Maremma Sheepdogs are a Livestock Guardian Dog breed originating in Italy. Similar in appearance to the Great Pyrenees but respectful of fences and not prone to wandering, they are a "close in" guardian breed, content to stay close to their stock. They are very well suited to both small farms and big ranches. Our wonderful Maremmas protect our goats, horses, poultry and barn cats from predators, big and small, as well as from human intruders, but yet they are very affectionate with family and friends and love children. We adore our fluffy polar bear dogs and couldn’t do without them!