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Canaan Dog

Group: Non Sporting (Group 7)
Club: Non Sporting Dog Club of Victoria Inc (Group 7)
Contact: Mrs Paula Semmel
Phone: 9387 6918
Email: nsdcv@yahoo.com.au
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About the Canaan Dog

 

Background One of the few natural breeds of dog left in the world, the wild Canaan Dogs can still found in the Middle East. Canaan Dogs are used by the Bedouin as flock and camp guardians.

Average Lifespan When considering a dog, please realise that you are taking it on for its lifetime. Canaan Dogs live up to 15 years.

Breed Personality/Characteristics/Temperament The Canaan Dog is very intelligent and learns quickly and easily. His confidence and vigilance makes him a good watchdog. It is a dog that is extraordinarily loyal to its family.

Compatibility with other pets The Canaan dog is still only a few generations from the wild and can be aggressive with dogs or other animals that trespass on their territory. However, they can be good with other animals, such as cats, when raised with them.

Care Requirements Minimal grooming is required; a weekly brush is usually sufficient. They moult their thick undercoat annually, and more frequent grooming during this time will be required. Canaan dogs are very athletic and agile and will take as much exercise as you care to give them. However one good run a day is sufficient to keep them in top form both physically and mentally.

Ideal Owner/s The Canaan dog needs an owner with a firm but loving hand. Though wary and somewhat aloof with strangers they are wonderful dogs for an active family being good with and protective of children. As with all dogs, young children and pets should always be supervised when together.

In Conclusion Now you know a little about the Canaan Dog and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.

 

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