Maremma Sheepdog Club of America

Maremma Sheepdog Club of America

Unfinished Acres – Puppies Available – Born in the Barn, live with the livestock and are pretty good with people too

Unfinished Acres

Greenwood, CA, 95635- the heart of the Sierra Foothills. If you can’t visit us (and we’d love to meet you) we can ship.

Mark Engemann – 916-296-6260
Becky Spencer 530-613-2004

Unfinished Acres sits on 130 acres in the Sierra Foothills near Sacramento, Ca. A gorgeous area with all the predators you would see in a rural mountain environment, Mountain Lion, Bear, Coyote etc. We raise Meat and Dairy Goats, Katahdin Sheep, chickens and have eight horses. Enough to keep our Maremma’s busy and well trained.

We sell primarily limited registration puppies with generally only one full registration per litter and only after a successful PennHIP exam. All of our breeding Maremmas have had PennHIP exams and their scores are on our website. Our goal is not only great Maremmas but structurally sound Maremmas. Fid’s Puppies were born on March 20th. As we keep all puppies from between 14 – 18 weeks, these puppies would be available on June 20th. We feel there is a lot of education that goes on after 8 weeks.

As we only sell to working homes, we also try to keep our Maremma’s at a reasonable price. We know that raising livestock is really a labor of love and that when compared to the time, energy and commitment involved there are a lot of better paying jobs. We hope our LGD’s can help the success of your farm and ranch without being a significant financial burden.

We try to keep one to two puppies from each litter as one of our future goals is to be able to provide Teams (1 adult and 1 puppy) for those that do not already have an adult LGD. We currently have the ability to put three teams together.

Our puppies are born in the barn next to their future charges and essentially stay with them 24/7 as long as they remain on the property. With various herds and pastures but always with livestock. If you would like to see more pictures, please visit our Facebook Unfinished Acres Maremma Sheepdog page or Although our goal is working Maremmas, all our puppies are well socialized with people. We try to not only to make partners, but also a trusted friend.

If there is an interest in our Maremma’s, please fill out the application on our website. If you have any questions with regards to our Maremma’s, how we raise them and our Ranch, we look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to visit, we would look forward to seeing you. Mark & Becky, Unfinished Acres