Height - Weight
Height: 21- 24 inches (53-61 cm.)
The Aidi is lean and muscular. It has a heavy plumed tail and medium-sized ears that are tipped forward. Their jaws are strong with tight black or brown lips. The eyes are medium, with a dark color and dark rims. The Aidi has a tapered muzzle with a black or brown nose that usually matches the coat. The coat of the Aidi is course, thick and weather resistant. Coat colors include black, white, black and white, tawny and pale red.
Energetic and highly protective, the Aidi is a flock guard, used to protect herds of sheep and goats. It also makes a good hunting and scent dog, which is typical of a mountain dog. It is powerful, agile, alert, and ready for action. Makes a very good guard and watchdog, however, is not a breed for everyone. They need an owner who knows how to remain alpha dog, and need a job to do, preferably as a flock guard. As a sensitive breed, the dog should receive kind yet firm training.
Aidi are not recommend for apartment life. They are relatively inactive indoors and do best with a minimum of a 1/4-acre and at least a 5' tall fence. They should live in a semi-rural or rural settings. This breed is quiet and clean in the house.
The Aidi is recognized as coming from Morocco, where it was used to defend its owner and property from wild animals. It probably originating in the Sahara. The dog has never worked as a sheepdog even though the 1963 standard was published under the name Atlas Sheepdog; this was corrected in 1969.