What is the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL)?

Question: 

What is the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL)?

Answer: 

The CCL is a fibrous strand that runs across the stifle (knee) joint and acts as a main stabilizer. It is analogous to our ACL. Its job is to prevent the two main bones, the femur and tibia, from sliding and twisting past each other abnormally.