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Canaan Dog

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Canaan Dog - carousel
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Canaan dogs literally date back to biblical times.


Height: 48 - 61 cm
Weight (show): 18 - 25 kg
Weight (pet): 16 - 29 kg
Extremely alert and vigilant, and therefore make good guard and herding dogs.
Intelligent and docile, the Canaan Dog makes an excellent companion and a good family pet.
Can be wary of strangers and have a tendency to bark a lot.
Need lots of mental stimulation and physical exercise.

Did You Know?

Canaan dogs are so ancient, they literally date back to biblical times. It’s thought they originated in Israel, protecting the camps and flocks of Israeli tribes. That was until the Romans drove everybody out in the 2nd century, causing the Israelites to flee to the Negev desert – and take their dogs with them.

For hundreds of years, this bright and vigilant breed survived in the desert, where they were also used by the Bedouins to herd and hunt. Eventually, they were brought to the United States in 1965 and have been growing in popularity ever since.

May these loyal and devoted dogs be with us for many more centuries to come.

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