Canaan Dog is kind of Pariah Dogs (Feral Dogs) who live in the desert region of Israel for thousands of years. This dog is listed as a national dog of Israel. Canaan has a proportional body, smart and has the innate ability to hunt and retrieve. They are a strong dog, agile and have optimum durability. They are able to adapt well in an extreme environment, in weather ranging from hot days to cold nights. Their Movement is fast, athletic and graceful, ground-covering running. Canaan believed to be a type of dog used in biblical times for herding and guarding livestock and their camp. Now, in Europe and North America they are companion dogs and competing in dog sports such as conformation, agility, and obedience.
Canaan Dog male height between 48-61 cm (19-24 inches), weight between 18-25 kg (40 to 55 pounds). Canaan Dog female height between 45-50 cm (18-20 inches), weight between 18-20 kg (40 to 45 pounds).
Canaan Dogs have a moderate body size, proportionally. Wedge Head-shaped with erect ears. Pointed snout, slightly longer than the skull. Almond-shaped eyes, slightly slanted. Eye color comes in shades of brown. Eye rims depending on coat color. Black nose. Neck formed with the perfectly proportioned body. Straight legs. The tail is usually curled up in the back, sometimes a little straight.
Canaan Dog has a double coat that lay flat. On the outside, dense coat, straight and hard. While the lower part, straight and soft coat. Canaan coat comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Coat comes in white with colored marks or black, brown, red, or cream. Patch pattern of liver and white, brown and white, black and white, with color matching his mask symmetrical patches. Solid colors may have a white lace at the chest, feet and tip of tail. Canaan shed weight once a year.
Canaan is adaptable Dog, intelligent, obedient and independent. Canaan is a type of dog that is easy to adapt, his instinct for survival as Pariah dogs living in harsh climates. They are also intelligent with innate ability to hunt and retrieve. They have a great capacity to learn new instructions, react to the environment and trying to stay one step ahead in order to survive.
On several occasions they may be stubborn. Canaan can behave aggressively toward other dogs and pets. In addition, they can also have a tendency to be suspicious of people and surroundings which they are unfamiliar. Therefore, socialization at an early age is necessary to establish them has the best behavior. They can also be formed as a guard dog and family protector. Canaan very loyal and have the innate ability to preserve and protect its territory.
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Canaan Dogs can survive up to 15 years, an average of between 12-15 years. In general, Canaan is healthy breed. This dog does not suffer from hereditary health problems. However, like all dogs, they have the potential to develop genetic health problems.
Health problems rarely occur in these dogs, just some of the conditions that have been seen in individual Canaan Dog. Health issues that arise include epilepsy and hypothyroidism. Canaan Dog Epilepsy is probably the major concern in the Canaan Dog. Seizures usually begin between 2 and 4 years. Seizures can be demonstrated by the unusual behavior. The behavior such as panic, shock, or hiding. Seizures can be caused by many things other than idiopathic epilepsy. Other causes such as metabolic disorders, tumors, exposure to toxins, infectious disease that affects the brain, severe head injury, and many more.
Canaan Dog hypothyroidism is an abnormally low level of hormones produced by the thyroid gland. The signs include; infertility, obesity, mental dullness, low energy, drooping of the eyelids, and irregular heat cycles. This disease can be treated, ask your veterinarian advice. In addition, some of these diseases has also appeared in Canaan dog: Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), cryptorchidism, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, Luxating patella, and osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). Hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia in Canaan is still tolerable. According to the Orthopedic Foundation of America, hip dysplasia rate, based on 330 hip X-rays, only 2%. It was very good. Elbow dysplasia is 3%.
Note: one of the most common health problem is obesity. Keeping Canaan on ideal weight is one of the easiest ways to extend his life. If you buy a puppy, then look for breeders who can demonstrate parental consent for both the health of your puppy. They should be able to produce independent certification that the parents of the dog (and grandparents, etc.) have been screened for common defects and deemed healthy for breeding.
Care and Training
Canaan dog’s coat should be brushed once a week to remove dead hair. When shedding, may require more frequent brushing to clean the soft hair under coat. Canaan is quite active and intelligent dog. They need sufficient physical and mental stimulation. Physical stimulation such as exercise, daily path length, jog and play sessions. In addition, they also liked the new tasks and learning new tricks. They do not like just sitting around. Mental stimulation can be given when training with a firm but gentle training.