Category: Herding Dogs
Facts about Canaan Dogs, "Scientific name for Canaan Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Canaan dog is an inquisitive beautiful and loyal breed that is majorly recognized as the national breed of Israel. Canaan Dog is a pariah dog and since it has reference in the ancient carvings and drawings of the Mediterranean seaboard it is believed to have existed there at one time or another.
Most Canaan dogs are found in Europe and North America and it is approximated that there are about two thousand to three thousand Canaan dogs the world over.
The Canaan Dog was first recognized in 1953 by the Israel Kennel Club and later in 1966 by the Federation Cyclogique Internationale (FCI). However, despite the recognition, the Kennel Club officially made their first recognition in December 1970.
The Canaan Dog has now gained worldwide recognition by all Kennel clubs in the world and it is bred in several countries. The following countries have Kennel clubs: The United States, recognized by the AKC 1997, United Kingdom, Israel, Germany, Finland, Canada and, France.
Generally, the Canaan dog suffers from no hereditary problems. The number one heath problems amongst Canaan Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Canaan Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The dog is therefore quite healthy. However, there is a list of some of the diseases that have been seen to affect the breed from time to time. These include the following: Epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, Progressive retinal, elbow dysplasia, Osteochondritis, Hip sysplasia, Luxating patella and Cryptorchidism.
Canaan dogs have got great skills and can competently compete in trials of dog agility; tracking; fly ball; obedience, showmanship and herding. You can measure your Canaan dog’s train-ability and herding instincts at non competitive herding tests. If you discover that your Canaan dog has traces of herding instincts; you can proceed to train it to compete in herding trials. Canaan Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Canaan Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Canaan Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Canaan Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
Canaan dogs are excellent watchdogs. They detect strangers very fast and respond by barking promptly. They are not aggressive to children that they are familiar with but they may react aggressively when faced by strange children. The Canaan Dog breed is very intelligent and they learn easily. However, they tend to get bored with monotony and they may ignore commands especially if they find something new and more interesting than what they are used to.
A Canaan Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Canaan Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female Canaan Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Canaan Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Canaan Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
The average height of the Canaan Dog 19 inches to 24 inches (48 to 71 cm) tall at the shoulder and the average Weight is 35 to 55 pounds (16 to 25 kg)The average Life span 12 to 15 years.
Canaan Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Canaan Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Average body temperature for a Canaan Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Canaan Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Canaan Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Canaan Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Canaan Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
When purchasing a Canaan Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.