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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.

Dog Food for Your Canaan Dog

Puppy Select Formula Dog Food

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Bag of Adult Select Formula

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support Counter

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

Senior select formula food for older dogs

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

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