Maremma Sheepdog Club of America

Maremma Sheepdog Club of America

This listing of breeders of Maremma Sheepdogs is for informational purposes only and in no way represents an endorsement of these breeders by the Maremma Sheepdog Club of America. When making inquiries for purchasing a pup, the MSCA strongly recommends selecting from sound, proven, working dogs who have been tested and cleared for hip dysplasia. We suggest you ask to visit the breeder’s farm or ask to see photos or videos of both parents and the pups living with and guarding livestock. It is recommended that you purchase a pup who has been raised with the kinds of livestock you raise. Ask the breeder for clear instructions on how to bond your pup to livestock when he arrives at his new farm.

Good questions to ask a prospective breeder are:

  • Do you offer lifetime breeder support and assistance with behaviour or training issues?
  • Do you take back any pup for any reason, should the buyer no longer be able to keep the pup?
  • Are the parents health tested and clear for dysplasia?
  • Do the parents have any temperament issues? Do they get along with other dogs on the farm? Are they okay with people?
  • Have the pups been exposed to other farm dogs, people, or children?

The Maremma Sheepdog Club of America aspires to protect the development of Maremma Sheepdogs by encouraging breeders to adopt the Code Of Ethics to promote and foster the highest standards among breeders who are concerned with the propagation of physically, mentally and temperamentally sound Maremma Sheepdogs of proper breed type, and to encourage cooperation in the improvement, advancement, and protection of our breed. Code of Ethics Breeders accept responsibility for the protection, well-being and improvement of the breed and agree to the following:

  • COE Breeders educate themselves about the Maremma Sheepdog, its history, temperament, needs and health issues.
  • COE Breeders breed only those Maremma Sheepdogs which have no radical departure from the official breed standard as accepted by MSCA, including temperament flaws.
  • COE Breeders breed only for the purpose of improving the quality of the breed as livestock guardians.
  • COE Breeders breed only those dogs who have received either OFA hip certification as being clear of hip dysplasia, or PennHIP DI scores of less than 0.51, and will record all tests openly with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).
  • COE Breeders breed discriminately and only upon strong evidence of the possibility of finding suitable homes for the resulting puppies.
  • COE Breeders breed only physically and mentally mature dogs of appropriate breeding age, and refrain from breeding any dog or bitch that consistently produces progeny with serious faults or hereditary health issues.
  • COE Breeders are available to buyers for advice they may need for the life of the dog and educate prospective owners of the advantages, disadvantages & responsibilities of owning a Maremma Sheepdog.
  • COE Breeders take responsibility for all offspring produced in their breeding program and will assist in their lifetime placements and re-homing if necessary, and will assume responsibility for any dog of their breeding if the owner must relinquish their dog, or for any dog of their breeding which comes into the possession of a rescue network or shelter. ​

Breeders Directory



Alabama

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Eden Holton
Blackburn Fork Farm
Oneonta, AL
Phone:  (501) 701-8130
Email:  info@blackburnforkfarm.com
Website:  https://blackburnforkfarm.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558455514812
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackburnforkfarm

Blackburn Fork Farm is a 40 acre production farm that husbands heritage Gulf Coast sheep as well as hair sheep. We also raise heritage pasture-based pork. Our goal over the next ten years is to move our animals from a predominantly grass-based system into a silvopasture ecology of fruit and nut trees as well as key native crops for fodder. Maremmas found their place on our farm as an integral part of shepherding in diversified systems from pasture to forest.. We are committed in working with Maremmas in our operation as well as continuing the breed, and importantly, cultivating the cultural skill and practices that are embedded in Maremmas as working livestock guardian dogs. As a working sheep and pig farm that focuses on regenerative methods and holistic graze management, our dogs are accustomed to weekly and even daily pasture moves, lambing in the field, and life in the elements from humid, hot summers to cold rains and wind in the winter. Our current breeding females are Gladis and Irie. They are both PennHip certified. All of our dogs are trained to electric fence, including single strand(s) of poly wire. If a new pup owner desires a breeding female, we can offer PennHip evaluations as well. We have daily interaction with all of our dogs, because as a small farm, we want to see guardian dogs that not only work with our livestock but also work with us. Fundamentally, we are committed to the husbandry of dogs that shepherd livestock and families. From our perspective, Maremmas can carry forward the necessary attributes for paddock guarding without excessive roaming habits. They also display a deep affection for their families. Please check out our website for more information or email us for pup availability.




Arizona

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Virginia & Victoria Bonacquista
MoonAcre Manor
Chino Valley, ARIZONA
Phone:  731-608-5131
Email:  filminthevalley@gmail.com

MoonAcre Maremmas come from a small farm in Northern Arizona where Maremma Sheepdogs guard our property well; giving us a sense of peace knowing our animals are well protected. We are a Code Of Ethics Breeder and our breeding dogs are OFA hip and elbow certified which helps to ensure that their puppies will have healthy hips and elbows during their lifetime. Our dogs are intelligent,affectionate working dogs. We strive to breed for excellence in their offspring which will continue to keep the Maremma Sheepdog the outstanding livestock guardian dogs that they are.




California

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Allen Mesick
Eureka! Mohair Farm
Prather, CALIFORNIA
Phone:  559-696-8751
Email:  allenwestbound854@gmail.com
Website:  http://www.mohair.farm
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/eurekamohair

Mohair Farm is a small farm in the rural Sierra-Nevada Mountains and home to nationally awarded Angora Goats since 1997. We keep Italian Maremmas to protect our flock from native predators such as mountain lion. In 2018,we imported a pair of Maremmas from Italy to increase genetic diversity.





