This funny, hairy, medium-size, long-haired dog has such a monkey look that he is nicknamed the "monkey dog/Cao Macaco" in his country, mainly in his native region. His appearance varies between the Berger des Pyrénées and the Berger de Brie.
Between 42 and 48 cm (16.54 to 18.90 inches) for the male
Between 40 and 46 cm (15.75 to 18.11 inches) for the female
Between 12 and 18 kg (26.46 to 39.68 pounds) for the male
Between 12 and 18 kg (26.46 to 39.68 pounds) for the female
His color can vary between brown, yellow, grey with tan red patches and fawn up to red. Some white hairs are tolerated but white patches are not allowed except for a very small one on the chest.
His long hair is slightly wavy but forms curls as well as whiskers. His eyes are embellished by eyebrows that do not obstruct vision.
The robust head of the adult dog is large and its stop is well marked. His rounded eyes are rather dark. His ears are drooping. When clipped, they are straighter. His nose is black. His pointed tail is tapering towards the tip.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #93