Because the Aidi is not an extremely well-known breed and has not been bred solely by breeders conforming to a standard, there is a much greater variety of types within the breed.
Particularly, to mention the two most common and greatly varied types - each very different to the other. As the breed incorporates both of these main 'types', neither is more or less Aidi than the other, but merely a form of the breed.
Type 1 -Lighter, smaller build
Even with minimal feathering on the above dog, it is still evident that the dog is of Molossus type, and has been bred from Mastiffs and larger guard-dog types. The smaller Aidi type still possesses the features of a mastiff type dog - large muzzle, broad head, solid build, and strong bones.
Type 2 - Heavier, Mountain Dog build
This heavier built Aidi type is common within the breed and is particularly noticable with male specemins, which may be prone to appearing even larger and fuller in feather to females of this type. This type of Aidi is considerably different to the lighter, finer boned Aidi and resembles Mastiffs clearly - especially various breeds of Mountain Dogs (Such as the Great Pyrenees, and also the Anatolian Shepherd Dog - another guard dog breed used in Turkey).
This type of Aidi is also fairly common and is used for the same things as the other type - the only difference being in size and appearance. It is also to be noted that this type of Aidi has distinclty more feathering than the other type and often carries its plumed tail erect, curled over its body.
Above: A distinctly heavier type Aidi, characterised by typical Mastiff features - large, heavy body, solid, square muzzle, broad head, and large bones. This type is also distinclty feathered and carries its plumage well.
Above: While this Aidi doesn;t have the iconic plumage of the larger type Aidi, it is distinclty larger and broader both in the head and in the body than the other type, and is of the heavier type build. These dogs are also noticably bigger.
This Aidi shows the distinctly heavy build of the second type of Aidi. It is very solid and heavy, typical Mastiff-type features.
Aidi with typical plumage seen in this type - long, full, and flowing. The tail is extremely feathered and often curled above the back.