Marie Jacques Bonney
Honey Blossom Retreat Garden
Carmel Valley, CA, 93924
Phone:  8319172183
Email:  honeyblossomgarden@gmail.com
Website:  www.honeyblossomretreatgarden.life
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/HoneyBlossomRetreatGarden
Instagram:  @honey_blossom_retreat_garden

At Honey Blossom Retreat Garden, we value diversity, both on the farm and in the surrounding landscape, and we believe that Maremmas fill an important role in defending the safety of livestock without disrupting the ecosystem around the farm. As our 200 acres diversified regenerative farm evolves, we can’t help but grow more passionate about our brave and majestic white guardians. For this reason, we breed dependable working dogs with outstanding pedigrees in health, conformation, and temperament. Our puppies are socialized with horses, poultry, sheep and goats, as they follow their rotational grazing cycles on woodland and pasture. Our adult Maremmas effectively guard our livestock - and family - against the significant pressure from small and large predators we experience in our rural area. We are dedicated to preserving the historical character traits of the Maremma Sheepdog and carefully place each dog while offering mentoring before and after purchase. We provide a written contract and age appropriate health check and vetting.





Megan Borbon
Naranjo Hills Farm
Tracy, CALIFORNIA, 95377
Email:  administrator@naranjohillsfarm.com
Website:  https://naranjohillsfarm.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/naranjohillsfarm
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/naranjohillsfarm

We are a farm in Tracy, California focused on providing local customers with fresh eggs from our pastured hens and an up-and-coming micro dairy from Miniature Jersey cows. We have spent a considerable amount of time learning the most effective methods for getting Maremma Sheepdogs up-and-running with poultry. In addition to chickens and mini cows, our Maremma puppies are raised with goats, potbellied pigs, and barn cats. We strongly believe in positive reinforcement techniques and follow Puppy Culture and the Badass Breeder Program to build confident, adaptable livestock guardian dogs. These programs include Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS), Early Scent Introduction (ESI), noise/sound exposure, socialization, and training with loose leash walking, car rides, and grooming. All of our Maremma puppies complete PennHIP testing at 16 weeks old to screen for congenital hip dysplasia prior to going to new homes around 18-20 weeks old. PennHIP involves specialized analysis of hip x-rays based on a scientific foundation and is touted as the most effective hip screening tool available for dogs. Our dam and sire completed hip (PennHIP and OFA) and elbow (OFA) testing, as well as health/genetic testing through Canine HealthCheck. Results indicated no signs of hip or elbow dysplasia and neither were at risk, a carrier, or affected by the 223 genetic diseases checked for on the health panel, including Degenerative Myelopathy. Our first litter was born in January 2022 and our second litter was born in February 2023. PennHIP results from both litters are available to view on our website; all 16 puppies scored at or better than the breed average. We make regular posts on our social media pages chronicling the development and training of our Maremmas. Our next litter is tentatively scheduled for birth in July 2025 with first go-home dates in November 2025. We have decided to only go forward with this litter if we have six people/families that have paid non-refundable reservation fees by April 2025. If interested in securing a Maremma from Naranjo Hills Farm for late 2025, please complete our application on our website at https://naranjohillsfarm.com/puppy-application. Our website addresses frequently asked questions that may be helpful in deciding if our Maremmas are the right fit for your farm, ranch, or homestead. We are proud of our breeding program and offer lifetime support and guidance to our buyers who become part of our family. We will always take back one of our Maremmas for any reason. We look forward to hearing from you!





Kim Crawmer
Prancing Pony Farm
Lemoore, CALIFORNIA
Phone:  559-904-5193
Email:  kim@prancingponyfarm.com
Website:  http://www.prancingponyfarm.com/msca-regsitered-maremma-sheepdogs-for-sale.html
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/prancingponyfarm/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/prancingponyfarm/

At Prancing Pony Farm, we breed outstanding Livestock Guardian Dogs. We're careful to select breeding dogs with the genetics to guard livestock and sound bodies to hold up to the rigors of the job. Our breeding dogs are PennHip/OFA and DNA tested and actively guard our dairy goats and a wide variety of livestock on our working farm. Our clients lead busy, active lives and need dogs that can guard the stock and also be a part of their family and adapt to modern life. Our Maremmas excel in this role. And why not? Our Maremmas can multi-task! Our dogs thrive on modern farms, ranches, and homesteads, big and small. We also have pups successfully living in companion homes and have a companion Maremma of our own. Working Maremmas are our priority but we are well-equipped to support all types of owners and situations. Dual-purpose Family Farm Dogs are our specialty! We socialize our puppies extensively with livestock and people (including children) from birth, ensuring they mature into trustworthy, dependable LGDs and family dogs. We utilize Puppy Culture and science-based positive-reinforcement training methods, taking advantage of the puppies' critical learning periods in the first 16 weeks of life to give them the best start possible. (You snooze, you lose with puppy socialization!) As a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional program who has completed many dog training and behavior courses, I (Kim) have the professional education to understand dog behavior, train my Maremmas, and support my clients. My years of experience breeding and training Maremmas and using them on my farm have given me the hands-on experience to go with that education. I understand the needs of my clients and am well-equipped to help them finish the job I started once they take their Maremma home. Our puppies come with MSCA registration, a puppy contract, a 2-year health guarantee, age-appropriate vaccinations and parasite control, a microchip with lifetime enrollment in the Petlink Pet Recovery System, 30 days of free Trupanion health insurance, and other go-home items. But most importantly, our puppies come with lifetime breeder support and lifetime professional training services. You will never be left to solve problems and figure things out on your own with one of our Maremmas. We've got you covered! We want the best families for our pups, regardless of what those families look like. Dedication to giving our pups a loving home and meeting their needs is what counts. And we care equally as much about supporting our puppy families and helping them succeed with their new dogs. If this type of relationship is what you want from your future Maremma Sheepdog and your breeder then we have a Maremma for you!





