Canaan Dogs may be solid color or spotted. Acceptable colors include any
shade between cream and red-brown, including sand, gold, or red; white;
or black. Dogs may be masked or not, but if masked, the mask must be symmetrical.
Black mask and white markings are permitted on all colors. Black shading
on red or sand-colored dogs is acceptable. Gray and liver are unacceptable
colors. Brindle, black and tan, or tri-color are unacceptable color patterns.
Sand to red-brown, white, black, or spotted, with or without
mask. If masked, mask must be symmetrical. Black mask permitted on all
colours. White markings are permitted on all colours: "Boston Terrier"
patterns are common. Grey, brindle, black-and-tan, or tricolour are unacceptable.
Desert colours- sand, gold, red, cream- are most typical of the breed.
are two color patterns. Pattern 1) Predominantly white with mask and with
or without additional patches of color (large body patches are desirable).
Pattern 2) Solid colored with or without white trim. Color may range from
black through all shades of brown - sandy to red or liver. Shadings of
black on a solid brown or tan dog are frequently seen. The trim on a solid
colored dog may include chest, undercarriage, feet and lower part of leg
and tip of tail. In all color patterns self-ticking may be present. Disqualifications--a)
Gray and/or brindle. b) All white.
is a desired and distinguishing feature of the predominantly white Canaan
Dog. The mask is the same color(s) as the body patches on the dog. The
basically symmetrical mask must completely cover the eyes and ears or
can completely cover the head as in a hood. The only allowed white in
the mask or hood is a white blaze of any size or shape and/or white on
the muzzle below the mask. Faults--On predominantly white dogs--absence
of mask, half mask, or grossly asymmetrical mask.
with white trim ("Boston Terrier" pattern) (B_)
and white with heavy ticking
and white with little ticking
logo dog above is sand or cream colored (ee)
(black shading) (Ay_E_)
and white; some black is visible in the mask (Ay_Em_)