bodhi


Canaan Dog
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Home:Alexandria, VA  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
bo, bod, bodhi-bug, handsome, good-boy, bodhi-butt, bodhster, burders, butt-butt, burt-burt

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
September 19th 2001

Likes:
swimming, treats, and squirrells

Pet-Peeves:
barking dogs, dogs that walk past our house, dogs on a leash, small white dogs,

Favorite Toy:
squeek-ez

Favorite Food:
any wet/canned - b/c rarely gets this, cottage cheese, whipped cream, and chai iced tea

Favorite Walk:
trails through the woods, around the neighborhood, and in old town sometimes

Best Tricks:
sit-stay-come command, playing off-the-wall, toy discrimination (knows difference btween his duck, fox, elephant, bear, reindeer...ect)

Arrival Story:
My ex and I answered questions on the Animal Planet breed selector and, as a couple, his breed was a 100% match. During an online search for puppies, the breeder posted a pic of this gorgeous, athletic Canaan whose coat was reddish brown. He was the sire of their newest litter. I was in love. We drove to Albian (not Albany) NY to get him...19 hours round trip. He was an angel in tha car and has been comfortable on raodtrips ever since. Needless to say, in the break-up, I demanded custody of the dog.

Bio:
The Canaan Dog was developed from redomesticated Pariah Dog stock captured in the Palestine, where they were first used for guarding and tending cattle and sheep. The Israelis have since used the Canaan Dog for guard duties, as mine detectors during war times, as messengers, and as Red Cross helpers. The Canaan Dog possesses extremely keen senses of hearing and smell, and he can detect approaching intruders from a considerable distance, becoming instantly alert. He is an intelligent, trainable breed whose tracking ability is excellent. He shows definite talent as a stock dog and is able to compete in herding events. However, he does not perform as does a Border Collie or Kelpie with that degree of "eye". When raised with children and other pets, he becomes a devoted family companion and natural watchdog. He is aloof with strangers, inquisitive, loyal, and loving with his family. Because of the strong "denning" instinct of their recent semi-wild past, the Canaan Dog is naturally clean and easily housebroken. He does not require an excessive amount of exercise.

Forums Motto:
Bodhi the Protector

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 10th 2006 More than 7 years!

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Dogster Id:
399207


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