Is a Maremma a large or giant breed?


Size Giant
Breed Classification Maremma Sheepdogs belong to the pastoral group and are used as guard dogs for herds, as companions and seen in the show-ring.

How big does a male Maremma get?

25.5 to 28.5 inches tall
Maremma Sheepdogs are a large breed. Males tend to range from 25.5 to 28.5 inches tall, and females 25.5 to 26.75 inches, with some being smaller. Weights are usually 77 to 100 pounds for males and 66 to 88 pounds for females.

Can Maremmas live in the city?

However, while the Maremma Sheepdog is well suited as guardian dogs in rural and large block locations, they simply don’t do well in suburbia.

What does a Maremma Sheepdog look like?

Large, sturdy and strong, the Maremma Sheepdog has a majestic and rustic appearance and functions as a guard of livestock and property. Resembling a polar bear, the Maremma Sheepdog’s long, harsh white- or cream-colored coat helps him blend well with the sheep he’s guarding. He has a large, flat head, triangular ears, deep chest and low-set tail.

Do Maremma Sheepdogs have hip problems?

Maremma Sheepdogs are prone to hip dysplasia as well as other musculoskeletal issues. Feeding your Maremma Sheepdog puppy a large-breed puppy formula will help keep him from growing too fast which will also reduce his risk for bone and joint problems later in life.

What is the lifespan of a Maremma dog?

Maremmas are pretty healthy dogs that typically live 11-13 years. They are prone to typical large dog issues such as Hip Dysplasia and Bloat; some may be prone to obesity so a healthy diet and not overfeeding them is essential. According to the Maremma Club of America, many are also sensitive to anesthesia and deworming agents.

How old is Hanna the Maremma sheepdog puppy?

Hanna the Maremma Sheepdog puppy at 11 weeks old— “Hanna is a very sweet nurtured Maremma pup! She went from living in a barn ready to become a farm dog to a pampered house pet and is enjoying every moment. She loves to snuggle and cuddle.”