Maremma Sheepdog

The Maremma Sheepdog, or the Maremmano-Abruzzese as scholars who have researched the origins of the breed refer to the dog is a breed of livestock guardian dog that originated in central Italy and has been used for centuries by Italian shepherds to guard sheep from wolves. The breed's English name derives from the Maremma section of Tuscany where British and American breeders first saw the dog and mistakenly believed the dog originated. The breed is widely employed in Abruzzo where sheep herding remains vital to the rural economy and the wolf remains an active and protected predator. The breed resembles the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, the Kuvasz of Hungary, and the Akbash Dog of Turkey.

The Maremma has a solid, muscular build, thick white coat, large head, black nose,it has a bear like face and typically weighing between 65 to 110 pounds (30–50 kg) and standing from 23 to 29 inches tall (60–75 cm) -- though some dogs grow to even more massive proportions. As far as coloring goes they can have tints of yellows, creams and lemon/brown spots. A minimal amount of color is demanded. Solid white is most common, but the colored kind is becoming more popular.

Some divide the breed into various subtypes, largely based on small differences in physical attributes and with subtype names based on village and provincial names where the dogs may be found , e.g. the Maremma, the Marsicano, the Aquilano, the Pescocostanzo, the Maiella, and the Peligno. However, biologists dispute this division, as well as over reliance on minor physical differences, as the dogs were bred over the centuries for their behavioral characteristics making them good guardians shepherds.



Maremma Sheepdog




Maremma Sheepdog Dog Club Directory



- Acts as a registry association for purebred Maremmas and publishes a directory of members and breeders. Includes articles, FAQ, rescue information, and membership and registration forms. Poplar, Wisconsin, United States.

- Offers breed history in the United Kingdom, show results, photos and events calendar.

- Founded to serve owners and enthusiasts of the breed. Features membership application form and photo gallery. United Kingdom.

- Features breed characteristics, pictures, and puppy news. Abruzzo, Italy. [Italian, French and English]

- Breed description and photographs. Bellingham, Washington, United States.

- Introducing their dogs with photographs, breed characteristics and history, and pedigrees. Belgium. [Dutch, English, Italian and French]




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