Have You Ever Heard of the Dog Breed We Have on the Farm called Maremma Sheepdogs?
The Maremma is a big, white or cream-colored dog who is lithe and has a grandiose and rustic appearance.
Also known as: Cane da pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese; Maremma, Abruzzese, Maremmano, Maremmano Abruzzese
Female: weight 66-88 pounds; height 25.5-26.75 inches
Male: weight 77-99 pounds; height 25.5-28.5 inches.
The Maremma Sheepdog is an ancient Italian livestock guardian dog that has been used to defend flocks for over 2,000 years, particularly against the wolf and other predators.
The Cane da pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese (the literal english translation of the name is "The dog of the shepherds of the Maremmano and Abruzzese") is an old breed, the "Canis pastoralis" a white sheep guardian dog, described two thousand years ago in ancient Roman literature by Columella, Varro and Palladius.
The Maremma-Abruzzese sheepdog has never stopped working.
Think about it... wolves are certainly still alive and in the central Italian Apennine Mountains, right? To us, it only makes sense the region is still using the dog to protect livestock.
WORKING DOG CHARACTERISTICS:
The Maremma Sheepdog is natural protector and guardian. Since most predators are active at night, like all guardians, the maremmas are more nocturnal in nature. They routinely walk the bark throughout the night to inform predators that they are on duty.
They are a highly attached breed that becomes extremely bonded with its livestock and family; however, they are comparable to other LGD breeds in that they are not obey-minded and stand alone. Maremma dogs are one of the smaller LGD types, with well-socialized individuals demonstrating less reactivity to strangers than others while still taking their
Top Reasons We Love Our Maremma Dogs
• Guardian against predators
• Loyal relatives to animals, family and home
• Carefully bred to protect your animals from predators
• Calm, loyal, and well-socialized
• The Maremma Sheepdog is extremely intelligent, making them easy to train
• Will protect your farm/animals all day and night
A Farmer's Best Friend
Working in the agricultural industry, we know how valuable livestock guardian dogs like the Maremma Sheepdog can be. These amazing animals are highly mannered and will do anything to protect their herd from predators.
If you're looking for a great companion animal or need help keeping your flock safe, give us a call at Circle C Farm! We'll be happy to answer any questions about these magnificent creatures or help find one that's perfect for your needs.