Are Canaan Dogs recognized by major kennel clubs?

Are Canaan Dogs recognized by major kennel clubs?

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The Canaan Dog is an ancient breed of dog that originated in the Middle East region, which corresponds to modern-day Israel. This breed has been used for herding, hunting and guard work for centuries. In 1997, the American Kennel Club officially recognized the Canaan Dog as a purebred breed.

The Israeli Kennel Association (IKA) recognized the Canaan Dog as a unique Israeli breed in 1965 following an extensive study conducted by its senior judge and founder, Rodolphina Mnitzel. She documented various physical traits and behavioral characteristics of these dogs throughout her time working with them, as well as highlighting their strong potential for security work and obedience training. Today the IKA continues to recognize this breed and works towards its promotion.

In addition to the AKC and IKA, other organizations such as United Kennel Club (UKC), FCI and The Working Dog Organization also officially recognize the Canaan Dog. These organizations help ensure responsible breeding practices by providing dedicated support to owners who wish to care for these animals responsibly. a full list of kennel organizations that recognize this breed can be found on The Working Dog Organization’s website.