Canaan Dog Breed Profile



Personality

Among the qualities of the Canaan Dog is that they are gentle, devoted, docile, lively, alert, protective, and loves to herd.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog can get along well with children, provided they are raised with them. They do tend to however, be a one person or one family dog. They are naturally wary of strangers.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 35 to 55 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog is hip dysplasia.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is seasonally heavy. Brush every other day to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Not Documented.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog is a one person or one family breed of dog and is highly territorial.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes good watch dogs and guard dogs. They do tend to bark a lot, which is why they aren't suitable for the apartment or condo environment!

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