Canaan dog is a breed of pariah dog, and has been part of the Middle Eastern landscape for thousands of years. The Canaan dog is a typical primitive dog in appearance. It is a medium-sized square built dog, with a wedge-shaped head, erect and low set ears with a broad base and rounded tips. Canaan dogs have a strong survival instinct. They are quick to react and wary of strangers, and will alert to any disturbances with prompt barking, thus making them excellent watchdogs. Check out our collection of Canaan dog names for male or female puppies.