• Maremma Sheepdog

    The Maremma Sheepdog is a strong, muscular dog with a rustic appearance. They have a lively, attentive expression and move with an extended trot.

  • Group: Herding
    Lifespan: 10–14 yr
    Height: 23–29 in
    Weight: 66–100 lb

  • Care

    Although Maremma Sheepdogs have thick hair, the breed does not require extensive grooming. Brush their coats at least once per week to prevent matting. Daily brushing during “shedding season” in spring and fall is essential to remove all of the dead hair. Maremma Sheepdogs only need baths if they get into something messy. Clean their ears and trim their nails to prevent cracking, splitting, and painful overgrowths. Regular dental care that includes at-home teeth brushing and professional cleanings is also an essential part of their grooming routines.

    Maremma Sheepdogs have large noses with wide nostrils, hanging but mobile V-shaped ears, and almond-shaped eyes with black rims that convey a lively and attentive expression.

  • Disorders

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.