Canaan Dog

JK Maccabee Northern Warrior “Macc” – Courtesy Michelle Harriington / Sufat Sheleg Canaans

Canaan Dog

Also known as: Kelev K’naani

Origin: Israel

Height at shoulder: 19–24 inches (48–61 cm)

Weight: 35–55 pounds (16–25 kg)

Coat: Short, straight, and harsh

Color: Solid black through shades of brown (sandy to liver) with or without white trim, mask, and additional patches of color

Ears: Upright

Tail: Thick, carried in a curl over the back when alert

Macc – Courtesy Michelle Harrington

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