Catalan Sheepdog Breed Appearance
Catalan Sheepdogs are a medium-sized breed, standing 18 to 22 inches tall at the withers and generally weighing 37 to 55 pounds, some of which is the weight of their lengthy hair alone. They are undoubtedly distinct with long, straight or slightly wavy hair that covers almost their entire body, including their face, with a soft, dense undercoat underneath throughout. Their coats come in a range of colors from fawn to shades of sable to grey to black. There are actually two varieties, one common and longhaired, the other shorthaired and considered not only extremely rare but nearly extinct. Despite the shaggy look of the more common longhair, this breed has a surprisingly muscular and athletic build. Their heads are well-proportioned with their skulls being longer than wide and also longer than their blunt muzzle. Their eyes are dark and round and usually at least partially buried under their facial hair. Their ears are high-set, triangular, and folded. They have a rectangular stance with a straight backline that terminates in a long, hairy tail. Their legs, especially their thighs, are highly muscular and their belly is slightly tucked, adding to their overall athletic appearance.