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Maremma Sheepdog


Maremma Sheepdog profile

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Lifespan: 10-12 Years

Avg height: 60-73cm.

Avg weight: 30-45kg

Coat type: Thick, wavy coat, with a thick collar of hair and thickly haired tail.

Coat coloursWhite, cream.

Originally bred for: Herding sheep, Italian in origin.

Breed traits: Independent, determined, alert, loyal. 


A little about the Maremma Sheepdog


With a powerful stance and presence, the Maremma was initially bred as a livestock guardian. They are suited to outdoor living and, although they can be affectionate, require experienced handling. 



The Maremma Sheepdog is predisposed to the following health conditions: Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Entropian, Ectropian, Distichiasis, Gastric Torsion (bloat) and Patellar Luxation.