male 19-20 inches (48.5-51.5 cm)
female 18-19 inches (45.5-48.5 cm)
Height and length of body are in the ratio of 10:11. Regarding the length of body, female is longer than male.
Coat: medium short, thick, and double.
Color: red, white, black, gray, sesame,or brindle (some variations of these colors are acceptable)
There are so few black, gray, sesame, or brindle dogs (especially brindle dogs).
Cheeks: well developed.
Ears: small and held upright.<
Eyes: somewhat small, dark brown, and set triangularly.
Chest: wide and deep. Tail: large, full, and carried over back or against flank.
Tail: large, full, and carried over back or against flank.
Names: Ainu Dog, Hokkaido-Inu, Hokkaido-Ken, or Ainu-Ken.