This ancient breed was named after the biblical region from which it originated, and before the Israelis actively sought to preserve Canaan Dogs, the dogs lived a life style described the way a Proto-dog lived. They followed Bedouin nomads and lived on the fringes of camp while scavenging for a living, but they didn’t really belonging to anyone. On occasion, a Bedouin would notice an exceptional pup in a litter and take ownership of it to use as a herding dog or guard, but the dog still lived on the edge of camp and foraged or lived off of scraps. According to the site, Better Canine Health, if a Bedouin was asked to whom the dog belonged, they would answer, “Allah” because they didn’t view the dog as theirs.The Canaan Dog’s story is a fascinating one, and a blog that appeared in a recent “Times of Israel” offers better insight into the breed’s history. Find it here.
Image created from 10 to 20 individually hand cut pieces of paper, layered and mounted on color stock so that no two are the same, by Patricia Peters – CanineCutUps