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Canaan Dog

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Canaan dog is a breed of dog.

History[change | change source]

Canaan dogs first became competition in 1997. Canaan dogs were the AKC’s 141st dog breed.[1] Canaan dogs go all the way back to Israel, where they were first bred by pariah dogs.[2] They quickly were wanted and became popular house dogs.

Description[change | change source]

The average Canaan dog weighs 35-55 pounds depending on the gender and age. They grow up to be 19-24 inches. They are medium sized dogs, with a thick coat and a curly tail. The coat can be sandy, red brown, white, or black in color.[3] Canaan dogs can sometimes be dog-aggressive, and aren’t very good guard dogs and tend to be suspicious of new people.[4]

Health[change | change source]

Canaan dogs are usually healthy, but can suffer from Hypothyroidism, Epilepsy, Progressive retinal atrophy, Cryptorchidism, Hip dysplasia, Elbow dysplasia, Luxating patella, and Osteochondritis dissecans.[5]

Care & Maintenance[change | change source]

Caring for your Canaan dog is important. Canaan puppies should get 3 little meals a day, and an adult Canaan dog should get 2 larger meals per day. Canaan dogs should be brushed frequently to remove dead hair. Requirements include trimming nails, brushing teeth, and keeping its ears clean, to prevent infection.[6]

Finances[change | change source]

To adopt a Canaan dog is anywhere around $800 to $1200. Maintaining the dog would cost around $300.

Two Canaan dogs sit together outside.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Canaan Dog Dog Breed Information". American Kennel Club. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  2. "The Ancient Canaan: A Dog That Will Steal Your Heart". The Spruce Pets. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  3. "Canaan Dog". Purina. Retrieved 2020-11-06.
  4. "Canaan Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts". DogTime. Retrieved 2020-11-06.
  5. "The Canaan Dog". Pet Health Network. Retrieved 2020-11-06.
  6. "Canaan Dog Breed Information". Vetstreet. Retrieved 2020-11-06.