Updated: Oct 27, 2019
Randa Tawfik telling us about .....The Canaane Dogs the original Egyptian breed!
Canaan dogs are primitive dogs that survived the harsh Canaan land conditions for thousands of years while still retaining the same traits as their ancestors; smooth coat, prick ears, and bushy tail. They are highly intelligent alert, watchful, and have an inquisitive nature. They are a hardy breed and don't suffer from any known hereditary health problems.
Besides their pleasing form and graceful movement, Canaan Dogs are blessed with an endearing and responsive personality. Although their heritage of desert survival gives them a certain degree of independence, they are ready and willing to engage in almost any household doggy activity
Canaan Dogs that have been properly socialized love their family and are adaptable to many living situations. Life in an apartment with several short daily walks is as agreeable as living in a suburban home with a yard
Experienced dog owners will find the Canaan to be a versatile breed in behavior, and relatively easy to train, but first-timers can have their hands full. A confident attitude and the help of a good trainer can ease the way. This intelligent dog responds best to motivational techniques such as food rewards, praise, and play. He's easily bored with repetitive training and requires a challenging and creative learning environment.
It's also important to provide him with strong, firm leadership. A Canaan dog who decides to be in charge, will make his own decisions about who is allowed onto his property- yours actually!! - , and this can lead to serious behavior problems.
Canaan Dogs are highly reactive, and keenly alert noticing anything new or any new person on their property making them excellent watchdogs. When confronted with potential danger, they hang back while watching what is going on. This makes them appear shy, but it's their method of responding to new or potentially dangerous situations.
Canaan Dogs love children, considering them part of their pack and treating them gently. They also do well with other small pets in the household that they are raised with, including cats.
While he's loyal and affectionate, the Canaan isn't a glutton for attention. He's capable of occupying himself as needed. This doesn't mean, of course, that he should be stuck out in the backyard all the time with no human interaction. Like any dog, Canaans are social animals who enjoy being with their people.
They make wonderful companions and protectors of their family and property. If you understand and appreciate the unique qualities of this breed and are willing and able to live with a primitive breed who retains the instincts and behaviors that have kept him around for thousands of years, the Canaan Dog may be the ideal companion for you.