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Canine Hip Dysplasia
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pages of photos of maremmas and other livestock guardians

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Franca Simondetti
Italian breeders knowledge of these dogs

Temperament and behaviour of dogs


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Maremma sheepdog breed standards


tips and methods
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Josh was a rescue dog and lives in suburban Sydney, Australia.

  Josh in our outer suburban garden, Sydney Austraila, when he first arrived. Being a rescue, he was uncertian, often shaking with fear at strange noises. He has filled out quite a bit since then and no longer barks at the neighbours.

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  My favourite portrait of him. He jumps up on the bed every morning now and has a special with us while we drink a cup of coffee.

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  Just wanted to show you how cuddly he is. Kelly, our daughter treats him like a live teddy bear and he responds by snuggling in as close as he can get. He likes to have physical contact with us, either a paw touching us or his head on a foot. (He uses his butt as well to keep contact and leans against us. I guess this means he is in control and being highly protective but he does it in such a loving, gental way.)

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  Do all maremmas sleep like this?  
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  Who said Maremmas weren't lap dogs!  
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male maremma playing with his pups displaying the loving nature of these livestock guardian dogs

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