Sarah Letts
Sky Island Farm
Murrieta , CALIFORNIA
Phone:  951-294-4619
Email:  seletts@gmail.com
Website:  
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/skyislandfarm
Instagram:  

Retiring from 30 years in the military, I knew I wanted a self-sufficient family farm. Sky Island Farm is an organic permaculture farm in the Santa Ana Mountains of Southern California, centered between San Diego and LA, the beach and SoCal wine country. My Maremmas guard chickens, turkeys, sheep, a cow and horse and bee colonies from many predators including coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, hawks, eagles, skunks and raccoons. I breed for superb guardian instinct, strong conformation and wonderful temperament, capable of handling guardian duties as well as just being an overall wonderful family dog. My foundation dam and sire, Alaska and Apollo, both have OFA excellent hips, and I am committed to improving the overall health of the breed with our careful breeding selection practices. My breeding program continues to produce puppies with OFA Excellent hips and Good Elbows. In 2018,I imported Finnish Champion and working guardian Abba, bred to Italian-bred Finnish Champion Evo, both with Excellent Hips as well, and their 8 puppies have added a whole new fresh line of genetics to the Sky Island Farm and the Maremma community at large. As my first Foundation generation has aged, though they remain capable guardians, I have worked to expand the genetics even further with cooperative breeding with other Code of Ethics breeders and now have a broad base of genetics among my breeding dogs Since early 2020,demand for LGD puppies has increased exponentially, as those with a dream of a family homestead made it come true when they found they could work remotely and live anywhere. I have found mentoring new homesteaders and farmers with their new LGD extremely satisfying and I am committed to continuing that mentorship work. While I primarily sell working puppies to farms where they will guard, I also recognize that there are many companion and pet Maremmas out there, and I am committed to mentorship for them as well, realizing that those not ready for the size of a grown Maremma or the “teenager” phase, may need some guidance to help them have the best relationship with their dogs. I welcome visitors to the farm to meet my Maremmas and learn out they work and guard and see my training practices.





Becky Spencer
Unfinished Acres
Greenwood, CALIFORNIA
Phone:  530-613-2004
Email:  becky4513@gmail.com
Website:  https://www.unfinishedacres.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/UnfinishedAcresMaremmas/

Our goal is to bring in distinct lines of outstanding working LGD’s to the US to help improve the breed (Our Initial Breeding Pair were from Italy and Finland) and our newest Stud Maremma is from Finland, our primary goal is to provide working Maremma LGD’s, at a reasonable price to all working homes whether they are a couple of acres, 135 acres like us or larger. We need dogs who can handle the snow with comfort, the heat without distress and work as protectors for our Livestock while at the same time being able to socialize and be respectful of neighbors and other dogs / animals that are not threatening their charges. On our 135 acres we have Mountain Lions, Bears, Coyotes and various other predators and we have been pleased with how our Maremma’s have helped our Livestock thrive. Other than two rescue LGD’s, we are now protected solely by Maremma’s we have bred. To get a feel for our Breeding and Livestock program, please visit UnfinishedAcres.com. We also have all PennHip / OFA information on the website. To get a Pictorial History of our Maremma’s, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/UnfinishedAcresMaremmas/ We sell primarily limited registration Maremma’s. We will sell one female from each litter with full registration (following successful completion of a PennHip exam). We hold all puppies for a minimum of 12 to 16 weeks as we feel strongly that this additional period allows their mom to give her pups a strong start on their future LGD careers. Unfinished Acres Maremmas – Excellent LGD’s, structurally sound and gorgeous.




Florida

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Wendy Martin
Ponce de leon, Florida
Phone:  850 373 9760
Email:  martininteriordesigns@gmail.com





Hungryland Farms
Stuart, Florida
Phone:  561-406-4432
Website:  https://hungrylandfarms.wixsite.com/maremma-puppies

**Litter born January 2024.** Hungryland Farms is a 20-acre farm located on the northern edge of Palm Beach County in South Florida. Situated on the brink of over 16,000 acres of wild Florida known as the Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area, the farm's Maremma Sheepdogs are essential in guarding against a wide variety of predators, including coyotes, bobcats, hawks, foxes, and more. For information on upcoming litters, visit our website at www.hungrylandfarms.com.




Idaho

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Deborah Reid
Black Alder Ranch
MESA, ID, 83643
Email:  blackalderranch@gmail.com
Website:  https://blackalderranch.weebly.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BlackAlderRanch

Black Alder Ranch is a small family farm in southwest Idaho. We raise poultry (chickens, ducks, geese) goats, pigs, and cattle. Our predators include coyote, bear, mountain lion, and wolves, as well as smaller predators such as dogs, coon, weasel, fox, and areal predators. We believe in and uphold the Code of Ethics. We take the act of creation very seriously: both parents must have passed health testing certification, be of stable temperament, superior conformation and have intrinsic guarding instinct. Our breeding objective is to maintain the natural guarding instinct of the Maremma as well as the breed’s inherent good health. Our dogs have OFA/PennHIP certification for Canine Hip Dysplasia. All of our puppies are placed with a contract and health warranties, and a lifetime of support! We do our best to select the best possible home for our puppies based on each puppy's instinct, abilities, and conformation, and the desires of the prospective owner. We raise our puppies with the livestock and use Puppy Culture, a positive reinforcement-based and socialization program, that focuses on the puppy being successful and building confidence with age-appropriate protocols and lessons.





Valerie Schmidt
The Ewe Crew Homestead
Pocatello, Idaho
Phone:  (626) 676-0529
Email:  Info@TheEweCrew.com
Website:  https://www.TheEweCrew.com/

The Ewe Crew Homestead is a small rural farm located is Southeast Idaho raising pasture fed Dorper hair sheep, free range chickens and protected by two working Maremmas from coyotes, foxes, stray dogs and birds of prey. Our puppies start to be rehomed between 14-16 weeks of age. The first few months of a puppy’s life are the most critical for learning. They learn how to be livestock guardian dogs from both of their parents. Learning proper dog socialization skills, such as bite inhibition from their litter mates and parents. An incredible amount of learning also happens from being immersed with livestock from an early age. Here at the Ewe Crew Homestead, we prefer to keep the puppies longer for health and safety reasons. Puppies are at great risk to diseases such as canine parvovirus and distemper. We prefer to keep the puppies until they have had most of their puppy vaccines and have built strong immune systems. Because our puppies are going to be exposed to livestock that might not be used to dogs yet; as well as large predators, it is in the best interest of the puppy to let them get a little bigger before they leave our homestead. Our puppies are handled daily and exposed to sheep, chickens and barn cats.





