The Life of Animals | Canaan Dog | The Canaan dog is a typical pariah dog in appearance. They are a medium-sized dog, with a wedge-shaped head, medium-sized, erect and low set ears with a broad base and rounded tips. Rudolphina Menzel, an immigrant from Austria to Mandate Palestine, having studied the desert pariah dogs and the variations in appearances, classified into four types canines these: 1) heavy, sheepdog appearance, 2) dingo-like appearance, 3) Border Collie appearance, 4) Greyhound appearance. Menzel concluded That the Canaan Dog is a derivative of the Type III pariah dog, the collie type (referring to the type of farm collie found in the 1930s, the which was a medium dog of moderate head type more similar to today's border collie, not the rough coated collie modern).
In writing the first official standard for the Canaan dog, Menzel wrote: "Special importance must be placed on the points That differentiate the Canaan-dog from the German Shepard dog, Whose form highly Bred Sometimes he resembles: the Canaan-dog is square, the loin region short, the forequarters highly erect, the hindquarters less angulated, the neck as noble as possible, the tail curled over the back when excited, the trot is short (see also differences in head and color) Type varies somewhat between the lines of other dogs and Those Canaan found in Israel and the rest of the world. Canaan dogs have a strong survival instinct
Canaan Dogs Compete in dog agility can trials, obedience, showmanship, flyball, tracking, and herding events. Canaans exhibiting basic herding instincts can be Trained to Compete in herding trials In general, the Canaan dog does not Suffer from known hereditary problems.