Cane da Pastore
|Country of origin
|Classification and breed standards
||Group 1 Section 9 #201
||Group 5 (Working Dogs)
|Not recognized by any major kennel club
|This breed of dog is
The Maremma Sheepdog is a majestic white
dog, of a large size
and a rustic appearance.
They are strong, active, and for their size, very lithe. The Maremma Sheepdog
is a massive, noble distinctive-looking dog with a bear-like head. The jaws are
strong with a scissors bite. It has a black nose that often becomes slightly
pink-brown with age. The ears are v-shaped, pointed and rather small. The eyes
have a lively, intelligent expression, but are not large. The nasal canal is
straight. The tail is low set and thickly feathered with dense hair. The deep,
well-rounded ribcage extends to the elbows. The long, harsh, and very abundant
hair has a slight wave. The under-coat is dense.
colors include white with markings of ivory, light yellow, or pale orange on the
Maremma Sheepdogs are a working dog and need a job to keep them occupied.
They are devoted to their master but treat them as an equal and a friend. They
are affectionate with people they know. Always treat a Maremma fairly and they
will turn into an indispensable guardian angel for your stock, your farm, and
your family. Nevertheless, this rugged
has adapted into a marvelous companion, without losing its extraordinary working
abilities. It will defend both house and master, and it is particularly
attentive with children.
The Maremma is a friendly and well-balanced flock guardian, sober and
dignified. This loyal, brave, and determined dog makes an excellent guard-dog
without being a constant barker. It is correctly described as affectionate but
not dependent. As a pet, they are not very attached or overly outgoing. This
breed is not a dog that will follow your every command submissively and
certainly not if it cannot see the point to it. It is very intelligent and its
education and training require mutual respect in handling and voice, and above
It gets along with other dogs and pets and can be slightly reserved with
strangers but not strongly so. People who are not welcome on your property will
be stopped in their tracks. The Maremma is not as large as many of its fellow
flock guards, but he still possesses comparable endurance and strength, as well
as the ability to make up for the extra 50 pounds (23 kg) it lacks. It is alert
Their function has been to guard the flock and property of the shepherd for
millennia, even in situations where man is not present. A
flock guard of impressive dominance and lifelong dedication, the breed takes
control over its flock and human family.The Maremma is a marvelous sheepdog and
loves its work. It is a terrible enemy of the wolf, but tame with man. Held in
high esteem by shepherds, especially in the mountains where it thrives in the
snow; resistant to both cold and brambles. For several decades, it also achieved
success as a
companion dog. This is due to the fact that English breeders have developed
dogs of excellent character.
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