Medium in weight and size, the Dutch Shepherd is quite muscular, well proportioned, and endowed with a powerful physique and an intelligent, lively expression.
Between 57 and 62 cm (22.44 to 24.41 inches) for the male
Between 55 and 60 cm (21.65 to 23.62 inches) for the female
Between 30 and 30 kg (66.14 to 66.14 pounds) for the male
Between 30 and 30 kg (66.14 to 66.14 pounds) for the female
His coat is usually brown or grey and is striped in a more or less significant way. A black mask is preferable and color marks may sometimes be less obvious in wirehaired dogs.
The shorthaired has a well adherent coat and the longhaired has a straight coat.
The Dutch Shepherd's head is well proportioned to his body and has a light stop. His medium size dark almond-shaped eyes are well separated. His nose is black. His tail drops at rest, which may form a slight curve or a straight line.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #223