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.
Answered by karispups - 4/29/2011 9:04:17 PM