Canaan Dog Colours – Genetics

Canaan Dog Colours – Genetics

Written by Jill Terry, this article first appeared in the British Canaan Dog Society’s newsletter, issue 2, December 2004. Have you ever wondered how your dog came to be the colour he is? This article will hopefully explain just how colours are inherited and why there is such a wide range of colours in the…

Canaan Dog Colours

Canaan Dog Colours

The Canaan Dog comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns,¬†from jet black to snow white and lots of colours and shades in between are acceptable. Here we show the most commonly occuring colours and patterns along with the undesirable colours and coat types. Undesirable Coat Types and Colours Below are colours, patterns and…

Temperament

Temperament

By Myrna Shiboleth The temperament of the Canaan is a direct result of the fact that this is what is called a primitive breed. What is a primitive breed? It is basically a breed that has retained the characteristics that were necessary for survival, and has not been changed as a result of many generations…

Registering Desert Dogs: Miyun

Registering Desert Dogs: Miyun

The Canaan is one of the very few breeds in which outside stock can be registered. The FCI considers the Canaan, which is classified in FCI Group 5 as a primitive breed, to be a breed in development. Therefore, dogs brought in from the Bedouin or the desert can be registered in the Israel Kennel…

History of the Canaan Dog

History of the Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog is a pariah (free-living) dog found in Israel and its surrounding area. Nobody really knows the exact truth about their origins. Some say that he is an originally domesticated dog turned feral, while others believe they may in fact be a separate species to the wolf and domestic breeds of today. The…