Breed Selection and Cost Effectiveness

PUPS & Cost

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Pinky 10/17

Pups are ready for their forever farms. Our pups were health checked by a veterinarian on 8/16/19. They were vaccinated 8/24/19  also wormed regularly after 3 wks of age.  Pups are sold for $600 each. Pups have been in active farm training since they could see. They were born outside on the farm in a enclosure next to the stock and have been free ranged daily with the stock (cows, horses, sheep, chickens, cats and calves since 6 weeks old. Price increases for older pups due to increase in feed 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 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. They have more of the farm exposure, daily training from guardian dogs and people, health care, and are fed healthy diets. 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 its first year of life.

 

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