This medium-size dog, whose gait leaves an impression of strength and endurance, is a pleasant mixture of versatility and lightness.
Despite his coat of a rather rough and hard appearance, he is a noble dog with a surprising elegance.
Between 60 and 66 cm (23.62 to 25.98 inches) for the male
Between 58 and 62 cm (22.83 to 24.41 inches) for the female
Between 28 and 34 kg (61.73 to 74.96 pounds) for the male
Between 22 and 28 kg (48.50 to 61.73 pounds) for the female
The color of his coat can vary from dark red to brown, with or without spots.
Brown with speckles on the lower limbs and on the chest is also one of the possible combinations.
The coarse hair of his coat is thick and measures 3 to 4 cm (1 to 1-3/4 inches).
It is combined with straight, hard hair measuring 5 to 7 cm (2 to 3 inches), as well as a dense and very soft undercoat.
With age, the undercoat tends to disappear completely.
His skull is moderately domed and the stop is slightly accentuated. His almond-shaped eyes range in color from dark amber to maroon brown.
His ears are slightly drooping. His nose is always a nice dark brown. His tail prolongs the line of the back and is usually cut short by three-fifths of its length.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 7, section 1 and is #245