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chanceosunshine

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We’ve been researching the breeds and I think the Anatolians may be too much for us. That may well be a good conversation to have with Erick. They do sound like amazing dogs.
If we fail our dog we could have a potentially aggressive problem on our hands. I’ve had dogs all my life and was a groomer for years, but I had a pit bull that something clicked in one day and he was a constant source of stress because he couldn’t be trusted from that point on. I thought we had done everything right with him, but something went wrong. As much as I love the breed I don’t trust myself to be a good owner for them now.
All that being said, the Maremma looks very good to us. We’re not done researching but we’re leaning heavily in their direction since they are usually less of an aggressive breed.
 

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Great Pyrenees and Maremmas are both wonderful breeds. I’ve never owned a Maremma but I understand that they don’t roam like the Great Pyrenees do. I think you will be a fine partner for a Maremma.
 

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If we fail our dog we could have a potentially aggressive problem on our hands.
That was our worry with getting our first Anatolian. It is very important to suit the breed to both you as a family and to your neighborhood/farm situation. Not every breed is right for everyone (just like regular pet breeds). You are smart to shop around and investigate different breeds.

Our first LGD was half Maremma and half Shar Planinetz. He was very good and at 3 months drove off the big Doberman who used to poop on our front porch. At 8 months he and our old Weimaraner bitch drove off a cougar. He also roamed but back then our fences were in bad condition and woth fewer neighbors we had a lot more coyote and cougar traffic.
 

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I really appreciate all the replies. You’ve all really helped me think this through. We’re hoping we can find a Maremma breeder with the same kind of passion that Erick has.
 
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