Strongly built, this well proportioned dog is neither heavy nor coarse. He is rather stocky.
His curly coat gives him a unique look.
Between 50 and 65 cm (19.69 to 25.59 inches) for the male
Between 52 and 60 cm (20.47 to 23.62 inches) for the female
Between 20 and 25 kg (44.09 to 55.12 pounds) for the male
Between 20 and 25 kg (44.09 to 55.12 pounds) for the female
The color of his coat can vary from brown to black, with or without white spots.
The hair of the Frisian Water Dog's coat is composed of thick curls except on the limbs and head.
His head has a slightly domed skull with a light stop. His eyes, of medium size, are oval shaped and a pretty brown color.
His ears in the shape of a trowel are also medium size. His nose can be black or brown, generally in harmony with the coat.
His long curled tail is carried on the side or above the croup.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 8, section 3 and is #221