His medium size and well-proportioned physique give the Hokkaido a robust constitution with a very solid bone structure.
This Spitz-type dog has a typical Spitz-like appearance, showing off his endurance and working ability.
Between 48 and 52 cm (18.90 to 20.47 inches) for the male
Between 46 and 49 cm (18.11 to 19.29 inches) for the female
Between 20 and 25 kg (44.09 to 55.12 pounds) for the male
Between 18 and 23 kg (39.68 to 50.71 pounds) for the female
The color of the coat can vary between black, red, brindle, sesame, white with black and tan.
His harsh coat is straight and has a dense but very soft undercoat.
His head is rather broad and has a shallow stop. His small eyes are dark brown.
His small ears are firmly erect and triangular in shape. His nose is all black.
His thick tail, sometimes carried over the back, may be sickle-shaped or strongly curled.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 5 and is #261