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Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog At a Glance
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Country of Origin
Life Expectancy
12-16 yrs 
Height Range
19-23 inches 
Weight Range
35-55 lbs 
Black, Red, Cream, Tan. White/colored mask with or without matching body patches, solid with or without white trim and/or with/without black overlay. 
Highly intelligent and trainable. Not unquestionably obedient. Challenging to rear properly. Require extensive early socialization and firm but gentle handling. 
With Children
Generally very good 
With Animals
Good with other pets in the family. Highly territorial. 
Indoor, but enjoy romps outdoors. 
Exercise Reqd
Grooming Reqd
Minimal. Weekly nail trim and brush 
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Canaan Dogs are most responsive when trained with positive reinforcement methods such as clicker training. Re-direction also works well with puppies to re-focus their attention to appropriate activities/objects. Never use harsh corrections or physical punishment to deter behavior. Such training methods will only make your Canaan Dog mistrust you.

Although the Canaan Dog's exercise needs are minimal, they do require regular mental stimulation. Exercise your dog's mind by enrolling him in obedience classes, teaching him new skills such as herding or tracking, and by playing the socialization game.

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Canaan Dog Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Canaan Dog breeders:

CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Elbow Displasia (OFA, by X-Ray)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)