USD $300-$500 Price Avg.

Guard Dogs



Breed Type



10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Guard Dogs
Popularity/Rank 335
Origin Morocco
Other Names Atlas Mountain Dog, Atlas Shepherd Dog, Aïdi, Berber Dog, Chien de Montagne de l'Atlas, Chien de l'Atlas, Kabyle Dog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $300-$500
How much does it cost to purchase a Aidi?
The price of a Aidi will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $300 to $500 per Aidi if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Aidi through a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight 50-55 pounds (23-25 kg)
Height Male: 21-25 inches (53-63,5 cm),
Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Purpose Hunting, Guardian, Companion
Date of Origin Unknown
Ancestry Great Pyrenees, Native Dogs like the Pariah

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Thick
Coat Colors Black, Brown, Fawn, Tawny, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brindle, Brown, Fawn, Red, White
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wiry
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Agile, Alert, Defensive, Energetic, Powerful, Protective, Sensitive, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Eye Problems, Joint Problems
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $2.50
Monthly Cost $30.00 - $50.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Aidi have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Aidi dog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originates from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It is an ancient breed that has been used for centuries as a guard and herding dog. The Aidi has a strong, muscular body with a thick coat that can be either short or long. They have an alert and intelligent expression, with their ears standing erect and their eyes being bright and attentive.

The lifespan of the Aidi dog is typically between 10 to 12 years, with some living up to 15 years. They are usually between 18 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 40 to 60 pounds when fully grown. The colors of the Aidi can vary from white, black, tan, gray or brindle.

The personality of the Aidi is loyal and devoted to its family but can be wary of strangers if not properly socialized from an early age. They are very protective of their family and will bark at any perceived threat or danger they sense around them. The Aidi is also very intelligent which makes them easy to train if done correctly with patience and consistency.

Aidis are friendly towards other dogs as well as children when properly socialized from puppyhood onwards but may be wary around other animals such as cats due to their herding instinct which may cause them to chase after smaller animals out of instinct rather than aggression or malice.

The temperament of the Aidi is generally calm but alert; they make excellent watchdogs due to their keen senses combined with their loyalty towards their family members making them great guardians for your home or property without being overly aggressive towards strangers unless provoked in some way.

The health of the Aidi is generally good although they may suffer from hip dysplasia like many other breeds so it’s important for potential owners to ensure they purchase puppies only from reputable breeders who have had both parents tested for this condition before breeding them together in order to reduce any risk associated with this condition developing later on in life for your pet pup!

When it comes to adaptability level, the Aidi does well in most environments provided there’s plenty of exercise available such as daily walks or runs along with mental stimulation through activities such as agility training which helps keep these active dogs mentally stimulated while also providing physical exercise too! As pets, these dogs make great companions due to their loyal nature combined with intelligence making them easy trainable while also providing protection should you need it!


The Aidi is a breed of dog that is native to Morocco. The breed is also known as the Atlas Mountain Dog, the Moroccan Sheepdog, and the Barbary Sheepdog. The Aidi is a medium-sized dog that typically weighs between 30 and 50 pounds. The coat of the Aidi is short and dense, and it is typically white with black or brown markings. The Aidi is a working dog that was originally bred to herd sheep and protect them from predators such as wolves and jackals.

The history of the Aidi breed is somewhat unclear. It is believed that the Aidi was developed in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, which is where the breed gets its name. The Aidi was likely developed from a cross between local dogs and dogs brought to Morocco by invading armies from Spain, Africa, and Asia.

The Aidi breed almost became extinct in the early 1900s due to a combination of factors including disease, war, and cross-breeding with other breeds. However, a few dedicated breeders in Morocco worked to keep the Aidi alive. In recent years, the breed has become popular in Europe and North America as a companion dog and working dog.

The ancestry of the Aidi dog includes several different breeds including the Spanish Mastiff, Africanis, Berber Dog, Jackal Dog, and Algerian Mastiff. These different breeds were likely brought to Morocco by invading armies from Spain, Africa, and Asia over the centuries.

The Aidi dog was officially recognized as a breed by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale in 1971. Today, there are an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 Aidis worldwide with most of them living in Morocco.

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