This medium-sized dog has a very well proportioned constitution.
This robust, well developed dog has all the physical characteristics of a dog living in the Japanese mountains, with particularly well developed hocks and very vigorous limbs.
His distinctive coat gives him a unique and very typical look.
Between 50 and 56 cm (19.69 to 22.05 inches) for the male
Between 45 and 51 cm (17.72 to 20.08 inches) for the female
Between 23 and 27 kg (50.71 to 59.52 pounds) for the male
Between 23 and 27 kg (50.71 to 59.52 pounds) for the female
The colour of his coat is brindle, but it can vary between brindle black or brindle red. It is quite peculiar that babies are born single-coloured, with stripes only appearing later as they grow up.
His coat is straight, rough and rather coarse, while his undercoat is dense and very soft.
His head is broad and the stop is abrupt. His rather small brown eyes are triangular.
His firmly erect ears are also triangular. His nose is completely black. His tail is carried curved over the back or strongly curled and the hair covering it is open and long.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 5 and is #317