Family: livestock, herding, primitive, Southern (pariah)
Area of origin: Israel
Original function: sentry, messenger, and assistance
Average size of male: Ht: 20-24, Wt: 45-55
Average size of female: Ht: 19-23, Wt: 35-45
Other names: kalef K'naani
Canaan Dog Dog Temperament
Not only does the Canaan Dog excel as a herder, but he has also proven himself in a variety of tasks involving dependability and obedience. This is an intelligent, devoted, docile dog that is quite tractable and willing to please. He can be aloof toward strangers and protective of his family. The Canaan Dog is generally good with other household pets and dogs. He is a natural guardian and tends to bark a lot.