The Maremma is a large dog. Adult males are a bit larger, averaging 27 inches tall and weighing 75 to 100 pounds, while females average 26 inches tall and weigh between 65 and 90 pounds. They don a large polar-bear like head, black nose, dark-brown eyes, and triangular ears that hang down. Their tail hangs low, slightly curling upward at the end.
They have a dense undercoat with a thick overcoat that ranges from straight to shaggy to even curly. Their beautiful fur is usually pure white; Evelina's becomes almost luminescent in the sunlight. They can be shades of ivory or lemon. This coloration allows them to blend in with the flocks of sheep they historically protected.
In the Spring, when the weather begins to warm, the Maremma starts to shed significantly. The fur will come out in clumps when brushed or even gently pulled. They are definitely not hypoallergenic. They really require very little grooming; however, in the Spring, I do assist the clumped hair's release by brushing a couple times a week.