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The Aidi is a Moroccan dog breed used as a livestock guardian, protecting herds of sheep and goats. It also possesses hunting capabilities and good scenting ability. In its native Morocco it is often paired in hunting with the Sloughi, which chases down prey that the Aidi has located by scent.The Aidi is lean and muscular. It has a heavy plumed tail and medium-sized ears that are tipped forward. Its 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.
Name AidiOther Names Aïdi, Atlas Mountain Dog, Atlas Shepherd Dog, Berber Dog, Chien de lAtlas, Chien de Montagne de lAtlas, Kabyle DogOrigin MoroccoBreed Group Guardian Dog (UKC)Size MediumType PurebredLife span 10-12 yearsTemperament AgileAlertEnergeticPowerfulProtectiveSensitiveHeight 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)Weight 50-55 pounds (23-25 kg)Colors BlackBlack & WhiteBrownTawnyWhiteLitter Size 5-8 puppiesPuppy Price Average $300 - $500 USD