Maremma Sheepdog

The Maremma Sheepdog probably has his beginnings in the ancient sheep dogs of Europe. Originally, it is thought to have developed in Italy, which remains the country of highest concentration for this breed.

The Maremma Sheepdog is known for his stubbornness and sense of independence. The Maremma Sheepdog needs lots of exercise and space. It is an active breed that requires fresh stimulation. Therefore, varied walking locations are suggested that will not only keep him physically engaged, but also, will keep him mentally engaged.

The Maremma Sheepdog is a large size dog. The adult dog usually weighs between 35 to 45 kg or 77 to 99 lbs. Bitches usually weigh between 30 to 40 kg or 66 to 88 lbs. The typical height of the adult male falls between 65 to 73 cm or 25 _ to 29 inches. The height of bitches usually falls between 60 to 68 cm or 24 to 27 1/2 inches.

His grooming needs are moderate. He requires regular brushing and combing. Extra grooming is necessary when the dog is going through a shedding phase.

Health issues that may affect the Maremma Sheepdog are few. It is a very healthy breed. The average lifespan of the Maremma Sheepdog is between 11 and 13 years.

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