The tail is not merely an appendage
set on as an afterthought. It is an integral part of the dogs body constructions;
an incorrect tail indicates other structural faults as well.
The tail carriage is also indicative
of the dogs character. A dog that carries his tail down and tucked is insecure
and fearful, and these points should be considered when judging the dog. The
Canaan is a dog that is suspicious by nature and is not a dog that usually enjoys the crowds and commotion of the show ring,
and can not be expected to carry his tail high at all times, but when moving we do prefer to see his tail carried over his
The tail must be well coated as described,
a thick brush. The hair on the tail should not be overly long, but thick as on
the rest of the body. Lack of coat on the tail is undesirable the tail is used
in the desert to cover the nose when the dog curls up to sleep in the cold weather, and the thick coat helps to keep the nose
and air warm.