Guido the Pastore Abruzzese

(That's an Abruzzo Sheepdog)

Here's a poorly translated (I ain't so good at Italian) description of the breed.
The web is much larger now than when Guido was a puppy, here are some very nice pages on the breed. A very complete site on Pastori Abruzzesi, including subtypes. Here is a discussion of the modern evolution of the breed.

Born : 1 June, 1993 on a mountain near Assergi, Italy.

Emigrated to the U.S. soon thereafter.
Weighs - ~85#.
Passed away in Duluth, MN August 16, 2004, after more than 11 years of being a great friend and really good dog.