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Canaan Dog

Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 55 lbs.

Height: 19" - 24"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Epilepsy

Origin: Israel

Also Known As: Kalef K'naani, Kelev Cana'ani

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog, Herding

Exercise Needs

The Canaan Dog requires daily brisk exercise and room to roam

Grooming Needs

The Canaan Dog needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


Territorial, devoted and intelligent.

Compatibility with Kids

Great with children.


Originally bred from ancient wild dogs (dating back over 4,000 years) in the 1930s to guard and herd sheep.