Appearance: Going by his general conformation, it is an elegant and slim dog, whose aspect expresses speed, strength and harmony without ever appearing coarse.
Temperament: Noble and affectionate at home with those close to him, at the same time lively and alert; he is wary and good guardian.
Characteristics: This breed has, as a fundamental characteristic, the absence of hair all over the body. Another particular feature is that the dentition is nearly always incomplete.
Colour: The colour of the hair can vary from black in black dogs, slate black, elephant black, bluish black, the whole scale of greys, dark brown going to light blond. All these colours can be uniform or show pinkish patches at all points of the body.