This medium-size dog has a very hardy, bushy appearance.
His build is sturdy and very distinctive, with dry, muscular legs and a bushy, shaggy appearance.
He gives an impression of working dog that can resist and endure long, intense hours of hunting.
Between 55 and 62 cm (21.65 to 24.41 inches) for the male
Between 53 and 60 cm (20.87 to 23.62 inches) for the female
Between 23 and 25 kg (50.71 to 55.12 pounds) for the male
Between 23 and 25 kg (50.71 to 55.12 pounds) for the female
The color of his coat may vary. The preference is for wolf grey, charcoal or black.
It can also be fawn with black and white hair. There are reddish spots on the tip and inner side of the legs, under the eyes and on the cheeks.
The long hair of his coat is disheveled, very shaggy, hard and rough. It should never be fringed or woolly.
His head is rather emaciated, light, a little long, but not small.
His eyes are lightly colored, but preferably very dark.
His drooping ears are slightly inward pointing at the tips. His nose is completely black.
His tail is not too long and carried sabre-shaped, sometimes with the tip slightly bent backwards.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 6, section 1 and is #17