canaan dog – canaan dog puppies
The canaan dog began in ancient times as a primitive feral in ancient Canaan, where the Canaanites and Israelites lived, roughly corresponding to the region encompassing modern-day Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel.
Until the 1930s, when Dr. Rudolphina Menzel came up with the idea to canaan these intelligent scavenger dogs mainly found in the desert, as guard dogs for the scattered settlements. Menzel was asked by the Haganah to help them build up a service dog organization. She captured a select group of semi-wild individuals, tamed, trained and bred them. Menzel found the dogs highly adaptable, trainable, and easy to domesticate. It took her about six months to capture her first dog, Dugma, and within a few weeks she was able to take him into town and on buses.The canaan dog a breed of pariah dog and the national dog breed of Israel, has been part of the Middle Eastern landscape for thousands of years. There are 2,000 to 3,000 Canaan dogs across the world, mostly in Europe and North America.