Neck

Neck of wolves

WOLVES: Wolves have thick and strong necks that are proportionate with the body or slightly longer. Wolves have a thick ruff of mane that runs from their cheeks, down their neck to their shoulders. The fur on their neck should be thick with longer guard hairs and well blended in color. Wolves are often noted for carrying their head level or slightly lower than their back/shoulders.

 

The girth of a dogs neck

DOGS: Dogs typically have shorter necks that lack the significant ruff of mane that wolves have. Siberian Huskies tend to have a shorter neck with a head held up, while Alaskan Malamutes tend to have a thicker and fluffier neck. German Shepherds can have a longer or more proportioned neck, but often lack the mane ruff.