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Name Pyrenean Mastiff Sarplaninac Maremma Sheepdog
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Mastin d'Aragon
Mastín del Pirineo
Mostín d'o Pireneu
Perro Mastin del Pireneo
Illyrian Shepherd Dog
Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog
Macedonian Shepherd
Abruzzese Sheepdog
Abruzzo Sheepdog
Maremma
Maremmano
Maremmano-Abruzzese
Pastore Abruzzese
Pastore Maremmano
Cane da Pastore
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog? Which is more expensive?
$900-$1000 $900-$1000 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?
Average: The Pyrenean Mastiff is a commonly available dog breed.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Average: The Maremma Sheepdog is a commonly available dog breed.

Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog? Which is the smallest dog, Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?
Giant Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Sarplaninac? Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog weight comparison:
Male: 178-200 pounds (81-90 kg), Female: 200-220 pounds (90-100 kg) Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg), Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 190 pounds (85 kg), Female: 210 pounds (95 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog? Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog height comparison:
Male: 29.5-31 inches (75-80 cm), Female: 26-28.5 inches (68-73 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (55-61 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (54-59 cm) 24-29 inches (60-73 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 30 inches (77 cm), Female: 28 inches (71 cm) Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 22 inches (56.5 cm) 26.5 inches (66.5 cm)

Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog coat comparison:
Dense Fluffy
Waterproof
Rough
Thick
Double
Colors
What are the original Pyrenean Mastiff, Sarplaninac and Maremma Sheepdog color?
White
Spotted
Brown
Grey
Black
Black
Fawn
Gray
Sable
White
White
Yellow
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog? Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Pyrenean Mastiff requires a lot of grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Sarplaninac doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Average: The Maremma Sheepdog requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog? Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or {name3 shedding:
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs are heavy shedders.
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Sarplaninac dogs shed moderately.
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Maremma Sheepdog dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog? Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog behavior/temperament comparison:
Gentle
Brave
Noble
Docile
Protective
Independent
Devoted
Protective
Calm
Intelligent
Reliable
Alert
Dignified
Intelligent
Determined
Friendly
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog intelligence:
Very smart: Pyrenean Mastiff is an excellent dog breed.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Trainability
Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog trainability comparison.
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs are quite easy to train.
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Sarplaninac dogs are quite easy to train.
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Maremma Sheepdog dogs are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog playfulness comparison:
The Pyrenean Mastiff is a highly playful breed.
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Sarplaninacs are not the most playful dog breed.
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Average: Maremma Sheepdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Pyrenean Mastiff dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sarplaninac dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog?
High: Pyrenean Mastiff dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average to High: Sarplaninac dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Maremma Sheepdog dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog social needs comparison:
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Sarplaninac dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Maremma Sheepdog dogs are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog?
Low to Average: The Pyrenean Mastiff rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Sarplaninac rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Maremma Sheepdog rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Sarplaninac dogs are good watchdogs.
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Maremma Sheepdog dogs are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Sarplaninac dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Maremma Sheepdog dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Pyrenean Mastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Sarplaninac has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Maremma Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Pyrenean Mastiff bite force: The Strongest.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Sarplaninac bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Maremma Sheepdog bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog mouthiness comparison:
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Sarplaninac dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Maremma Sheepdog dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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The wanderlust potential of the Sarplaninac is strong enough to escape from home.
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Maremma Sheepdog dogs are not the biggest explorers.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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Sarplaninac dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Their prey drive is low.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Pyrenean Mastiff breed.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Sarplaninac breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Maremma Sheepdog indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Pyrenean Mastiff dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Sarplaninac dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Maremma Sheepdog dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Maremma Sheepdogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog? Which dog is more friendly?
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Sarplaninac dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Maremma Sheepdog dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Pyrenean Mastiffs are generally with other pets.
Sarplaninacs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Maremma Sheepdogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Sarplaninac dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Maremma Sheepdog dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Sarplaninac dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Maremma Sheepdog dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Sarplaninac dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Maremma Sheepdog dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog?
Yes
Pyrenean Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Sarplaninacs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Maremma Sheepdogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Pyrenean Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Sarplaninac is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Maremma Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Pyrenean Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Sarplaninacs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Maremma Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.

Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog Health Comparison

Health Issues
Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog health comparison. Which is the healthier: Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog?
Very healthy dog breed.
Sarplaninacs are commonly healthy dogs.
The Maremma Sheepdog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog health problems comparison:
Bloat
Ectropion
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Bloat
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
Bloat
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
Obesity
Vaccination Sensitivity
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Pyrenean Mastiff should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Sarplaninac should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Maremma Sheepdog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog lifespan comparison. How long do Pyrenean Mastiff, Sarplaninac and Maremma Sheepdog breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
8-12 years
The average lifespan of Pyrenean Mastiff: 10 years
11-13 years
The average lifespan of Sarplaninac: 12 years
11-13 years
The average lifespan of Maremma Sheepdog: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog? Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog energy level comparison:
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Sarplaninac dogs are high-energy dogs.
Maremma Sheepdog dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs exercise need is minimal.
Sarplaninac dogs need a lot of exercises.
Maremma Sheepdog dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?
Pyrenean Mastiff dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Sarplaninac dogs don't need too much sleep.
Maremma Sheepdog dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Pyrenean Mastiff breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Sarplaninac's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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High: The Maremma Sheepdog breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pyrenean Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers cold weather
The Sarplaninac can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog?

High 🔼

The Pyrenean Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Sarplaninac has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Maremma Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Pyrenean Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
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The Sarplaninac drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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The Maremma Sheepdog is an average drooler.
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Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Pyrenean Mastiff or Sarplaninac or Maremma Sheepdog? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog?

Not really

Pyrenean Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Sarplaninac breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Maremma Sheepdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Pyrenean Mastiff and Sarplaninac and Maremma Sheepdog have?
1-10 puppies, average 5 3-5 puppies 5-9 puppies

Pyrenean Mastiff vs Sarplaninac vs Maremma Sheepdog Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Foundation Stock Service
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club

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