Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog


ORIGIN

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FCI
Israel.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
28.11.1985.
KC
June 1997

UTILISATION

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FCI
Watch- and security Dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 5Spitz and primitive types
Section 6Primitive type
Without working trial

KC
Utility

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
A medium sized, well balanced, strong and square dog resembling the wild dog type. Strong distinction between the sexes.
KC
Medium sized, well balanced, strong and square. Marked distinction between sexes.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Agile, alert and highly intelligent.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Alert, quick to react, distrustful of strangers, strongly defensive but not naturally aggressive. Vigilant not only against man but other animals as well. Extraordinarily devoted and amenable to training.
KC
Confident and vigilant. Aloof with strangers. Steady and loyal to owners.

HEAD

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FCI
Well proportioned, blunt wedge shape of medium length, appearing broader due to low set ears.
KC
Skull well proportioned, wedge shaped of medium length, appearing broader due to low set ears. Skull somewhat flattened between ears. Stop shallow but defined. Length from muzzle to stop approximately equal to length from stop to occiput. Nose black. Lips tight and well pigmented.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Somewhat flattened. Some width allowed in powerful male heads.

Stop

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FCI
Shallow but defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Sturdy, of moderate length and breadth.
KC
Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws, level bite acceptable.

Lips

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FCI
Tight.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws should be strong. Full dentition with scissor or level bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark brown, slightly slanted, almond-shaped. Dark rims essential.
KC
Dark, almond shaped and obliquely set with black rims.

Ears

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FCI
Erect, relatively short and broad, slightly rounded at the tip and set low.
KC
Medium sized, erect and set low with broad base and rounded tip.

NECK

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FCI
Muscular, of medium length.
KC
Muscular, well arched, of medium length without throatiness.

BODY

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FCI
Square.
KC
Square, withers well developed, back level, loins muscular, chest deep and of moderate breadth, ribs well sprung. Belly well tucked up.

Withers

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FCI
Well developed.

Back

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FCI
Level.

Loin

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FCI
Muscular.

Chest

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FCI
Deep and of moderate breadth. Ribs well sprung.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Well tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Set high, thick brush carried curled over the back.
KC
Set high, thick brush carried curled over back when trotting or excited.

LIMBS

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FCI
Moderate angulations. Balance is essential.

FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs perfectly straight.
KC
Well laid muscular shoulder, elbows close to body. Medium boned. When viewed from the front forelegs straight. Pasterns slightly sloping.

Shoulder

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FCI
Oblique and muscular.

Elbow

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FCI
Close to the body.

FEET

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KC
Strong, round and cat like with hard pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Strong, round and cat-like with hard pads.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Powerful.
KC
Powerful, broad muscular thighs, hocks well let down. Legs straight when viewed from behind.

Thigh

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FCI
Strong, lightly feathered at the rearside.

Stifle

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FCI
Well bent.

Hock

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FCI
Well let down.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Quick, light and energetic trot. Should demonstrate marked agility and stamina. Correct movement is essential.
KC
Energetic and natural trot.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Outer coat dense, harsh and straight, of short to medium length. Undercoat close and profuse.
KC
Outer coat dense, harsh and straight of short to medium length. Undercoat close and profuse according to season.

COLOUR

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FCI
Sand to red-brown, white, black, or spotted, with or without mask. If masked, mask must be symmetrical. Black mask permitted on all colours. White markings are permitted on all colours « Boston Terrier » patterns are common. Grey, brindle, black-and-tan, or tricolour are unacceptable. Desert colours-sand, gold, red, cream- are most typical of the breed.
KC
Sand to red-brown, white, black, or spotted, with or without a symmetrical black mask. White markings permitted on all colours. Grey, brindle, black and tan or tricolour undesirable.

SIZE

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KC
Height 50-60 cms (20-24 ins). Weight 18-25 kgs (40-55 lbs).

Height at withers

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FCI

Height at withers 50-60 cm.
Males can be considerably larger than females.

Weight

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FCI
18-25 kg.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.