About Sicilian Shepherd Dogs
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Shepherd , or Pecoraio Siciliano, Dogs are considered to be the oldest breed in
Italy along with the Sicilian Hound; however, today they have almost disappeared.
Shepherd Dogs throughout the ages were raised to guard livestock in Sicily
until 1925. In 1925 Wolves where completely eradicated from Sicily. Since then
there has not been the need Sicilian Shepherd Dogs and their numbers have steadily
They are a
medium-sized dog, withers height 55-68 cm, their coat is black with a white
throat. Their fur is long and usually wavy with large curls.
strong but not too rough. They are also extraordinary brave and fearless and
able to face their antagonist, the wolf, without any difficulty. They are loyal
to his master; they can look after and protect their livestock, being very
reliable on work, careful and precise. They are very clever, obedient and not
very fussy, so they are easily trained.
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