Hillary Foster
Wild Critter Ranch
Plummer, Idaho
Phone:  (253) 778-8054
Email:  misshillabug@gmail.com
Website:  http://wildcritterranch.weebly.com
Facebook:  Wild Critter Ranch

Wild Critter Ranch was founded in 2015 in Tenino WA. We moved to North Idaho in 2021, we have a small farm of Mini Nubian goats, cows, horses and chickens. All of our dogs are OFA/PennHipp certified and genetic tested. We breed a well rounded and intelligent offspring that are great protectors of livestock, property and family. We are expecting a litter around July 15.Our dogs are sold to working homes, we believe these dogs need a home with property to run and a job to get their energy out. Puppies are trained by watching their working parents and ready to go to their new homes at 10-12 weeks old. Though puppies will not be fully trained at 10 weeks, the education they gather from their parents gives them a great start to be an excellent addition to new livestock and human families. Our puppies come from long lines of working dogs and are handled daily and exposed to goats, cows, cats and chickens.




Illinois

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Katie Kelley
Terra Vitae Farms
Woodstock, Illinois
Phone:  815-245-0403
Website:  https://www.terravitaefarms.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/terravitaefarms
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/terravitaefarm

Terra Vitae Farms is a medium size farm that focuses on regenerative agriculture and the raising of livestock with the purpose of creating the best food possible while leaving the land in better condition than when we started. We have about 80 acres on which we raise Dexter cattle,Meishan pork,Kiko/Savanna cross goats,Katahdin sheep,meat birds,and kids- the human kind. We are located on the Illinois-Wisconsin border,70 miles northwest of Chicago,Illinois. ?We added the beautiful Maremma Sheepdog 5 years ago to our farm as a way to protect our livestock/poultry from natural predators while still respecting the natural ecosystem that lives around our farm. It was the best decision we could have made. Over the years,we have tried to learn as much as we can about the care and the amazing work ethic of these dogs and to gain a better understanding of what we have wanted in our own dogs and what we would want to pass on to others. We are breeding Maremmas now with temperament,work ethic,and health as our top priorities while ensuring breed standards are respected and integrated into our dogs. Our breeding dogs are PennHIP and vet checked,and pups are given the best possible chance for success at their jobs by being raised amongst sheep,goats,and poultry from an early age,along with and receiving lots of human interaction with people of all ages to facilitate the co-partnership of role of protector of our farms.




Indiana

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Kaitlynn Loy
Borden, IN
Phone:  3053458380
Email:  mrskloy@gmail.com
Facebook:  Skippin Fish Farm



Kentucky

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Rick & Ruth Brinly
Misty Pond Alpaca and Maremmas
Paducah, Kentucky, 42003
Phone:  502-599-8757
Email:  mistypondalpaca@gmail.com
Website:  https://mistypondalpaca.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/mistypondfarm/

We are a small farm in western Kentucky near the city of Paducah. Our Maremmas Lucy and Catone protect the alpaca and ducks on the farm. Lucy was purchased from a breeder in Arizona. When searching for a mate for her, we decided to travel to Italy where we purchased Catone. Lucy & Catone are registered with the Maremma Sheepdog Club of America. Catone is also register with ENCI, the Italian Kennel Club. Both Lucy and Catone have hip and elbow OFA and CHIC Certification. We are expecting a litter in the fall of 2024. If you would like to know more about our 2024 litter, please email us at mistypondalpaca@gmail.com or call/text (502) 599-8757. Our Maremma’s have experience with our alpaca and ducks. They are also socialized with people including children. We continue to be impressed by this amazing breed of dog!




Massachusetts

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Sara Davis
Oak Hollow Livestock
Shelburne Falls, MA
Phone:  (413) 695-0771
Email:  csdavis@oakhollowlivestock.com
Website:  http://www.oakhollowlivestock.com
Facebook:  http:/www.facebook.com/OHL.online
Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/oakhollowlivestock

Our Maremmas keep our Boer goats, other livestock, and poultry safe from a variety of local predators on our family farm in western Massachusetts. After the difficulty we encountered locating good working livestock guardian dogs to protect our Boer goats and other animals, we decided to do a limited amount of breeding. Our dogs come from generations of proven livestock guardian dogs and have been selected for both their working ability and their stable temperament. Our dogs are socialized with people, young children, and all sorts of livestock and poultry from the time they are born. We do our best to ensure the development of resilient, adaptable dogs by incorporating many principles of puppy culture, early neurological stimulation, early scent introduction, daily handling, and early exposure to livestock and poultry. Our pups are placed in working homes and we select the home we feel will be the best match for each of our dogs after getting to know them and their personalities over the first 3+ months of their lives. We want every dog we produce to fit perfectly into their new home and are selective about where they go. We offer ongoing support to puppy owners and have committed to accepting any of our dogs back at any point and for any reason. We are taking applications for our upcoming litter of purebred MSCA registered Maremma Sheepdogs.




Minnesota

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Colleen Williams
Stoneybrook Maremmas
Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
Phone:  218-839-8617
Email:  stoneybrook@tds.net
Website:  https://stoneybrookworkingdogs.com

At Stoneybrook, we are dedicated to preserving the health and integrity of the Maremma Sheepdog. Parents are OFA Certified for hips, shoulders and elbows. Pups are raised with sheep, goats, and poultry to ensure a healthy foundation for bonding, and successful career as a livestock guardian dog. Stoneybrook also provides a one-year health guarantee, ongoing support for the lifetime of the dog, as well as a spay/neuter incentive.




