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Sicilian Shepherds , or Pecoraio Siciliano, Dogs are considered to be the oldest breed in Italy along with the Sicilian Hound; however, today they have almost disappeared.

Sicilian 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 declined.

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.

They are 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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