Atlas Mountain Dog (Aidi)

Other names : Berger de l’Atlas, Atlas Mountain Dog, Atlas Shepherd Dog, Berber Dog

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Life expectancy

The Atlas Mountain Dog (Aidi) has a life expectancy of between 12 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 20 and 24 in
Male Between 20 and 24 in

Adult weight

Female Between 55 and 77 lb
Male Between 55 and 77 lb
Coat colour
White Brown Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour
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More details about the Atlas Mountain Dog (Aidi)

Atlas Mountain Dog (Aidi): Origins and history

Among North African farmers (sedentary and nomadic) Aidis have been a popular choice of herding dog for centuries. It is still used today in its original role, and in Morocco the Aidi is favoured for use as a guard dog. Due to their being increasingly sought after as companion dogs, Aidis are slowly spreading into other parts of the world.

FCI classification of the Atlas Mountain Dog (Aidi)

  • Group 2 - Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

  • Section 2 : Molossian type

Training a Atlas Mountain Dog (Aidi)

A firmness and confidence are needed of a trainer for this dog. The Aidi is easily distracted and easily bored. If subjected to harsh training the dog is likely to become painfully shy and withdrawn. 

Atlas Mountain Dog (Aidi): Purchase price

A dog of this breed could cost around £400 to purchase. Cost of care is between £80 to £110 per month.

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