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Judging the Canaan Dog

Neck:  Muscular, of medium length

The neck must be in proportion to the rest of the dog.  It should be of sufficient length to give the dog an athletic, well balanced and elegant appearance, but should not be as long as the neck of a sight hound, for instance.  There should never be an impression of heaviness or stockiness, nor of weediness and insufficient strength.  The neck must be powerful and well muscled; keep in mind that a strong and muscular neck is an essential tool to a dog that must hunt, catch prey, and carry it back to his den.  Canaans, especially males, often have very thick protective hair on the neck, which may make it appear more massive than it actually is.  Even so, the neck should never appear too heavy.