Central Indiana Kennel Club

CANAAN DOG

​Herding Group

​The Canaan Dog is a pariah dog type that is naturally alert, inquisitive and watchful.  He is mistrustful of strangers and unfamiliar environments, yet loyal and loving with his family.  A square dog of medium size, moderate and balanced without extremes, showing a clean outline.  The moderately angulated Canaan Dog moves with athletic agility and grace in an efficient, ground-covering endurance trot.  He has a wedge-shaped head with low-set erect ears, a high set brush tail that curls over the back when confident, and a straight, harsh, flat-lying double coat.  There is a marked distinction between the sexes.

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