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

rnrnSicilianrnShepherd Dogs throughout the ages were raised to guard livestock in Sicilyrnuntil 1925. In 1925 Wolves where completely eradicated from Sicily. Since thenrnthere has not been the need Sicilian Shepherd Dogs and their numbers havernsteadily declined.

rnrnThey are arnmedium-sized dog, withers height 55-68 cm, their coat is black with a whiternthroat. Their fur is long and usually wavy with large curls.

rnrnThey arernstrong but not too rough. They are also extraordinary brave and fearless andrnable to face their antagonist, the wolf, without any difficulty. They are loyalrnto his master; they can look after and protect their livestock, being veryrnreliable on work, careful and precise. They are very clever, obedient and notrnvery fussy, so they are easily trained.

rnrnContent andrnPhoto Source: Agraria.org.

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