The Lapponian Herder is longer than tall on average, he doesn't look heavy even with his strong muscles and bones. His Spitz-like silhouette easily reveals his Nordic side, which is more athletic than sedentary.
Between 46 and 52 cm (18.11 to 20.47 inches) for the male
Between 41 and 47 cm (16.14 to 18.50 inches) for the female
Between 25 and 27 kg (55.12 to 59.52 pounds) for the male
Between 18 and 20 kg (39.68 to 44.09 pounds) for the female
His coat can vary in different shades of black as well as from greyish to tawny brown with markings of a lighter shade than the background colour. White is allowed on the feet, chest and neck. The undercoat is greyish, brownish or black.
His double coat, short and tucked up, is of medium to long length on the top, while the undercoat is close and fine.
His head, with a convex skull, has a gently sloping stop. His dark eyes are oval shaped. His medium ears are carried erect. His nose is black. His medium length tail is smoothly curved in action but hangs gently at rest.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 3 and is #284