Italian Sheepdog. Dirty yellow, dark shades are not desirable. Height: 23 in. Weight: 62 lbs. This is a strong, thick-set dog with heavy, somewhat rounded skull. The eyes are hazel color of intelligent expression. Ears are short and hanging, covered with fairly long, straight fur. His back is strong and straight; tail long, carried low and well coated, and the coat is curly and dense, except on the head, where it should be smooth.