Welcome

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Welcome to Mymaremma! Explore this site to learn about the Maremma breed, to find out about our past litters, current puppies, upcoming puppies and to connect with useful information about homesteading with guardian dogs. We are hoping for litter in November 2021 .  Click this link to view a video of previous years puppies and their farm.

Litter of 7 from 2019.

Here are last 2018 pups they all found forever farms!

Pups are $650 if reserved for an 8 week pickup and going to a suitable home, $700 until 10 weeks, $750 at 12 weeks $1,000 at 6 months and $1,200 at 8 months.

Location: Virginia 22534
Breed: Maremma Sheepdogs
Registered: no, from working stock bonded parents.

Date of Birth: September-October 2021

Date ready to leave: 11/22-29 at the earliest (8 weeks) if acceptable farm with another guardian dog. 12/19-26 (12 weeks) or can stay longer if buyer would like for training from mom and with food and board expenses.
Breeder support for purchaser: yes

Written contract: no

Other: Mother is with another male guardian (not Sire) on site and are both excellent working dogs. Puppies are whelped out in the cow pen and exposed to goats,  cows, and chickens.

Health testing of parents: Regular check ups for female. Male sees farm vet for shots, has not needed a vet since puppy time.
Worming schedule: 4, 6, 8, weeks, additional if here.
Vaccination schedule: 6-8 weeks, 9-11 weeks additional if here.
Microchipped: no, can be at buyers expense.

We provide or arrange some delivery on the East coast for a fee. We have delivered pups to Virginia, upstate New York , Massachusetts, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Please explore this site for more info or email us at aparentingmatter@gmail.com:

This site was created to assist in determining if a Maremma is the right type of dog for prospective buyers farm or homesteading needs. Click the links to learn about the breed, why we breed, how to train the Maremma to guard your farm and to view currently available pups. We love our dogs and their pups and will do all we can to place pups in the best possible environments according to how they respond to exposure to animal kinds. We have a variety of live stock (sheep, chickens, chicks, horses, and cows ) and offer the puppies exposure to these animals through fencing or face to face depending on the kind and the age of the pup. We also have domestic dogs and cats as well as farm visitors and children that are part of the natural environment on our homestead. Pups are able to be cable trained after 10 weeks for individualized exposure to poultry.

Available Pups

Hoping for a litter for 11/28!

We have bred Vidar with a female from Williamsburg. She will be checked for pregnancy this coming week the first week of September 2021. Check Back for an update soon and more info about the dam.

Pups are $650 if reserved for an 8 week pickup and going to a suitable farm, $700 until 10 weeks, $750 at 12 weeks $1,000 at 6 months and $1,200 at 8 months.

Location: Virginia 22534
Breed: Maremma Sheepdogs
Registered: no, from working stock bonded parents.

Date of Birth: September-October 2021

Date ready to leave: 11/22-29 at the earliest (8 weeks) if acceptable farm with another guardian dog. 12/19-26 (12 weeks) or can stay longer if buyer would like for training from mom and with food and board expenses.
Breeder support for purchaser: yes

Written contract: no

Other: Mother is with another male guardian (not Sire) on site and are both excellent working dogs. Puppies are whelped out in the cow pen and exposed to goats,  cows, and chickens. (more…)

Breed Selection and Cost Effectiveness

PUPS & Cost

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Pinky 10/17

Pups all went to their forever farms, awaiting a litter for 1/25/2021 -2/1/2021. Our pups are health checked by a veterinarian before leaving the farm. They are vaccinated and  also wormed regularly after 3 wks of age.  Pups will be active and in farm training as soon as they can see (10days old). They are born in on the farm in an enclosure next to the stock and are free ranged daily with the stock (cows, horses, sheep, chickens, cats and calves starting at 6 weeks old when mom ventures out and weans.

Our prices increase for older pups due to the increase in food consumption, vet visits, shots and more required supervision/training on the farm. The pups can be shipped for an additional expense for the buyer. Some transportation is available by breeder on the East Coast. We sell our pups at a lower price because we do not register our dogs in order to keep the cost down for those looking for reliable full-blood working Maremma pups. A registered pup average cost is $800-$1,200. Our price does increase for older pups because they become more valuable as they age. The pups receive  more farm exposure, daily training from their parents and other seasoned and proven guardian dogs on the farm. They have regular interactions from people as they visit during chore times. The pups receive health care, and are fed a healthy farm fresh diet and puppy kibbles. Older or adult trained dogs will be priced according to individual abilities. Click link for current pup availability.

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Shelby (blue collar) 11/17

Breeding Selection

Our dogs are protecting our sheep, chickens, horses and cows at our homestead day and night!  They bond with their assigned livestock staying in close proximity to them. We have chosen to breed our dogs because of their behavioral and health qualities.

Helga is 75 pounds (above), and is the Mother Dog to our current litter. She has had no health problems or wandering issues. Helga is an excellent mother and provides social and guard training to her pups daily after they are weaned (around 6 wks) until they are placed at their new farms or are mature enough to guard on their own. She was a calm pup and is a proactive guardian dog with excellent protective instincts. In less than a year she learned to accept correction and quickly adapted to new boundaries and livestock requirements. She was not resistant to being placed on a cable and housed easily in her guarding pasture while tied during training years. Rolo the Father Dog also has had excellent health. He has had only one incident requiring a vet visit after a playful puppy injury at 6 months of age. He is loyal and respects boundaries and verbal instruction regarding guarding duties. He has introduced and trained puppies in farm guarding with great success. He too is easily placed on a cable when need be (Elderly or fearful visitors, construction on property, formal events on property, etc). Both dogs can be trusted around children, other pets and company that is introduced to them accordingly. We believe these traits offer the best temperament for a homesteading environment.

Our first Maremma Ragnar (above with puppy Rolo), was as a rescue from a farmer in the foothills of Central Virginia. He was not a registered purebred but was noted as a purebred Maremma working dog.

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Ragnar’s father name unknown mother is in the distance.

Our second dog Rolo (Below) is 80 pounds and the sire of our current litter He came from Woodsong Naturals Farm https://www.facebook.com/woodsongnaturalsfarm/   from a registered sire and Ragnar’s sister (Photos not available).

Our third dog Helga (Above) is 75 pounds and is from the Sire – Registered Male Benelli Vinci (Below right) and Mother Dog – Barrett (Below left) both from Finder Hampshire Farm. Benelli came from Janice Buttita out of Vincenzo x Donatella. Barrett is out of Bonnie x Ruger of Finder Hampshire.

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*If you are not fully satisfied with your pup we will take the pup back (owner must cover cost of transport) to re-home during it’s first year of life.

         Contact:  Scott McKennon
540-226-96875 or email scott@abulldog.com