While visiting a friend today, I was accosted by two puppies. Owner tells me they are a cross between a Catahoula Leopard Dog and Maremma. Cute as can be at 8 weeks old. One is all black except for some silver shading on the tips of his paws and on his chest, the other is mostly silver with some black. Did I say adorable? My question is this: what could one expect from a cross like this? The pups have different personalities, the silver one is more playful and in-your-face, the black is very attentive, but slightly withdrawn... he can easily be brought into play, but when not actively engaged sits by himself and "watches". Just curious as to what these pups could ultimately become.
"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you..."
That would be my idea of "ONE TOUGH DOG"!!! Either breed alone is tough, but now you add size to tough and independent, too!! I love my Great Pyrenes, but the flock guardian dogs march to their own drummer...and they are fast and capable of damage!! A lion cub is too cute, but grows up!! I think you made the right descision!!