Above-average size, the Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog is very well proportioned. Strongly built, this robust dog has a stocky silhouette. Although he is not the largest of the mountain dogs, he is powerful and impressive for his size.
Between 56 and 62 cm (22.05 to 24.41 inches) for the male
Between 54 and 58 cm (21.26 to 22.83 inches) for the female
Between 30 and 45 kg (66.14 to 99.21 pounds) for the male
Between 30 and 45 kg (66.14 to 99.21 pounds) for the female
His coat is allowed in all possible colors but the most sought-after colors are dark grey and iron grey. The upper parts of his trunk, neck and head are generally darker in color than the coat.
However, his long hair on the body, neck, tail and back of the legs is shorter on the front of the legs, ears and head.
His head is well proportioned to the rest of his body with a large skull and a slightly pronounced stop. His light or dark chestnut eyes are almond-shaped and have a very calm expression.
His ears, drooping flat on the cheeks, are medium length. His nose is black. His long tail raised in action falls back at rest and reaches the point of the hock.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 2, section 2 and is #41