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Maremma Sheepdog Breed Profile

Maremma Sheepdog fact file

KC Group: pastoral
Size: large
Good with children?: not recommended
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: yes
Moulting level: high
Grooming: moderate
Jogging partner: no

Still used as a working sheepdog in its native Italy, the Maremma is a proud breed and will not be submissive, rather preferring to work in tandem with their master.

Maremma Sheepdog Character

: The Maremma has been bred to be gentle yet protective and they have a strong sense of self-reliance, responding best to positive engagement. Maremmas will be affectionate and loyal although socialization will be required to fully develop an outgoing personality

Maremma Sheepdog Size

The Breed Profile states an ideal height 65-73cm for dogs, 60-68cm for bitches. Their recommended weight should be between 35-45kg, 30-40kg for bitches.

Maremma Sheepdog Health

Maremmas are a healthy breed, partly due to their working heritage, although like all large breeds they are prone to Hip Dysplasia.

Maremma Sheepdog Special Care

The require firm socialization and training in order to assert your position around them and due to their size and athleticism they aren't really suitable as an urban dog

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.