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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Maremma Sheepdog

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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
Help reduce the number of Maremma Sheepdog puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

5/17/2012 4:32:35 AM

5/17/2012 4:32:35 AM

my male maremma is 4 years old, is neutered and is very heavy in his hind quarters and started... my male maremma is 4 years old, is neutered and is very heavy in his hind quarters and started having trouble pulling himself up - his sister the same age is fine alot thinner - they both get feed the same - only a small piece of dog roll a day - and a bone with no meat - they run around all day on our 10 acre property - how can I help him loose weight - if I feed him any less he would probably start eating the chicken food. he is my loving angel!

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A grain-free, high quality puppy food is the best thing to feed your dog. Some brands to look at are Acana, Origjn, Taste of the Wild, Life Mates, Now and Go! A good diet will help your dog loose weight. Also, make sure your dog actually does exercise. A dog will not exercise itself. You must make sure your dog does exercise with you.
7/11/2014 5:40:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/1/2012 7:56:22 PM

4/1/2012 7:56:22 PM

What food is best for the Maremma Sheepdog and how often do you feed them? What food is best for the Maremma Sheepdog and how often do you feed them?

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Anonymous

A grain-free, high quality puppy food is the best thing to feed your dog. Some brands to look at are Acana, Origjn, Taste of the Wild, Life Mates, Now and Go! Feeding your dog twice a day is good.
7/11/2014 5:41:02 PM

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2/6/2012 9:12:23 AM

2/6/2012 9:12:23 AM

i just got a maremme female puppy 8 wk old whats the best way to get it out to the herd and get... i just got a maremme female puppy 8 wk old whats the best way to get it out to the herd and get it set up for guarding? i have an older great pryennese but he was older when i got him and didnt take long for him and goats to figure it out and get along

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My, almost 3 yr old Maremma came from a sheep farm. She left there at 4 mths old, but I didn't get her 'til 7 mths old. She tried to herd me and my 5 cats. If you have a herd they you should be good to go. I think their herding instinct is natural. Just bring her to the herd and see what she does. You should know she will always bark a lot - at everything - even just into the air - to scare away any wolves that might be thinking of approaching. She will destroy your house if left loose, alone and bored as a puppy. Kennel her! Mine is very affectionate and we love each other dearly. Oh, and she is 93lbs. You must also exercise her a lot.
11/27/2012 8:04:25 AM

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5/16/2011 6:25:08 PM

5/16/2011 6:25:08 PM

What are Maremma Sheepdogs like? Are they easy to train, playful, or affectionate? How much... What are Maremma Sheepdogs like? Are they easy to train, playful, or affectionate? How much exercise do they need? thanks

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Maremmas are some what easy to train, but you have to consisent thru their adolescent stage. They are independent thinkers, so sometimes they won't listen if they feel it is not neccessary to. They are guardians, and they guard their livestock or people. They are playful and very affectionate. They do not need alot of excercise, but a good walk 2x a day. I hope this helps. The Maremmas changed my life and are my favorite breed.
5/18/2011 8:41:54 PM

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4/22/2011 4:49:34 PM

4/22/2011 4:49:34 PM

I adopted this maremma sheep dog from a shelter, this dog is totally house-broke at 10 wks old.... I adopted this maremma sheep dog from a shelter, this dog is totally house-broke at 10 wks old. Is this how smart this breed is? wow? I have a lot of property in florida, he stays in the house where it's cool due to me not owning anything livestock. Is the breed that smart?

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Yes the maremma sheep dog is a smart breed, but it is also a breed that will listen when it wants to. I breed them and I have had people buy more than one from me, just cause they didn't need to house break the 8 week old puppy. Make sure you be very consistent in your training, especially thru adolence. If you did adopt the puppy from a shelter, it is highly likely that it is not a purebred, but it is hard to tell. Good luck with your pup, it is a breed that changed my life.
4/29/2011 9:04:17 PM

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12/27/2010 6:16:51 PM

12/27/2010 6:16:51 PM

Where are Maremma Sheepdogs available and what is the cost of a female puppy ? Where are Maremma Sheepdogs available and what is the cost of a female puppy ?

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Anonymous

Good question. I had the good fortune to locate a Maremma-German Shepherd cross, and am very impressed. She is very loyal, fearless, excellent with all animals, cats included, and one fantastic guard dog. At 11 months old she has attached herself to me, and almost panics if I'm away for very long. I've trained some great dogs, but she picks things up faster than any before. Good luck in your search.
4/11/2011 12:19:40 PM

Anonymous

I am a breeder of Maremma Sheepdogs and will be having a litter this year. As far as price, it is too early to tell. When the llitter has arrived, they will be on next day pets with prices.
4/29/2011 9:06:17 PM

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