This large, strong and solid dog is endowed with a robust and well proportioned physique.
His gait is rather plain, and his general physical appearance reveals his great capacity for the long and arduous work of protecting large land estates.
The Rafeiro do Alentejo is a physically well adapted dog for this particular work.
Between 66 and 74 cm (25.98 to 29.13 inches) for the male
Between 64 and 70 cm (25.20 to 27.56 inches) for the female
Between 40 and 50 kg (88.18 to 110.23 pounds) for the male
Between 35 and 45 kg (77.16 to 99.21 pounds) for the female
The color of his coat can vary between yellow, fawn, wolf grey and black.
White can sometimes be found in some specimens in the form of stripes, bands or spots.
His large, smooth coat is very dense. It can be short or half-long.
His large head has a slightly pronounced stop. His horizontal eyes, rather dark, are in elliptical shape.
His drooping, triangular ears are short, folded and not very mobile. His rather large nose is very dark.
His large tail is curved at the tip and reaches the hocks.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 6, section 1 and is #96