The Maremma breed originated in (and was named after) a region of Tuscany where it has guarded sheep and livestock for centuries.
The Maremma Sheepdog has a large, sturdy frame covered in a rough, thick and slightly wavy coat that’s usually white with possible patches of yellow of orange. Its broad, triangular head has a slightly tapered muzzle, hanging V-shaped ears and dark, almond-shaped eyes. Its body is slightly longer than tall, and its well-plumed tail hangs low but curves upward.
The Maremma can live as long as 14 years.