Ashee: What would a maremma x labrador be like?
If anyone has one , or had an idea of what their temperament would be like?
Or just your idea of what the purebred dog (labrador or maremma) is like due to experience?
I know I can google temperaments for the purebred , which I've done , but I want to know from someone whose been around one.
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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 GPQ
The Maremma Sheepdog, or Maremma, is a breed of livestock guardian dog from Abruzzo and the Maremma region of Italy. For centuries it has been used to guard sheep from wolves. Maremma has a solid, muscular build, a thick white coat, a large head and a black nose. Males normally weigh 77 to 99 lb and stand 26 to 29 in at the shoulder while females weigh 66 to 88 lb and stand 24 to 27 in.
The coat of Maremma Sheepdog should be solid white. It is long and thick, and forms a thick collar around the neck. Despite their large size, Maremma Sheepdogs can be good companion dogs but they need an adequate open space.
This breed will bond to families and show a calm, intelligent disposition. However, the dogs may display hostility towards outsiders and they are not suitable companion dogs for urban areas. These dogs bark as a normal part of their guarding duties and this creates problems with owners on small holdings.
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 suspitious 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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