Missouri

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Jason & Kara Marx
2J 2K Maremma Sheepdogs
Conway, Missouri, 65632
Phone:  602-628-9361
Email:  kara@2j2kmaremmasheepdogs.com
Website:  https://2j2kbordercollies.com/contact/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/2j2kmaremmas/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/2j2kmaremmas/

Maremma Sheepdog | We have two female Maremma Sheepdog puppies available. Visit our website to complete the puppy application. Upon approval, we'll email temperament evaluation videos and scorecards. We will help arrange the delivery of your new Maremma Sheepdog puppy. Jason is our flight chaperone and can fly puppies in cabin, or we can personally drive your Maremma Sheepdog puppy to you. On the 2J 2K Ranch, we raise quality dual-registered Maremma Sheepdogs on 20 rolling acres in the ruggedly beautiful Ozarks near Springfield, Missouri. We are a Maremma Sheepdog Club of America Code of Ethics breeder, a Bred with HEART breeder, and a certified BAB puppy evaluator. You will find our Maremma Sheepdogs contentedly guarding chickens, sheep, cattle, horses, and guinea fowl. We love the Maremma Sheepdog because they are loyal livestock guardian dogs who make their presence known to predators while possessing a friendly temperament with people, livestock, other dogs, and cats. We raise our Maremma Sheepdog puppies to guard livestock and fit in well with families. We start ENS and ESI training on day three for early neurological development and scent introduction. We use Puppy Culture, BAB, and Avidog for socialization and temperament testing and begin ESS—Early Sound Stimulation and ETI—Early Tactile Introduction for well-rounded, bonded, and loving Maremma. The Maremma Sheepdogs we place guard livestock and are friendly family farm dogs. Striving to preserve the Maremma Sheepdog breed, we take pedigree genetics and hip testing seriously by selecting for health, working ability, temperament, and conformation. The Maremma Sheepdogs residing on our farm have excellent bloodlines, are DNA tested with Paw Print Genetics, and do not carry the gene for Degenerative Myelopathy. Their hips were X-rayed, evaluated, and scored with PennHIP and/or OFA. They are beyond OFA CHIC certified with hips, elbows, patellas, eyes, and heart. 2J 2K Maremma Sheepdog puppies have a pedigree with a low inbreeding coefficient, a key aspect in preserving the Maremma Sheepdogs' future vitality. The genetic COI of our first breeding pair's offspring, as determined by Embark, is 4%.




Montana

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Christopher Wardle
Westslope Ranch
Bozeman, Montana
Phone:  406-823-0483
Email:  montanamaremmas@gmail.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MontanaMaremmas

Westslope Ranch is a small but cozy operation where the sheep,goats and poultry are protected by the regal and fearless Willow and Wolfgang,our Maremma Sheepdogs. Our dogs are raised with livestock but also allowed to come in the house at times for family bonding. Both Willow and Wolfgang have sweet,loving,loyal personalities and when in the pastures,they are protective against predators,suspicious of strangers and constantly using their incredible senses to identify threats. At Westslope Ranch we believe there is a balance between duty and family and we raise our beautiful,weather hardy Maremmas to that same degree. Please inquire about any litters or planned litters.




Nevada

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Tayla Hadley
Four Leaf Family Farm
Spring Creek, Nevada
Phone:  702-376-0732
Email:  tayla.h702@gmail.com
Website:  https://www.fourleaffarmsfamily.com

We are an 80 acre farm that raises Scottish Blackface sheep. Our Maremma's are part of a our family of five,with three young children.




New Jersey

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Nancy Joyce Simmons
Hope's Farm  LLC
Hackettstown, New Jersey
Phone:  732-962-2950
Email:  nancyjoyce2@gmail.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/hopesfarmllc

Hope's Farm is a wool sheep farm where I raise health-tested Maremmas with good temperaments who are early maturing and guard with minimal supervision on a rotational grazing operation. My dogs are bred and trained to stay with their flock and to work well with the herding dogs. I also raise hundreds of chickens and ducks. All pups are raised full time with the chickens and sheep and are ready to guard when they go to their new homes. Dogs from my breeding are working on both large pasture operations and small homesteads guarding sheep, goats, pigs and poultry and have proven to be reliable with all kinds of stock.




New York

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Lily Coleman
Sunny Shore Farms
Long Island, New York
Phone:  631-953-7749
Email:  lily@sunnyshorefarms.com
Website:  https://www.sunnyshorefarms.com

Sunny Shore Farms is a small farm located on Long Island,NY,where we raise pedigree Nigerian Dwarf Goats and Babydoll Sheep. Our Maremmas can be found guarding our various livestock,such as horses,donkeys,goats,sheep,ducks,chickens,rabbits,and even a barn cat or two! Our puppies start in the goat barn as early as weather permits,where they can see,smell,and hear the goats,and of course,the curious barn cats as well! As they get older they're also introduced to various other livestock. Such as; chickens,ducks,geese,horses,donkeys,and rabbits. This enables them to have the proper socialization and foundation needed to protect their own herd in their new homes. We adore our Maremmas for their friendly temperament and calm personalities. They're beautiful,confident,intelligent and graceful. We are so thrilled to welcome our newest Maremma pair,a female and male imported from Italy. We brought them over in hopes of bringing fresh bloodlines to the US,and so far they haven't disappointed! More information,including upcoming litters and pedigrees can be found on our website. Send us an email with any questions! We're always happy to help:)




North Carolina

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Carrie Clair
Blue Ridge Kikos LLC
Taylorsville, North Carolina, 28681
Phone:  980-406-0928
Email:  blueridgekikos@gmail.com
Website:  https://www.blueridgekikos.com
Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/BlueRidgeKikos
Instagram:  https://instagram.com/BlueRidgeMaremmas

Blue Ridge Kikos is a 73 acre farm in the foothills of North Carolina where we raise Kiko goats and free range chickens. We absolutely fell in love with the Maremma Sheepdog. They protect our livestock by keeping our pastures secure,and they have been a wonderful addition to the farm. Puppies are exposed to livestock at an early age to promote their guardian instincts. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions about our pups.





