MSCA Maremma Sheepdog FAQ
It is usually a waste of time to build a dog house for a Maremma. Each wants to choose its own place, which will be a spot from which it can watch all entrances to its property. All it needs outside is shelter from rain, and shade. They are sensitive to heat. No amount of cold bothers it if it has protection from the wind.
This is a rare breed that is in great demand as livestock guardians. Litters are usually not large and few litters are registered with MSCA each year. We recommend against purchasing puppies from unregistered litters, as they may be mixtures of unknown instincts that make their behavior unpredictable. We do recommend that prospective buyers check on all registrations and pedigrees in advance. Price varies with the different breeders, and with the demand, but usually is between $1500 and $3000. A special puppy or older dog will probably be even more. You may well have to purchase a puppy from a breeder far away from you; and you may have to pay a deposit and wait to get a puppy, as well as having to pay for shipping of the pup.