With the new movie Oddball recently released my baby Boston as gotten a lot of attention.
I want to start by saying Maremma are generally not suited to suburbia due to barking and over protective behaviour.
So while walking Boston a lot of little kids have yelled out Oddball and have come to pat Boston, which hasn’t been bad but Boston isn’t like every dog and he is especially not like every Maremma. Maremmas are a wonderful breed of dog, they are loyal, friendly and intelligent, but many people are unprepared for some of their not to fun traits. They have a tendency to bark and when off the lead may not come back without a fight. They might not listen to your commands when they feel a threat presenting itself. Pretty much they know when it’s a trap.
Boston on the other hand, does have some naughty traits as above but he was socialized very young with both people and other dogs so he doesn’t have some of the even worst traits which is they can be wary of strangers. He isn’t ever too over protective and he is just a dream.
I wanted to make this post to let people know as with ALL dog they need training, it’s very rare that your dog is going to be a perfect pup from day dot. But with the right training and love any dog can be a friend for life.