Jessica Thompson
Davis Farms
Trinity, NC
Phone:  336-202-6836
Email:  tdc023@aol.com
Facebook:  davisfarms

our email is 1818davisfarms@gmail.com





George Jr. Burns
Heavenly View Farm
Burnsville, North Carolina
Phone:  828-713-9230
Email:  georgeandjackieburns@gmail.com
Website:  https://heavenlyviewfarm.wordpress.com

Heavenly View Farm a small sheep farm located on the outskirts of the small tourist town of Burnsville,NC. We raise St. Croix Hair Sheep and Maremma Sheepdogs. We take pride in the Maremma Sheepdog breed and we are striving to become MSCA Code of Ethics Breeders. We enjoy learning from seasoned breeders as well as trying to teach new people what we know about this amazing breed. Our Maremma Sheepdogs are full time livestock guardians and any puppies born here acclimate to the same environment as their parents as they grow. We handle the puppies regularly and socialize them with our livestock until departure. We have a website with more information and you can feel free to text,email or send a message via social media but the quickest and most convenient way to reach us would be to call George. He is always good about returning missed calls and he will help you to learn more about us and our breeding program.




Oklahoma

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Chad McCarthy
Regenerative Acres
Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74029
Phone:  615-561-3355
Email:  regenerativeacresfarms@gmail.com
Website:  http://regenerativeacres.com

As ranchers committed to regenerative land practices, livestock are key to working with nature to improve our land. Our Maremma are critical to keeping our cattle, sheep and poultry alive. Our matriarch River came to us in Oklahoma from Canada, where her bloodline traces back to Italy. By her second birthday River had defended her animals from bear, cougar and many coyote. A true "working line" protection livestock guardian dog— a generational protector!




Oregon

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Melisa Richardson
Misty Morning Farms
Deer Island, Oregon
Phone:  503-397-7999
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/mistymorningfarmsoregon

Misty Morning Farms is located in beautiful northern Oregon about an hour outside of Portland. We primarily raise heritage breeds on our farms,and our Maremmas are responsible for protecting our cattle,sheep,goats,poultry,pigs,and horses. We love our “gentle giants” and the peace of mind they give us knowing they are on the job.




Pennsylvania

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Jeffrey Terena
JT Little Critter Farm
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Phone:  302-604-1295
Email:  JTlittlecritterfarm@yahoo.com




Jonathan Gessner
Ninety and Nine Manor
Selinsgrove, PA
Phone:  570-898-3838
Email:  mainecrusade@yahoo.com
Facebook:  Ninety and Nine Manor



South Carolina

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Tom & Catherine Marable
TomCat Acres
Camden, South Carolina
Phone:  803-606-2972
Email:  info@tomcatacres.com

Catherine and I came across Maremmas by the sheer luck of a Facebook post in 2021. Knowing very little about LGDs in general,except that we needed one,we started our search for a Great Pyrenees rescue LGD to protect our chickens and goats; we were losing 2-3 chickens per week to a myriad of predators. Along came a response to our post,someone was looking to rehome a Maremma,fully trained to protect goats and chickens,and that we may want to consider her dog. We weren’t familiar with the breed,so did some research,and ultimately decided to make the drive from South Carolina to West Virginia and see what this breed was all about. We came home with Vita,our first Maremma (the trip home is a story that books are written about). Since placing Vita with our chickens and goats,we haven’t lost any stock. After a wonderful first year with Vita,we felt she needed a mate,so the search began to purchase a puppy for Vita to mentor,but instead we found Zek and Aspen from Heavenly View Farm in Burnsville,NC. We ended up rehoming Zek and Aspen,both adults and already guarding a flock of sheep. They have settled in nicely on our farm and have performed extremely well with our livestock. Zek and Aspen weren’t trained/raised with chickens,so we were anxious,but Vita put us at ease in short order. As Zek and Aspen attempted to chase the chickens,Vita cut them off and placed herself between them and our birds. The lesson had been taught and received; Zek and Aspen haven’t shown interest in chasing the birds since,which speaks to the immense intelligence of this breed.We have always been “adopters” when it comes to our pets,and we feel the rehoming of our three Maremmas has accomplished a similar goal. However,when adopting adult working dogs,there is always a risk,and you can’t always be completely sure the dog will suit your needs. We were extremely fortunate,because all three of our dogs had been raised on farms,and had impeccable training to protect stock. ?Now as we move forward and seek to meet the ethical breeder standards of the MSCA,we hope to introduce this breed to farms,both big and small,across the southeast and beyond. We have raised our house dogs,our now beloved Maremmas,and livestock with the utmost care and attention. The Maremma dogs impress us,and teach us about their innate instincts of devotion and duty on a daily basis. As we are relative newbies,we look forward to working with and learning from the MSCA and the amazing breeders and caretakers of this truly stellar breed.




Tennessee

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Dan Parker
Smyrna , Tennessee
Phone:  615-504-9772
Email:  ewekay@comcast.net




James & Jaclyn Blair
Double JB
Fayetteville, Tennessee, 37334
Phone:  931-227-8809
Email:  jaclyn@DoubleJBfarm.com
Website:  https://doublejbfarm.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/doublejbfarm
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/doublejbfarm

Double JB is a 41-acre farm located in rural southern middle Tennessee. Our working farm raises purebred Nubian dairy goats, Mangalitsa pigs, and various poultry, cultivates specialty crops, and, in late fall 2023, Maremma pups. The farm is co-owned by a disabled Navy veteran and his wife. Living in a rural part of Tennessee brings challenges to predation management. Since the farm introduction of the Maremma Sheepdog, there has been no loss of livestock to the predators. The predator load is high, with coyote packs, bobcats, foxes, copperheads, raccoons, loose feral dogs, skunks, and the occasional cougar passing through. Double JB's original foundation pack, Juno and Apollo, have stepped up to keep all the animals safe. They saved our goats from coyotes more than once. We have noted that if a Maremma is barking, there is a 100% reason for it. The Maremma is a gregarious breed that is an independent thinker and problem solver. As much activity was going on this property, we needed dogs that could adapt and still complete their duties as LGDs. We welcomed Ceres & Jupiter in 2023 to the LGD pack. These two have passed their PennHip, ran Embark DNA, and will be our breeding pair for future puppies. Our puppies will be raised among Nubian goats and learn what makes a GREAT LGD during their minimum 12-week stay with us. We encourage anyone interested in being on the waiting list for future puppies to contact us by email, phone, or website.




