Oh boy oh boy oh boy! It’s time to brush the maremma! Polo can’t think of much he likes better than pets, and a grooming day is like super-pets! Maremmas were bred for hundreds of years to live in the mountains of Italy, and like the flocks they were protecting, they developed thick coats to get through the winter. Come June, they appreciate having that thick undercoat brushed out. It naturally sheds, but out in the elements it can become matted into their long outer coat. Brushing out the dogs is certainly one of the more enjoyable farm chores.