This is an extremely territorial Moloss, a natural watchdog and dedicated property guardian. However, the Siberian White Shepherd is an independent and stubborn breed, difficult to train and control, making it unsuitable for urban life. It is very aggresive towards strange dogs and people, but is friendly and playful with members of its family, both canine and human. Leaner and lighter than most ovcharkas, this athletic breed has long legs, a strong back and a powerful neck. The ears are usually cropped, but when left natural, they are carried to the side, although some specimens can have either partially or fully erect ears.
The coat is fully weatherproof, densely undercoated and of medium length. Even though uniform white is the preferred colouring, some dogs may have small dark markings on the head and back. Average height is around 30 inches for males, but female dogs are much smaller, usually reaching only 23 inches at the withers.