The Canaan dog is a medium-sized dog the nose can wary in shades of liver depending on the dogs fur color. The dogs ears are erect and mobile and the neck is well arched the animals legs are straight and the tail is set high and may be carried over the back. This breed has a double coat  the outercoat is harsh, lying flat with a slight rough texture and the undercoat is straight and soft, lying flat, Coat colors include, solid black, tan, brown, sandy, red, liver, white or in a patched pattern.

Not only does this type of dog excel as a herder but it has also proven itself in a variety of tasks involving dependability and obedience such as agility, tracking and herding trials. They work well in a team but at the same time can think independently. They will respond to positive, motivational training ig the owner mixes things up, but will get bored with repetition. This very intelligent breed can do exceptionally well in obediance. Devoted, gentle and loyal, they like their families. They are naturally protective, independant guard dogs aswell as an excellent watchdog that has an instinct to defend their territory, The Canaan dog will bark alot if allowed to get away with it. They have a higher dominancy level and can be aggressive with other dogs so they need an authoritative owner who can communicate that aggressivenes towards other dogsis an unwanted behaviour. Active, alert and docile, they are very friendly with those they know. They should be well socialized, preferably when young with both dogs and people, especially with children, as the breed tends to be naturally wary of strangers. In order to successfully keep a Canaan dog the family must achieve pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in their pack. When humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack co-operates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined and rules are set. Because a dog communicates its displeasure with growling and eventually biting, all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. Humans must be the ones making decisions, not the dogthat is the only way your relationship with your dog can be complete success.
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