Ashee: What would a maremma and labrador mix be like?
If anyone has one, or had an idea of what their temperament would be like?
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Answer by Gabbie LOVES raw meat!
With mutts, there's no telling. They'll be anywhere from Labrador to Maremma in looks, temperament, and everything else.
Answer by Pam
Amazing dog smart and patient, takes care of the kids. Independent thinker so don't expect a dog that sits just because you told him to. Only complaint constant shedding (I have major allergies ) but his personality far out ways my allergies. He's 10years old and went a 6 hour hike with me into the Rocky mountains during the summer. I can't say enough good things.
Answer by Katydid
I had a Maremma/Golden Retriever mix who lived to be 13 years old. He was the best. Athletic, fun, gentle and I will miss him forever.
I now have a Maremma/ Lab mix. Mom was a chocolate English Lab (smaller than the American Lab) weighing about 45 lbs. Dad was Maremma and weighed over 100 lbs. Our guy looks more like a Lab. He has black with white speckle on his paws and chest. He has wisps of white on his muzzle and tail. His black coat is longer than a Lab coat and he has longer feathers on his back legs and tail. But his tail is not curled like the Maremma.
He has a nice big head like a Lab but his Dad had a big head too. Has wonderful beautiful brown eyes. At one year old he is 65+ lbs. He is lovable, athletic, enthusiastic, loves to play, loves swimming, xc skiing and hiking, likes people and other dogs, gets along well with one of our cats......the other cat is a stinker to him. Good traveler too.
And he is smart. Did well in puppy and intermediate training......although he was like the ADHD kid upon arrival at the class until we actually got started with the class. He responded well to training. He's a little more work than the Maremma/Golden mix but he's a great guy. I recommend the Maremma/Lab mix to someone who has a lot of time and energy for this dog. They need lots of exercise and attention.
When he was a pup he was a chewer. Something Labs are known to do. I did not know this. Sooo we made sure things were out of reach until about a year old. He seems to have outgrown it. Likes squeaky toys. Had to get Nylabones and Kongs for chew toys because he annihilated most others. He also loves antlers. If you have a lot of time, patience, energy and space for this mix, this dog will be your best friend forever.
Of note it is said that Maremma's don't make good family pets. However, the mix of Retriever and Lab brings a new dimension to their personality traits that makes a good balance. But I do believe environment will affect the behavior of most dogs as well. Please be sure a dog will fit in your life style before you make the decision to get a dog. It's a commitment that could last up to 15 years.
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Answer by Pixie
There really isn't way of telling.
i see a few maremma mixes, and from those that i have seen have been suspicious and standoffish which is so typical of the maremma.
Answer by Joanie
We have a male chocolate lab/meremma mix. The mother was the meremma and the father the chocolate lab. He is black with white under his chin. His coat is a little longer than a labs and his face is shaped like a meremma. He also has long legs and seems to be built more like a meremma.
He is the sweetest dog we've ever had. He does bark at strangers and at practically everyone who enters our yard, but quickly warms up to them. He gets along with other dogs and our cats. Our boys dearly love him as well. He's a wonderful dog!
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