The Saarloos Wolfdog is a strong-constituted dog with an exterior appearance reminiscent of the wolf, including his coat, gait and morphology.
Harmoniously built, he has fairly long legs without being too high on his feet.
Despite his powerful silhouette, his gait is still very light. Even though he is classified as a dog, his gait is typical of that of a wolf.
Physically, he resembles the wolf much more than his ancestor, the German Shepherd Dog.
Between 65 and 75 cm (25.59 to 29.53 inches) for the male
Between 60 and 70 cm (23.62 to 27.56 inches) for the female
Between 36 and 41 kg (79.37 to 90.39 pounds) for the male
Between 30 and 35 kg (66.14 to 77.16 pounds) for the female
The color of his coat can vary from yellow, light to dark red, grey, light to dark auburn, and cream to white.
The coat of the Saarloos Wolfdog is abundant in summer, but in winter the undercoat predominates.
His head has a flat skull and a slight stop. His eyes are generally yellow and almond-shaped.
His mobile, triangular, medium-sized ears are set high. His nose is well pigmented. His tail is hairy and reaches almost the hock.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #311