The Stichelhaar is a medium sized dog, weighing around 44 lb (20 kg). They are 24 to 26 in (61 to 66 cm) around the withers. The eyes are oval and chestnut colored and the ears are flat against the head. They may have brown, white, mixed or chestnut coloring. Their coat is 1.5 in (3.8 cm) long and bristly.
Stichelhaars are tough and very dominant. They are very aggressive towards strangers and will accept only one master. This breed has not become popular because of a tendency to bite. They are better outdoor dogs.