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You folks should know better.
ShowDogBuffoon is from Kootenay(!), where the average IQ is .097 Canadian.
Maremmas do just fine at night (unless, of course, the Maremmas in Kootenay descend from the hyena and not the wolf), they even sleep soundly at night.
"When a Maremma is allowed to sleep close to his humans during the night, he may snooze so deeply that the trumpets of Jericho would not bring him to his paws."
http://www.maremma-sheepdogs.co.uk/dogs/articles/answers.html

Some light sleeper, EH?
Maremmas probably adapt to what is expected of them. If there ain't nothing to guard, etc., they probably adapt to their human's sleep patterns as easily as any other dog would (well, except for those Kootenay "Mareemas," who are descended from hyenas).

We have several ranches around here who have Maremmas. They're wonderful dogs, but I'd never recommend to anyone that they make them live indoors, or even that they make good pets (and certainly not for the average family). About the last dog the OP, (the insomniac) should ever consider is a Maremma (unless he's into spinning yarn).

What he probably needs to do is to work more on treating his insomnia, or try getting the dog used to being alone a crate in the next room. Depending on the dog, that could be pretty easy to do, or very hard.

Joke: Did you hear about the dyslexic insomniac agnostic? He used to lie awake all night wondering if there really was a dog.

Sorry!
Sometimes I just can't help myself...

Handsome Jack Morrison
"I hope people the world over will read this interview and learn just what kind of men are in Iraq right now willing to take control of their own country." http://boredsoldier.blogspot.com/2006/07/interview-with-iraqi-general.html

ShowDogBuffoon's buddies say: "We hate Canada!"
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060629.BLOG29/TPStory/National?pageRequested=all&print=true

An example of Leftist "science":
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show mesg&forum=125&topic id=56836&mesg id=56836
What he probably needs to do is to work more on treating his insomnia, or try getting the dog used to being alone a crate in the next room. Depending on the dog, that could be pretty easy to do, or very hard.

Yup. Insomnia sucks (says the woman who was awake from 1:30 until getting up at 6:00 a.m.). My dogs sleep like rocks - they sure don't keep me awake (ok, so currently I'm losing sleep waiting for biopsy results for Franklin, but HE's sleeping soundly!). Honestly, if the OP is that sensitive, a sleep clinic would seem like a really good idea. Not sleeping is not healthy.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
What he probably needs to do is to work more ... that could be pretty easy to do, or very hard.

Yup. Insomnia sucks (says the woman who was awake from 1:30 until getting up at 6:00 a.m.). My dogs sleep ... the OP is that sensitive, a sleep clinic would seem like a really good idea. Not sleeping is not healthy.

It's hard for me to have empathy for this guy, Janet, because I can sleep on a tree limb in the middle of a rock concert.

But I'm sure that it sucks not to be able to sleep easily.

But I'm sure it can be done (sleep clinic or no sleep clinic), and then his dog could become a bigger part of the OP's life. The dog's apparently used to sleeping in his master's bedroom, and it's not going to be easy to change that HABIT.

Handsome Jack Morrison
"I hope people the world over will read this interview and learn just what kind of men are in Iraq right now willing to take control of their own country." http://boredsoldier.blogspot.com/2006/07/interview-with-iraqi-general.html

ShowDogBuffoon's buddies say: "We hate Canada!"
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060629.BLOG29/TPStory/National?pageRequested=all&print=true

An example of Leftist "science":
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show mesg&forum=125&topic id=56836&mesg id=56836
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.

LOL! That conjures up a funny image: a dog show, with lots of energetic handlers and dogs strutting their stuff...and over on one side, a ring full of big, sleepy dogs snoozing or plodding groggily around.
Amy Dahl
LOL! That conjures up a funny image: a dog show, with lots of energetic handlers and dogs strutting their stuff...and over on one side, a ring full of big, sleepy dogs snoozing or plodding groggily around.

Silly Amy! Don't you know that LGDs are only shown at night? They're nocturnal, don'tyaknow?
Suja
Silly Amy! Don't you know that LGDs are only shown at night? They're nocturnal, don'tyaknow?

I thought that one of the judging criteria is how sleepy they are during the day. If you can find one that passes out flat and snoring in midtown traffic, you have a potential champion.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
LOL! That conjures up a funny image: a dog show, ... full of big, sleepy dogs snoozing or plodding groggily around.

Silly Amy! Don't you know that LGDs are only shown at night? They're nocturnal, don'tyaknow?

Do they use lights, or do the judges have to wear infrared viewers?

Amy Dahl
If you can't sleep with a dog in the room then you got a problem. Huskys are very pack oriented and they want to be with you and chances are he is not going to stop his whining at the door.
One of my previous dogs was a husky/lab mix and Mike worked 3rd shift so he slept during the day. On the days that I wasn't there to keep Barney company he insisted on sleeping in the room with Mike. He was the type of dog who wanted to be around someone if they were home. You couldn't even let him in the yard by himself or he would stand at the door fussing to get in.
I would suggest running a fan in your room to make some kind of background noise to help you sleep and also talking to you doctor about something to help you sleep. They have the new drug lunesta which is supposed to work and it's non narcotic. If none of this works maybe you need to rethink having a dog.
Celeste
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And who would that be, and how do I verify ... the Anatolian? Name six, or post the web addresses, please.

You folks should know better. ShowDogBuffoon is from Kootenay(!), where the average IQ is .097 Canadian. Maremmas do just fine ... own country." http://boredsoldier.blogspot.com/2006/07/interview-with-iraqi-general.html ShowDogBuffoon's buddies say: "We hate Canada!" http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060629.BLOG29/TPStory/National?pageRequested=all&print=true An example of Leftist "science": http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show mesg&forum=125&topic id=56836&mesg id=56836

What a waste of two bullets when you got shot twice and have them both miss the target and finish the job. Oh well, with the next terrorists that attack America and that the USA is asking for by staying in Iraq will maybe be where you are. The third time is a charm. Show Dog Bark
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