The Canaan Dog comes from Israel and originated back in the Biblical era. He was a guard dog and herder for the soldiers and farmers. Prior to WW2 and Israel’s War of Independence, 400 dogs were trained to be mine detectors because they proved to be better than mechanical detectors.
This dog is very territorial but is docile when with his family. He’ll be aloof and wary of strangers and may be quite vocal sometimes. He’s easily trained and needs regular exercise. His coat only needs minimal care. He stands at 19 – 24 inches tall.
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