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Origin Morocco
GroupGuard Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Aidi have? The breed also known as...
Aïdi, Atlas Mountain Dog, Atlas Shepherd Dog, Berber Dog, Chien de Montagne de l'Atlas, Chien de l'Atlas, Kabyle Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Aidi puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
If you choose to purchase the Aidi, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Aidi gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

What is the Aidi's size? How big is this dog?
How much does the Aidi weigh?
50-55 pounds (23-25 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
52.5 pounds (24 kg)
How tall is the Aidi?
Male: 21-25 inches (53-63,5 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 23 inches (58,5 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Aidi have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the Aidi's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
How to groom the Aidi and how often?
Easy to groom: The Aidi doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Aidi is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Aidis shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Aidis shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.


What kind of personality does the Aidi have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Aidi?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Aidi obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Are Aidis easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Aidis aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Aidi is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Aidis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle light punishments very well. They don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Aidis are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Aidis need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Aidis bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Aidi rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Aidis good watchdogs?
Aidis are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Aidis will alert you if they sense something different.
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Aidis are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Aidi can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Aidi will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
The Aidi has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Aidi do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Aidis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Aidis need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Aidi to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Aidis have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Aidi have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Are Aidis good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Aidis are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Aidis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Aidis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Aidis kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Aidis are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Aidis get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Aidis are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Aidis get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Aidis are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Aidis have health problems?
Aidis tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Aidis live? What is this dog average life span?
10-12 years
Is the Aidi breed hypoallergenic?
Aidis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Aidi have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Aidis are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Aidis require per day?
Aidis have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Aidis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Aidi need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Aidi has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Aidi's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Aidi has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Aidi is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.


Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Aidi: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Aidi have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Aidi have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-8 puppies


  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Aidi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The Aidi rarely barks.
  • Watchdog Ability: Aidis are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Aidis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Territorial: Aidis are extremely protective guard dogs.


  • Hypoallergenic: Aidis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Trainability: Aidis aren't famous for their trainability.

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