The Cane Toccatore’s job is to drive a flock of sheep wherever the shepherd intends to go. The dog is wolf-like in appearance and stands 50–55 cm at the withers while weighing 20–25 kg. Its name derives from the fact that it will nip at the stock to make the animals move. It is characterized by erect ears a wolf-like head and a scissor bite. The coat has a thick underlayer and comes in gray brown black or leopard. The dog is extremely agile fast strong and possesses great stamina.