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Maremma Sheepdog

Maremma Sheepdog
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The Maremma Sheepdog, also known as the Maremmano-Abruzzese or Pastore Abruzzese, is a large Italian dog breed that was originally bred to guard and protect livestock in the Maremma region of Italy. They are intelligent, independent, and fiercely loyal dogs that make excellent guard dogs and protectors of their family.


Maremma Sheepdogs are independent thinkers and may be stubborn at times, but they are also highly intelligent and eager to please their owners. They are known to be protective and loyal to their family, and they can be reserved and cautious with strangers. They are gentle with children and other pets if socialized properly from an early age.


The average lifespan of a Maremma Sheepdog is around 10-13 years.


Maremma Sheepdogs have a thick, double coat that sheds moderately year-round and heavily during shedding season. Regular grooming, including brushing and bathing, can help to manage shedding and keep their coat in good condition.


Maremma Sheepdogs are highly intelligent dogs that are quick to learn and respond well to positive reinforcement training. However, due to their independent nature, they may require consistent and patient training to ensure they understand what is expected of them. Early socialization and training are important to help them become well-adjusted and well-behaved dogs.


Maremma Sheepdog puppies require plenty of socialization and training from a young age to help them develop into confident and well-adjusted adults. As with all puppies, they will require basic obedience training, housebreaking, and plenty of positive reinforcement to help them learn and grow. It is important to research and find a reputable breeder who prioritizes the health and temperament of their puppies.

Maremma Sheepdog is a highly intelligent and loyal breed that makes an excellent companion and protector for those who have experience with large, independent dogs. They require consistent training and socialization from a young age, as well as regular grooming to keep their thick coat in good condition.

Breed Information

Breed Group:Working (AKC)
Guardian Dog (UKC)
Size:Large to Giant
Life span:11-13 years
Height:24-29 inches (60-73 cm)
Weight:66-100 pounds (30-45 kg)
Litter Size:5-9 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $800 USD

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Rank Male Female
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2 Toby Maggie
3 Riley Stella
4 Milo Penny
5 Bailey Coco
6 Oscar Rosie
7 Jackson Emma
8 Bandit Riley
9 Gizmo Lexi
10 Diesel Maya
11 Ollie Dixie
12 George Sandy
13 Bo Harley
14 Joey Athena
15 Thor Winnie
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