So you’re looking to adopt an Canaan Dog, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Canaan Dogs are lean, bushy-tailed dogs standing 19 to 24 inches at the shoulder. The coat is straight and harsh, and comes in various colors and patterns. Erect, expressive ears and dark almond eyes convey an inquisitive expression. Canaans move at a brisk, natural trot. They are rugged, agile, and apparently tireless, making them a nice fit for hikers and runners.Canaans are clever, confident, and territorial. They will end up “owning” passive owners who haven’t establish themselves as top dog in the family pack. Early training and socialization are key. When positive methods are applied, these ancient wonder-dogs train beautifully. Agility, obedience, herding trials, and sentry duty are a few outlets for their work ethic. One of the AKC’s oldest breeds, the Canaan Dog is the national dog of Israel. This quick, medium-sized pasture dog is docile with family, aloof with strangers. The ever-alert Canaan is a vocal and persistent guardian of flock and home.”
An Canaan Dog typically ranges from 48.26cm to 60.96cm in height, and weighs from 15.875732950000002kg to 24.947580350000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Canaan Dog breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Canaan Dog insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.