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Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog

On the whole, they are heavy dogs with elongated bodies; a harmonious breed in terms of both proportions and profile.

About the Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog

Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdogs are big and powerfully built, of hardy, somewhat rustic, appearance yet majestic and distinctive.

Brave guard dogs of this breed display great courage, purpose, and judgment in their main job of guarding and defending livestock and property in general. While proud, Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdogs grow devoted to their human companions.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 1
Size category
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Loving / Calm / Intelligent / Gentle

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Enjoys training

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