Are Maremma good house dogs?

They are friendly and loyal to their own family but can be wary of strangers. They like children in their own family but need to be supervised when other children come to visit. They use their size and voice as a deterrent, and are not usually an aggressive dog.

How much is a purebred Maremma?

between $500 and $1500
Price varies with the different breeders, and with the demand, but usually is between $500 and $1500. A special puppy or older dog will probably be even more.

Can you clip a Maremma?

Shaving them also can ruin the coat, often making it grow in curly and coarse. It is ok to trim under their tail and their belly to help keep those areas clean, but otherwise it’s best to leave that amazing double coat alone.

Are Maremma dogs good with other dogs?

Maremmas are shepherd dogs which bond with their flock and protect it. Breeders say they are not herding dogs as the flock would need to be scared of the dog to achieve this function, which is not the case. They can be bonded to almost any vulnerable flock animal, sheep, angoras, chickens, and more recently, alpacas.

Is a Maremma a good guard dog?

The Maremma’s herding instinct is highly developed and the dog is happiest when at work tending its flocks. They will be loyal to their master and devoted to their flock but intolerant of intruders. For this reason, the breed is also a good guard dog and has been used as such on many a successful occasion.

Is a Maremma the same as a Great Pyrenees?

The Maremma Sheepdog is an entirely different breed than the Great Pyrenees. Maremmas were developed in Italy and are not yet recognized by the AKC. They are slightly smaller that Pyrenees Mountain Dogs and have a rougher coat, but appearance, temperament and instincts are quite similar.

What is the best livestock guardian dog?

Best Livestock Guardian Dogs

  • Anatolian Shepherd. Anatolian shepherds originated in Turkey and are known for being very strong and rugged.
  • Kangal.
  • Great Pyrenees.
  • Komondor.
  • Tibetan Mastiff.
  • Kuvasz.
  • Pyrenean Mastiff.
  • Akbash.

Do Maremma dogs wander?

Some breeds tend to roam less, such as the Spanish Mastiff, Pyrenean Mastiff, Italian Maremma, and Polish Tatra Sheepdog.

How long can a Maremma live?

about 12 years of
AVERAGE LIFESPAN Maremma Sheepdogs live to about 12 years of age.

Are there any Maremma adoptions available in the north east region?

ADOPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE NORTH-East REGION! Thanks for your interest in adopting one of our beautiful Maremma rescue dogs. The adoption process is as much about you and your family’s readiness for a Maremma Sheepdog or mix as it is about finding the appropriate dog for your home.

What is the adoption process like for a Maremma Sheepdog?

The adoption process is as much about you and your family’s readiness for a Maremma Sheepdog or mix as it is about finding the appropriate dog for your home. You may be surprised, but many people do not adopt the dog they originally inquire about.

What is a Maremma used for?

Indigenous to central and southern Italy, these dogs are used primarily as guardian dogs on farms to protective livestock. Maremmas are strong, so owners must be experienced in dog handling and care. They need stimulation to live happily.