Maremma Sheepdog Puppies & Breed Information

Maremma Sheepdog

Maremma Sheepdog Puppy Characteristics


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Maremma Sheepdog Breed Information


Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized

Weight: Male: 77-99; Female: 66-88 lbs

Height: Male: 25.5-28.5; Female: 25-27 inches

Color(s): White: There may be shading of lemon, pale orange, or ivory.

Overview

Originating in Italy, the Maremma Sheepdog is a rare working breed. Their solitary function both in the past and today is that of a guardian of flock and property.

Character

The Maremma Sheepdog possesses a majestic appearance, is sturdy, and carries itself with dignity. This breed is large, well-built, and has an aloof expression.

Temperament

The Maremma Sheepdog breed is a true working breed and is not intended to solely be a pet. This breed is intelligent, independent, and alert. Maremma Sheepdog's are exceedingly adept as guardians of farm, flock, and family. They do well with other dogs and pets, and are extremely attentive to children. They are ever-watchful and bark constantly. Maremma Sheepdog's are loyal, affectionate, and dedicated.

Care

The Maremma Sheepdog breed must have regular brushing to remove loose and dead hair. Extra attention should be given during heavy shedding periods. The ears and paw pads should be checked often for debris. Due to their rarity and selective breeding, the Maremma Sheepdog has no known health issues. They are not suited for warm climates.

Coat

This is a double coat breed. The outer coat is long, thick, harsh, and slightly wavy. The under coat is soft and dense. The coat is protective in any type of weather. This Maremma Sheepdog breed sheds heavily twice a year.

Training

Early socialization and basic obedience are recommended. Maremma Sheepdog's regards their master as an equal and a friend. They will not respond to harshness. Training must be done with respect and consistency.

Activity

The Maremma Sheepdog breed is not recommended for apartment or city living. This breed requires a rural setting and an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. They do best with room to roam and must have a job to do.

Ownership

If you are looking for Maremma Sheepdog puppies for sale from reputable Maremma Sheepdog breeders or to adopt Maremma Sheepdogs from a Maremma Sheepdog rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Maremma Sheepdog puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Maremma Sheepdog puppies that make great pets.


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