This long-haired, but very lightly built dog has an elastic gait, which is what allows him to jump so impressively.
His physique is built to allow him to perform its functions in a remarkable way. This natural herding dog is also very harmoniously built.
Between 43 and 50 cm (16.93 to 19.69 inches) for the male
Between 40 and 47 cm (15.75 to 18.50 inches) for the female
Between 10 and 18 kg (22.05 to 39.68 pounds) for the male
Between 10 and 18 kg (22.05 to 39.68 pounds) for the female
All coat colors are allowed, but preference is generally for a coat ranging from blue-grey to black.
His coat is very dense with an abundant undercoat.
His hair is long, and measures up to 7 cm (3 inches) on the dog's hindquarters. It is slightly wavy, but never smooth.
His head has an almost flat skull, and a clearly marked but not abrupt stop.
His big round eyes are brown. His ears, set high, fall freely, without being stuck on the head.
His nose generally matches the color of the coat. His long, bushy and well thick tail is trimmed with pretty fringes.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #313