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Dogs are adaptable, and sleep during the day as well ... Why would Maremmas be any more nocturnal than other dogs?

Maremmas are nocturnal because they were bred to protect animals like sheep and chickens, and lamas recently to protect the animals form predators.

Proof, please. Of Maremmas being nocturnal, that is, not that they're livestock guardian dogs. Why Maremmas in particular, and not LGD in general?
the sheep cut block deaths

What's this when it's at home?
Like sleeping in the day and being up at night, if you had wanted that you should have gotten a Mirema dog since it is awake at nights.

Dogs adapt to owner time schedules. Are you speaking of the Maremma, a sheep guardian breed? Hard to tell with your unique "knowledge" of dogs.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Maremmas are nocturnal because they were bred to protect animals like sheep and chickens, and lamas recently to protect the animals form predators.

Proof, please.

I would like to second this request for proof. I have looked at the Maremma Sheepdog Club of America (http://www.all-animals.com/maremma /) and they don't say anything about it being nocturnal. Kindof important for them to mention seeing as how they set the breed standard.

Marcel and Moogli
http://mudbunny.blogspot.com /
I would like to second this request for proof. I have looked at the Maremma Sheepdog Club of America (http://www.all-animals.com/maremma /) and they don't say anything about it being nocturnal. Kindof important for them to mention seeing as how they set the breed standard.

Plus, even Maremmas sleep on the job. I did a 2 day herding seminar; showing up early on the Sunday morning, I saw a BC trailing a long piece of "rope" in his mouth while running away from his owner. Rope? Nuh uh. Sheep guts. The Maremma which lived on the ranch was certainly not nocturnal when Wile E. came to visit.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I would like to second this request for proof. I ... to mention seeing as how they set the breed standard.

Plus, even Maremmas sleep on the job. I did a 2 day herding seminar; showing up early on the Sunday ... uh. Sheep guts. The Maremma which lived on the ranch was certainly not nocturnal when Wile E. came to visit.

It also doesn't make sense financially. If the Maremma is sleeping during the day, it can't move with the sheep. If it can't move with the sheep, it can't protect them at night.

Marcel and Moogli
http://mudbunny.blogspot.com /
Proof, please.

"We use a Maremma to protect our sheep, goats, and free range broilers. Guard dogs don't need much as far as shelter, they should have at least an insulated dog house big enough for them to fit in, although our dog spends most of its time sleeping outside in the rain and snow and goes inside the barn went it is warm. Most guard dogs will be fairly inactive
during the day time but you will see them guard /patrol all night. " Taken from a breeder typical of a breeder of Maremma dogs. I googled Maremma dogs needs for sleep and came up with lots of breeders who said similar stuff.
I almost bought one once and I was in touch with the Maremma association who warned me about their nocturnal habits. My son worked in forestry where he would come across the sheep being used to clean up the growth in between the trees and so the use of brushing has been reduced, observed the Maremma dogs work and their nighttime habits. Phone any Maremma breeder and they will tell you about this peculiar trait. I spoke with at least ten breeders when I was thinking of getting one, who all said the same thing about their sleep.
Like most creatures I am pretty sure they can adapt, however it is not natural to them. They sleep with the sheep in the day, and the sheep think that the dog is also a sheep and then at night they guard.
I would like to second this request for proof. I have looked at the Maremma Sheepdog Club of America (http://www.all-animals.com/maremma /) ... nocturnal. Kindof important for them to mention seeing as how they set the breed standard. Marcel and Moogli http://mudbunny.blogspot.com /

Show Dog Bark
It also doesn't make sense financially. If the Maremma is sleeping during the day, it can't move with the sheep. If it can't move with the sheep, it can't protect them at night.

I remember watching Dogs With Jobs on NGC, where they profiled some LGDs (can't remember the breed, big, white shaggy dogs, probably a Pyr) doing their thing up on the mountains. During the day, the herders moved the sheep along, and the dogs were up and about with their flock. At night, they plopped down, but would alert if they heard anything suspicious (not unlike a lot of dogs, I suspect). At least once, the whole pack of them formed a defensive barrier between the sheep and whatever predator was out there, making sufficient noise and charges to ward it off.

Suja
I would like to second this request for proof. I ... to mention seeing as how they set the breed standard.

Plus, even Maremmas sleep on the job. I did a 2 day herding seminar; showing up early on the Sunday morning, I saw a BC trailing a long piece of "rope" in his mouth while running away from his owner. Rope? Nuh uh. Sheep guts.

Sounds like a Maremma that did not get either trained properly or is not a good worker. Not all breeds work as advertised.

The Maremma which
"We use a Maremma to protect our sheep, goats, and free range broilers. Guard dogs don't need much as far ... you will see them guard /patrol all night. " Taken from a breeder typical of a breeder of Maremma dogs.

And who would that be, and how do I verify this?
Y'know, for someone who demands proof of the littlest things, you really have an annoying tendency to quote unnamed and unknown sources.

Would this quote come from http://www.7mfarm.com/Dog-health.html ? And did you edit the quote without noting same?
The exact quote from that site is:
"We use a Maremma and an Anatolian Shepherd to protect our sheep, goats, and free range broilers. etc.."
So, why didn't you mention the nocturnal qualities of the Anatolian?
I googled Maremma dogs needs for sleep and came up with lots of breeders who said similar stuff.

Name six, or post the web addresses, please.
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