Of average size, the Karst Shepherd has a solid and very robust physique. His harmonious silhouette is endowed with well-developed muscles and a strong constitution. Even with his nice doggy appearance, strangers will keep a certain distance between him and them.
Between 57 and 63 cm (22.44 to 24.80 inches) for the male
Between 54 and 60 cm (21.26 to 23.62 inches) for the female
Between 30 and 42 kg (66.14 to 92.59 pounds) for the male
Between 30 and 42 kg (66.14 to 92.59 pounds) for the female
His coat is gray and dark tone, more precisely on the withers, abdomen and feet, changing to a lighter gray or sandy color with a stripe leaning towards dark gray on the lower part of the legs. His head has a dark mask surrounded by greyish beige hair.
His fairly long hair, up to 14 cm (6 inches), has a very developed undercoat.
His head is neither coarse nor fine, but rather broad and tapering towards the nose. It has a more or less marked stop but without abrupt transition. His protruding almond-shaped eyes are a beautiful color ranging from chestnut to dark brown.
His ears hang down in a v-shape. His nose is black and surrounded by a dark mask. His broad, bushy sabre-shaped tail is medium length, sometimes with a small hook at the tip.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 2, section 2 and is #278