This breed was already well established in the Middle East during the Biblical Era. Like many of the breeds that retain their ancestral traits, the Canaan Dog has the prick ears, short, rough coat, and spirit of tenacity that made it ultimately useful as a herd dog thousands of years ago. They are endearing, highly responsive, and make excellent companion dogs in the modern home.
1. Canaans 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Canaan Temperament and Training
3. Canaan Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Canaans generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Canaans. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Canaan with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.