Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Canaan Dog Synonym(s): Kelef K'naani Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information An ancient breed from Israel, originally used as a herder and guard dog by the Bedouins. Can be rather aloof, but still a good companion dog. Easily obedience trained and often used for tracking, search and rescue, as well as its original uses of herding and guarding. Good with children, needs little grooming. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. The Canaan Dog Club of the United Kingdom: www.canaandogclub.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Canaan Dog Club of America: www.cdca.org.