Another study, in the (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278416517301174) Journal of Anthropological Archaeology , says the puppers are "reminiscent of the modern Canaan dog
," a (http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/canaan-dog/) breed from the Middle East with a variety of colors and markings that can grow to a couple of feet tall and weigh about 45 pounds.
But one day, my son was reading a book on dog breeds and got all excited: Look, Tisoy is a Canaan dog, he said.
Tisoy does have a striking resemblance to a Canaan dog, a rather hard-to-find breed that started out in the Middle East.
The Canaan Dog
, like the shepherd, has no official status in its homeland, yet it also is used widely by public authorities in Israel, and even as overseas celebrities adopt the breed, locally and internationally it continues to represent national values.
Now I only have one dog, a medium-sized one that looks like a Canaan dog
from the Bible but is really an Aspin (asong pinoy), amiable and easy with kids.