Canaan dogs have a strong survival instinct. They are quick to react and wary of strangers, and will alert to any disturbances with prompt barking, thus making them excellent watchdogs. Though defensive, they are not aggressive and are very good with children within the family, but may be wary of other children or defensive when your child is playing with another child. They are intelligent and learn quickly, but may get bored with repetitive exercises or ignore commands if they find something of more interest.Canaan Dogs are very smart, so much so that they can become bored with lots of routine. They enjoy mental stimulation and usually enjoy taking classes, such as agility, with their owners. It is very important to socialize a young Canaan Dog with a variety of new stimuli so they mature into even-tempered adults. More primitive individuals can be challenging to owners when they are asked to accept a new person or circumstance. Adolescent Canaan Dogs can be challenging, well, period. They like to challenge the rules and see what they can get away with! Adopting an older Canaan Dog can be challenging in its own right. Since Canaan Dogs develop a deep trusting bond, a dog who needs a new home must learn to trust someone new. This can be a hard transition for some dogs and requires a patient, understanding owner.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE;  Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Canaan Dog Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


NIEMINEN; kennel Katafaronja,  Miia Lytsy +358 – 50-5418416  WEBPAGE


“SAMORODOK HANAAN” Aleksandra Piorunska +0048 660134486  WEBPAGE


Alvesta; Kennel Chanco, Maria & David Selin +46 472 400 66
TRELLEBORG ; Noble Guardians, Kirsten Hansson & Patrick Olsson +46 760 150700


LINCOLNSHIRE; “Anacan” Ellen & Richard Minto +01754 811 232


Cherrysh Canaan Dogs  Cheryl & Jerry Hennings Collins,
MN, Minneapolis; “Haikva” Canaan Dogs, Alla Geretz