||The natural qualities of the Canaan Dog are assets to domestic
life. He is an affectionate, devoted companion who develops a strong but
not overly dependent attachment to his owners including children. His territorial
instincts, wariness of strangers and keen senses of smell and hearing coupled
with his willingness to guard make him an excellent protector of home and
family. He is very intelligent, learns easily and excels in obedience,
agility, tracking and sentry work. He may also exhibit herding instinct.
He enjoys outdoor activities and exercise, but is also content to curl
up on the couch with his family. An extremely clean dog by nature, the
Canaan requires minimal brushing (somewhat more when shedding the undercoat)
to stay in perfect condition.