The constantly vigilant Canaan is a vociferous and tenacious protector of the flock and house. Lean, bushy-tailed Canaan dogs range in height from 19 to 24 inches at the shoulder. The coat has different colors and patterns and is straight and harsh. An inquisitive expression is conveyed by erect, expressive ears and dark almond eyes. Canaans trot quickly and naturally. They suit well with hikers and runners due to their toughness, agility, and apparent tenacity. Canaans are witty, self-assured, and vindictive. They will ultimately end up “owning” passive owners who haven’t risen to the top of the family hierarchy. Socialization and early instruction are essential. These ancient wonder-dogs teach excellently when positive reinforcement techniques are used. They can express their work ethic through agility, obedience, herding competitions, and sentry duty.