Colour: All white.
Lifespan: 10 to 12 years
An aloof, courageous, strong-willed dog.
Strong, powerful Maremmas are naturally protective and need plenty of socialisation to ensure they are tolerant of strangers and other dogs. They have an independent, aloof nature and a thick coat that will shed hair in a warm house.
Originally bred to guard sheep from wolves.
The Maremma has a very protective nature.
Medium. Not very energetic, but muscular so needs good walks.
Owners: loyal, affectionate
Children: natural guard
Other Pets: good if raised with them
Strangers: wary, territorial
Unfamiliar Dogs: can be problematic
Experienced, strong-willed, physically strong owner with a secure garden or yard who can give this powerful dog a job to do to keep its lively mind occupied.
Tends to be aggressive to strangers and unfamiliar dogs, and may display status-related aggression towards gentle owners.
Daily grooming is required to hair in good condition.
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