coat is strong, dense and can be white, sandy, brown or black in colour.


Canaan Dogs are natural, aloof, independent dogs. They are intelligent and learn quickly.


If you are considering a Canaan Dog as a pet, consider the following points:
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for hot or cold climates
They do not require a lot of grooming
They are easy to obedience train
They usually make good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

Canaan Dogs are also known as:
Kelev K'naani

The Canaan Dog is the national dog breed of Israel.

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