The Canaan dog is a very intelligent, sensitive, and independent dog. This dog got its origin in Israel and has through the years gained popularity in many other countries including the United States.
The Canaan dog is a very versatile dog that excels in many sports and events such as herding, conformation, agility, obedience, and tracking. The Canaan is a very strong and independent dog that has a high tolerance rate for certain things and a low tolerance for others.
They tend to show aggression towards other animals if they are not properly socialized with them at a young age. Their tolerance is very low towards other animals that they see as a threat or competition in their household. With the proper consistent training, they will adapt to them in the home. It is important to show them that you are now and always will be the boss in the home. They have a low tolerance towards things that are unfamiliar to them, whether it's a place, an object, or a person. They often have to be forced to encounter anything new. They are content in their own world with their family and would be happy if they never had to do anything but relax with the family.
They love children and have a great tolerance for them. When socialized together and raised in the same household, they bond with the kids and tolerate almost anything the children do. They have a tendency to nudge the arms of the children to get them to pet them. The Canaan dog loves the little children in his family.
Training the Canaan dog is not always easy, depending on the dog. If the training method does not match the dog's personality, they may not tolerate it well. They are very independent and extremely intelligent so they catch on to commands very well. They learn what you teach them very quickly, but they don't always do what they are told, even though they know what the command means. They need constant reminders of what is expected of them.
Their body has a high tolerance for good health with the littlest of maintenance and exercise. Their food requirements are not very high, but they look in excellent condition. Although they do enjoy exercising in the park or backyard with the kids, they don't require it. If you don't have time to play with them, they're ok with that as well. They'll just stay in the house and relax. They don't need much for grooming either. Their coat always has a healthy appearance with just the minimal amount of brushing. They can tolerate a lot more different living conditions than most dogs and still be an excellent all around dog for any purpose.