The Maremma is a loyal and devoted guard who sees his main function in life as being the protector of his master and his master’s property. He is constantly aware of this responsibility and will see a threat in any strange object or being.

It is unusual for the Maremma to wander, for he prefers to stand or lie at the property boundary where he will warn strangers away with his bark. He will not attack without provocation, but trespassing is not taken lightly and he is very wary of strangers. He is, nonetheless, affectionate to his owners although the male is, at times, ashamed to admit that he has a need for any physical reinforcement of the bond that exists between him and his master. Old friends are accepted, but the Maremma will usually remain on duty during their presence. Strangers are not welcome and the dog should be under control when irregular callers are admitted. A ‘formal introduction’ – best made when the caller has been admitted and is seated – usually suffices to satisfy the dog that there is no danger. But do remember that he makes his own judgements and may suspect danger when you see none.

Credit;    The Maremma Sheepdog Club of Great Britain.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Maremma Sheepdog Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


QLD , Jimboomba; TUTELARE ; Allen Manning ; +0418758270 or +07-55469944
VIC, Sunbury; SCHAFERDEN ; Peter & Chris Wood ; +03 9744 3431,
WA, Clarkson; ABETTER ; Lorynne Sexton ; +08 9305 9747


SHROPSHIRE ; Milwyr Jacqui Downes +01948 840220