Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Maremma Sheepdog

This large, fluffy, white shepherding dog is native to the mountainous regions of the Apennine Mountains in the Italian region of Abruzzo. They are somewhat smaller than many similar working dogs, but they make up for it with fierce determination and intelligence. The Maremma Sheep Dog is well known for its endurance. Males and females are both quite strong.They are not very well adapted to heat.They've been bred for 2,000 to be fierce and smart guard dogs.The Maremma sheepdog can be quite fierce, given that they were bred to defend against human robbers and wolves. Though not typically aggressive, they are very defensive.They are fiercely loyal.

They have a thick coat and they are white in color.The Maremma's fur actually helps keep the dog cool.The-
Male Maremma sheepdogs height:25.5-29.5 inches (65-75 cm).
Female Maremma sheepdogs height:23.5-27.5 inches (60-70 cm).
They are more common in the UK.A fierce defender of life and property, this rather intelligent dog spends much of its time being very cheerfully methodical and thoughtful, while slow to anger. These dogs are proud and they don't tend to be particularly affectionate, but are sure to be loyal.They too have health problems as shown below:

  1. Hip and joint disorders: Usually as a result of far too many calories, many Maremmas are placed on a low calorie and low protein Diet to keep from putting too much stress on the connective tissues.
  2. Bloat: They should be fed in two small meals during the day to avoid this twisting of the stomach that's a consequence of eating too much, too fast.
They have to have to have the sufficient space to roam freely  and most of this breed prefer to sleep outside.They prefer to find their own spot to lie instead. Maremma sheepdogs needs to exercise.They need the freedom to run around.If people keep them as herding animals, it usually provides this breed the right amount and type of exercise.They will eventually take well to herd training and loves keeping a careful eye on things.They are clean dogs by nature.These are very strong and determined dogs.

No comments:

Post a Comment