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Canaan Dog vs Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Canaan Dog vs Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei" Compare Canaan Dog and Cane Corso. Which is better: Canaan Dog or Cane Corso or Shar-Pei?
Name Canaan Dog Cane Corso Shar-Pei
OriginsMiddle East Lebanon - Israel Italy China
Group Hunting Dogs Working Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank1753764
Reviews224
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Other Names Kalef K39;Naani, Canaanite Dog Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Chinese Fighting Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1997 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Primitive type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
National Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price $800-$1200 $1500-$2000 $1000-$1200

General Appearance - Canaan Dog vs Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight 35-55 pounds (16-25 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) 40-55 pounds (18- 25 kg)
Avg. Weight 45 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) 47.5 pounds (18- 25 kg)
Height 19-24 inches (48-61 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height 21.5 inches (54.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) 19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Canaan Dog vs Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei

Coat Dense Dense Dense
Colors Golden
Red
White
Cream
Liver
Tan
Black
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Apricot
Blue
Cream
Red
Brown
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Canaan Dog requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Shar-Pei requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Canaan Dogs shed moderately.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
Shar-Peis shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Canaan Dog vs Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei

Temperament Alert
Devoted
Vigilant
Cautious
Quick
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Affectionate
Independent
Reserved
Devoted
Loving
Suspicious
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shar-Pei's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Canaan Dogs are quite easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Shar-Peis are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Canaan Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Shar-Peis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Shar-Peis are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Canaan Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Shar-Peis may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
Canaan Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Shar-Peis are kinda antisocial.
Barking
Average: The Canaan Dog barks occasionally.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Low: The Shar-Pei barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Canaan Dogs are average watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Shar-Peis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Canaan Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Shar-Peis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Canaan Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shar-Pei has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Canaan Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shar-Peis have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Canaan Dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Shar-Peis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Canaan Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Shar-Peis have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Canaan Dogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Shar-Peis are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Canaan Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Shar-Peis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Cane Corsos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Shar-Peis handle alone time quite well.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Canaan Dog vs Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei

Stranger Friendly
Canaan Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Canaan Dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Shar-Peis are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Canaan Dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Canaan Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Shar-Peis are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Canaan Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shar-Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Canaan Dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Shar-Peis are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Canaan Dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Shar-Peis are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Canaan Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Shar-Peis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Canaan Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shar-Pei breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Canaan Dog vs Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei

Health Issues
The Canaan Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Cryptorchidism
Degenerative Myelopathy
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Luxating Patella
Lymphosarcoma
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Bloat
Cancer
Cutaneous Mucinosis
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Fever
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Patellar Luxation
Pyoderma
Seborrhea
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-11 years 8-10 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Canaan Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Shar-Peis have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Canaan Dogs have an average exercise need.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Shar-Peis exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Canaan Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Shar-Peis like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day. 2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Canaan Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Shar-Pei has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Canaan Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cane Corso drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Shar-Pei is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Canaan Dog vs Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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