Maremma Sheepdog Resource

Maremma Sheepdog

The Maremma Sheepdog has all of the attributes essential for an effective guard: strength, independence, stamina, courage and a strong sense of “ownership.” This Italian flock guard bears a strong resemblance to the Kuvasz, and the two breeds probably share the same ancient origin. The Maremma, highly regarded as a guardian of both flock and home, takes its job seriously. This is a powerful dog weighing 65 to 100 pounds and standing 23.5 to 29 inches high. Because of the Maremma’s strong guarding instinct, it is extremely important that owner and dog develop a healthy mutual respect early in the relationship. The white coat is profuse and long, never curly, and should be brushed two or three times a week. It is an independent dog that enjoys plenty of exercise and is best suited to a country home.

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Breed Details

Country of Origin:
Large Dog Breed
The coat color is white with some yellow or pale orange permitted on the ears only.

Profuse and long, never curly.


Brush two to three times weekly to keep clean and mat-free.

AKC Group:
UKC Group:
Stands 23.5 to 29 inches.
65 to 100 pounds.