Vermont

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Susan Beshar-Dedona
AJ's Happy Chick Farm
West Glover, Vermont
Phone:  802-242-0062
Email:  susan@ajshappychick.farm




John Maniatty
NEK Sheep & Goat Farm
Craftsbury, Vermont
Phone:  802-279-4834
Email:  wendy.mae@me.com
Website:  http://www.neksheepandgoatfarm.com



Virginia

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Daniel & Deborah Robinson
BNG Farms
Spring Grove, Virginia
Phone:  804-248-2220
Email:  dan@bngfarms.com
Website:  https://bngfarms.com

We are a small family farm in Southeast Virginia. We raise Boer and Kiko mix goats, chickens and ducks. Our Sheepdogs are raised and socialized with goats. Our Maremmas have solved our past coyote predation problem. We lost several nannies and kids prior to getting them and none since getting our first Maremma. We have one breeding pair currently, our male is from the US and our female is imported from Italy. Our dogs are very good with our children who work around them daily. We are committed to maintaining the Maremma as a working farm breed and strive to produce healthy, quality puppies who will grow into strong, working livestock guardians.





Tabatha and Colby Brown Davis
FurHaven Farm
Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504
Phone:  413-695-2658
Email:  furhavenfarm@gmail.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/furhavenfarms

We are a small family-run farm in central Virginia. Our dogs are socialized with goats and alpacas along with typical rural sounds of gunfire, traffic, and small children squealing with glee. We plan to have the puppies also exposed to free range poultry and waterfowl. Having worked with several LGD breeds the Maremma is our absolute favorite. We strive to improve the breed and produce healthy, quality puppies who will grow into strong livestock guardians. Our animals are considered family and we do everything to make sure that they have happy and long lives.





Leslie Whitney
Kerales Farm
Raphine, Virginia
Phone:  540-799-2219
Email:  ewewittywhit@gmail.com

Kerales Farm is a sheep farm,grazing 58 acres with the help of our registered Maremmas. We have significant predator pressure from coyotes and large predators,and credit zero losses to our dogs. We run public events on the farm,so our dogs must have proper temperaments.




Washington

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Susan Sorg
Chehalis, Washington
Phone:  360-791-7160
Email:  ssorg6@gmail.com




Anthony Lieu
Chickens Heaven Farm
Federal Way, Washington
Phone:  253-431-8828
Email:  chickensheavenfarm@gmail.com

We currently have two female juveniles (10 months old) available with good pedigree. Their sire, Romeo, is a 150-lb male with mild temperament and excellent PennHIP score of 0.21 (top 5%). Their dam is a 100-lb sweet and loving female with average PennHIP score of 0.41. Exposed to livestock, including goats, geese, and chickens since birth, they are ready to work on your farm immediately. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We're also looking to provide stud service with Romeo in exchange for a high-quality female.





Elizabeth Brockman
Golden Spiral Icelandics Brockhaven Farm
Oakville, Washington
Phone:  360-273-8445
Email:  elbrockman_1@yahoo.com

Brockhaven Farm is a beautiful farm nestled at the very base of the Willapa Hills in SW Washington. Our Maremma sheepdogs valiantly guard our top quality registered Icelandic sheep amid a high predator area and they keep them safe. I have premium dogs. They are very healthy,and even my aging dogs show no concerning health issues. I breed for overall excellence,both with my sheep and with my Maremma sheepdogs. With my Maremma's I breed for a great temperament,wonderful working ability and beauty,in that order of priority. Currently,I do have 8 bouncing boys available to loving,working,forever homes. Like their dam and sire,they all have amazing temperaments and are gorgeous and show every sign of becoming great working dogs. I take great pride in my care of every puppy I raise. They are given high quality food,including goat's milk,quality vet care,they are socialized with our family and our livestock and are given rudimentary training. I put a great deal of effort into my puppies because I want them to reach their potential and this is the most important foundational time to set this in place. My puppies are always treated with love and care and I look for homes that will give them the quality care that they deserve,and in return,they will get the dog of a lifetime. I occasionally have a litter,so please contact me by phone if you would like to be put on a list. I am always happy to answer questions and when you get a puppy from me,you will always have me available for guidance and direction.





Barbara Blankenship
Rancho Peckretariat
Walla Walla, Washington
Phone:  206-605-2466
Email:  b_blankenship@hotmail.com



West Virginia

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Amy Maher
Watermark Farm
Milam, WV
Phone:  410-274-9681
Email:  amy@watermarkfarm.com
Website:  https://www.watermarkfarm.com
Facebook:  Watermark Farm WV
Instagram:  watermarkfarmwv

Watermark Farm combines our family love of nature and life to produce quality farm products. We specialize in natural pastured pork, grassfed beef, free range eggs and meat goats on the South Fork River valley in West Virginia.?? Our Maremmas are the guardians of the farm. After a few years break from breeding, we have found a wonderful new pair and are looking forward to raising more of these amazing dogs for working on farms like ours.




CANADA

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Tyler & Beatrice Untinen
Breton, Alberta
Phone:  780-621-7120
Email:  4pearofapples5@gmail.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/tyler.untinen.9

We are raising Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheep dogs, as well as sheep, rabbits, a few cows and pigs. We are very happy with the way our Maremmas love and guard the sheep. We have not lost a sheep to predation, despite the multitude of coyotes and the odd cougar and bear in the area. We have two Maremma females from RLT farms here in Alberta as well as a male and unrelated female from Petra Frondelius in Finnland. Our Finnish imports are Diamond, and Star (whom we call Duke). Both the dam and sire of Diamond are Finnish champions. The dam of Duke is a Finnish champion, but his sire Evo is not. We are pleased to now have puppies available from these excellent blood lines.





