The Maremma LGD is a working breed which hails from Italy. The Maremma
is basically a sheepdog and was reared for the specific purpose of
doing this job only. Maremma LGD free puppies grow up to be
majestic animals and are a large breed. They grow to a maximum height
of 28 inches and weigh almost a hundred pounds at adulthood. This breed
has a double coat, with the inner coat being soft and thick and the
outer coat being slightly wavy, rough and thick. They shed their coat
of long hair at least twice a year. Their coloring varies from ivory
and pale orange to shades of lemon.
This is a loyal hardworking breed and cannot be happy if it is kept as
just a pet with nothing much to do. It is an alert and watchful dog and
is good with other pets and even children. They guard the family, farm
and flocks well. It is best to train them while they are still young in
a firm but kind manner, and with respect and continuity. They will not
respond to harsh training.
These are large dogs which cannot be kept in an apartment or even in
the city as they need large spaces with a lot of physical exercise and
mental activity. They are best in a farm or rural place where they can
run around and do a job.
These dogs need regular brushing and more so while they are shedding
more hair. The paws and ears should be cleaned regularly. These dogs
cannot tolerate warm climate.