The Canaan dog, known in Israel as (Hebrew: כלב כנעני‎, Kelev Kna'ani, lit. "Canaanite dog") and other Levantine countries as (كلب كنعان: Kaleb Kana'an) is a breed of pariah dog recognized as Israel’s national breed. It may have existed in the eastern Mediterranean seaboard for millennia, as referenced in ancient carvings and drawings. There are 2,000 to 3,000 Canaan dogs across the world, mostly in Europe and North America. The Canaan dog is a typical mongrel in appearance. It is a medium-sized dog, with a wedge-shaped head, medium-sized, erect and low set ears with a broad base and rounded tips. Its outer coat is dense, harsh and straight of short to medium-length. Males Height: 20–24 inches (50–60 cm) Weight: 40–55 pounds (18–25 kg) Females Height: 18–20 inches (45–50 cm)

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