Appearance: Typical Spitz dog of slightly less than medium size and with a proud head carriage. Its coat is weather resistant.
Temperament: Lively, alert, kind and affectionate, very receptive and willing to work. Good guard and herding dog. Suitable for obedience training, agility, herding, tracking, etc. It is easy to train, full of endurance and toughness.
Colour: Usually solid black: bronzing is typical. Also brown or liver. White on the chest, feet and tip of the tail is permissible but more white is undesirable.
Coat: Profuse double coat. Hair standing straight out from the body, undercoat dense and very finely curled. Short on head and front of the legs. Longer on the brisket, backside of the legs and on the tail. Bushy, long and dense on the tail.