This ancient breed, now the national dog of Israel, is alert, active and vigilant. Canaan Dogs are devoted to their families, but territorial and reserved with strangers. Your Canaan Dog puppy needs early socialization, training and lots of physical and mental stimulation. They're smart and take well to positive training, excelling at dog sports like herding, flyball and agility. If he's well-trained and gets regular exercise to harness that energy, he's a docile and loving family companion.