The Alangu is a lean, tall and rugged dog, prized for its speed, stamina and resilience. The body is muscular, with a reasonably long back and long legs. The head is round and fairly narrow, with erect ears.
The short coat comes in two varieties, these being the smooth and rough types, both of which can be seen in fawn, red, brown and black shades, usually with a white chest and feet. Average height is around 29 inches, with taller dogs preferred.