The Canaan Dog was developed in the Middle East centuries ago as a herder and flock guardian. They are alert, devoted, and docile family members. They are lean, and have a bushy tail and straight harsh coat. They make great hiking partners, as they are rugged, agile, and have a ton of energy, making them good for obstacles and agility as well. They love lots of exercise and activity, but can adopt extreme fear or suspicious behaviours toward strangers if they are not properly socialized.
Common Health Conditions
- All pets can experience digestive upset. Diarrhea may accompany vomiting or simply occur on its own. The potential causes of diarrhea are similar to those of vomiting. While one or two episodes of diarrhea is no emergency, ongoing diarrhea can lead to dehydration. See your vet if diarrhea persists, or if it accompanies vomiting and/or lethargy.
- Alopecia, or hair loss, is a common disorder in both dogs and cats, which causes partial or complete hair loss. Alopecia in pets can be the result of problems with the endocrine system, lymphatic system, immune system, or parasites. Alopecia can affect dogs and cats of all ages, breeds and gender; and can be either gradual or acute.
- Obesity can be a significant health problem in any breed. It is a serious disease that may cause or worsen joint problems, metabolic and digestive disorders, back pain and heart disease.