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Canaan Dog

Canaan Dogs are the only Israeli breed recognised by the major dog federations.

About the Canaan Dog

Alert, quick to react, and distrustful of strangers, Canaan Dogs are strongly defensive but not naturally aggressive. They are extraordinarily devoted to their owner.

Canaan Dogs are morphologically and historically related to pariah or primitive dogs, like the Dingo in Australia and south-east Asia.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 5, AKC Herding Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Alert / Gentle / Independent / Intelligent / Loyal / Obedient / Quiet / Even-tempered / Sociable

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Enjoys training
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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