Q: Which one is bigger Maremma Sheepdog or the Great Pryenees?
i love both dogs but i don't know which one to get.
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Answer by Amber W
My fiance's parents have a Great Pyrenees, and she is absolutely wonderful. She is very big though. She is only 6 months old and weighs almost 100 pounds. She is very protective and very playful. They really are great dogs!! I'm not at all familiar with the Maremma Sheepdog, but the Great Pyrenees is a great dog! Good luck!
Answer by emilyj85
Pyrenees mountain dogs, they are also more than thousand dollars to buy and haven't got a huge life span due to their size either.
Answer by Patty Schuttenhelm
Our female Maremma just went to doggie heaven. She was the sweetest dog we ever had. She weighed 72 pounds and was 13 years old when she passed. They are intelligent and she had a vocabulary of at least ten words. She knew she could get a treat if she said "I love you mama".
We were fortunate to find her at a shelter, and she repaid us everyday for taking her home.
Their coat is easier to maintain than the Pyrenees and of course a smaller dog. Get the Maremma, you won't be sorry.
Answer by BYBs are selfish mor
1/ Great Pyrenees
http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/great-pyrenees/ is the AKC site for the GP. Here is what it says:
"The Great Pyrenees dog conveys the distinct impression of elegance and unsurpassed beauty combined with great overall size and majesty. He has a white or principally white coat that may contain markings of badger, gray, or varying shades of tan. He possesses a keen intelligence and a kindly, while regal, expression." 85-100lbs. 25-32"
http://www.gpcaonline.org/ is the breed club page for the GP.
http://www.maremmaclub.com/ is the MS breed club. It says:
"The Maremma is a large white or cream colored dog, usually weighing between 70 and 100 pounds and standing 25 to 30 inches tall. It is described in the Breed Standard as being majestic, lively, sturdy, distinguished, intelligent, and courageous without being aggressive. Properly trained, it has the ability to bond closely with sheep, goats, alpacas and llamas, with which it assumes a protective parental attitude, it demonstrate and an aloof awareness as leader of its adopted family."
Obviously, the size will vary in both breeds as dogs will not always adhere to standard.
And whichever dog you choose, be prepared for tons of fur, tons of exercize, tons of poop, tons of food, and possibly a protective dog.
Be sure to buy ONLY from a good breeder who does genetic testing, has a spay/neuter contract, and who is breeding to advance the breed.
Answer by Taren r
A Great Pyrenees is bigger and you shouldnt get a dog just because you want a big dog.
Do research on both breeds to see which fits your lifestyle more and just have the characteristics you want in a gentle giant!
Answer by John
I have both, maremma is more aggressive, and smaller, PYR is very patient and long suffering… but when they get mad you better look out! maremma included…
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