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

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
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