Our passion for this unique dog comes from our ancestral link with our region and its people’s history. It also stems from our in-depth knowledge of the dog’s fascinating characteristics and an ongoing exploration of its habits, needs, and enormous potential.
Their majestic and powerful appearance, their long and smooth white coat that protects them from rain and excessive heat, their versatility, the result of millennia of natural selection in the Apennine pastures that have shaped their ability to move to defend the herd when it is on the move and to patiently keep an eye on it when it is stationary. These qualities make the Maremmano-Abruzzese sheepdog an excellent watchdog and defence dog, as well as being the farmer’s natural ally.

“The dogs ran along the flanks of the herd; the shepherds leaned on their staffs”. These lines by Gabriele D’Annunzio describe a typical scene of the Transhumance, the cyclical movement of flocks from Abruzzo to the Maremma and back through our Tiber Valley. The dog that accompanied and guarded the livestock, the human’s precious travelling companion, was the Maremmano-Abruzzese sheepdog.

Astute, extremely loyal to the human who takes care of them, but never slavish in their behaviour even though they are intimately submissive to their master, and capable of perceiving the nature of the intentions of the individuals they encounter, this incredible animal is able to implement very effective defensive behaviour to protect both their master and their master’s property, while being proverbially sweet and unthreatening with children.

The Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog prefers life in the open air. Our breeding farm, as well as offering comfortable and hygienic kennels, a balanced diet, and the provision of diversified environments for the most delicate phases of development, thanks to its location in a rural area, ensures ample space in the unspoilt nature of an area subject to strict landscape conservation and the possibility for the sheepdogs to fully express their original vocation.

Enhancing their instincts is our primary goal.

The Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdogs of “Solenti Clivi” are on daily duty with the flocks, carrying out their guarding and defence duties and honing their innate skills in the field. Enhancing their instincts is our primary goal.

The Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog is a well-balanced dog with a high level of discernment that gives them the innate ability to correctly analyse any situation in life, whether ordinary or extraordinary. Consequently, they can always make the most appropriate behavioural choice, completely independently and without the need for special training.

Particular attention is also paid to the dog’s health and the prevention of recognised genetic disorders such as hip and elbow dysplasia. The breeding stock of the “Solenti Clivi” breeding farm undergoes a preventive and conclusive X-ray to ascertain the absence of this anomaly and select suitable individuals for reproduction. Finally, our puppies grow up outdoors, always free to run and play across our undulating terrain.

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