This breed may be a living portrait of early domesticated dogs.

Vital Stats

Height: 19 to 24 inches at shoulder
Weight: 35 to 55 pounds (males average 50 pounds, females average 40 pounds)
Coat: short and harsh
Life span: 12 to 15 years

Summary
The Canaan Dog is a pariah dog that has survived in the desert region of Israel for thousands of years. Believed to be the dog that the Hebrews used in biblical times to herd and guard their flocks and encampments, some are still used by Bedouins and Druse for this purpose today.

In Europe and North America they are companion dogs and compete in dog sports such as conformation, agility, and obedience. Full Canaan Dog profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
2.7 out of 5 stars (2.7 / 5)