So similar to the Maremmas and Great Pyrenees. It is said the Maremmas and Great Pyrenees were once the same dog more than 2,000 years ago. But the Great Pyrenees originates in France and the Maremmas originate in Italy.
Maremmas are a smaller boned breed that has less problems with hip dysplasia. Their coat is also a bit shorter than a Pyrenees. But they have many similar traits. I was with a man once (in the vet's office) who had his pyrenees with him and we were comparing the two breeds.
We kept our dogs apart because both breeds are very territorial.
But your dog in the video could be a striking curly coated twin to my two Maremmas. They look to be as big as the great Pyrenees. We didn't think we needed anything that big where we live. But I was advised if you have bear, you need two. They work in tandem. And I can tell you they chased many a bear into trees. My husband would have to go out (sometimes in the middle of the night) and bring the dogs in so the bear felt safe enough to climb down and leave. Over the years, bear stopped coming in our yard for a snack of wild fruit and all wild critters skirted our property for fear of my girls.
Yes, we are all doing better. Thanks for asking. It was touch and go there for awhile. Tia, the surviving sister dog was wetting her bed, listless and unresponsive. I watched her today as we let out our other dog (my husband's dog) and Tia was right there wagging her tail happy he was coming out. That's the first time I have seen her happy.
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