Monza the Maremma

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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by claireyclaire » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:33 am

Gaby wrote:Wow, he is so big already! :shock: Nice! What do you think he would be weighing if he is all grown up? Your wolves are lucky, they have their own polar bear! :lol: :mrgreen:
I had him weighed yesterday, he was 38.5kg. I think he will be about 45-50kg when he is fully grown! I do get some funny looks when I take them all out :lol:
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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by JulieSmith » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:53 pm

They are all lovely dogs.

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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by Ciaobella » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:37 am

He has gotten so big and fluffy, very handsome :D
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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by Blustag » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:26 pm

Hes looking good. Love his head... have you shown him yet as I see he has turned 6 months ?

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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by claireyclaire » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:21 am

Thank you, yes we have started showing him! He has been to 3 shows and has managed to win Best AVNSC Pastoral Puppy at all of them, he also got Reserve Best Dog at our breed show!! Next one is the Birmingham Champ Show!!
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Post by AZDehlin » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:48 pm

claireyclaire wrote:Thank you, yes we have started showing him! He has been to 3 shows and has managed to win Best AVNSC Pastoral Puppy at all of them, he also got Reserve Best Dog at our breed show!! Next one is the Birmingham Champ Show!!
This is so great :)

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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by JulieSmith » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:53 am

claireyclaire wrote:Thank you, yes we have started showing him! He has been to 3 shows and has managed to win Best AVNSC Pastoral Puppy at all of them, he also got Reserve Best Dog at our breed show!! Next one is the Birmingham Champ Show!!
Congratulations. Would love to see more photos of him.

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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by Blustag » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:24 pm

claireyclaire wrote:Thank you, yes we have started showing him! He has been to 3 shows and has managed to win Best AVNSC Pastoral Puppy at all of them, he also got Reserve Best Dog at our breed show!! Next one is the Birmingham Champ Show!!
Congratulations so he has qualified for Crufts then? Hope to catch up with you at one of the Champ shows this year then as Working and Pastoral are always on the same day :D

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Post by claireyclaire » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:34 pm

We haven't qualified for Crufts, as I have only shown him in 3 open shows so far. However, we are at Birmingham, Southern Counties and Bath champ shows, so with a bit of luck we might qualify!

Here are some recent photo's of Monza, showing off his rosettes!
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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by Gaby » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:58 pm

Wow, he has such a nice head and expression at the second photo with the rosettes! He is turning into a adult, he will become beautiful when he is all grown up.

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Post by HiTenshi16 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:28 pm

He looks so proud in the second photo :D
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Post by Tiantai » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:14 am

What I love about this Maremmano breed is the way they totally blend in with the sheeps that they are known to lead and I am quite fascinated by the fact that many farmers here in Canada as well as some in the US have even used this breed to protect their sheeps from coyotes in which the dogs (usually 4 to 5 Maremmano) blending among them would burst out and give the alarm thus scaring the wild coyotes off. I just don't know exactly how in the genetic world did the people from far back managed to turn a primitive dog breed into this fluffy sheep-blending/protecting dog.
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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by JulieSmith » Mon May 07, 2012 11:11 pm

He looks so pleased with himself. He is growing up lovely. Well done.

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Post by claireyclaire » Tue May 08, 2012 8:13 am

The Maremma Sheepdog is a rare working breed originating in Central Italy. There, in the High Appenines and plains of the Abruzzi region, the Maremma has been bred for some two thousand years. His sole function during this time was to guard the flocks and property of the shepherd; first from wolves and bears still to be found there, and, latterly, from thieves and bands of stray dogs.

Shepherds frequently leave their Maremmas in sole charge of their flocks while they attended to business elsewhere. Consequently, over the centuries, the dog developed a strong guarding instinct and a responsibility for taking decisions. While still maintaining a strong sense of loyalty to the shepherd, the Maremma's primary allegiance was to the flocks - and he would never desert whatever had been entrusted to his care. These instincts remain with the breed, as we know it in Britain today.
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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by claireyclaire » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:06 pm

Some of you may be aware that each year I take part in the Race for Life and for the past 3 years my girls have walked with me. As Elska is feeling under the weather (due to having a grass seed removed from her eye last night) I left the girls at home and took my little man as my companion today! He is so laid back he never ceases to amaze me.

So thought I would post a few pics of him and our Puppy Skool friends, he is 5 days away from being 11 months old!
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:20 pm

He looks like he is the biggest there :)
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Post by TerriHolt » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:47 pm

:o oh wow... he's huge! And very adorable :D
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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by Ciaobella » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:33 pm

OMG! He is so big now! And handsome and gorgeous :D
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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by Kootenaywolf » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:30 pm

He is stunning! and HUGE!

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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by Blustag » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:19 am

Hes looking lovely and only a month away from being out of puppy and into Junior :( Then the fun starts :lol:

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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by claireyclaire » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:55 am

Lol I know, he has his last show the day before his birthday!
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Re: Monza the Maremma

Post by JulieSmith » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:10 pm

Is very handsome I think I'm in love with him I might just have to come and pinch him from you sometime

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