Blaine Healey
Mountain Mist Maremmas
Swan River, Manitoba
Phone:  204-734-9147
Email:  kbhealey@yahoo.ca
Website:  https://www.mountainmistmaremmas.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Mountain.Mist.Maremmas/

Our next litter is due mid March 2024 out of Vito and Arwyn (see website for OFA/PennHip). We are now accepting deposits on this litter. Our pups are out of 5th generation working dogs who are OFA tested. Pups are born in the barn, handled from birth teeth to tail, have early exposure to sheep and goats starting at 3-4 weeks, and chickens starting at 5 weeks. They come with first vet checks and microchips at a minimum. We are available for ongoing training advice and troubleshooting. Our first choice is to place our dogs with working farms. We strongly support the MSCA goals of improving the breed through responsible breeding practices.





Tracey Robar
New Beginnings Poultry and Ducks
Sturgeon County , Alberta, T8R0V9
Phone:  780-932-0531
Email:  traceyrobar56@gmail.com
Website:  https://www.newbeginningspoultryandducks.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/newbeginningspoultryandducks?mibextid=P

We believe in living off the land, growing our own food, and raising our own animals to ensure the best farm practices and health for our family. On our farm, we raise Rare Heritage Pigs, LGDs to protect our livestock, and many different Heritage and Rare Chickens, Heritage and Wild Turkeys, many colors of Guineas, and numerous sought-after breeds of Ducks and Geese. After struggling many years with bad quality guardian dogs, we did countless hours of research, learned from other experienced breeders, and decided on Maremmas to keep our birds safe from predators. We currently have 2 maremmas, Buddy and Addie. Buddy’s genetic lines are from Italy, and Addies are from Finland. Both great genetic lines from reputable breeders. Our Maremmas have very calm personalities, great protectors, and are raised with all of our varieties of birds, and also have been socialized with our heritage pigs and other farm dogs we have on our farm. They are the best livestock guardian dogs we have ever had to keep predators away. They are very good with the birds. We will have a litter this year that should be ready to go in June. Our pups will be raised with all of the birds and socialized with the pigs as well. They will come vet checked, dewormed, and we always offer the opportunity to educate and ensure that you are comfortable taking your new pup or puppies home. We also offer educational classes here at the farm where you will have the opportunity to learn more about this amazing breed, see our set ups, and how our LGD’s interact with our other animals and birds . Breeders that meet the standards of the Maremma Sheep Club will be registered to track the lineage.





Allison Laura Ribaux
SwitchBack Ranch
Saint-Martyrs-Canadiens, QC, G0P 1A1
Phone:  16049920909
Email:  switchbackranch20@gmail.com
Website:  https://www.switchbackranch.ca
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/switchbackranch

We couldn't operate our small farm without the support of our magnificent Maremma's! They protect our goats, sheep, and chickens from a heavy predator load in rural Quebec, Canada, and work alongside our many Border Collies. We are committed to ensuring the betterment of the breed and our dogs are chosen based on good temperament and sound health requirements. We believe in Hip and Health testing all of our dogs, who come from excellent breeders in Canada, the US and Italy. Puppies are exposed to livestock from 4 weeks old and watch their parents at work until they leave the farm at 12 weeks old.





Donna Walby-Lizee
Whispering Aspen Ridge
Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan
Phone:  306-801-2473
Email:  d.walbylizee@gmail.com
Website:  https://whisperingaspenridge.com

We are seated in the heart of Saskatchewan Canada, close to the village of Annaheim. When we moved to the country we wanted protection for our livestock from the many predators that roam the area and make the creek behind our place their home habitat. Our main threat is coyotes, but there are also wolves, cougars, bears, foxes, skunks, and raccoons to name a few. Our search for a Maremma led us to RLT Farms in Spirit River Alberta and we purchased our first tow Maremma female pups, Sheena Marie Chevalier and Lexi Anna Starling. RLT Farms imported both of their Sire and Dam into Canada directly from Italy and there are many Champions in their bloodlines. In 2017 we decided to acquire a breeding male and that search led us to Peavine Hollow Farms in Virginia, U.S. and we imported Peavine Hollow's Nicolo Thunder into Canada. He is a fourth Generation male from their breeding program and from one of their last litters as they have retired from farming. In the spring of 2018, we were excited to welcome our first two litters of puppies, and we decided to retain a female pup from each of the litters for future breeding Dams, Whispering Aspen Ridge's Copper Penny and Whispering Aspen Ridge's Indigo Ray. We also wanted to know the quality of our pups firsthand, and they are both amazing livestock guardian dogs with great minds and personalities. This also meant we needed a second breeding male to compliment these two girls. This time our search took us to MoonAcre Maremmas in Chino Valley, Arizona, U.S. and we imported Cambrian Irino of MoonAcre into Canada. Our amazing Maremmas stand guard and protect our sheep, goats, cattle, horses, free range chickens, rabbits, and cats. We retained a second pup from Sheena, sired by Cambrian this time for a breeding dam, Mattaya Alessia of Whispering Aspen Ridge, and she will be bred to Nicolo'. She recetly whelped her first litter. We also acquired a female from Untinen Family Farms in Alberta who we plan to breed to either Nicolo' or Cambrian for future litters. Untinen Kessel Candia's lines are directly our of Finland on her sires side and on her Dams sid she shares the same lineage as my original females Sheena and Lexy. For more information please feel free to contact us at 1-306-801-2473 and visit our website www.whisperingaspenridge.com





Dusko Cvijanovic
White Bear
Sherwood Park, AB
Phone:  7802226473
Email:  dusko@hektap.com

We are raising Maremma Sheepdogs in Alberta, just outside of Edmonton. They are working dogs and we have chickens and sheep that our maremmas guard. We are excited to have our first litter this year!